A racket with the Blade's stability but more maneuverable?

TT,

I've been demoing the Blade CV 16x19 lately and really like the rackets stability and plowthrough. However, I've never played with a racket with this high of a swingweight (326) and find myself coming to some shots late.

Is there a comparable racket to the blade but that I might find easier to swing?

Thanks.
 

haqq777

Legend
You can try tail weighting the stick. That will make the racquet feel whippier and easier to get around (more maneuverable). I don't think it will reduce the swing weight but definitely make it more maneuverable, in my experience. Blade is more even-balanced anyway.
 
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Dartagnan64

Legend
Don't try the SW model then lol. That SW is around 340 and you definitely have to prep early or shorten your stroke.
 

Anton

Legend
TT,

I've been demoing the Blade CV 16x19 lately and really like the rackets stability and plowthrough. However, I've never played with a racket with this high of a swingweight (326) and find myself coming to some shots late.

Is there a comparable racket to the blade but that I might find easier to swing?

Thanks.
326 is a swingweight anyone with moderate skills should be able to handle, work on your skizzles ;)
 

tennisBIEST

Semi-Pro
TT,

I've been demoing the Blade CV 16x19 lately and really like the rackets stability and plowthrough. However, I've never played with a racket with this high of a swingweight (326) and find myself coming to some shots late.

Is there a comparable racket to the blade but that I might find easier to swing?

Thanks.
Try the Head Graphene Touch Speed MP/PRO
 

haqq777

Legend
TC97 63RA has minimum swing weight of 325-330 due to construction.
70RA can have lower swing weight.
As far as I know, the TC97 does not come in 63 or 70 RA. It only comes in 66 RA. The TC95 and TC100 come in both these RA. I do agree that higher RA can have lower swing weight.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
TT,

I've been demoing the Blade CV 16x19 lately and really like the rackets stability and plowthrough. However, I've never played with a racket with this high of a swingweight (326) and find myself coming to some shots late.

Is there a comparable racket to the blade but that I might find easier to swing?

Thanks.
Agree with post #2 by our pal haqqani1777. I tried the Blade that preceded the CV generation and had a lot of fun with it, but if I ever grab one for myself, I'll definitely add some weight to the handle. The racquet wasn't especially heavy, but its balance made it feel a bit sluggish.

My regular players (two different models) are either 12.6 or 12.8 oz. and have leaded handles to give them more HL balance. This definitely improves the maneuverability for me.
 

esm

Professional
TT,

I've been demoing the Blade CV 16x19 lately and really like the rackets stability and plowthrough. However, I've never played with a racket with this high of a swingweight (326) and find myself coming to some shots late.

Is there a comparable racket to the blade but that I might find easier to swing?

Thanks.
do you know what strung spec works for you? then you can work backwards to find the right racquet for you... imo
 

esm

Professional
I have Blade 18x20 2015 and PS97S 2017 both tail-weighted 350+g 6HL and PS97S is more maneuverable on my opinion. Blade is more powerful but probably it depends from the different string setup.
what is the SW on the Blade? (y)
 

TennisHound

Legend
The problem with tail-weighting is that it increases weight. And with the Blades, you have to add quite a bit to get it to 5-6 pts HL (depending on QC).

They're great feeling frames but the Head Touch or 360 Radical MP are an ideal weight (10.6oz unstrung) for adding weight or using it as is (since graphene racquets are finicky to added weight). Another candidate is the Tecnifibre XTC T-Fight 300 - 98" and better made than the Blade.
 
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mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
So many choices. I’ll add another - the Angell K7 Red. It is stable, light, powerful and is a spin monster. The soft feel reminds me of the classic frames from the 80’s, or the Pro Stock frames. It really is a nice stick and is way easier to whip around than a HH balanced Blade 16x19.
 

krikamons

New User
i would agree that tc97 would work. depends on specs of course but it is possible to design what you are looking for. i use blade and tc 97 interchangeably and always think that they play similarly except tc97 a bit quicker through the air and more spinny (both 16*19) while both are equally stable. k7 red not so stable unless add weight
 
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smalahove

Hall of Fame
Agreed with all except Gravity Pro. For the racquets I got, Gravity is less maneuverable
Yes, it prob depends on the specs of the actual rackets.
My G Pro is more maneuverable than the TF40 and Blade V7 98 I used to own, even if I didn’t get a chance to play them s/s. But they were in the same ballpaek, though. The G Tour and the 98S otoh, are very easy to swing. The 98S lacks a bit of punch/plow, though.
 

Flying_Axe

New User
Yes, it prob depends on the specs of the actual rackets.
My G Pro is more maneuverable than the TF40 and Blade V7 98 I used to own, even if I didn’t get a chance to play them s/s. But they were in the same ballpaek, though. The G Tour and the 98S otoh, are very easy to swing. The 98S lacks a bit of punch/plow, though.
Compared wtih others, the launch angle is high on 98S, which makes a big difference as well
 
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