Softest/Most comfortable racquet?

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  1. mctoasted1

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    What racquet(s) or line of racquets, have the best feel...in terms of softness & comfort?
     
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  2. TennisMaverick

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    Boris Becker/Volkl as a total line, hands-down.
     
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  3. SteveI

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    Gee.. I thought for sure you were going to say Head, Prince or Wilson..:twisted:
     
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  5. Crocodile

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    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.
     
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  6. Cesare

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    Most of their racquets are very comfortable, especially the x-lite, the x-force pro 95 18x20 and the x-feel tour(great racquet)
     
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  7. loosegroove

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    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.
     
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  8. zapvor

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    the volkl line is pretty sweet. the prince exo tour is super flexy so feels good too
     
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  9. peterdenver

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    The exo3 tour is a nice soft frame, very plush
     
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  10. Ross K

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    Exo 100 definitely.
     
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  11. Lphansen

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    You´re are looking for Vantage bastcore rackets...

    Very unique feel and feedback..

    Regards lphansen
     
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  12. scotus

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    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.
     
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  13. Overeemforehand-YYR-23

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    RDiS 200, this is all in one package racquet, you won't regret it.
     
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  14. Chewie

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    All racquets hitting their sweet spot feels comfy.
     
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    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?
     
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  16. McLovin

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    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).
     
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    pk5g..............................
     
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  18. TimothyO

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    Some really, really soft frames (based on personal experience and a sensitive elbow):

    - EXO3 Tour 100 (both versions)

    - PB10 Mid

    - PSLGT

    - 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.
     
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  19. TimothyO

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    Only relevant if you're Jesus Christ.

    I don't think he posts here, at least not under his real name.

    :rolleyes:
     
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  20. hoodjem

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    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.
     
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  21. KOtennis

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    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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