the most forgiving players racquet?

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  1. Dasol

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    Which players racquet is the most forgiving stick currently? Which players racquet does have the biggest sweetspot? Please do not talk about tweeners here. :)
     
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  2. enderx1x

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    By definition most players racquets are demanding. However, if you are looking for a forgiving but low powered stick, look at a radical oversize. The microgel is only $90 and many on this board consider it better than the current version.
     
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  3. Bartelby

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    Yonex make the biggest and the best.

    Babolat PS tour is good, as is the current ig prestige.

    You have to settle on a headsize first, though.
     
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  4. Dasol

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    I am just curious about which players stick you guys think is less demanding. (I am not asking in order to buy a players racquet:)).

    For example, I think Pure Storm Tour is more forgiving and has larger sweetspot than Prestige Pro, though both of them are demanding players racquets.
     
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  5. Bartelby

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    It still depends somewhat on head size, even if you're not buying.
     
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  6. Dasol

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    Ok, for headsize, I am thinking about midplus size, and midplus that I mean is between 95 and 100.
     
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  7. jman32

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    you should look at becker DC legend, very big sweetspot, much bigger than prestige
     
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  8. Ess

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    I play the IG Prestige Pro, and when string at lower tension (<50) I find it to be very forgiving with a sweet spot greater than the Babolat. Best racquet of all time for my game.
     
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  9. MikeHitsHard93

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    Pure storm gt or radical mp
     
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  10. parasailing

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    Pure Storm Tour GT or if you can find one, the Pro Stock 260.2 aka Radical MP in 16x19 string pattern with silicon injected in the handle which is the softest and most plush racquet I had a chance to use.
     
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  11. JackB1

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    Yonex Vcore 95d

    Radical Pro or Mp

    Speed Mp

    Prince Rebel 98
     
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  12. Ronaldo

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    Volkl C10 pro, easy, lotta pop. Need some headspeed though.
     
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    I am also looking for a 93 to 98 square inch version that is more forgiving than my 89.5 sq inch PC600.

    My 2 cents, there are lots of frames that are more forgiving, most 11.5 to 12oz + racquet with a larger 93+ headsize are more forgiving that the PC600, but the key is feedback and control, and I still can't find a 93 to 98 frame that provides good feedback. By feedback I mean, after you hit the ball you know exactly what kind of ball you hit and where it's going to end up. The worst for me were the Babolat's, I think due to the woofers. The Dunlop 200G MW were actually very close to the prestige in feel, but I did not think the extra 5 sq inches did anything with regard to forgiveness, and I tested them side by side with the same string and tension.
     
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  14. UCSF2012

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    That's easy. Prince EXO3 Graphite 93, since the strings are suspended from OUTSIDE the frame. Balls hit an inch from the outer rim still have pop.
     
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    Without any doubt Head ytk ig speed pro, if not, check prince and yonex.
     
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  16. Tecnifibre tfight....awesome
     
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  17. Dasol

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    Interesting... many different opinions!:)

    I did not see many comments on Wilson, so do you guys think wilson players racquets are quite demanding compared to others?
     
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  18. Dasol

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    Do you mean "Extreme Pro"? I am not sure if there is the Speed Pro racquet.
     
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    the BLX 6.1 95 16x19 is not demanding at all.
     
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  20. JackB1

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    yes there is a Speed Pro.. But you can also add the Extreme Pro 2.0 to your list.
     
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  21. chaddles

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    X10 325 - beautiful, easy to use racquet
    YTIG Prestige MP - a lot more user friendly than previous models, and has a decent amount of pop
    VCore 95D - possibly Yonex best racquet, great power & control
     
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  22. UCSF2012

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    Many opinions, but only mine is correct.

    Wilsons have a narrow head shape, making them more prone to mishits. Prince generally has a wide head, as do the Head Speed's (because Head copied Prince). Thus, they are less likely to frame the ball. Those Port grommets give even more leeway for mishits, as hated as they are.
     
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  23. db10s

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    Dunlop Bio Max 200G..... Some lead in the handle and its an absolute beast.
     
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  24. DeShaun

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    The EXO 93 has a wide sweet spot, similar to the Tour 100; ample comfort with good springiness without feeling mushy, in my opinion. One knock I give on the 93, however, is that the 93 has such a dead spot at twelve o'clock that, if you like hitting towards the top of your hoop, this frame might annoy you. A little lead at twelve, though, turned my 93 into an absolute beast on serve. Just imagine ripping 80mph second serves that bite like a circular saw ripping through a plank lengthwise, and you can imagine how good a frame the 93 can be--with a touch of lead at twelve--at hurling tornadoes at the returner.
     
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  25. TennisCJC

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    My customized volkl 010 295 setup for 12.1 oz, 6 hl, sw 335 has a very big sweetspot and a 98" 16x19 head. I think this is a generous player's racket. But, you could do the same with practically any player's racket. My view is try to find something that you like the feel of first. If it feels a little light on power and stability but the feel - good solid feel on rally balls and serves - is good, you can fix the issues with a little lead tape.

    Candidates: volkl o10 325 or volkl o10 295, dunlop f3 t or f3 m, wilson ps 6.1 95 - all of these could be tweaked with lead to become generous players frames as well as many, many others such as the head prestige, rad or speed series.

    Stock: try the becker delta core legend. Stock form is a very generous players racket with a big sweetspot and easy to swing. Getting harder to find. The Wilson 6.1 95 and Wilson blx blade 98 series are good too.

    Too many choices but that's part of the fun.
     
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  26. Ronaldo

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    Ever compare the O10 and the C10 pro?
     
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  27. SteveI

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    How about something like:

    C10 Pro (Mentioned Above)

    ProKennex 5G series

    Head Prestige Pro
     
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  28. slowfox

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    I second this recommendation.
     
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  29. UCSF2012

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    I think you guys are just naming every player's racquet you know. Nothing more forgiving than port grommets. Unpopular, but very forgiving.
     
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  30. SteveI

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    Yes.. I just wrote down any old crap. I put no thought into it. I don't consider anything with Port Grommets as serious tennis rackets. They are unpopular for a reason..they are a pain to string and in general most serious players hate them for various reasons.
     
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  31. rst

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    headsize isnt something you should settle on.....settle on teh racket that works best for your game. be it 90 or 100.
     
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    A pain to string = yes but there are a few tour level players using them including Ferrer.
     
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  33. TennisMD

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    I would echo these statements. Control is excellent, very good on serves, I could hit hard serves, with great placement and keep hard first serves in, I had problems with the new PDR 2012 could blast serves but often long not so with volkl. The older( non GT) Bab pure storm tour also nice, not really demanding but I give the edge to volkl
    As you probably know you can go to TWU here and see a scientific comparison, this a very valuable asset here at TW as it takes the variable ( the player) out of the equation, this is exactly what player comments cannot do. Of course it is vital that the rkt fit the player, but TWU. gives you a PURE rkt analysis and from there you can launch you demo selection.
     
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  34. UCSF2012

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    If you'd put thought into it, you wouldn't have put down the Prestige Pro. Sweetspot's tiny, and it has a narrow profile. The EXO3 Graphite had 3x the sweetspot. I know cuz I own both.
     
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  35. Dasol

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    Thanks guys!!

    So many good info concerning the most forgiving players racquet!

    I should have made a poll for this question...:)
     
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  36. SteveI

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    Maybe your skill is so low that you can't find the sweetpot of any frame... so that would make your comments worthless... Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays... The TW review indicated that the MG Prestige Pro Sweetspot was niceand large and easy to find.. of course they can find the sweetspot....
     
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  37. Ronaldo

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    Own an MG Prestige Pro and EXO3 Graphite mid and IMHO the most forgiving of all, if you can handle the heft, has to be the PK Ki5 PSE. It's all Sweetspot. Even stick saves are sweet.
     
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  38. ryydman

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    The Wilson BLX Blade 98 has a very accessible sweet spot...
     
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  39. UCSF2012

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    What are you, 15?

    Not a single Head frame has the sweetspot of Prince. Not when their strings are suspended from outside the frame, and the frame is already wide to begin with. Midsize manuverability, oversized sweetspot.
     
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  40. DeShaun

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    Opponents/friends have told me that they had more difficulty answering to the shots I was making with my EXO 93 than my Prestige Pro, but that was a couple of years ago when my technique was more suspect. To tell you the truth, nowadays I feel like my Prestige mid has a bigger sweet spot than my old Pro ever had, but neither is as comfortable as my EXO 93, it's just that I enjoy hitting out big and could not always do this with the EXO because it's geared, in my opinion, towards generating big topspin for a such small hoop, whereas my strokes are still on the flatter side. I will say this, though; the Prestige Pro was the least impressive of these rackets--it did not seem quite as crisp or accurate off of the ground as my mid does, nor did the Pro seem to provide great amounts of topspin, but I believe that this is what the Pro was designed for, i.e., having absolutely no glaring weaknesses while no noticeable strengths either.
     
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    Ahhhh... Name calling, and anonymous authority on everything. The internet at it's glorious best.

    LOL
     
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  42. BounceHitBounceHit

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    Volkl C10 Pro
    Prince Original OS (110) (yes, I am serious). :) The Prince is a GREAT frame and very forgiving. Just need to string it tight as a drum and buy your string in 1300 foot reels. :)

    BHBH
     
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  43. Ronaldo

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    Funny, 30 yrs ago the POG was one of the stiffest racquets IMHO, caused more TE, and ate strings like no other. Who knew it would still be around.
     
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  44. Midguytenis

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    You can look at the Yonex Tour rackets, these are the easiest rackets I found to play in quite a long time.
     
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  45. UCSF2012

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    Fool, I have a PhD in Tennis Sciences from Tennis Warehouse University!
     
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    The one with the most mass in the hoop. Find one you like and add some lead. Once you're in the high 350s to mid 360s for static weight, you won't have to worry about sweetspot size.
     
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  47. BlueB

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    I agree on Pog! However, I dislike it too tight. I Mostly have mine at 55 syn gut, or with looser poly cross. Today I played first time with nat gut at 55 and poly cross at 45 and it was great! Huge sweet spot, tons of spin, power...
     
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