Need a power racquet that is arm friendly

sharona1973

New User
Okay...feel free to delete this thread if it has been repeated too much. I've asked before and gotten some good responses but can't seem to really find a racquet that is both powerful (provides power or pop) and that is flexible. It seems like most of the powerful racquets usually are light and head heavy...am I wrong? Seems like the arm friendly racquets don't come with a lot of power?

So far the racquets that have been mentioned are the Dunlop 300G and the Prokennex Kinetic 5G....are there no recent racquets that fit the bill?

Thanks!
 

NoBadMojo

G.O.A.T.
the Dunlop 300g isnt a powerful racquet. The frames I use <Volkl Tour10MP-VE> are a unique combo of power and flexibility and respond well at alot of diff tensions and with a variety of strings. If the swingweight agrees with you, take one out for a spin. It's a very nice ride, and very comfortable.
 

Zverev

Professional
Flex will reduce power, but bigger head will add some power.

Big headed flexy frames are available from Prince and Head (Radical Oversize).
Or what about, say, 7g, next up from ProKennex? Should be more power, and still with Kinetic technology...
 

goober

Legend
try one fo the following

LM Instinct
LM Radical OS
Prokennex 15 PSE (way more power than the 5g and I have one for sale:) )
300g OS not the mp version
Vokl Cat 6 or 7
Fischer GDS Rally
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Don't overlook Yonex racquets. Own the Head LM Instinct Tour XL and Volkl CAT 6, both get their power from their length, Instinct is a bit flexible. Yonex SRQ-500 the racquet you are looking for.
 

nggeoff03

New User
It should be a Wilson n3 with the iso-zorb but too expensive. I am using a n5 midplus also with iso-zorb and it works well.
 

lanky

Rookie
Easy -if you want power with some comfort has to be PK15G PSE .Keeping the ball in court could be a problem but serving and power shots-amazing
 

flatpick

Rookie
I use a very flexible frame to avoid a recurrence of TE. In order to boost the power I have it strung with gut at 52 lbs. The softness of the gut together with the low tension not only increase the power, they are also easy on the elbow.
 
I'm using the Ki 15 PSE now but I'm not certain it's as arm friendly as it's said to be. It's got a fairly high stiffness rating that the buckshot inside may not fully overcome -- I've had some elbow twinges that I never had with a POG or Volkl. Tour 10 VE-MP gets my vote for power stick that will be gentle on the arm.
 
Try The New Ki-10.

sharona1973 said:
Okay...feel free to delete this thread if it has been repeated too much. I've asked before and gotten some good responses but can't seem to really find a racquet that is both powerful (provides power or pop) and that is flexible. It seems like most of the powerful racquets usually are light and head heavy...am I wrong? Seems like the arm friendly racquets don't come with a lot of power?

So far the racquets that have been mentioned are the Dunlop 300G and the Prokennex Kinetic 5G....are there no recent racquets that fit the bill?

Thanks!

The Ki-10 has a stiffness rating of 66, so there's a lot more power than say a Ki-5 or 5G from PK. You might think of it as an "arm friendly pure drive light" as it's 1/2 oz. lighter than a pure drive and 3 pts. less stiff. Also a KI-10 Pro Special Edition (PSE) that's available. 1/2 oz heavier (unstrung weight) than a pure drive and 63 RA. good combo of power and control.

donnielprokennex
 

drak

Hall of Fame
Cat 8 V-engine has good controllable pop, nice flex, very easy on the arms as well. Oh yeah - plays great as well.

Drak
 

bee

Semi-Pro
Head LM Prestige Mid strung with Klip Legend natural gut uncoated at 56# with Babolat string savers. Very flexible and quite powerful. Excellent control. Spin can be produced with good technique. This is a pretty heavy racquet, but if you have good upper body strength it's excellent. Best serving racquet I've ever played with. Better than the Head Classics IMO.
 

goober

Legend
bee said:
Head LM Prestige Mid strung with Klip Legend natural gut uncoated at 56# with Babolat string savers. Very flexible and quite powerful. Excellent control. Spin can be produced with good technique. This is a pretty heavy racquet, but if you have good upper body strength it's excellent. Best serving racquet I've ever played with. Better than the Head Classics IMO.


Uh I think that most people would consider a LM Pretige Mid to be a low powered racquet even strung with gut at lower tension.
 
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