Low Powered, Head-Light, Arm-Friendly Rackets?

Does anyone have suggestions on what rackets in the market are fairly low powered? I feel like I'm someone who can generate my own pace, and a lot of the popular rackets seem difficult for me to play with, because they're stiff and crazy powerful. I think I'm looking for a more modern players frame in that I need something that offers a ton of control while still offering good spin potential (i.e. a 16x19 pattern), but at the end of the day, I want something that offers lots of control and won't have me hitting the back fence even on rally shots, like the Babolat Pure Drive/Head Radical did when I tried them.

Any ideas on a T4 that I should demo?
 
Does anyone have suggestions on what rackets in the market are fairly low powered? I feel like I'm someone who can generate my own pace, and a lot of the popular rackets seem difficult for me to play with, because they're stiff and crazy powerful. I think I'm looking for a more modern players frame in that I need something that offers a ton of control while still offering good spin potential (i.e. a 16x19 pattern), but at the end of the day, I want something that offers lots of control and won't have me hitting the back fence even on rally shots, like the Babolat Pure Drive/Head Radical did when I tried them.

Any ideas on a T4 that I should demo?
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fed1

Professional
The new Dunlop Srixon 2.0 Tour might be worth a hit. I know it's an 18x20 but the spin potential was surprisingly good, especially when strung with a 17g.
 

styksnstryngs

Professional
Honestly if you're hitting the back fence with a spinny racquet like the babolat, or with a medium powered radical, it's a technique issue. If you can't keep your shots in with these, other racquets won't be much help. What racquet do you have right now?
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
While I still think people that hit the back fence on rally balls need to work on their technique more than their racket (swinging way too flat is the usual problem). There are plenty of low powered racquets out there. Prince Textreme Tour and Phantom models. Babolat Pure Strike VS Tour. Wilson ProStaff and Blade 98 models.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Does anyone have suggestions on what rackets in the market are fairly low powered? I feel like I'm someone who can generate my own pace, and a lot of the popular rackets seem difficult for me to play with, because they're stiff and crazy powerful. I think I'm looking for a more modern players frame in that I need something that offers a ton of control while still offering good spin potential (i.e. a 16x19 pattern), but at the end of the day, I want something that offers lots of control and won't have me hitting the back fence even on rally shots, like the Babolat Pure Drive/Head Radical did when I tried them.

Any ideas on a T4 that I should demo?
For a few years I had been playing with the Volkl C10 and really liked its feel and the extra control it gave me around the baseline compared with my previous frames. Those previous racquets were similarly heavy and head-light, but were also much more stiff than these Volkls. Although the C10's gave me improved control, they also still had enough heft to produce PLENTY of power for me when I wanted to really thump the ball.

Eventually I inherited a pair of Volkl's Organix 10 325g's, which offered a similar layout (98" head, 16x19 pattern) with a bit less weight and inherently less power for me compared with my C10's. The upside was that these racquets (the O10's) gave me all the control and spin that I wished I also had with my C10's. I string with basic syn. gut and these racquets literally give me more spin than I know what to do with.

I did add weight to both the hoops and handles of my O10's for improved stability and comfortable HL balance, but these racquets are still the lower powered "control" option I keep in my bag along with the C10's. The current V-Sense 10 325g is the latest generation of my O10, so I'd recommend a look at that one.

A few years ago I had a couple of Fischer M Speed Pro 1's, which were also frames more in keeping with what you seem to be looking for. Fischer is now Pacific and I know that they have retained some designs from the Fischer label, so you may want to check them out, too. One other possibility is the ProKennex Ki Q+ Tour 300. I haven't tried that racquet, but it's flexible with the open pattern you want. Note the static weight, which may be a little lighter than you prefer, but that's something that can be addressed with some lead tape, etc.
 

tennis007

New User
I would recommend from below list to demo with synthetic gut/multi-filament strings:
Prince Phantom 100
Dunlop Srixon Revo CX 2.0 Tour 18x20
Tecnifibre TFight DC 315 Ltd. (16x19)
Tecnifibre TFight DC 315 Ltd. (18x20)
 
I like the suggestion of the Yonex VCore Duel G 97 (It is a 16x20 though). Also the Volkl VSense 10-325 would be a great choice.
 

DarthJimmy

New User
What racquet do you currently have? There are comfortable racquets and then there is Volkl's, Prince Phantoms types that are on a whole nother level of comfort.
Prince Phantom, Volkl VSense V1 Pro are 2 good ones to try.
 
The most important metric for what you're looking for is flex. Not a lot of frame nowadays with a flex lower than 60. But that's where I'd start.
 

tmc5005

Rookie
Yes my current list of top 10 arm friendly racquets includes:
Yonex EZone DR 98
HEAD XT Graphene MP
PACIFIC BXT X Tour Pro 97
Wilson Ultra Tour
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
 

FV_Br

Rookie
Yes my current list of top 10 arm friendly racquets includes:
Yonex EZone DR 98
HEAD XT Graphene MP
PACIFIC BXT X Tour Pro 97
Wilson Ultra Tour
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
Hi, would you include Ezone 98, Duel G 97 and Vcore Pro 97 in this list?
 

DanF1961

Rookie
Two frames I would demo: Volkl V-Sense 10 325 & Prince Textreme Tour 95. They're both low powered, head light balance and arm friendly with 16x19 patterns. Also, you may want to check out Angel TC 95 (63 RA) or TC 97. Good luck in your search.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Look for something with a lower RA. I'm using old Prestige MPs and I think that they're at 62. You might want something lower than 60 for even lower power levels.

Some of the stiffer racquets are still comfortable because they've cranked up twistweight but you don't need the extra power.
 
Pro Kennex 5 series, Yonex 10, or some older racket. A Snauwaert Ellipse is extremely low-powered, even with natural gut at 40 # in it.
 

DanS

Semi-Pro
The OP hasn't been on the back on the boards since he originally posted this in October of 2017.... I have a sneaky suspicion he's not reading any of your suggestions! lol
 

WestboroChe

Hall of Fame
The OP hasn't been on the back on the boards since he originally posted this in October of 2017.... I have a sneaky suspicion he's not reading any of your suggestions! lol
Perhaps. You don’t need to log in to read the posts so it’s possibke he’s reading them anyway.
 

ced

Professional
I would recommend from below list to demo with synthetic gut/multi-filament strings:
Prince Phantom 100
Dunlop Srixon Revo CX 2.0 Tour 18x20
Tecnifibre TFight DC 315 Ltd. (16x19)
Tecnifibre TFight DC 315 Ltd. (18x20)
I second the suggestion of the TFight DC 315 LTD (M18)!!!!! Great racquet, very much under the radar.........
 
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