Big sweetspot racquets?

GAZ082

Rookie
Which are the racquets with the biggest sweetspot? I'm not talking about 120" ones, but more players oriented one sizes, such as 95-100"
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
any of the O3s, yonex, or babolats have pretty large sweetspots. out of those rackets, i'd say the yonex has the best feel. since they're not as muted.
 

Gmedlo

Professional
pretty much any o3/speedport racquet will have a massive sweetspot.

Babolats seem to have pretty large sweetspots too.

Oh, and try gut if you haven't already, makes the sweetspot massive, and soooo much sweeter.
 

0d1n

Hall of Fame
What about the Dunlops and its new Aerogel line?
Dunlops (usually) have regular size or smallish sweet spots (aerogel line included) but the sweet is SWEET :).
Big sweet area (for their respective head sizes) rackets I've used include Head LM Instinct/Radical, Volkl Tour 10 MP & DNX 10 mid, Fischer MSpeed Pro 1, Yonex RD 7. The pure drive had a decently sized sweet spot as well.
Never played an O3 racket, but I suppose those should be in this category as well.
 

LanEvo

Hall of Fame
i have a yonex and it has a big sweetspot you can hit with it almost anywhere on the head and its the sweetspot
 
any of the O3s, yonex, or babolats have pretty large sweetspots. out of those rackets, i'd say the yonex has the best feel. since they're not as muted.
Agreed. I have played four different Yonex frames in the past year. I was impressed with all but one, which may have just been a personal preference. I wish I had "discovered" Yonex years ago. They have an uncanny balance, if you know what I mean--not HH or HL but balance as in very responsive, uniform, the old cliche "extension of my hand," and so on. Good luck. :smile:
 

Voltron

Hall of Fame
go with speed port red...
This suggestion, as well as all suggesting Babolats, unless we're discussing the Pure Storm series, are not really players racquets.

I'll see if i can test the Yonex RDS 001 98 pro and 002.
Those both have fairly large sweetspots IMHO. But if you hit higher in the stringbed, you might want to take a look at the Head Flexpoint Prestige MP.
 

GAZ082

Rookie
Prestige? Isnt that supposed to be a "demanding" racquet? Does it have a biggie sweetspot?

BTW, i do not think i'll do HEAD racquets again, i got a LM4 in TW and the weight was down by 10 grams, even with dampener and overgrip!!!
 
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lethalfang

Professional
POG OS: as long as you make contact with the stringbed, the ball will go over, or at least that's how I feel.
 

Voltron

Hall of Fame
Prestige? Isnt that supposed to be a "demanding" racquet? Does it have a biggie sweetspot?

BTW, i do not think i'll do HEAD racquets again, i got a LM4 in TW and the weight was down by 10 grams, even with dampener and overgrip!!!
You did say players oriented, but I don't think it's that hard to hit with. My Prestiges are spot on in weight BTW.
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
This suggestion, as well as all suggesting Babolats, unless we're discussing the Pure Storm series, are not really players racquets.

Those both have fairly large sweetspots IMHO. But if you hit higher in the stringbed, you might want to take a look at the Head Flexpoint Prestige MP.
i wouldnt really consider the pure storm to be player's rackets...i'd consider the PDR and the storm tour to be the only rackets to be "player oriented"

as for the flexpoint prestige mp, it's not really demanding but there are other rackets out there w/ larger sweetspots..
 

gerikoh

Semi-Pro
ncodes! the nblade seems to have a very huge sweetspot to me as i could hit it with almost every portion of the surface.

most prince racquets have huge sweetspots though most of there are not that stable.
 
Yep, I tried out some of the Speedports and O3's, and they have big sweetspots. And, I heard Yonex has a big sweet spot, too, because of the head shape. I tried my friend's Babolat, and the sweetspot was pretty big, also.
 

Pushmaster

Hall of Fame
Yea the babolats aren't players racquets. Tell that to the pros who use em.
Good point. For some reason most people around here think only a 12+ once stick can be considered a "players racquet". What about all the WTA pro's who play a 11 oz stick? I know of a couple 5.5 players that play with a 10 oz granny stick, so weight has nothing to do with it.
 

GAZ082

Rookie
I got a RDS002 Tour a couple of weeks ago. The sweetspot is nice and the racket, thanks to its 12 oz weight, is quiet stable against 4.0 players. Very nice racket.
 

DashaandSafin

Hall of Fame
Good point. For some reason most people around here think only a 12+ once stick can be considered a "players racquet". What about all the WTA pro's who play a 11 oz stick? I know of a couple 5.5 players that play with a 10 oz granny stick, so weight has nothing to do with it.
Not only that, look at all the ATP men using babs
 

toughshot

Rookie
o3/speedport racquets dont really have a "big" sweet spot

the holes in the frame reduce friction that grommets normally exert, thus, the strings stretch and have more mobility.

coupled with the dampened feel.. it feels the same virtually wherever you hit it on the stringbed, but it doesnt produce the same ball
 
Read the promo on the Pro Supex MP3 Uniflex. I use it and it's pretty much true. The sweetspot for a 95" racket is huge, plus, it's a little high in the racket face, so you get a lot of leverage on serves. The only problem I've had at all is catching the frame sometimes when really loading up on topspin. If you're used to a midsize racket, it shouldn't be any problem.
 
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