The highest control rating

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  1. 2nd_Serve

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    Does anyone know which 3 rackets have the best control? (Based on TW's reviews)

    Also, could you write down current rackets? Not rackets that have been discontinued i.e. Prostaff

    Thanks.
     
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  2. [d]ragon

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    the highest i;ve seen is the k90. not sure why ur interested tho. the review is strickly based on their opinions. it might not hold true for you
     
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  3. superstition

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    1. Smallest head size.
    2. Densest string pattern.
    3. Thinnest beam.
    4. Highest flexibility.
    5. Greatest mass.

    That's the recipe for the greatest level of control when it comes to flat shots.

    However, some may argue that players who don't hit the sweet spot consistently have more control with larger string beds. It depends on what you're trying to control. If you're trying to hit extreme topspin then you're going to want a small grip, larger string bed, and so forth. If you're trying to return extreme topspin a larger head is often helpful, but a small grip may make it more difficult depending on your stroke production. "Control" is very vague. A dense string pattern makes it more difficult to "control" (produce) spin as far as I know. Everything has a positive and negative. But, a racquet with stability but practically no power is going to provide more control. Power and control are usually in an inverse ratio.
     
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  4. 2nd_Serve

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    Haha I know. It's just out of curiosity. I don't think theres anything better than my K90 :)
     
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  5. TennisVet

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    KBlade Tour has a higher rating than K90.
     
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  6. Automatix

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    Exactly! There are some freaking weird numbers like:

    Babolat PST 82
    Yonex RDS 001 Mid 80

    C'mon! A mid having less control than an 98 sq. inch headsize racquet?
    Of course headsize is only one of the factors but the beam is thinner (max. width 20mm but varies down to 18mm, but a constant 21mm beam on a 98 sq. inch head cannot have more control).

    Another funny mentioned above:

    Wilson [k]Six One Tour 85
    Wilson [k]Blade Tour 86


    So let's get this straight... thicker beam, larger head and it has itsy bitsy more control? NOT IN YOUR LIFE!

    So as you see it's only a road sign helping you with the direction... but you have to find Grannys Cotage by yourself :)
     
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  7. Djokovicfan4life

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    PS 85 maybe?
     
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  8. Fumoffu

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    if you really think you need more control than a k90 offers, it may not be the racket...
     
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  10. superstition

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    Yet most players would have a harder time controlling the returns of huge topspin serves with that racquet.
     
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  11. 2nd_Serve

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    Haha yeah. Thanks for the thought though.

    Lol. I'm not looking for a new racket. Nothing's better than my baby K90 :D. I was just curious.
     
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  12. geesechops

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    True. The review was done in 2000 before the spin craze of poly and Babolat's. And it's all subjective against them playing each other (the play testers) I can handle all kinds of spin off the ground, but a big wide kick serve is about the hardest shot I have to contend with. But, in any case when you land on the sweet spot control is unmatched.
     
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  13. anirut

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    Sounds very much like the Redondo ...
     
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  14. lilxjohnyy

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    i always thought a high mass means more power
     
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  15. 2nd_Serve

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    I thought that too. Maybe more stable? So that means more control? I don't know...Just a guess.
     
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