Discussion in 'Racquets' started by double barrels, Mar 9, 2012.
Are there are good frames with a flex in the mid 50s or lower?
Prince Exo Tour seems to get a lot of love on the boards.
rqis 1 tour
Prince in general.
Babolat Pure Storm LTD, Head Pro Tour 280, Microgel Radical MP
Prince EXO3 Tour & Rebel 95
Also, often overlooked are the following:
Pacific X-Feel Tour (high 50's, but very comfortable nonetheless) and some other Pacific frames of similar stiffness.
Wilson BLX Five, Khamsin Five, Bold.
PK Redondo Heritage Type C 93. The quintisential plush buttery racket.
Check out the Vantage Bastcores. VERY low flex. BC20 is 49 and BC30 is 45.
Dunlop Biomimetic 200-57
Some of racquets have low flex rate but actually very stiff when you play, so you need to demo them.
Prince Exo3 tour is very flexy and comfy but lack of power. I have one. If you think of your arm, you also need to consider multi string with low tension.
I reckon, it's abit too much love. although it is a great frame, only like it with poly, but play too little in the offseason to justify the use of a full bed of poly.
Wilson K Bold is worth a try
I bought a stock Wilson K Bold, which is lightweight and has a flex in the low 50's, and customized it. The Racket is very cheap, and weighted to 11.3 oz., it plays great. I bought 2 for $49 ea. and polar weighted the rackets with added weight in the butt and top of hoop. I'm a 4.5 player and I'm using the KBold as my regular racket now. My playing buddies love the feel of the racket as well.
For a used frame, the Fischer Pro 1 is below 60.
According to TW University data, the BLX Bold is supposed to have a relatively small sweet spot.
Can you comment on the size of the sweet spot on your K Bold?
+1 for Exo Tour, it's a great frame if you can bring your own power
dunlop bio 100, try it..
For real flexy racquets : go for vintages fiberglass racquets, and forget graphite only !
I tried redondo MP and must say I didn't like the balance and behaviour so much.
For me, the Prince Graphite Pro 90 is by far the queen of flexy racquets (lot of fibeglass in it) in terms of comfort, dwell-time (and therefore spin ability) and control. Just maybe a bit heavy for an everyday use, too bad.
I will have a try soon on the ProKennex FiberAce too ! It seems really sweet
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