Cleanest-Hitting Rackets You've Ever Used??

mnttlrg

Semi-Pro
I would define clean hitting as being maximally forgiving, predictable, and precise. A clean-hitting racket would be less likely to twist, less likely to catapult a ball out of control, overplow, cut a spinner too thin, launch at a goofy angle, or have some mutant weight distribution with unpredictable power and unpredictable swings that aren't smooth.

So what are the cleanest-hitting rackets you've ever used? New, old, pro stock, anything. Thanks!
 

mnttlrg

Semi-Pro
As strange as it is to say, the two that stand out in my mind are the Six.One 95 16x19, and the old oversized Prince Graphites.

The Six.One could handle pace beautifully and plow everything clean and under control, with just enough head size to get a dab of spin. I'm not sure if there's something about the smaller head size that promotes being able to redirect the ball easier, but it always felt like it could stand up to even the biggest shots. Maybe it was the PWS. It also had a deceptively big sweet spot for a 95.

The old oversized Prince Graphites (strung at about 70 of course) had an incredible way of kissing the sweet spot every time without the crazy catapults and thin garbage you get out of most oversized rackets. It was built for control, but got the requisite spin of an oversized racket and a clean, easy redirect. Depending on which one you used (NXG, 710, etc), their Achilles Heel was an inability to really smash a big powerful shot.... but they did hit something solid very effortlessly at an extremely high probability of success.
 

mnttlrg

Semi-Pro
My Angell TC95 v3 and 6.1 95S.

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Do you think there's something about the 95 head size that perfectly splits the difference between too small and too flimsy? For example, most of the times I've tried to use a 100, I find myself hitting balls thin and not getting a good, clean redirect. They are still small enough to miss the sweet spot sometimes, but they don't redirect easy enough to focus my energy on the contact portion of the shot. Between these two issues, they are rarely worth bothering with for me.
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
Prince Response 97 was my racquet of choice in younger years. I always thought it was such a tremendous racquet. So crisp and clean and control oriented. Incredible at the net for its head size.
 

esgee48

Legend
the old oversized Prince Graphites.
Interesting choice of words with which I would agree. I trialed the PK Ki 15 and found it a very nice frame. It is a 105. Problem was it did not have enough mass to put away sitters and handling heavy balls. Settled on the PK 7G because of this.
 

jersey34tennis

Semi-Pro
Pro staff 85 st Vincent w/years old sensation. First time I felt like I could carve a serve.

Prince to warrior 97 the most control I've ever felt over finesse volleys and dropshots.

Head Agassi limited, I know it's stereotypical but I could really shorten my backswing and aggressively go after returns.

Flexpint instinct let me crush flat onehands down the line consistently.

Prince speedport black let my swing out aggressively on just about every shot.

Pog mid 93 was the cleanest sensation while hitting I've simply every felt. Crisp, grabbed the ball tremendouslt , I wouldn't say plow through as much as resistentless to twisting on contact and the best sound at impact
 

KG32

Rookie
A clean-hitting racket would be less likely to twist, less likely to catapult a ball out of control, overplow, cut a spinner too thin, launch at a goofy angle
Sorry to break it to you, but that’s all you. Unless you’re literally playing with a broken stick, all the things you mentioned have practically nothing to do with your racquet
 

SumYungGai

Semi-Pro
PS 90, Youtek Prestige MP.

If someone has a few youtek prestiges you don't want anymore let me know.
 
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Prestige 660, Vacuum Pro 98...and maybe, just maybe TF40...6hrs of play in but very impressed thus far. It has the Pow! factor.
 

SlapShot

Hall of Fame
Meh, almost any ~12.5oz 7-8hl semi-flexy player's racket with a good stringjob and solid upper loop will do.

TXPro
93P
Ultra Tour
Pre-MG Radicals
etc...
Inclined to agree with this. The one frame that falls in that category that I just couldn't quite vibe with was the C10 - monster serving stick, plenty of power off of the ground, but I just found that every once in a while, there would be a total WTF moment where a ball would fly. Contrast that with the PB10 MP 325 (18x20) , which was a monster off of the ground but I could never get along with serving.

My current IG Prestige MP (with leather and lead) may be one of the cleanest sticks I've hit with however - funny enough, they're almost exactly 12.5oz (355g).
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
Have to go back to some of the classics first:

Pro Staff Midsize St. Vincent
Head Prestige Pro/TXP

Of the newer ones:

Head IG Prestige Mid & MP
Volkl C10 Pro
Prince Phantom 93P
 
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1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Blade 98 18x20 2015
This across the Blade line for me. The new V7 will be the next 2015 legend type racquet. Precision, clean strikes if you (read,”I”) can keep the ball off the frame.
add me to this group!!
the blades have always felt right for me!!, 93s, 98s, 104s,,
tried several and they all feel right/correct, "like kissing an old girlfriend"!!, good times ;)
 

joohan

Hall of Fame
Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Tour (modded), Fischer VT98 Pro, Wilson BLX PS90, Dunlop Aerogel 4D 100, Angell TC90, iPrestige Mid...I’d pick 300 Tour out of the bunch if I had to pick one.
 

victa

New User
I would define clean hitting as being maximally forgiving, predictable, and precise. A clean-hitting racket would be less likely to twist, less likely to catapult a ball out of control, overplow, cut a spinner too thin, launch at a goofy angle, or have some mutant weight distribution with unpredictable power and unpredictable swings that aren't smooth.

So what are the cleanest-hitting rackets you've ever used? New, old, pro stock, anything. Thanks!
Yonex RDX500 98
 

Kevo

Legend
The RDX 500s were really great. I also liked the Blade 18x20 when it came out. I haven't hit with the new ones, so not sure how they compare. My favorites for a while now have been the Pure Storm Ltd./PC 95.

If we're going all time though, nothing beats the older graphite/fiberglass composites IMO. The PK Copper Ace and Rossignol F2xx series are great. The feel is unequaled in any modern frame I've tried. The F200 is probably the best thing off the ground I've ever hit. Just a bit heavy for me on serve, but groundstrokes are awesome. It's like hitting with the perfect wood frame.
 
The cleanest hitting racket (felt the most solid) was probably the Pro Kennex Ceramic Ace. An honorable mention would go to the Yonex R-22 and the Pro Kennex Black Ace.
 

BobbyDe

New User
Kfactor 6.1 95 16x18. Solid as a rock.

Ig Prestige Pro and flexpoint Prestige mp more deadened but still solid and clean. Ig Speed mp 18x20 as well
 

darklore009

Hall of Fame
TC95 16x19 70RA. Its the most consistent feeling racket I ever hit after going through hundreds of rackets to find the perfect one. None of the racket comes close on how comfortable and crisp the TC95 is.
 

mrravioli

Semi-Pro
I almost mentioned the Tour G in my original post. I only ever tried the 310 version. How similar are they? Do you like any of the updates to the Tour G (Vcore Pro, etc)?
310 is solid for its weight class but 330 is a total beast. Both swing heavy for their own weight though. I remember how much people talked about them 'feel like having all weight in throat' back then. I tried Duel G 330 and Vcore Pro 310 later. Didn't have the same sensation I got from the Tour G but these experience were years apart so can be off
 

Rosstour

Hall of Fame
Pro staff 85 st Vincent w/years old sensation. First time I felt like I could carve a serve.
I was going to mention this racquet too, the serve wasn't what I remember most though. It was being able to actually hit a legit 1HBH


Sorry to break it to you, but that’s all you. Unless you’re literally playing with a broken stick, all the things you mentioned have practically nothing to do with your racquet
Yes and no...

I stopped playing with my last racquet (PK 7G) because of how easy it was to overcook my FH long, while simultaneously being prone to meekly dumping my 2HBH into the net.

New racquet (Prince Warrior 100) doesn't do either. I can bring the FH down with ease and drive the 2H with sustained consistency and spin.

Obviously much depends on the individual strokes, but in the end the old racquet just frustrated me because I felt I was doing most things 'right' but was still making tons of UEs. New racquet allows me to hit the same way without all the mistakes and then lets me add more shots into my arsenal (PK 7G was terrible with DTL shots on either wing).
 
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