Which of these racquets Lack a Solid Feel?


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I'm trying to narrow down a demo list and one of the more important features of a racquet (along with spin and power) is a "solid" feel, especially on groundstrokes.

Which of the following racquets, in stock form, lack a "solid" feel on groundies?

Babolat Pure Drive Roddick 2012
Babolat Pure Drive 2012
Babolat AeroPro Drive GT
Babolat AeroStorm Tour GT
Donnay Pro One
Donnay Formula 100
Dunlop Biomimetic 400 Tour
Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Lite
Head YouTek IG Extreme Pro
Volkl Organix 8 (315)
Wilson BLX Juice 100
Yonex Ezone Xi98

From what I've read recently: the 400 Tour, the 200 Lite, and the Juice 100 require lead tape in order to make them feel solid.

Currently rotating racquets between my Dunlop AG 4D 200 Tour, Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Cortex, and Babolat Pure Drive Cortex.

Thanks for any and all input.



The J100 feels "solid," just not "stable" in stock form. It doesn't transmit a whole lot of vibration and doesn't feel like it has lots of microscopic cracks in it. That's what "solid" means to me. I don't think the AeroPro and Aero Storm series feel "solid." To me, they feel "hollow," but I still love them. That said, they do feel "stable," especially the ASTGT because of its heft. The 2012 Pure Drives feel "solid" but not "stable." Strangely, their ancestors, the PDGTs felt "stable," but not "solid." The X8 315 is both. So is the Xi 98, but its stiff hoop is an arm killer.