Racquet Change Advice.

Scotmcdj

New User
Currently playing with a Prince Precision Response Ti. It is absolutely suited to my game (slice/dice, serve volley etc) but at times it does feel heavy for me (prob approx 340g strung with over grips and vibration dampener).


Any recommendations for a slightly lighter frame (310 g ish unstrung) that plays similar to the mighty Prince PRTi? Probably a big ask

BTW, I’m 45 M playing to a top club team/vets county standard in the UK so looking for a players frame.

Thanks
 

Hit 'em clean

Semi-Pro
Speed Pro 360+, Gravity Pro, Diadem Elevate 98 Tour are all options that are close in spec, but a little lighter. Speed Pro is right at 310g with same swing weight. All are very good...
 

BPlain

Rookie
The PK Q+Tour 315 could be a good fit although it's a 16x19 pattern. If that's too heavy as well, they also have 300g model that TWE carries. If you wanted to stick to 16x20 but lighter, the new Yonex VC95 or VC98 comes to mind but not sure that's as close for serve volley and slice/dice. PK also has 16x20 model you could look at as well.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Currently playing with a Prince Precision Response Ti. It is absolutely suited to my game (slice/dice, serve volley etc) but at times it does feel heavy for me (prob approx 340g strung with over grips and vibration dampener).


Any recommendations for a slightly lighter frame (310 g ish unstrung) that plays similar to the mighty Prince PRTi? Probably a big ask

BTW, I’m 45 M playing to a top club team/vets county standard in the UK so looking for a players frame.

Thanks
I play a game that sounds similar to yours - grew up playing lots of serve and volley on grass and now I'm an all-courter making routine trips to the net. My racquets are more old-school hefty than what's popular these days and I've had zero success with trying to lighten up my gear. The 2015 Blade 98, Head LM Radical (plus some lead tape), along with a couple other samplings didn't work out.

I have two models of Volkls in my bag; their C10 and Organix 10 325g. Both have weight added to their handles and the O10's also have some lead on their hoops. These are 12.5-12.7 oz. with significant HL balance and they help me slice like a ninja.

The ProKennex Q+ Tour 315g looks like something that I could perhaps tune into a layout that works for me, but I know that it wouldn't be a good fit in its stock form. If I had to switch into a different racquet today, I'd probably go with a Head Prestige mp and be ready to add lead to the handle and perhaps also the hoop.

Two other possibilities are the Prince Phantom 97 (potentially the same grip profile!) and Dunlop CX 200 Tour. Yonex has some of the best quality control going these days and they have a pretty big menu that could also be worth a look - maybe the EZones and V-Cores.
 
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