The most comfortable racket you've played with?

TennisProdigy

Professional
My racquet history is something like prince triple threat > babolat pure drive > prince speedport red > yonex 93 sq in > a few random frames > babolat pure storm tour plus to my current frame = Yonex Duel G 97 330 g

Got a bit more “easy” power and spin from the PST but the yonex is the most solid and comfortable racquet I’ve ever swung. For some reason i could never dial in volleys on the PST, yonex volleys come with ease too...
 

25-TENNIS

New User
I demo'ed the DR98 and i found it to be extremely confortable.
If i hadn't got my hands on a couple of PT57A's, it would probably be my racquet now.
Yes and many people say it gives you much power and also control.
I think this is a good racket for me.
 

Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
No retired both the EXO3 and the Tour 100, both absolute heaven on elbows (better than PK 5G and Volkl V1 Classic, both of which I own) but too low powered for my game. If your TE is aggravated by Prince port frames, you need to rest the elbow!
IMHO it is the racquet not just the ports. Recall demoing an O3 Red & Blue BITD. My elbow lasted 20 minutes before it begged, pleaded for my Bumblebee. Even had a lil twinge from an EXO3 Graphite mid.
 

25-TENNIS

New User
Does someone know if the Yonex Ezone 98 (285) play the same as the DR98 (285)? Is the Ezone as armfriendly as the DR?
 
Donnay hexacore allwood. That 50 Ra is no joke; even with a demo poly that was probably more dead than the dodo it felt like I could absorb 100 mph serves with practically no impact shock to the arm.


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mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
So many nice feeling rackets, but I would also choose the 93P. It has substantial weight for stability and plow through, but it’s so easy to swing that I don’t notice the weight and rarely ever mishit using it. I think the mishits hurt the arms the most, regardless of the flex rating. I’ve had tennis elbow from mishitting with the Yonex Tour G 330 and incorrectly modded TFight 315 LTD 18x20 a while back.
 

Mark-Touch

Professional
So many nice feeling rackets, but I would also choose the 93P. It has substantial weight for stability and plow through, but it’s so easy to swing that I don’t notice the weight and rarely ever mishit using it. I think the mishits hurt the arms the most, regardless of the flex rating. I’ve had tennis elbow from mishitting with the Yonex Tour G 330 and incorrectly modded TFight 315 LTD 18x20 a while back.
Hey what happened?
You jumped ship in such a short time!

"I would have to say the Ultra Tour is by far the most comfortable & the best feeling racket I’ve hit with."
 
Hey what happened?
You jumped ship in such a short time!

"I would have to say the Ultra Tour is by far the most comfortable & the best feeling racket I’ve hit with."
Careful - this is a judgement-free zone for the afflicted.. I’ll switch racquets 8 times before even starting the first set. ‍:unsure::unsure:
 

recsoares

Rookie
Today I played with most flexy frame in 30 years playing tennis!!!

-PRINCE GRAPHITE PRO 90(from 1986!)
If fact the “90” seems more a 93 because it’s very wide for range advertised...
Surely this RA is below 50s!

From the “modern” frames,Prince Phantom 100,TT100p and all Angell range.


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mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
Hey what happened?
You jumped ship in such a short time!

"I would have to say the Ultra Tour is by far the most comfortable & the best feeling racket I’ve hit with."
I still play with the Ultra Tour. It feels great, but overall, the 93P is more of a complete frame that doesn't need any modification. They both feel awesome, but if I had to choose one to hit with, it will be the 93P.
 

Mark-Touch

Professional
I still play with the Ultra Tour. It feels great, but overall, the 93P is more of a complete frame that doesn't need any modification. They both feel awesome, but if I had to choose one to hit with, it will be the 93P.
Checking the specs carefully for the 93P.
I see it has a strung weight of 346g.

I started this whole search for the holy racket replacement, to replace my Max 200G, simply because I was looking for a lighter stick.
I have a few 200G's and my lightest is 345g.

Apart from a possibly thinner frame, and larger head, I don't see any advantage I might gain from switching to a 93P from my 200G?
Thoughts on that?
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
Checking the specs carefully for the 93P.
I see it has a strung weight of 346g.

I started this whole search for the holy racket replacement, to replace my Max 200G, simply because I was looking for a lighter stick.
I have a few 200G's and my lightest is 345g.

Apart from a possibly thinner frame, and larger head, I don't see any advantage I might gain from switching to a 93P from my 200G?
Thoughts on that?
My main stick was the Pro Staff Midsize (*aka St. Vincent) in the 80’s and am a fan of the best sticks (*Prestige Pro, Prince Graphite & Max200G) from that era. I probably hit my hardest shots with the 200G. It’s an awesome stick. That said, the 93P can mostly do what 200G can do but is so much easier to use. That’s probably the best thing about the 93P. It is just really easy to use, especially if you like playing with midsize frames. I currently rotate the 93P along with the Ultra Tour and the 97S (*the last version) and do not notice the headsize differences. The 93P is noticeably easier to swing.

The 93P really is a fun stick. You should at least demo. One thing, though, is that everyone seems to love it with the thin poly at super low tension. I strung mine once at 50lbs with the Volkl Cyclone 17G and currently strung it with the 18G RPM Blast @ 48 pounds. I am more of a flat drive hitter and much prefer the control and feel of the 17G at 50 lbs. The 18G at 48lbs feels too powerful right now. If you apply heavy topspin on your strokes, you might want to demo the 93P with low tension poly, and if you are a flat hitter, you might want to demo one that is strung a bit tighter.
 

Mark-Touch

Professional
... I currently rotate the 93P along with the Ultra Tour and the 97S (*the last version) and do not notice the headsize differences. The 93P is noticeably easier to swing.

The 93P really is a fun stick. You should at least demo. One thing, though, is that everyone seems to love it with the thin poly at super low tension. I strung mine once at 50lbs with the Volkl Cyclone 17G and currently strung it with the 18G RPM Blast @ 48 pounds. I am more of a flat drive hitter and much prefer the control and feel of the 17G at 50 lbs. The 18G at 48lbs feels too powerful right now. If you apply heavy topspin on your strokes, you might want to demo the 93P with low tension poly, and if you are a flat hitter, you might want to demo one that is strung a bit tighter.
Thanks for the feedback mhk!
It seems we have very similar tastes in rackets (Max 200G, Ultra Tour, etc.)

I just demoed the Wilson Ultra Tour on Wed and have already ordered one! It will be ready for pickup next Tuesday.
You've sold me on the 93P! :)
If I can demo one I will, if not I may just buy it untried. But... the Wilson Clash is due out anytime now.
It's supposed to be very low RA, ~50.

I might have to compare the two? 93P and Clash?
Do you know anything about the Clash?

BTW, I don't put a lot of spin of my shots right now, so around 50 lbs might do (93P).
I ordered Bab. VS Touch 16 mains @50 and Luxilon Element 16L (1.25) crosses @48 for my Ultra Tour.
 

siata94

Rookie
having had TE... I've had/have:
Volkl C10
PK 5g, 7g
Prince EXO Tour 16x18
Fischer Pro #1 98

I play with Fischer Pro#1 105.
The Fischer Mag Speed Tour is nearly identical to the 105 to me but in 100sqin, but only have 1 of those.
 
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Mark-Touch

Professional
...The 93P really is a fun stick. You should at least demo. One thing, though, is that everyone seems to love it with the thin poly at super low tension. I strung mine once at 50lbs with the Volkl Cyclone 17G and currently strung it with the 18G RPM Blast @ 48 pounds. I am more of a flat drive hitter and much prefer the control and feel of the 17G at 50 lbs. The 18G at 48lbs feels too powerful right now. If you apply heavy topspin on your strokes, you might want to demo the 93P with low tension poly, and if you are a flat hitter, you might want to demo one that is strung a bit tighter.
Well today was the BIG day!

Last Wed I had demo'ed a Wilson Ultra Tour at my club and was immediately sold on it (I need to find out what strings/tension it has).
I ordered one the next day for pickup in Toronto.

Picked it up this past Tuesday and also took a Prince 93P to demo.

And today I finally got to play with them and compare to the other rackets in my bag.
Since going on my Magical Mystery Tour ride that began last summer, the Utra Tour has been the best fit for me.

The 93P was certainly nice. I am going to give them both another shootout on Monday.
The 93P demo is strung with Hawk Touch 17 @ 47 lbs.
My Ultra Tour is strung with Bab VS Touch Gut 16 mains @ 50 and Luxilon Element 16L crosses @48.

I think I might even bring my Max 200G with me on Monday, just for fun.
I deliberately haven't played with it since last summer.
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
Well today was the BIG day!

Last Wed I had demo'ed a Wilson Ultra Tour at my club and was immediately sold on it (I need to find out what strings/tension it has).
I ordered one the next day for pickup in Toronto.

Picked it up this past Tuesday and also took a Prince 93P to demo.

And today I finally got to play with them and compare to the other rackets in my bag.
Since going on my Magical Mystery Tour ride that began last summer, the Utra Tour has been the best fit for me.

The 93P was certainly nice. I am going to give them both another shootout on Monday.
The 93P demo is strung with Hawk Touch 17 @ 47 lbs.
My Ultra Tour is strung with Bab VS Touch Gut 16 mains @ 50 and Luxilon Element 16L crosses @48.

I think I might even bring my Max 200G with me on Monday, just for fun.
I deliberately haven't played with it since last summer.
Sounds fun! Honestly, it's a great time to be a racketaholic. So many awesome frames. Wish my body could take more hours of tennis.
 

Mark-Touch

Professional
Well today I got to try out my Prince 93P demo once again.

Rackets in my bag today for comparison in order of play:
1, Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Plus
2. Wilson Ultra Tour
3. Prince 93P
4. Dunlop Max 200G

Half hour each racket.
I hadn't played with my 200G since last summer, when I went on my journey to find a replacement for it.

Rackets 1 and 2 are fairly similar in feel and play.
Rackets 3 and 4 are fairly similar in feel and play.

But there are definite differences that show up.

I give a slight edge to the Ultra Tour over the 200 Plus.
And this is without having added any weights to the Ultra yet!
So the 200 Plus weighed 329 with a leather grip + overgrip.
The Ultra Tour weighed 322 with stock grip + overgrip.

I think when I beef up the Ultra a bit it will have more power, which is lacking a bit now.
But touch/control/comfort is there.

I really wanted the Prince 93P to be a winner for me. But in the end, it just wasn't to be.
More power, control, feel and comfort with the Max 200G.

So after trying out more than a dozen rackets since last summer, here's the outcome so far:

1. Dunlop Max 200G
2. Wilson Ultra Tour
3. Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Plus
4. Wilson Triad XP5

BTW, anyone trying out the Triad XP5, which is a solid racket (power, control, comfort)
should add weight to the handle and hoop.
Stock is below 300g. I have mine up now to 325g. and it plays much better at this weight.
 

Dartagnan64

Legend
I still play with the Ultra Tour. It feels great, but overall, the 93P is more of a complete frame that doesn't need any modification. They both feel awesome, but if I had to choose one to hit with, it will be the 93P.
Hit with a fellow using the Ultra Tour and we swapped rackets for a game. Nice frame, seems similar to the 93P especially for control but it didn't have the plow or oomph. Likely a little bit of lead would change that. In the end i walked away feeling it just felt like a bit cheaper version of the 93P (even though its a pricier racket).
 
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