The most powerful racquets

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  1. Carlos A.

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    Let me know your thoughts: which are the three most powerful racquets on the market now? (no matter if you lose control...)
     
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  2. coolblue123

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    gamma big Bubba. (don't know if it is still in the market though)
     
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  3. esgee48

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    Gamma Big Bubba 29
    Wilson BLX Cierzo Two
    Volkl Power Bridge 1

    All above 115 and extended length.
     
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  4. in_ten_city

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    Of the 100" frames and smaller, and the ones I've played with, it's got to be Youtek IG Extreme Pro, followed Wilson BLX Tour Limited, then tecnifibre Vo2 320 Max.
     
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  5. LeeD

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    Problem with big rackets is that they help add power only if you cannot swing fast and long.
    Players with fast swing speeds LOSE power with the big hoops. At least in my experience.
    Slow swing speed, big hoops add power.
    Fast swing speeds, smaller rackets allow precision so you can swing fast and keep the ball IN.
     
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  6. Chyeaah

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    Any racquet can be the most powerful racquet, just put 100g of lead at 12.

    If you mean stock form, PDR is pretty powerful
     
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  7. esgee48

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    LeeD: You and I both know that swing speed, etc determine power. However, OP specifically said not to worry about control. :twisted:
     
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    The power end of the Prince O3 (is it EXO3 now?) are rocket launchers...I know because I had the original O3 Blue at one point.
     
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  9. ChicagoJack

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    The Three Most Powerful
    1. (4241) Gamma Big Bubba 29
    2. (3432) Vortex ES 133
    3. (3330) Wilson BLX Cierzo Two

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    A Few Of The More Powerful, That Are Not Too Wacky, In Descending Order
    (2800) Volkl Power Bridge 2
    (2767) Gamma C4
    (2703) Boris Becker Delta Core Power
    (2595) Head Youtek Extreme Pro (Black Throat)
    (2572) Babolat AeroPro Drive GT+
    (2557) Dunlop Biometric 600 Lite
    (2527) Wilson K Zen 103
    (2491) Solinco Pro 10
    (2491) Wilson BLX Tour Limited
    (2451) Prince 03 Red
    (2451) Prince Triple Threat Warrior OS
    (2449) Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT+
    (2349) Solinco Pro 10 Xtend
    (2347) Prince EXO3 Black
    (2316) Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 95 Stretch
    (2293) Tecnifibre T Flash 300 Speed Flex
    (2261) Tecnifibre T Fight 305 VO2 Max
    (2241) Head iPrestige MP XL
    (2237) Volkl Powerbridge 8 (315g)
    (2236) Head Youtek Speed Pro
    (2222) Prince Graphite Classic OS
    (2220) Volkl V1 Classic
    (2210) Babolat PD Cortex GT
    (2209) Volkl Organix 8 (300g)
    (2197) Dunlop Bio 500 Tour
    (2192) Boris Becker Delta Core Sportster
    (2176) Prince EXO3 White 100
    (2173) Wilson K Blade 98

    A Few In The Middle, For Frame Of Reference
    (2110) Volkl Organix 10 (325g)
    (2091) Wilson Pro Staff Original 6.0 MP 95
    (2062) Head Youtek Prestige Pro MP
    (2044) Babolat Pure Storm GT
    (1981) Donnay X Black 99
    (1976) Head YouTek Prestige Mid


    A Few Of The Least Powerful, In Descending Order:
    (1929) Prince EXO3 Tour 16 x18
    (1880) Head Prestige Classic 600
    (1877) Wilson BLX Six One Tour
    (1839) Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 Original Mid 85
    (1776) Prince EXO3 Tour 100 18x20
    (1743) Babolat Pure Storm LTD GT
    (1683) Yonex RD7
    (1570) Head iPrestige Mid (late release)
    (1260) Dunlop Max 200G (McEnroe/Graff)
    (947)..Head Arthur Ashe Comp III

    (xxxx) = Power Rating, Higher = More Power
    Source : USRSA
    http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/articles/2011/04/racquet_selection_map.html

    -Jack
     
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  10. Fuji

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    From my experience the APD and PDRGT+ are some big serving rackets. The only ones I used that have served bigger are my 13.7oz KPS88's. They unleash absolute monstrous serves that can beat the MPH of both tweeners.

    -Fuji
     
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    WEED OPEN 135 TOUR

    135 sq. inches

    27 3/4 inch length

    16 X 19 String Pattern

    Avg. Weight - 8 5/8 (unstrung)

    Avg. Balance - 1 HH

    High Modulus Graphite

    Sugg. Retail - $250.00
     
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    The speedport black (prince) is far more powerful. And the 03/exo silver even moreso.

    The 03 blue was a great racket though...Personally i find the 03 holes to make more sense than the whole exo concept.

    OP: If you are looking for a very powerful racket whilst some level of control, look into the exo black range. Anything more powerful than that should just be crazy to play with.
     
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    Prince Thunderstick (large head). It was likened to a baseball bat as it was the same profile and weight distribution. Lethal!
     
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  16. SFrazeur

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    The most powerful racquet currently available is probably the Pure Drive Roddick GT Plus. That is assuming one has the strength to wield it. Length is leverage and leverage is power. Weight is power and beam stiffness (in the right areas) is also power. That's a trifecta.

    -SF
     
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  17. charliefedererer

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    It's good to know what the most powerful racquets are ...

    ... so you can avoid them.



    No extra points are given for hitting a ball over the fence further than your opponent.




    Powerful racquets do serve some useful purposes.


    Because they are all so stiff,

    they cause plenty of shoulder, elbow, and wrist problems.

    That keeps sports medicine specialists and physical therapists in business.


    Also, it is good for for racquet sales.

    As soon as players realize how useless these powerful racquets are for playing tennis,

    they have to buy another frame.

    Good for the economy.



    On the other hand,

    if you are interested in buying a racquet to play your best tennis,

    I highly recommend reading:

    The J011yroger Guide to Racquet Selection. http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=160692
     
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  18. KenC

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    Absolutely!
     
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