shoulder pain and racquet

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Petrus, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Petrus

    Petrus New User

    Dec 8, 2011
    anyone here with rotator cuff tendonitis, instability?
    how do you choose your racquet if you have this problem?
    lighter swing weight or one that is more stable with less vibration?

  2. Hitman99

    Hitman99 Rookie

    Jan 27, 2012
    Annandale, VA
    In general, the rackets that are MOST prone to contributing to arm/shoulder problems are those that are stiff, light, and powerful. Extended length "stretch" type frames also put more torque on arms, wrists & shoulders.

    Polyester and kevlar strings are very stiff, also contribute to arm/shoulder pain.

    The rackets that are the most arm-friendly are flexible, heavier, and head light, with good dampening. Guts & Glory Tennis has compiled a list of arm-friendly rackets, as follows:


    Head LM Radical OS
    Pacific X Feel Tour
    Head Microgel Radical OS
    Head YOUTEK Radical OS & Pro
    Volkl DNX 10 Mid
    ProKennex Redondo Mid & MP
    Avery A5 OS
    ProKennex Black Ace 93 & 98
    Donnay X Black 94
    Donnay X Blue 99
    Donnay XP Dual
    ProKennex Ki5
    ProKennex Heritage Type R
    Pacific X Force
    Pacific X Force Pro
    ProKennex Heritage Type C
    Prince EX03 Tour


    Prince Original Graphite OS
    Wilson BLX Blade Team
    Head Microgel Radical MP
    Head YOUTEK Radical MP
    Prince OZone Tour MP
    Boris Becker 11
    Avery M3 Control
    ProKennex Kinetic Pro 5G Classic
    Babolat Pure Storm Ltd. GT
    Prince EX03 Rebel 95 & Rebel Team
    Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200
    Yonex RDiS200
    Yonex RD Ti80
    Donnay Platinum 99
    Donnay Silver 99
    Donnay Black 99
    Donnay XP Dual Lite


    Wilson nTour Two nCode
    ProKennex Ki 10 PSE
    Babolat Pure Storm Tour
    Babolat Pure Storm & Pure Storm Ltd.
    Yonex RQ1s1 Tour
    Head Microgel Prestige Mid & Pro
    Volkl PB 10 & 10 MP
    Prince EX03 Graphite 93 & 100
    Yonex RD is 100 MP
    Tecnifibre TFlash 315VO2 Max
    Volkl Quantum Scorcher
    Boris Becker Delta Core Legend
    Volkl C10 Pro
    Dunlop Aerogel 4D 100
    Prince EX03 Hybrid 100 & 104
    Wilson BLX Tour & Tour Pro
    Wilson BLX Team
    Head YOUTEK Instinct
    Head YOUTEK Mojo
    Head YOUTEK Prestige Mid
    Donnay X Dual Bronze & Silver Lite
    Donnay X Blue & Red 94
    Donnay X 99 Black & Yellow
    Head YOUTEK IG Speed
    Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 & 200
    Pacific X Force Comp
  3. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

    Dec 28, 2008
    East side of San Francisco Bay
    Always, you have to choose a BALANCE.
    Weight for stability.
    Less weight for swing ease.
    Big head for possibly bigger sweet.
    Small head because it's more precise when you hit the sweet.
    Heavy head light for ease of swing.
    Light head heavier for ease of swing....notice the last two.

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