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BlaackSheeep 12-29-2009 03:17 PM

Vortex Extreme Spin Rackets
 
I've read a couple of posts about the Vortex Extreme Spin rackets. For those who have played with them, how do they perform in heavy hitting doubles play?

joe sch 01-23-2010 04:11 PM

I love playing doubles with these rackets !
The ES 100 can hit extreme spin with its 16x14 complemented with the hex strings. The racket is extra easy to maneuver with the longer handle, 9" vs std 7". Great for kicking serves. Its hard for me to put these rackets down now.

Murray Mound 03-10-2010 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by joe sch (Post 4315241)
I love playing doubles with these rackets !
The ES 100 can hit extreme spin with its 16x14 complemented with the hex strings. The racket is extra easy to maneuver with the longer handle, 9" vs std 7". Great for kicking serves. Its hard for me to put these rackets down now.

I agree. greatest serve and volley racquet in the history of mankind.

GoSurfBoy 03-11-2010 08:35 AM

Murray Mound...

As there are no specifics about headsize/player levels or game, can you give us a quick rundown on roughly the size of each, what it might be suited for; 3.0, 3.5-4.5, 5.0+, etc... Just an idea of where you think the different frames might fall - IF you think that sort of division would be applicable....

Thanks

Racer41c 03-11-2010 09:26 AM

A gazillion guy/gals at my club use the Vortex. I belive the guy who makes them is a local down here in So. Orange County.

Murray Mound 03-13-2010 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by GoSurfBoy (Post 4460566)
Murray Mound...

As there are no specifics about headsize/player levels or game, can you give us a quick rundown on roughly the size of each, what it might be suited for; 3.0, 3.5-4.5, 5.0+, etc... Just an idea of where you think the different frames might fall - IF you think that sort of division would be applicable....
Thanks

Well....the descriptions on th site are pretty mich dead on, but I will try amd give a quickie from my iPhone:


100: this has almost the same exact specs as the babolat aeropro or pure drive . The difference is the way the racquet is constructed and the stringing scheme. shots are all easier becaise of the stringing syytem however I actaullay tightened up the strings to 62 . They come strung at unbelievably low 45 ....so please bear that in mind when demoing. I would say the stick is good for anyone from 4.0- pro


108- does everything the 108 does but a bit easier . It's just a bit lighter and a bit bigger. I never thought I could play with a racquet this big but it's was actually fun. These sticks are so well constructed amd sp head light that you can play with any size . 3.5-pro


116- this is for a doubles specialist. Highly maneuverable stick . People are really going to LOVE this racquet. 3.5-4.5

133- this racquet looks ridiculous but plays great! If you can get by all the laughing you will love this stick. Basically you cannot miss a volley....it's unbeatable at the net in doubles. If you are slow
or a senior this is your stick.....it's not only huge but it's very long....28 1/2 inches or something like that. You can chase down any ball and hit it back well. Return of serves are AMAZING. Althought the racquet is big it's HIGHLY maneuverable. Slices are awesome amd basically all you have to do is touch
the ball and you will hit a pretty big serve.
Having said all this, if you like hitting topspin then stay away from this club. The stick is probably meant for 2.0 - 4.0.

Murray Mound 03-13-2010 11:22 AM

I noticed one more thing....

It's not only the woodforde string system that' unique but as Joe pointed out the racquet construction it very different as well.

I don't know all the tech stuff am what not but as Joe pointed out the handle is longer than convention sticks. Also or it's size and thickness it's very head liht which makes it manueverable.

There is also something going on with the throat of the racquet ...maybe it longer or wider ....I dunno? But it just works.

Then you mix in the woodforde system amd WOW.....shots hot off center or near the top of the racquet just are hit for winners.

I love the stick....I wish they made a thinner beamed one on a 95.....but I will settle for the 100. It's now my racquet of choice.

ronalditop 03-13-2010 12:36 PM

Is it just me or a lot of posts of this thread have vanished?

Don't Let It Bounce 03-13-2010 03:12 PM

Low string tension, 14x16, and marketed toward players that hit with spin... I don't see how this thing could last a set without breaking a string. And yet, I have seen it posted on these boards by someone who uses it (was it you, Joe Sch?) that breakage is not a problem. Does anyone know why it isn't a problem?

tailofdog 03-13-2010 04:09 PM

Think?
 
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Originally Posted by Don't Let It Bounce (Post 4466492)
Low string tension, 14x16, and marketed toward players that hit with spin... I don't see how this thing could last a set without breaking a string. And yet, I have seen it posted on these boards by someone who uses it (was it you, Joe Sch?) that breakage is not a problem. Does anyone know why it isn't a problem?

I had a HEAD S 12(i think?) that had 14x16 and was a 115 sq in head. I used it for a couple of months until, it killed my arm,neck and shoulder.
at first i was going through string in a week. I then had someone string it with some 15 ga rope that lasted till i through it away.
You can overcome the string problem if, the benifit of performance outweighs the string downsize.

Murray Mound 03-13-2010 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don't Let It Bounce (Post 4466492)
Low string tension, 14x16, and marketed toward players that hit with spin... I don't see how this thing could last a set without breaking a string. And yet, I have seen it posted on these boards by someone who uses it (was it you, Joe Sch?) that breakage is not a problem. Does anyone know why it isn't a problem?

Two reasons:

1. 15 guage super thick polyester strings

2. The tension is lower at the top of the head bit much higher near the middle and bottom of te racquet . Sort of a cone or pyramid shape of tension ( hence the name "Vortex").

Venetian 03-13-2010 05:40 PM

I can't find anything about these racquets on the web. Is there any info on them out there?

Murray Mound 03-13-2010 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don't Let It Bounce (Post 4466492)
Low string tension, 14x16, and marketed toward players that hit with spin... I don't see how this thing could last a set without breaking a string. And yet, I have seen it posted on these boards by someone who uses it (was it you, Joe Sch?) that breakage is not a problem. Does anyone know why it isn't a problem?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Venetian (Post 4466797)
I can't find anything about these racquets on the web. Is there any info on them out there?

Here's the TV commercial that appeared on espn and the tennis channel....looks pretty cool:

http://www.davidottaproductions.com/...ots-completed/

tlm 03-13-2010 08:26 PM

How comfortable are these rackets?

-Kap- 03-14-2010 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ronalditop (Post 4466193)
Is it just me or a lot of posts of this thread have vanished?

Yeah, there are a few posts that seem to have gone missing.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tlm (Post 4467111)
How comfortable are these rackets?

I haven't tried one, but a racquet with a stiffness rating of 70, strung with stiff (according to their site) 15 gauge poly, doesn't sound especially arm-friendly to me.

tlm 03-14-2010 07:46 AM

Does this company have a demo program?

big bang 03-14-2010 08:03 AM

some of the worst looking frames ever!!

Murray Mound 03-14-2010 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tlm (Post 4467764)
Does this company have a demo program?

30 days and you can return them no questions asked.

As far as the look....they look like ordinary frames....maybe you don't like the paintjob? The larger ones have exactly the same paintjob as the babolats amd the other two are just plain red

tlm 03-14-2010 09:27 PM

How comfortable are they?

El Guapo 03-14-2010 11:24 PM

100% garbage from a scummy company. Stay away.


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