Racquets with little vibration

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  1. DSL

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    Which player's racquets have the least vibration?
     
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  2. jonolau

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    Volkl, for the dampening system in the handle. Also read a lot that Pro Kennex has a pretty good system.
     
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  3. BreakPoint

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    Try the Slazenger Pro X-1 and the PS 6.0 85/95. An older racquet would be the Dunlop Max200G, if you can find one. That thing had like zero vibration.
     
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  4. OnyxZ28

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    The 6.0 85 is hardly a racquet with little to no vibration.
     
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  5. JacktheDu

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    nSix-one 95 and tour high pretty high flex. It definately has less shock or vibration than ps 85. Helped a lot of players that had tennis elbow, can't say the same about 85.
     
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  6. peter

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    I'd say that it depends on if you hit the sweetspot or not. If you do hit it then it's about the sweetest racket around. Zero vibrations. On the other hand if you mishit and use a too harsh string - ouch!

    A racket I'd stay away from is the Dunlop Maxply McEnroe - lot's of vibrations if you try to go for your shots...
     
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  7. galain

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    If you can still get it, PK's Core series had very little vibration. The Core 1 #6 was as close to a modern reworking of the Max 200G as I've seen.
     
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  8. SteveI

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    The older version of the 5G.. solid as a rock!

    Regards,
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  9. BLiND

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    Yeah Slaz X1 is pretty muted... not tried volkl or proK
     
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  10. BLiND

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    also from memory RDX is pretty mutted with its stiff head, and flexy throwt
     
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  11. javier sergio

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    Pro Kennex 5G
     
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  12. Ronaldo

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    Wilson Triad Pro Staff 6.0 95, so damped that could hit the frame and never feel a thing. Old, ancient Prince Vortex is mighty damped too
     
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  13. Bora

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    The Fischer FT and Magnetic sticks are quite vibration free. Like the Pro Tour FT and Magnetic Pro One.
     
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  14. slice bh compliment

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    Good, good, good. .... Good vibrations....

    Well, there is shock, and there is vibration.
    Stiff racquets give you shock right at and just after impact.
    Flexible frames give you less shock and some vibration after the contact.

    Not too many people like shock.
    Vibration is cool, as long as the racquet feels good to you.

    There is a cool book, put out by the USRSA, The Physics of Tennis. Good stuff.
     
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  15. Pancho

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    POG is pretty good and has little vibration. O3 Tour is pretty much the same as well.
     
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  16. tkoets

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    So, which racquets have minimal shock and plenty of vibration? I dislike shock, but I love the flow-frequency hum off a frame when I strike the ball.
     
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  17. slice bh compliment

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    Generally the heavy ones that have a lower stiffness rating (RA number) have less shock...some vibe.
    Many manufacturers have systems like dampening grips, different grommets and the like to help out, too.
     
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  18. BreakPoint

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    It is if you hit the sweetspot.
     
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  19. BLiND

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    I believe the POG is NOT mutted at all... quite the oposite in my experince.
     
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  20. Ronaldo

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    Should add the Revelation series from Dunlop, heavy and muted unlike any racquet sold today. Volkl Tour 10 nearly perfect
     
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  21. javier sergio

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    Ronaldo you're a big fan of Dunlop Revelation. You almost made me buy one because of my tennis elbow!!!
     
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  22. thejerk

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    I believe he was talking os version. Mid size was harsh to me but os feels plush.
     
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  23. slice bh compliment

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    I like that word, plush.
    That sounds like the Volkl C 10 pro, the old Volkl C 10 comp, and the all-time classic Dunlop Max 200G.
    It's like you've got to try to get an arm problem with sticks like these...plus, you can absolutely rip the ball with them.
     
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  24. Ronaldo

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    Strung up and used this week an old Select Pro beater, sweet muted stick for sure.
     
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  25. gonzalocatalino

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    volkls are pretty stable imo.
     
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  26. ilian

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    Nothing compares to the Dunlop MAX 200G in this department...
     
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  27. hrstrat57

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    yep...buttah
     
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  28. nhstennis

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    I also find my POG doesnt vibrate much i dont mind playing it w/out a shock absorber......String has a bit to do w/ it as well!
     
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  29. movdqa

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    If you want to kill vibration and shock, put four ounces of silicone and steel
    into that ISIS handle.
     
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  30. Flexxed

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    I agree with the pro tour ft. Some racquets start to feel more buzzy overtime.
     
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  31. kalic

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    Prince O3 tour.
     
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