Any recommendations on arm-friendly rackets?

I am looking into the Graphene Touch Speed Pro as of late. Anyone know of any heavier, arm-friendly rackets or any in general? Thanks!
 

mnttlrg

Semi-Pro
I think the 100p is very similar to but more comfortable than the new Speed Pro. The Tour Pro 98 and old Tour 100's are in the same boat really, though they are less powerful. I also had bit more comfort with the flexier control Yonexes (F's and G's).

I have a buddy who hits with a ton of power, and he has tried a bunch of different rackets for his arm. He just switched from the Touch Speed Pro to the Pure Aero VS Tour, and he swears up and down that something about that VS throat makes it one of the only things he can use and really bash a ball without pain. He has trouble on both sides where lower flex rackets are softer but make your arm do more of the work, versus stiffer frames usually feeling too shocky / twingy. I think for him, that VS redirects the ball well / under control with a stiff throat, but it dampens the shock on the arm better than the other stiff rackets.
 

Zlatni

Rookie
Currently in production:
Prince Phantom 100
PK 5g
Volkl c10pro

And lead tape is your friend.

I agree on the PA VS. I have a regular model weighted to 12.5oz and it is very comfortable, even with the full bed of poly in the 50s. It must be something about the combo of aero throat and box beam hoop


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anhboa2

Rookie
Blade 98 2015
Blade 98 VC, Blade 98s CV (this one is light but supper silky feel)
Volkl V1 Pro, not so heavy but you can make them anytime. At stock they are the most arm-friendly racket, tested in reality not just hype.
 

PMChambers

Hall of Fame
Use search, there are a lot of threads on this.

Head Graphenene of any generation are not considered an arm friendly racquet.
 

Anton

Legend
Anything with solid plow, nat-gut main and under 65 flex is arm friendly as far as I'm concerned, the rest is your technique.
 

ae1222

Semi-Pro
I have had elbow surgery and I use the Tecnifibre 315 ltd 16 mains and haven't had any issues. Another friend of mine that has had some arm issues also switched to the Babolat Pure VS Tour and loves it...
 

TennisCJC

Legend
yonex ezone dr98 is soft with flex62-63 and it has some type of gel system in the handle.

volkl v-sense or super g 10 325 or 295 also is moderate flex with vibration dampening built into handle.

Both of these frames are very comfortable and very high quality frames that play great. I have volkl 10 295 lead up but if pushed, I would say the yonex is slightly more comfortable.

Also, you can do a lot for comfort with strings and tension.
 

tmc5005

Rookie
Yes I would recommend looking at these they are my current top 10 list of arm elbow friendly racquets.

Yonex EZone DR 98
HEAD XT Graphene MP
PACIFIC BXT X Tour Pro 97
PRINCE Textreme Tour 100P
Volkl Vsense 10 325g
Pro Kennex Kinetic KI Q Tour
Pro Kennex QI K5 315
Head Graphene Touch Speed Pro
Wilson 2015 Blade 98 18×20
WILSON Pro Staff 97S
 

Dartagnan64

Legend
I've tried most of the arm friendly racquets in the standard lists except Volkl.
I'd say the best were the Prince Phantom and Prokennex Q+ Tour Pro 325.
The Phantom in particular. My arm doesn't feel a thing after a couple hours hitting with that racquet.
 

tennis007

New User
Blade 98 2015
Blade 98 VC, Blade 98s CV (this one is light but supper silky feel)
Volkl V1 Pro, not so heavy but you can make them anytime. At stock they are the most arm-friendly racket, tested in reality not just hype.
I would stay away from Blades, even though I used to play with NCODE Blade years ago. It was an awesome racquet. The stiffness on newer blades is over 64 - which is not neccessary high, but on a stiff side. I tried 2015 and CV and both in my opinion have vibration which in my opinion is not good for someone looking for a soft frame. I would look at racquets that have stiffness of 62 or below.
 

Matthew Lee

Professional
AI/DR 98 from Yonex is very soft and supple. ProKennex and Prince rackets are also a good place to look. I think the Duel G series from Yonex is also a nice option.
 

anhboa2

Rookie
I would stay away from Blades, even though I used to play with NCODE Blade years ago. It was an awesome racquet. The stiffness on newer blades is over 64 - which is not neccessary high, but on a stiff side. I tried 2015 and CV and both in my opinion have vibration which in my opinion is not good for someone looking for a soft frame. I would look at racquets that have stiffness of 62 or below.

Your call anw LOL. But bear in mind, stiffness is definitely not the only factor for arm-comfort.

And stiffness below 62 does tell NOTHING if 1 racket is comfortable anough. Lots of rackets with Stiffness around 57 still kill arms
 
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Balaji_R

Rookie
Yes I would recommend looking at these they are my current top 10 list of arm elbow friendly racquets.

Yonex EZone DR 98
HEAD XT Graphene MP
PACIFIC BXT X Tour Pro 97
PRINCE Textreme Tour 100P
Volkl Vsense 10 325g
Pro Kennex Kinetic KI Q Tour
Pro Kennex QI K5 315
Head Graphene Touch Speed Pro
Wilson 2015 Blade 98 18×20
WILSON Pro Staff 97S

"HEAD XT Graphene MP" -- Radical or Speed or something else ?
 
i play with TE and the 2 racquets that don't bother me currently are prince tt100p and speedtouch pro. Use gut/poly and multi/poly strings.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
im using the head speed mp,just wondering if I could be using something softer
You can look through the different racquet spec sheets and probably find a couple of frames that are softer than the Speed and also have a similar layout in terms of weight, balance, and head size.

If you need some softness in your rig to perhaps protect your arm though, I'd say that the first step is to use a somewhat soft string. Many players going for a more arm-friendly setup will quickly opt for multifiber, but I've been enjoying basic syn. gut in my racquets for years. It gives me very good performance, it doesn't generally degrade (soften up) for me the same way that multis can, it's plenty soft for my 52-year-old arm, and is also super affordable.

The Prince EXO3 line was a whole family of racquets, but the Tour models (black with rust orange trim) were certainly soft, plush racquets. Their closest current offering to that EXO3 Tour would probably be the Phantom 100.

I'm a very happy Volkl nerd (no affiliation), so I'm also happy to recommend a look at that label for anybody shopping for softer options. One of their interesting models is the V-Sense 10 Tour, which is rather a middle-weight with a very narrow beam width (haven't tried this yet myself). One of our pals here on the boards is describing this frame as more or less a lighter, leaner alternative to Volkl's wonderfully comfortable C10.
 

Tommy Haas

Hall of Fame
Longtime user of 5G here and if you were deciding between the PK and a Prince 93P to keep tennis elbow away, I can tell you that the 93P is safer. Residual TE can be felt with 5G and that's using an elbow brace whereas I can play with the 93P with no brace and not feel anything TE at all. Weight and flex trumps any hi-tech doodads like Kinetic, Countervail, graphene, and all the stuff Yonex adds to their Ezone rackets.
 
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