any one tell me something about the pro Extreme FT?

MaxShane

Rookie
Head Size:
95 sq. in. / 613 sq. cm.
Length: 27.4 inches / 70 cm
Strung Weight: 12oz / 340g
Balance: 9.5 pts Head Light
Swingweight: 314
Stiffness: 58
Beam Width: 20 mm Straight Beam
Composition: Air Carbon / Graphite / Fiberglass
Power Level: Low
Swing Speed: Fast
Grip Type: Gamma Hi-Tech
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 18 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H
One Piece
No shared holes
String Tension: 50-70 pounds
 

alfa164164

Professional
Demanding frame, smaller sweetspot (but very plush). Lots of flex, serves big (the extra length helps). If you've got great eye hand coordination and some muscle, it is one of the finest player's frames out there. Superb control, both depth and directional. Open string pattern makes it easy to generate spin. Personally, I liked the NON-FT Pro Extreme Air Carbon Ti better, but both are fine rackets. The racket feels and plays quite different depending on string. I hated gut in it, but thought it hit great with Luxilon ALU, which is generally the opposite of my tastes. Very demo worthy if you think you've got what it takes.
 

Richie Rich

Legend
Demanding frame, smaller sweetspot (but very plush). Lots of flex, serves big (the extra length helps). If you've got great eye hand coordination and some muscle, it is one of the finest player's frames out there. Superb control, both depth and directional. Open string pattern makes it easy to generate spin. Personally, I liked the NON-FT Pro Extreme Air Carbon Ti better, but both are fine rackets. The racket feels and plays quite different depending on string. I hated gut in it, but thought it hit great with Luxilon ALU, which is generally the opposite of my tastes. Very demo worthy if you think you've got what it takes.

i agree wholeheartedly with alfa's comments. i had an extensive hit with one strung with tecnifibre x1 biphase and it felt really nice. it was low powered (i'm assuming because of the low flex) and you really had to work it to get decent juice but control was second to none.

Max - what racquet are you using now?
 

MaxShane

Rookie
thanks.
dnx 10 mp , but i think its headsize a little big for my 1HB
pro x-1 , my faverate frame , nice .
and i'm also interested in the wilson rok,is it worth me trying?
 

Richie Rich

Legend
thanks.
dnx 10 mp , but i think its headsize a little big for my 1HB
pro x-1 , my faverate frame , nice .
and i'm also interested in the wilson rok,is it worth me trying?

you might find the extreme ft a little less powerful than the dnx 10 mp.

the rok was one of the lowest powered flexible frames around - you really have to put a ton of effort into every shot to get any pace. i'd kill myself to get the ball past the service line.
 

jmsx521

Hall of Fame
I've got a Pro Tour Extreme FT without any customization.

The racket is quite stable for flat shots; the FSS - Stability System on the 3 and 9 makes the racket quite stable for flat steady text-book pure swings. If you string your racket with high tenssion the stability will feel even better for flat shots.

However, I didn't find comfort/control on both the topspin 2HBH and topspin 1HBH. I don't know if it is the small sweet-spot or what, but the topspin BHs were not biting. It usually takes me many many shots to adjust to hit 2HBH and 1HBH topspin consistently with that racket; often times the ball went on the bottom of the net (and I am not really a beginner). To me it almost feels like on the topspin 1HBH and 2HBH the ball sleeps as if there is butter or ice on the strings. Some of the adjusting technique steps I've taken to correct my problems with the Pro Tour Extreme FT is making my shot-swings more compact and swinging more from the elbow, rather than the shoulder.

Other than the BH probem, the adjustment time for the rest of the shots was faster. Forehands, either flat or spin are great. I strung the racket in mid 50s with Luxilon XP and 2nd time with Babolat Hurricane Pro Tour. I get a lot of power, especially on serves; the extra 0.4 in. of length helps out; topspin and flat serves can explode! On the serve, to me it resembles a little bit the power I used to get using the Babolat PD. However the 95 sq.in. feel and play more consistent than a 100 sq.in.; serves are more accurate! Also the softness of the frame will not damage your arm as much as the Babolat PD... although if you swing hard I wouldn't say it's the most arm-friendly racket either.
 
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