"Small"-Headed Frames

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  1. Jet Rink

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    Does anybody have a list of current frames available that would are 90 sq. in. or less?

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  2. Power Game

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    Here is a list. Plus the Vantage ones

    Wilson nSix-One Tour 90
    Head size: 90 sq. in. / 581 sq. cm. Balance: 9pts Head Light
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm Swingweight: 326
    Weight: 12.4oz / 352g Stiffness: 66 (0-100)
    Power Level: Low Construction: 17 mm Straight Beam
    Swing Speed: Fast String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Composition: 10% nCoded Hyper Carbon / 70% nCoded High Modulus Graphite / 20% Kevlar


    Wilson Prostaff 6.0 Original 85
    Head size: 85 sq. in. / 548 sq. cm. Balance: 8pts Head Light
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm Swingweight: 329
    Weight: 12.6oz / 357g Stiffness: 66 (0-100)
    Power Level: Low Construction: 17 mm Straight Beam
    Swing Speed: Fast String Pattern: 16 Mains / 18 Crosses
    Composition: 80% Graphite 20% Kevlar


    Wilson ProStaff Tour 90
    Head size: 90 sq. in. / 581 sq. cm. Balance: 9pts Head Light
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm Swingweight: 335
    Weight: 12.7oz / 360g Stiffness: 68 (0-100)
    Power Level: Low Construction: 17 mm Straight Beam
    Swing Speed: Fast String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Composition: 75% Graphite / 5% Hyper Carbon / 20% Braided Kevlar


    Yonex MP-Tour 1 Midsize
    Head size: 90 sq. in. / 581 sq. cm. Balance: 6pts Head Light
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm Swingweight: 326
    Weight: 12oz / 340g Stiffness: 64 (0-100)
    Power Level: Low Construction: 20 mm Straight Beam
    Swing Speed: Fast String Pattern: 16 Mains / 18 Crosses
    Composition: High Modulus Graphite / Ultimum Ti


    Yonex RD Ti-70 Mid
    Head size: 88 sq. in. / 568 sq. cm. Balance: 8pts Head Light
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm Swingweight: 335
    Weight: 12.3oz / 349g Stiffness: 66 (0-100)
    Power Level: Low Construction: 19-20 mm
    Swing Speed: Fast String Pattern: 18 Mains / 20 Crosses
    Composition: High Modulus Graphite & Titanium Mesh / Ultima Ti Shaft


    Yonex RDX 500 Mid
    Head size: 90 sq. in. / 581 sq. cm. Balance: 8pts Head Light
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm Swingweight: 318
    Weight: 11.8oz / 335g Stiffness: 60 (0-100)
    Power Level: Low Construction: 18-20 mm
    Swing Speed: Fast String Pattern: 16 Mains / 18 Crosses
    Composition: High Modulus Graphite / Nickel Titanium Composite


    Yonex RX-37
    Head size: 90 sq. in. / 581 sq. cm. Balance: 10pts Head Light
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm Swingweight: 305
    Weight: 12.1oz / 343g Stiffness: 62 (0-100)
    Power Level: Low Construction: 18.5 mm Straight Beam
    Swing Speed: Fast String Pattern: 16 Mains / 20 Crosses
    Composition: Graphite/Boron Composite
     
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  3. Jet Rink

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    Fast work! Thanks for posting that. Amazing how few there are.

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  4. Power Game

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    No problem, but I would include the 93" also in your searches.
     
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  5. OldSchooLTennis

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    I play with the smallest headed raquet i think on the market right now.
     
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  6. antontd

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    Hey, me too! What a coincidence!!! ;)
     
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  7. GermaniumGenie

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    I thought there were more...I remember seeing an 83 somewhere
     
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  8. fedex27

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    is it even possible to hit a 2 hander with an 85sq racket?
     
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  9. Jet Rink

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    Of course a two-hander can be hit with an 85" head. Borg, Chris Evert, Jimmy Connors all hit two-handers with wood/metal frames.

    90" is already huge, PowerGame!!

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  11. Jet Rink

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    Yah - two-handers can be hit with a baseball bat! ;)

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  12. Perhaps he meant that some frames that are rated at 93 in² are actually the same size as other manufacturers' frames that are marketed as being 90 in².
     
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  13. D-man

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    there's a 90" dunlop 200g & 100g i've heard..
     
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  14. Deuce

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    A not so parallel universe...
    Something called the Prestiges, as well...

    And the Kennex Type C...

    And the Prince NXG and Original Graphite...

    And the Wilson ROK...

    And the Volkl Tour 10... (whatever lettered 'Engine, or 'Generation' they're marketing today).
     
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  15. BLiND

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    Was going to say, you forgot Head Prestige Mid's which are 89.5" head size
     
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  16. Power Game

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    All of these are 93". I think that the reason for this is simple, Wilson, an american company wants to make a racquet with a nice round number (ie 90) while Head, a european company wants to do the same thing (is 600 cm or 93"). If you look at the numbers 3" is a very small area. So I'm guessing its mainly a marketing difference in accordance to units of measurment.
     
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  17. Jet Rink

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    What a great observation PG.

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  18. Deuce

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    Hold a Prestige up against the Tour 90. The Prestige is actually smaller.

    As Blind mentioned, the Prestige is actually 89.5 sq. in. - they simply market it as a 93 because it sounds bigger, and they feel they will thus sell more of them.

    10 - 15 years ago, Head marketed the Prestige as a 89.5 sq. in. frame - and it hasn't physically grown in size since then.
     
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  19. Young Pete

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    may i ask, what prestige model would that be......

    also, are head midsize racquets that claim 93in actually 89.5?

    please let me know.
     
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  20. morten

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    Fischer pro90. Stich model.Great frame..
     
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  21. Deuce

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    I'm referring to all the midsize Prestiges - Tours, Classics, iPrestiges, and LiquidMetal.

    The Premier Tour (terrible racquet) was listed as being the same head size (600 sq. cm.) as the Prestiges, but the Premier's head was noticeably larger.
     
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