Youtek Prestige Pro that is softer?

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  1. edman9898

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    I love my Youtek Prestige Pro's but I need a racquet that is a little softer (have some tendonitis from work). Any ideas on a stick that matches this spec AND PLAYABILITY but is a little easier on the arm?
     
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  2. Matt21

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    Yes, the Microgel Prestige Pro (if you can get your hands on one).
     
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  3. ChicagoJack

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    Oh man, that is the Donnay Pro One for sure. I'm a longtime former Prestige user, and have the warm fuzzies for the IG MP. But the P1 has the 16x19 pattern, The 327 sw gives it a more oomph, and it's waay more comfy than the Prestige Pro. It's not only elevated my game, it's helped me heal my nasty case of TE as well.
     
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  4. Harry_Wild

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    Try string it with less tension (10 pounds less) and use a natural gut string. If you cannot afford natural gut - go with international nylon $5 - also called "synthetic gut". That should be kind on your arm and you can still keep playing with the same racket.

    More importantly, you should take a couple of lesson to work on proper technique to hit groundstrokes. You do not see the touring pros have elbow tendinitis or Tennis Elbow?

    See the following link: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=249232
     
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  5. marosmith

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    IG Radical pro with lead. Darn near the same.
     
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    How does it compare to your PT57A?
     
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  7. edman9898

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    I agree, but disagree at the same time. haha I have a MG version but the extra weight inhibits the spin. Maybe I just need to adjust.
     
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  8. edman9898

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    Hate playing natural gut and technique is good. I got this from work, not tennis. Pros dont get TE because of their physical workouts they do everyday.
     
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  9. edman9898

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    I tried the P1 but honestly I was not very impressed. Everyone has their own preferences though. Glad you are loving it. :)
     
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  10. counterpuncher

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    Having played one for a season I would say as mentioned the IG Rad Pro, Donnay P1 and also the TF 320 VO2 is not too far off and I found a little more arm friendly.
     
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  11. tball

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    Volkl Tour 10 MP (16x19). Better feel, more plow, but I am afraid, less spin.
     
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  12. marosmith

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    Some similarities more with the MP version because of string pattern. The IG has a similar plush and solid feel but nowhere near as soft. IG IMO is probably closer to the I Prestige I Radical line.
     
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  13. JackB1

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    Prince EXO Tour, Donnay Pro 1, Pure Storm Tour or Radical Pro are all good choices.
     
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  14. dje31

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    Try the C10 Pro?
     
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  15. jayserinos99

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    Yonex VCore Tour 97, maybe the IG Prestige Pro.
     
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  16. dje31

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    I've been using my wife's C10 Pros since she changed to the Graphene Instinct Rev, mod'ed. C10P specs come pretty close to the YTPP, but have the softer Volkl feel.

    Jay's probably right about the IGPP, which should soften up the feel a bit. Innegra is basically a poor man's aramid, like Twaron and Kevlar, which the C10 also has.
     
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  17. edman9898

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    I actually picked up an Amplifeel 6.1 95. Its very soft compared to the PP. Weight and SW are a little higher but I love that handle shape. haha
     
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  18. AlpineCadet

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    IG Rad Pro is nothing like the YT prestige pro. I would suggest calling TW and asking them to find a few of their softer ones via RDC machine.
     
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    PK Laver Heritage C or Black Ace.....
     
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  20. Ross K

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    Not exact match up but def worth considering C10 Pro IMPO.
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions! I just picked up an Amplifeel 6.1 95 16x18 and I think it was what I was looking for. Its a little heavier and stable and is much softer although the flex is the same. I played a 9.0 doubles match today and had no problems with the arm.
     
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  22. tmc5005

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    You might want to try the HEAD Youtek IG Prestige MP which is very similar to the Youtek Prestige Pro's but a bit more flexible, but if you want something much more flexible you could try the Prince EXO3 Tour
     
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