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ruud5 07-21-2012 02:07 AM

Most classic armfriendly rackets
 
What are the most armfriendly classic rackets with the next specs:

- small beam (max. 21 mm)
- rackethead max 100 sq. inch.
- weight max 11.3 oz (total)
- huge sweetspot

classic tennis 07-21-2012 02:52 AM

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Originally Posted by ruud5 (Post 6742607)
What are the most armfriendly classic rackets with the next specs:

- small beam (max. 21 mm)
- rackethead max 100 sq. inch.
- weight max 11.3 oz (total)
- huge sweetspot

Fischer Vacuum Twin Tec Pro with Vestoran made in Austria....good luck finding one !

retrowagen 07-21-2012 09:01 AM

Racquets closer to 11 ounces won't be as friendly for one's arm - the lasck of overall mass makes the arm take more shock of ball impact than one of, say 12 ounces. However, heavier racquets are harder to manoeuver - so the trick is in finding that compromise between the two weight considerations.

The Fischer Vacuum Twin Tec Pro recommendation is a good one, but in stock form, it's more of a 12.5+ ounce racquet, strung. I have had a few of those; they are VERY hard to find, and are probably stiffer too.

Other recommendations:

Other Austrian-made Fischer frames. Many models available in midplus size (98).

most any Head graphite composite frame made in the 1980's is quite arm-friendly (in fact, many of these - at least those made in Austria - are marked "besonders armschonend" which is German for "particularly easy on the arm"!).

The first and second generations of Prince Graphite Comp 110 (or 90) also.

Most any frame made by Snauwaert.

In fact, just about any classic frame with a graphite comosition of 80% or less will be pretty easy on the arm, if strung with gut, syngut, or multifilament.

G-12 07-21-2012 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by ruud5 (Post 6742607)
What are the most armfriendly classic rackets with the next specs:

- small beam (max. 21 mm)
- rackethead max 100 sq. inch.
- weight max 11.3 oz (total)
- huge sweetspot

Definitely the Prince Ozone Pro Tour fits this category. The flex on the racquet is quite plenty, has a 100 sq. in. head size, has a nice thin beam, and I think it has a pretty big sweet spot as well.

Not sure about the new Prince EXO3 Tours, but the Prince Ozone Tour was definitely one of the most arm-friendly sticks I have seen and played with. Very comfortable stick.

Specialjustin 07-21-2012 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by classic tennis (Post 6742627)
Fischer Vacuum Twin Tec Pro with Vestoran made in Austria....good luck finding one !

One on egay at the moment, Slovakia though.

Hannah19 07-21-2012 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by classic tennis (Post 6742627)
Fischer Vacuum Twin Tec Pro with Vestoran made in Austria....good luck finding one !

Got a few nice ones including a brand new Twin Tec Mid in the good old shack....come and get it!!

Hannah19 07-21-2012 11:37 AM

P.S. Ruud .....nog steeds op zoek ??

:) Hans

retrowagen 07-21-2012 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Hannah19 (Post 6743197)
Got a few nice ones including a brand new Twin Tec Mid in the good old shack....come and get it!!

Hans... really? Please send me an email... retrowagen at yahoo dot com... dank u wel!

Ronaldo 07-21-2012 05:49 PM

102" head but the Head Satellite Tour is one of the most arm-friendly racquets. Old Dunlop MW 200G 100 is great too

http://web.archive.org/web/199801150...HPics/HST.html

joe sch 07-22-2012 03:42 AM

How classic ?
Most all of the wood rackets are good for the arms since they are heavy and flexible.
Most of the graphite composites from the 70s and 80s are in the same class of still heavy and flexible compared to the stiffer harder lighter graphite models that started dominating the offerings around the 90s.
If your looking for fun and arm enjoyable hitting, try some of the classic graphites from the 80s like the dunlop max series especially the 200gs, rossi f-series, heads, pumas, snauwaerts, fishchers, princes, yamahas ...

ruud5 07-22-2012 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Hannah19 (Post 6743198)
P.S. Ruud .....nog steeds op zoek ??

:) Hans

jaja. ik moet bij je langs. de Qtour van PK is te zwaar voor mij.:( ik bel je...:oops:

Hannah19 07-26-2012 01:00 PM

OK, ik ben weer in den lande

Long Face 08-06-2012 10:22 AM

My arm loves the Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 95, and hates the Head IG Prestige MP.

ruud5 08-07-2012 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Long Face (Post 6787003)
My arm loves the Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 95, and hates the Head IG Prestige MP.

Where can I buy the 6.0 95?

Long Face 08-07-2012 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by ruud5 (Post 6788541)
Where can I buy the 6.0 95?

I grew up playing that racquet. Sold it, tried a hundred others and began to look for it recently. It took me months to finally got one from the you-know-where-bay.

Hannah19 08-07-2012 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by ruud5 (Post 6788541)
Where can I buy the 6.0 95?

Pretty hard to find these days in the Lowlands, Ruud.
What about a 6.1 Classic or PS 95?

pshulam 08-07-2012 07:01 PM

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What about a 6.1 Classic or PS 95?
PS 6.1 classic 95 is pretty easy to find. I got one from Goodwill for $5, albeit the condition was fair - many paint chips and scratches but structurally sound.

I do not think it is arm friendly since it's pretty stiff.

Ronaldo 08-07-2012 08:39 PM

Anyone try the new BLX Pro Staff 95?

Long Face 08-07-2012 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Ronaldo (Post 6790519)
Anyone try the new BLX Pro Staff 95?

It is my main racquet now. Love it.

max 08-09-2012 05:41 AM

I always found the beloved Wilson PS 6.1 to be wholly jarring on my arm. Just hurt to hit with it; felt like it had minimal flex.

Wilson Profiles were pretty bad, back then.


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