Racquet with lowest power rating..

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  1. shifty

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    Is it the Wilson Rok or Yonex ti70(88) or any other suggestion please.
     
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  2. NLBwell

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    For current rackets, those are what occured to me. I think they are pretty similar.
     
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  3. Coda

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    ROK
     
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  4. Tim Tiger Henman

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    Great question.

    I would have to go with the Yonex Ti70 88sq inch version. Most underpowered racquet I've used.

    But the good thing is if you add lead-tape at 3 and 9 it turns into a fantastic stick. The only disadvantage of the stick is the closed string pattern (18x20). But other than that the lack of power means you can take a huge swipe at the ball and still have it land in.

    Great for those tight cross-court angles.
     
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  5. esquimaux

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    Buy a racquet from Wal-mart ;)
     
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  6. Steve Huff

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    A couple of rackets by the company Cayman are listed with the lowest power ratings by the USRSA.
     
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  7. Gaines Hillix

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    Just about any woodie is lowered powered than a modern frame. The Ti-70 88 is the lowest powered modern frame I've ever hit with.
     
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  8. K!ck5w3rvE

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    Ditto on the Wilson Rok or Yonex ti 70...and the Fischer Pro Extreme FT isn't too powerful either.
     
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  9. Shane Reynolds

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    As the owner of one, I would say the Tour Diablo MP. I cannot imagine much less power without just surrendering on the coin flip.
     
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  10. mileslong

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    i used to play a prince TT rebel. the one that capriati used to play. that sucker had zero power in it. just the way i like it...
     
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  11. BreakPoint

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    The old Dunlop Max 200G was pretty low powered.
     
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  12. gregraven

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    According to the USRSA formula, from least powerful up: Cayman Heat II (Pro), Cayman Airlite 95, Volkl Catapult 10, Volkl Tour 10 V-Engine Mid, Yonex RDX 500, Volkl Tour 10 93, Power Angle Power 98.
     
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  13. mvictory5

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    I don't think the Tour Diablo MP is really that low powered. The TW review also said the Diablo was really low power, but a friend of mine owns one, and we both think it should be rated "low-medium" on the power scale. I've tried the RD 70 and it is definitely *WAY* lower.

    Also I don't know if I can trust the USRSA formula since I own a Catapult 10, and it has plenty of pop. My friend and I both have stroke mechanics of 3.5/4.0, so it's not like we're heavy hitters.

    Of the racquets I've tried, these were the lowest powered:

    Yonex RD Ti-70 midsize 88
    Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-80
    Volkl C10 Pro
    Head Pro Tour 280
    Volkl Tour 10
     
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  14. Kick Serve

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    Yeah, the Yonex RD Ti-70 (88) was the lowest-powered racquet I've ever hit with. It's solid and provides excellent feel. It does have a tiny sweet spot, but feels great when you find it.
     
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  15. 10sfather

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    Hey shifty . Do you still use your Ripstick and how do you weight it?
     
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  16. ilian

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    Dunlop MAX 200G.
     
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