Discussion in 'Racquets' started by mctoasted1, Jan 25, 2012.
What racquet(s) or line of racquets, have the best feel...in terms of softness & comfort?
Boris Becker/Volkl as a total line, hands-down.
Gee.. I thought for sure you were going to say Head, Prince or Wilson..:twisted:
Generally Volkl and Pro Kennex make the most comfortable racquets, but Prince's exo3 tours are soft along with the Dunlop 4d 200 16/18 . Fischers used to be soft but I don't know how close the Pacific range emulate this.
Most of their racquets are very comfortable, especially the x-lite, the x-force pro 95 18x20 and the x-feel tour(great racquet)
Also check out the Prince EXO3 series, particularly the Tour. Plays great, and is so comfy. Some people claim it takes a while to get used to the feel of the racket, but I think it's a rather quick adjustment.
the volkl line is pretty sweet. the prince exo tour is super flexy so feels good too
The exo3 tour is a nice soft frame, very plush
Exo 100 definitely.
You´re are looking for Vantage bastcore rackets...
Very unique feel and feedback..
Vantage Bastcores are comfortable, but not comfortable enough for one with a sensitive arm like mine.
Bast cores are high powered racquets that require a rather high tension for control even when using polys. You see a lot of posters using Tour Bite at high 50 lbs. My natural gut had to be in the high 60s.
I invested a lot of money in BC20s (I thought I would use them for years), but it turned out my elbow did not like it much. The impact of the so-called "recoil" can really be felt in the elbow.
I would put all of the following racquets above BC20s and 30s in terms of arm comfort:
Volkl Organix 10 325g, Prince EXO3 Tour, ProKennex 5G & 7G, Boris Becker London Tour & Melbourne.
RDiS 200, this is all in one package racquet, you won't regret it.
All racquets hitting their sweet spot feels comfy.
So what's your point? Are you saying that instead of picking a soft comfortable racquet, you should just hit the ball in the sweet spot every time?
Traditionally, the Fischer line of rackets are associated w/ feel & comfort (specifically the Pro No 1 & M-Comp lines), but with a price: Not a lot of power.
Obviously, Fischer is no longer making rackets, and Pacific has done a good job of not messing w/ things too much (I never tried the 'Black Granite' line from Fischer, so I don't know if anything differs from that to Pacific's line). I have recently used the M-Comp 95, M Pro No 1 and currently use the X-Force Pro, and there are subtle differences between the two, but the X-Force line (and I assume X-Feel line) are a real good start.
As previously mentioned, Volkl/BB also has nice feel & comfort, specifically the Volkl 10 line & BB Melbourne/London.
Dunlop 200 & 300 lines are also supposed to be comfortable, but I'm not one who likes Dunlop's feel (I've tried them, but something just doesn't click).
Some really, really soft frames (based on personal experience and a sensitive elbow):
- EXO3 Tour 100 (both versions)
- PB10 Mid
- Pure Storm 98 (pre-GT...hard to find now)
- Speed 300
I've played with all of them, like them for different reasons, zero arm trouble with them.
Only relevant if you're Jesus Christ.
I don't think he posts here, at least not under his real name.
A lot of people with TE go for one of those really soft Pro Kennex racquets.
I believe that "best feel" is not necessarily softest, but . . . best feel (best transmission of feedback vibrations to my hand and arm).
Best feel racquets to me are Dunlops.
PSLGT and PST (98, pre-GT) are soft and great for bad elbows.
but in my opinion, the most comfy racquet is YONEX RD-7.
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