Best modern 18x20 97-100"?

beltsman

Legend
Looking to try a denser string pattern for the first time in years. For experimenting purposes.

Any recommendations? Needs to have some power on tap and a good sweet spot.
 

Gee

Hall of Fame
Wilson Ultra Tour has a pure raw feel with a great feedback and the sweetspot is just addictive! The UT is just like a bigger Angell TC95 18x20 63RA in my opinion and not the TC97 18x20.

Though the TC97 18x20 felt a bit too firm/stiff to me it is still a very good 18x20 frame to consider as well.

Angell K7 Lime is another very nice 18x20 frame that has a more muted feel like the Völkl C10 Pro.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Looking to try a denser string pattern for the first time in years. For experimenting purposes.

Any recommendations? Needs to have some power on tap and a good sweet spot.
Actually the Volkl C10 Pro is a 98" frame with a 16x19 string pattern, but it doesn't behave too much like some other frames with that layout. It's not super-spin happy, but very arm-friendly for me when strung with syn. gut and it also gives me more potential to hit (and serve) with power than any other frames in my collection. Sort of an old-school personality in the form of a more modern 98" racquet.

So there's that.
 

fundrazer

Legend
i can personally vouch for the Speed Pro 360

have also heard amazing things about the new Gravity

Head is next level at the moment
I dunno. It sounds to me like they're trying to go back to their roots, but Wilson and Yonex already upped their game big time.

Something to look at is how much discussion there is on the Gravity line compared to the threads for the new Blade and the Vcore 97HD.
 

Legend of Borg

G.O.A.T.
I dunno. It sounds to me like they're trying to go back to their roots, but Wilson and Yonex already upped their game big time.

Something to look at is how much discussion there is on the Gravity line compared to the threads for the new Blade and the Vcore 97HD.
ever since I found out about Wilson's QC I've looked at them with a sceptical eye

not to say their rackets suck but I'm just ready to give some other racket producers a chance and Head have been a home run for me

I've yet to try a Yonex players racket

I had an Ezone years ago but that was a WTA stick with 0 stability and plowthrough, not a nice racket to hit with

the VcorePro line looks sick though, in Stanimal we believe!
 

AA7

Semi-Pro
Looking to try a denser string pattern for the first time in years. For experimenting purposes.

Any recommendations? Needs to have some power on tap and a good sweet spot.
Well you are in luck bc some high quality sticks launched this summer. Vcp hd, v7 blade, gravity pro, gravity tour, tf40... i am pretty much obssessed with the v7. Very generous sweetspot.. lot of power, great control.. and spin. All these are about 325-335 SW..
 

beltsman

Legend
Well you are in luck bc some high quality sticks launched this summer. Vcp hd, v7 blade, gravity pro, gravity tour, tf40... i am pretty much obssessed with the v7. Very generous sweetspot.. lot of power, great control.. and spin. All these are about 325-335 SW..
I need to start demoing some of them!
 

Lex

Semi-Pro
Another vote for the Speed Pro 360. I slightly prefer it over the PRince TT100P but both need some weight added.
 

chinny562

New User
I got to love the Wilson Blade v7 .. Demo'd all the other 18x20 such as Yonex Pro 97HD, Gravity, and PureStrike.. and I feel like Wilson v7 is the way to go.. My preferences would be v7 > PS > 97HD = GP
 

grhcan99

Semi-Pro
I got to love the Wilson Blade v7 .. Demo'd all the other 18x20 such as Yonex Pro 97HD, Gravity, and PureStrike.. and I feel like Wilson v7 is the way to go.. My preferences would be v7 > PS > 97HD = GP
Are you coming from a lighter racquet?
 
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