11.2 oz racquet standouts - any here?

TripleB

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Can anyone give some feedback, opinions, comments, comparisons, experiences, thoughts, etc. on any of the following 11.2 ounce racquets?

- Dunlop Srixon Revo SV3.0
- Head Graphene Touch Speed
- Head Graphene 360 Speed
- Yonex EZone DR100 (300)
- Yonex EZone 100 (300)
- Yonex VCore Pro 100 (300)


I'm looking for something in the 11.4/11.5 ounce range that plays similarly (but in a lighter package) to my Prince CTS Approach 90. Great spin, solid feel, ability to hit spin and flat shots equally well, some put away power, and an open string pattern for some added confidence on second serves.

While trying out those racquets I'd also like to try something just a bit lighter (and maybe increase the power over the 11.4/11.5 oz I'm checking in to) that competes with the Pure Drives or Pure Aeros....I've tried every version of these two racquets and I find something about each I like but neither one of them has checked a majority of the boxes. So I thought maybe something that offers a combination of these two but from a different company might work well.

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How does either of the Speed racquets mentioned above compare to the Head Graphene XT Speed MP? Do they both have the wide open mains spacing that I loved about the XT Speed? I ask because I know TW mentioned the 360 Speed offers more spacing between the crosses...but to me it looks like the Touch Speed is more wide open in the mains. In looking back through some of my demo thoughts posted here it seems like I enjoyed a great deal about this racquet when I tried this version of the Speed racquet back in May of 2017


I'm not sure if there is one of those six that would work with my game but I want to give at least one of those racquets a try before I commit to a racquet for 2019.

Thanks for any help and input.

TripleB
 
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GeoffHYL

Professional
Only one that I have hit with is the Touch Speed, borrowed from a friend for about 15 minutes. I liked it, but not enough time with it to say much more than that. I use a Volkl V-Sense 10 Tour, which is 11.5 oz. It is a very good racquet, might meet your criteria. I would also look at the Prince Phantom Pro 100 or 100P as well.
 

TripleB

Hall of Fame
Only one that I have hit with is the Touch Speed, borrowed from a friend for about 15 minutes. I liked it, but not enough time with it to say much more than that. I use a Volkl V-Sense 10 Tour, which is 11.5 oz. It is a very good racquet, might meet your criteria. I would also look at the Prince Phantom Pro 100 or 100P as well.

I tried the Head Graphene XT Speed MP and it had a wide open string pattern which I loved (really gave me confidence on my second serve). Haven't seen either in person but do you know if the Graphene Touch Speed MP and the 360 Graphene Speed MP have the same wide open string pattern? In just looking at the pics it seems like the Touch Speed is more wide open, especially in the center, than the 360 Graphene.

I took a close look at the V-Sense 10 Tour but was a bit worried about the 11.5 oz and only 4 pts headlight. Love the specs of both the Prince racquets you mention...around 11.5 oz and 6 pts headlight.

Thanks for the input!

Ezone 100 worth a demo to meet your requirments.

I tried the Ezone 98 (285) but found the pattern on the mains to be a little close....do you know if the Ezone 100 string pattern is more open with the mains?

I appreciate the recommendation!

TripleB
 

A_Instead

Legend
BBB..
I hear many great things regarding The Beast 100..I do not have any experience with it though...
The Tech PS 300 is really nice once you find a good string and lbs to ones liking..
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
I tried the Head Graphene XT Speed MP and it had a wide open string pattern which I loved (really gave me confidence on my second serve). Haven't seen either in person but do you know if the Graphene Touch Speed MP and the 360 Graphene Speed MP have the same wide open string pattern? In just looking at the pics it seems like the Touch Speed is more wide open, especially in the center, than the 360 Graphene.

I took a close look at the V-Sense 10 Tour but was a bit worried about the 11.5 oz and only 4 pts headlight. Love the specs of both the Prince racquets you mention...around 11.5 oz and 6 pts headlight.

Thanks for the input!



I tried the Ezone 98 (285) but found the pattern on the mains to be a little close....do you know if the Ezone 100 string pattern is more open with the mains?

I appreciate the recommendation!

TripleB
I believe so.
 

GeoffHYL

Professional
I took a close look at the V-Sense 10 Tour but was a bit worried about the 11.5 oz and only 4 pts headlight. Love the specs of both the Prince racquets you mention...around 11.5 oz and 6 pts headlight
The 10 Tour is still very maneuverable at that weight and head balance. Recently i have been playing a RF97A, so when i switch back to the 10 Tour it is light in comparison.
 
I played with the DR100 for a little while. It's comfortable to hit with. I had some control issues with it and felt a little sluggish at times. Not a bad racket but it wasn't for me.

I tried the Dunlop out and absolutely love it. It's easy to get controllable depth with it. It swings through the air beautifully. Great spin for topspin groundstrokes and some nasty drop shots. I didn't expect to like it so much. I'd suggest a demo if you get the chance.

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om panda

Rookie
I like graphene 360 speed mp very much.

Now i can forget about yonex ezone dr 100, wilson ultra, babolat pure aero, babolat apd, babolat pure drive.

Btw, are you not interested with Prince Textreme Beast O3 100 and DUnlop Srixon CV 3.0?
 
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TripleB

Hall of Fame
Thanks to all...going to give a shot to the Wilson Burn 100 CV, Dunlop Srixon Revo CV 3.0, Head Graphene Speed MP, and Prince Phantom Pro 100.

I'll let you know how it goes as long as the snow stays away.

Thanks!

TripleB
 
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Roland G

Hall of Fame
I’ve just come back from playing with the Graphene Touch Speed MP so I can give you my thoughts. Mine has 3g at 12 and a Head leather grip, weighs 331g, strung with Head Lynx

Extremely comfortable frame, hard to see anyone having arm issues here. Downside is sometimes it’s hard to feel the ball. The frame feels like it has a bit of pop to it but sometimes the ball can land short as it’s a super spin-friendly frame.

Great frame for baseline bashing as it’s so easy to generate pace, depth and spin - keeping your opponent back. If you use spin for control you will enjoy this frame.

The power on serve is a little lacking however, probably better for kicker and slice than flat bombs to be honest.

Slices also, have a tendency to float a little rather than knife through the court.

At net, it’s maneuverable and solid enough, a competent volleying stick.

So, to sum up - a user-friendly stick, arm friendly, a spin-monster, all rounder.

Of the list of frames you have, I’ve only used the DR100 as well - this one feels much sweeter, less clunky and easier to swing through the air although the DR100 was great for banging serves...
 
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Ultra 2

Professional
I would also try the Textreme Warrior. If you're coming from a CTS Approach 90, this may be a good alternative. Mine weigh 11.1 and 11.2 ounces strung.
 

TripleB

Hall of Fame
Thanks to all for your help and advice!!!

I've got the following demos arriving tomorrow (should have been in today but they flew around Oakland, CA for about 17 hours...LOL):
Wilson Burn 100 Countervail
Head Graphene Touch Speed MP
Dunlop Srixon Revo CV 3.0
Prince Phantom Pro 100

Hopefully I'll get to take them out a time or two before and a time or two after the snow/ice storm hits this weekend.

I'm either going to fall in love with one of them or go back to my Prince CTS Approach 90, my Prince Original Graphite 93, or my Prince Textreme Tour 100T.

I'm going to commit to one of those seven racquets for the entire year next year and see how sticking with one racquet for 365 days effects my game!

Again, I appreciate all your help and advice!!!

TripleB
 

PhxRacket

Hall of Fame
"...the DR100 was great for banging serves..."
Yup! But over time it took a toll on my elbow. Switching to something softer now. Dunlop CX 200 Tour 18x20 perhaps?
 

mnttlrg

Professional
Not sure why you'd want to make such a major jump in head size. Why not start with a 95 or 97 first?

If you like the stability of your old heavy small-head racket but want something light, try the Graphene Touch Radical MP. It's very stable for how light it is.
 

TripleB

Hall of Fame
Not sure why you'd want to make such a major jump in head size. Why not start with a 95 or 97 first?

If you like the stability of your old heavy small-head racket but want something light, try the Graphene Touch Radical MP. It's very stable for how light it is.

I've tried about everything in the 95/97 sq in and I either having problems getting enough spin, getting enough power, or getting the maneuverability I get out of my Approach 90 and POG 93. The 14x18 string pattern is tough to replicate while getting the power that the 12+ ounce racquets give me because of their weight....but for dubs I really need to go a little lighter and larger.

I've tried a couple of the newer (post LM Rad MP) Radical racquets and haven't found any love. I think I tried one or two with the dynamic (?) stringing that was tighter in the middle and never found much love....haven't tried the newer Graphene Touch Rad MP though...may be worth a shot!

Thanks!

TripleB
 
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