Extreme Tour vs Speed MP

musicsoul

Rookie
After demoing and buying (second hand) allot of racquets I narrowed my list down to two. Which I like because I now just want to select one and play (I am trying to ignore the new Yonex Vcore 98 release).

I’m looking for a racquet with more power and more forgiveness compared to my current one, the Vcore 95.
I played with both the Extreme Tour and the Speed MP. The ET feels better in my hand (smaller head size), but it seems to have less power, even though Head puts them both at the same power level.
But what I liked is how easy it was to finish short balls with the ET. The added power and better defense possibilities of the MP are of course great.
My game is mostly bassline with allot of spin and a OHB, trying to push my opponent back with dept and spin (and maybe power) and finishing a shorter ball.

So now help me pick one please ;)
 

beltsman

Legend
After demoing and buying (second hand) allot of racquets I narrowed my list down to two. Which I like because I now just want to select one and play (I am trying to ignore the new Yonex Vcore 98 release).

I’m looking for a racquet with more power and more forgiveness compared to my current one, the Vcore 95.
I played with both the Extreme Tour and the Speed MP. The ET feels better in my hand (smaller head size), but it seems to have less power, even though Head puts them both at the same power level.
But what I liked is how easy it was to finish short balls with the ET. The added power and better defense possibilities of the MP are of course great.
My game is mostly bassline with allot of spin and a OHB, trying to push my opponent back with dept and spin (and maybe power) and finishing a shorter ball.

So now help me pick one please ;)
Both good racquets. I have both. Prefer the Speed for my game.
 

VaMoose98

Rookie
I am demoing a bunch of rackets now looking for more power and forgiveness than I have in my vcp 310 and 330. I also have the vcore 95 that I like but it’s not great for the two handed back hand. All my sticks are weighted to swingweights between 329 and 335.

I tried the ET against the Speed Pro and I kept choosing the SP over the ET. ET just felt light and hollow and bad to me and I don’t understand why people like it so much. I liked the Speed a lot but am not used to 18x20 patterns. Next up to try is the Speed Mp. Also will look at the EZT and the new radicals. I think coming from the vcore 95 it’s hard to get used to the extreme feel
 

musicsoul

Rookie
For me the ET didn’t feel hollow at all, very solid. But maybe that’s the bad QC of Head. I bought an MP that was way of spec, brought it back.
I play with allot of spin, western grip (almost too much according to my trainer). So it helps to have a racquet that’s polarized to have some plow trough.
I also have an Ezone 100, which weirdly works very good for my game but feels just unnaturally big in my hands. That’s how I landed at the MP and next to that one tried the ET.
 

Lorenn

Semi-Pro
Haha what would be the difference for you between doubles and singles in terms of a racquet? I’ve never played with different racquets for different situations.
Doubles you favor a racquet with slightly more "maneuverability." It also should be good at volleys. You will need to be able to have better reflexes to hit certain shots as you have less time to prepare.

Singles you tend to want stability/plow and enough power/control to be competitive. Most likely mostly baseline. More time to prepare. Only one person to read.

Having said that I find the Speed MP 360+ plays well for me. Nice accuracy, good spin, a little extra power, good stability for its weight. Extreme Tour 360+ I played well. I just wanted to tweak the racquet. The Speed MP I felt no need to tweak.

Speed Pro. Gravity Pro had a better feel. Speed MP had a little extra pop.
 

n8dawg6

Legend
the 360 speed pro is making me pretty happy at the moment. more solid than the MP, and theyve finally opened up the 18x20 pattern a smidge. if i have a complaint its that the feel is a little too muted for my taste.
 
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