Stable Racquet

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  1. rayallen333

    rayallen333 Rookie

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    Stable racquet at about 11.5 strung with player-tweener power and about 100 sq? Thanks.
     
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  2. Indy Tennis

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    Volkl DNX9, Head Radical, Babolat Pure Control, Yonex RDS 003 to name a few.

    Try the TW racquet finder.
     
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  3. Roger_Federer.

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    Yeah the Volkl DNX9 is a great choice
     
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  4. counterpuncher

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    Pure Storm - had one or a while, pretty much meets your needs. Do a search as there has been much written about it.

    LM or FP Radical is also a good choice.
     
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  5. Roger_Federer.

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    Try a kfactor aswell
     
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  6. Tour 90

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    pure control, mfil 300, lm rad tour. Just to name a few
     
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  7. gvanzky

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    prince O3 tour 100 sq mid+, RQ 7 "can still lead it up", @ 98 sq in lm radical, pure storm. best choice is O3 tour. very muted feel and low powered though.
     
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  8. vinnier6

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    my flexpoint radical tour fits your bill, but it might be a bit on the heavy side...unstrung weight is 11.5, but on my postal scale all 3 of mine weigh in at 12.5 strung with an overgrip and rubberband...
     
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  9. asadvis

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    Apparently the best option is:
    Head Liquidmetal Radical MidPlus

    Besides, is inexpensive.

    Saludos
     
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  10. dylo

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    lm radical and rds 003
     
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  11. Ripper

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    Imo, stability is provided, mainly, by weight (at least, 11.5 ounces)... AND the shape of the hoop. Imo, racquets that are too wide (from 3 to 9 o'clock) lack stability. Just my personal theory, though.
     
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  12. rosenstar

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    check out the Pure Drive Roddick. fits piece of criteria you mentioned.
     
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  13. fgs

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    wilson npro open could also be an option.
     
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  14. jdeloach

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    I have really found that Vantage has some of the most stable feeling racquets made.
     
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  15. dave333

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    npro surge is a little lower in weight and has a small sweetspot, but that sweetspot gives some freaking good results.

    Try out the o3 tour MP and the tour diablo MP. Great sticks.
     
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  16. d-quik

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    can anyone say something about this
     
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  17. PimpMyGame

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    Just his opinion I think. It's an interesting theory but I haven't heard it before. Maybe the further that weight distribution of a frame disperses (i.e. larger headed rackets) the more unstable they become. Whereas a smaller headed racket has a more compact weigh distribution on the head, but the trade-off is size of sweet spot and forgiveness of the smaller head.
     
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  18. Racer41c

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    Your doing yourself a dis-service if you don't try out the dunlop 4d 200 and 300. If you do, add some lead to 3/9. This stick is amazing, and in the past I wouldn't play a dunlop if it were free.
     
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  19. sureshs

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    Someone posted that the Prokennex Ki5 has a very high twistweight. Verify it from TW university. If true, you get a very arm-friendly frame which is also very stable.
     
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  20. ollinger

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    The 11 ounce (11.6 strung) Vantage is pretty stable but the most stable racquet I've ever used with those approximate specs is the Speedport Black.
     
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  21. jms007

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    Prince Ozone Tour
    11.5 oz, 100 sq. in., 18-20mm beam
    Pretty neat racquet. But demo it first if you can, see if you like the way it feels. It's a bit different.
     
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  22. Sublime

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    Yes and no....

    A wide racket will allow you to hit a more off center shot without hitting the frame. Although you have to keep in mind that the difference between the width of an 88sqin head and a 110sqin head is less than an inch.

    The opposite side of the argument is that because the frame is wider the weight is spread out more... giving more resistance to an off center shot.

    My opinion is that if stability is your number one priority find a frame that's under your target weight and swingweight.

    Then figure out how you can add as much weight at 3 & 9 (or 4 & 8 ) as possible without increasing the swingweight beyond your target and add counter weight to the butt cap to get the balance and static weight where you want it.
     
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