Most 'Solid' Racquet You've Ever Played With?

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Going waaay back. Wilson Profile 2.7 95. Heavy, solid, easy to swing, no vibration at all. Problem was too much power and strings lasted less than 2-3 hours.
Used the Wilson Profile 3.0 w/18x20 string pattern. Solid and damped. Strings lasted 10 to 15 hrs.
 

martini1

Hall of Fame
What is the most "solid" feeling racquet you have ever played with?

I was looking at my 120+ racquets last night and thinking about the 'hefty' ones I have, which got me thinking about solid feeling racquets (not meaning that a racquet has to have some heft to feel solid).

I think my choice would be the Yonex RD-7. Good heft and a huge feeling sweetspot...the 54 flex (according to the info I found) probably doesn't hurt either.

Looking forward to your picks.

TripleB
Never tried the RD-7 but the Yonex V core tour G 330 is pretty solid.
KPS88 is massively solid, more so than the K90 which vibrates a little bit.

The POG is also very solid.
 
my current racket, The Dunlop 200 AG 4D. I would also say the Prestige Pro
just reading through this thread.

I never liked the AG but the most solid racket I played was the 200G before the AG with the gray throat. Not sure how that model was called but I think it was 2 models before the AG (first it was the gray one, then then black/yellow one then the blue AG -I played all three of them).
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Never tried the RD-7 but the Yonex V core tour G 330 is pretty solid.
KPS88 is massively solid, more so than the K90 which vibrates a little bit.

The POG is also very solid.
The KPS had a bigger sweetspot and you could hit it anywhere, strings or frame, and you wouldn't have shock issues. You could have shock issues with the K90.

Nothing feels more solid than mass.
 

TobyTopspin

Professional
I had a hit with the newest 6.1 95 (18X20) last night with a little lead. Very solid stick. I'm in full demo mode and it's sharing the top spot with the POG 100 right now.

Also the original Monfils Prince Rebel 95 was extremely solid as well.
 

mctennis

Legend
Yes, the old swirly Pure Control. Back then I did not like the huge 98 head. Totally loving it now.

C10 pro was nice, but I felt it lacked stability up top near 10 and 2 o'clock. But that's more me than the frame, haha.

Remember the c10 comp? Amazing stick. So smooth and solid. Really an update to the old Dunlop Max 200G (imf).
Oh yes, the Volkl C10 Comp. I have that one plus I have to add the C10 Pro Tour to this list. I still use both as my main racquets. Very solid and stable.
I agree with you about the C10 Pro ( 98 in head) racquet. I thought it was not as stable as the C10 Comp or the C10 Pro Tour. I got a lot of wobble in the head mostly at the net with the C10 Pro ( 98 in head). Plus some unstable or lack of stability at the baseline with the C10 as well. I liked the C10 Pro Tour so much better. Plus the C10 Comp was being discontinued so I picked up the C10 PT as the replacement.
Nothing, so far, has come close to these two racquets.
 

Sander001

Hall of Fame
Stock: Pro Staff 85 (not the 6.0), demolishes the ball and supremely comfortable even with full poly. The entire stringbed is practically the sweetspot.
Modified: Yonex ti-80 with lots of extra weight added mostly at the throat. Made tennis balls feel like ping-pong balls.
 

mctennis

Legend
Since it appears that there are a few posters who are familiar with the comp series Volkl's, how would you compare the feel and playability of the C-10 Pro (98) to the Comp C-10 mid?

At a glance, the 98 appears to be similar in materials and basic design to the C-10 Comp mid....just a larger string bed. Is this correct?
I know, a late reply. The C10 Pro ( 98 sq in head) does not play as well as the C10 Comp. The C10 Comp is very solid and does have the wobble in the head as I found the C10 Pro has. It may have similar materials but the C10 Comp is a great all court racquet.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Oh yes, the Volkl C10 Comp. I have that one plus I have to add the C10 Pro Tour to this list. I still use both as my main racquets. Very solid and stable.
I agree with you about the C10 Pro ( 98 in head) racquet. I thought it was not as stable as the C10 Comp or the C10 Pro Tour. I got a lot of wobble in the head mostly at the net with the C10 Pro ( 98 in head). Plus some unstable or lack of stability at the baseline with the C10 as well. I liked the C10 Pro Tour so much better. Plus the C10 Comp was being discontinued so I picked up the C10 PT as the replacement.
Nothing, so far, has come close to these two racquets.
Dunno, C7 Comp is sweet. C10PT is almost evenly balanced. Some Major racquets are nice too
 

mrravioli

Semi-Pro
I'm a C10 Pro fan and I find you guys are speaking highly of the C10 Pro Tour. It's almost impossible to get a C10PT here and I wonder would the PB10 mid a good substitute for it?
 

Glennie

New User
For me, the most solid stick was the old Prince Precision Equipe 95 - great racket. A close second was my Tecnifibre TFight 335
 

jrb6060

New User
1) the original Wilson Profile, which had a ridiculous beam width of about 40 mm. If you ever need to hit for distance, this is your racket!

2) the Volkl Tour 8, last made around 2002-03, but luckily I still have 6 of them (2 brand new)
 

smirker

Hall of Fame
1) the original Wilson Profile, which had a ridiculous beam width of about 40 mm. If you ever need to hit for distance, this is your racket!

2) the Volkl Tour 8, last made around 2002-03, but luckily I still have 6 of them (2 brand new)
Lol at no1. Still have mine although it is cracked. a terrible frame with a good name.
 

Tennisist

Semi-Pro
Head Prestige Pro ( both YT and IG )
Slazenger X1 Pro

Volkl C10 Pro Stocks (McEnroe) which were sold at TW. This is a much more solid version of C10.
Head Pro Stock ( much more solid than a regular version -- Prestige Pro )
 

Shroud

G.O.A.T.
PS85 and N6.1 95. These sticks just don't get moved around, and vibrations from framed shots just get completely absorbed. Framed shots also tend to land in due to the momentum these sticks create.
I agree though think the framed shots going in has more to do with the box beam. You can do that with modern rackets that arent flat.
 

mctennis

Legend
Dunno, C7 Comp is sweet. C10PT is almost evenly balanced. Some Major racquets are nice too
I did have some C7 Comps. Great control racquet. Nice red color too. You did have to make sure you can hit the sweet spot on that racquet. If not, horrible shank wherever the ball goes to.
I liked Major as well. I have a Major Bullet Elite. Another nice hitting racquet. Too bad that one is no longer around.
Some great selections Ronaldo.
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
Prince EXO3 Ignite 95. 335g unstrung weight, 69 stiffness. Great singles racquet but sluggish in net rallies -- switched to find one frame I could play for both singles and doubles.
 
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