Low powered spin friendly rackets?

rafg

New User
Wondering what the talk tennis community have any recommendations for whippy low powered, spin friendly rackets. My ideal racket would be low powered, flexy (since I have some wrist issues), lowish swingweight (325 or below), spin friendly and not too high of a static weight (315 or below) and 98 head size or smaller. Something like the ultra tour but a more open string pattern. I come from the textreme tour 100t. Any recommendations?


Thanks!
 

chic

Professional
I like my volkl vsense 10 tours and they're cheap rn.

I added a leather grip and 4" of lead at noon following tw testers advice but of you want it lighter they hit fine w/o that. With that stuff mine are 325g unstrung.

Not the whippiest I've ever played with but let me take plenty big cuts.


A friend of mine uses the Textreme beast 98 with the O3 ports or w.e they're called. Racquets with those always seem quick through the air to me. (I've tried the beast 98, the phantom, and a hornet. All are quicker than similarly spec'd non o port racquets)
 

rafg

New User
The Volkl's look like really nice specs! Too bad that I live in New Zealand and can only demo rackets from the major manufacturers (Wilson, Head, Babolat, Yonex, Prince, Technifibre).
 
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Deleted member 768841

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The Wilson clash 98 or the entire clash line I think may fit your needs. However for a lower power, I would say the blade. The clash line is more flexible, lower swing weight, whippier, and has slightly more power. The blade has a thinner beam, less power, a little stiffer at 62 but still feels very comfortable to me, but doesn’t have as much as spin as the clash, supposedly. I use the blade 18/20 and it feels very spinny, however it kinda depends on the string. Let me know if you have any questions.
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
I really like the tennis nerd videos I've seen. I don't agree with him on a lot of stuff, but like that he just seems to love tennis.

The 97P is no 14x18, but I found heaps of spin and that's not normally a strength for me. Not sure what he's on about there. Although reasonably stable for what I'd call a light racquet, it just didn't have enough power on serve for me. As you wanted something with low power, I'd say try it for yourself.
 
My dumb suggestion is my current racket, the 2019 pure aero & I have a sock forehand and not his backhand because I have a fritz backhand which is an average backhand
 

chic

Professional
The Volkl's look like really nice specs! Too bad that I live in New Zealand and can only demo rackets from the major manufacturers (Wilson, Head, Babolat, Yonex, Prince, Technifibre).
Maybe if you contact their Australia rep and see if they could help you out? Worth a shot anyway if you think it falls in the wheelhouse you're looking for.

Too bad no NZ rep, their ski line has one :cry: :laughing:
 

rafg

New User
The Wilson clash 98 or the entire clash line I think may fit your needs. However for a lower power, I would say the blade. The clash line is more flexible, lower swing weight, whippier, and has slightly more power. The blade has a thinner beam, less power, a little stiffer at 62 but still feels very comfortable to me, but doesn’t have as much as spin as the clash, supposedly. I use the blade 18/20 and it feels very spinny, however it kinda depends on the string. Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for the suggestions! Iv'e tried both rackets and they are both great, just not for me. Blade 16x19 was really nice but a tad to high in swingweight for my liking. Clash 98 had great spin and I liked the balance but power was a bit too high powered and didn't really like the feel.
 

rafg

New User
I really like the tennis nerd videos I've seen. I don't agree with him on a lot of stuff, but like that he just seems to love tennis.

The 97P is no 14x18, but I found heaps of spin and that's not normally a strength for me. Not sure what he's on about there. Although reasonably stable for what I'd call a light racquet, it just didn't have enough power on serve for me. As you wanted something with low power, I'd say try it for yourself.

Will definitely give it a demo then.
 

djkahn86

Rookie
low powered and spin-friendly - bab pure aero VS

little stiff ... though I have never felt anything from the RA
 

tariqsaleem

New User
Have a look at Prince Phantom pro 100

The onlu issue i had with that was stability initially but that resolved easily by adding a bit of weight to thr throat and an overgrip

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rafg

New User
Have a look at Prince Phantom pro 100

The onlu issue i had with that was stability initially but that resolved easily by adding a bit of weight to thr throat and an overgrip

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Will do. I have the option to demo this and the newer 100x 305g. Have you tried that racket?
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
From your description, I’d recommend the Angel K7 Red. It is flexible, light & very spin friendly. It also offers decent power, as well as nice control.
 

n8dawg6

Legend
prince phantom, blade 98S (if you can find one), speed MP. basically look for a thin beamed racquet with a very open pattern. the old prince 100T ESP was another example, and the orange prince textreme 100T
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
Wondering what the talk tennis community have any recommendations for whippy low powered, spin friendly rackets. My ideal racket would be low powered, flexy (since I have some wrist issues), lowish swingweight (325 or below), spin friendly and not too high of a static weight (315 or below) and 98 head size or smaller. Something like the ultra tour but a more open string pattern. I come from the textreme tour 100t. Any recommendations?


Thanks!
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TTW has given it to you...
 

PrinceYonex

New User
Wondering what the talk tennis community have any recommendations for whippy low powered, spin friendly rackets. My ideal racket would be low powered, flexy (since I have some wrist issues), lowish swingweight (325 or below), spin friendly and not too high of a static weight (315 or below) and 98 head size or smaller. Something like the ultra tour but a more open string pattern. I come from the textreme tour 100t. Any recommendations?


Thanks!
Yonex Vcore Pro 310. Whippy, low swing weight, low powered, open string pattern.
Many find the swing weight too low and add weight to bring it up. But the whippy, low swing weight may be what you are looking for.


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fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Thanks for the suggestions! Iv'e tried both rackets and they are both great, just not for me. Blade 16x19 was really nice but a tad to high in swingweight for my liking. Clash 98 had great spin and I liked the balance but power was a bit too high powered and didn't really like the feel.
I picked up a pair of the 2015 Blades maybe two years ago and I agree that they seem to have a high swingweight, but I think that this is because they don't have an ideal layout (not-so-ideal for me) in terms of their balance. They're not very head-light (HL) and they play too sluggish for me compared with my much heavier Volkls. Even with a weight of 12.5+ oz., my Volkls are easy on my wrist because they're rather easy to maneuver at around 10 pts. HL. They're relatively heavy and stable through the ball, so that seems to reduce impact shock for me, too. More comfort for my wrist and elbow.

If you get a chance to experiment with one or two racquets, you might be able to get a lot more comfort with something that has enough HL balance to give you relatively easy handling. Adding lead tape under the grip of a middle-weight racquet like a Blade 98 can give it a couple of extra points of HL balance and potentially make it much easier on your wrist.

Strings matter, too. A soft racquet won't do your arm or wrist too many favors if it's strung with a stiff poly. Avoid those at least in the short term as much as you can.

I've experimented with home tuning on several different frames through recent years and dialing in a degree of racquet balance that's familiar feeling for me has made a substantial difference toward both arm comfort and getting a better overall "fit" with that racquet. No guarantee that it will work miracles for you, but it might be worth a try. A little trial and error might be an easy (and affordable) route to a much better layout for you.
 

DiademSports

New User
Wondering what the talk tennis community have any recommendations for whippy low powered, spin friendly rackets. My ideal racket would be low powered, flexy (since I have some wrist issues), lowish swingweight (325 or below), spin friendly and not too high of a static weight (315 or below) and 98 head size or smaller. Something like the ultra tour but a more open string pattern. I come from the textreme tour 100t. Any recommendations?


Thanks!
Give our new Elevate FS 98 a look!
 

rafg

New User
Yonex Vcore Pro 310. Whippy, low swing weight, low powered, open string pattern.
Many find the swing weight too low and add weight to bring it up. But the whippy, low swing weight may be what you are looking for.


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Wow those specs look perfect!
 

Tennisrally

New User
Wondering what the talk tennis community have any recommendations for whippy low powered, spin friendly rackets. My ideal racket would be low powered, flexy (since I have some wrist issues), lowish swingweight (325 or below), spin friendly and not too high of a static weight (315 or below) and 98 head size or smaller. Something like the ultra tour but a more open string pattern. I come from the textreme tour 100t. Any recommendations?


Thanks!
Prestige Pro, 95sq.in, 16/19, 315g, 315mm


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tariqsaleem

New User
Will do. I have the option to demo this and the newer 100x 305g. Have you tried that racket?
No i haven't. One thing I'd suggest is to sting the phantom pro 100 at low tension. I was coming from a pure aero at 60 and i struggled with this racket. But the minute i set the tension to 45 and added some lead it played very well.

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stringtheory

New User
Definitely try the phantom 97p. They are super comfortable and very spinny, love to rally and have casual hits with them but just not enough put away power for me to play matches
 
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