What Racquet Produces the LEAST Spin?

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  1. KenC

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    I think spin is becoming overrated. Even the Spin Monster himself says in order to beat Djokovic he needs to start flattening out his shots. Spin doesn't win on fast courts.
     
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    Overrated is very subjective. Spin is the very foundation in opening up the court in today's baseline game. Understood that a huge penetrating flat ball can open up opportunities better in a number of scenarios, but spin can be hit from any angle and height on the court. Flat balls are just plain harder to hit consistently.

    But it all comes down to one saying for me anyways.

    "A well placed shot always be better than a well hit shot."

    LOL i want to try that 22x30 racket
     
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  6. jayserinos99

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    Probably the Wilson ROK with some thick strings.
     
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    I don't think spin is becoming "overrated" per se, its just that the Spin Monster (assuming your talking about Nadal) plays with way to much spin, and with those arms he could hit 170 km/h + winners if he played flatter. I doubt that many players on these boards can match federer's spin, but Federer's shots are way closer to the net than Nadal's topspin (lob)? Spin is good since when it bounces it "attacks the player but you have to find the perfect balance of it, it's more about trajectory because a shot closer to the net would usually be faster than a shot that goes up and then waits for the spin to bring it down, both having the same RPM's.

    Spinny racquets also give you more angles as the spin brings the ball down faster.

    Although if your looking for a racquet for hitting flat, maybe a 95-98 sq in closed pattern frame, Wilson Pro Tour comes into mind.
     
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  8. joe sch

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    Very true and the current modern tennis greats are learning to play more classic as they become even greater. Federer has not changed his game, its only the new guys, especially Nadal learning to flatten out winners and cover the court like fast cats. If you really study the old school game then you learn how important allcourt tennis and the S/V tactics can be for winning and shortening out points. Just think about how effective spin is in doubles !

    BTW, its not soo much spin but trajectory ! Federer and Sampras have lots of RPMs on their strokes.
     
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    Whichever I'm using at the time. I have a buddy that hit serious topspin. I'll hit a return and watch the ball knuckleball back over the net. :cry:
     
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  11. El Diablo

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    ANY racquet you hit flat with. A guy I play against in doubles has used several racquets in the last few years, and when I'm at net I can always read the logo on the ball as it goes past me. No spin at all. He hits everything extremely flat.
     
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    I played with this racquet when I was young! Sometime in the 80's. I remember the control was outstanding....don't remember about the spin though. Stringers nightmare though.

     
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    And it's a mid!?
     
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    Some may call me crazy, but I got very little topspin from the KPS88. Everything I hit was pretty flat. Normally I generate decent topspin. Slice is a different story. The KPS88 sliced exceptionally well.
     
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    I'll say the exact opposite of the other thread-very short frame, stiff, thick beam, closed pattern, syn gut, and a SW that's too heavy to swing fast.
     
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  16. SFrazeur

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    There is an important difference between spin as in ball rotation/R.P.M. and "spin / spinnier" as in a describing a higher ball trajectory. Someone hitting flatter can mean generating less R.P.M.s or hitting a ball on a more level, flatter or straighter trajectory.

    -SF
     
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  17. SFrazeur

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    I found the spin potential from the string bed to be great from KPS 88. However, with it's club like combination of mass, swing-weight, balance and smaller racquet head size makes it a more difficult racquet to swing with more angular swing shapes/ styles.

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  18. SFrazeur

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    That racquet has the most densely spaced 18x20 string pattern I have ever played with. There are other racquets with the same basic head size and 18x20 pattern that have far more open spacing between the strings.

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    try and generate spin with a T2000.
    You'll be getting as much spin as good financial advice from Bernie Madoff.
     
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  20. LeeD

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    Wilson Profile 2.6.
     
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  21. SFrazeur

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    I thought it had fairly good spin potential. Better than a contemporary wood. Hardly comparable to a Pure Drive of course.

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  22. LeeD

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    I tried the 2000 coming off the HeadPro.
    Just too flexy for control, leading me to shorten and straighten my swing, so I was tentatively "pushing" the ball around. A fast long swing would only spray the ball wildly in all directions, each different hit.
    The WilsonProfile didn't allow spin for me because I couldn't swing it fast enough, and swingin it fast, it always mishit into a shank, so only slow controlled swings worked, giving a fast moving ball, but no swing allowed.
     
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  23. Limpinhitter

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    Which reminds me of the joke:
    Q: Why should a golfer who gets caught in a lighting storm stand in the fairway and hold up a 1 iron?
    A: Because even God can't hit a 1 iron.

    BADABOOM!
     
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  24. Funbun

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    @OP: Play against a D1 player and you'll realize the wrong in your contention.

    You realize that Djokovic still uses a lot of spin, but he just changes his trajectory a bit, right? Flat to them is still pretty heavy spin to us.
     
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