Whippy Players Frames?

2kay

New User
Does anybody know any prominent racquets that would meet the above description? I'm looking for something that qualifies as a control/player frame but that still comes around quickly and isn't too heavy (ideally < 320g). Thanks!
 

Rentege

New User
Extreme Tour was my first thought. I suppose some might not consider it a player’s frame though. Certainly way more controlled than you’d expect an Extreme to be.
 

esgee48

Legend
Use racquetfinder.com and enter 98 in² and 11.3 oz. Whippy implies a degree of head lightness which none of the big makers' candidates really meet. Most are more towards even balance. The XT Radical MP is 6 pts HL as is the Beast O3 98.
 

HitMoreBHs

Semi-Pro
Yonex Vcore Pro 97 (310)
Head Size:97 in² / 626 cm²
Length:27in / 68,5cm
Strung Weight:326g / 11,5oz
Unstrung Weight:310g/10,9oz
Balance:31,98cm / 7 pts HL
Unstrung Balance:31cm/10 pts HL
Swingweight:318
Stiffness:64
Beam Width:20mm / 20mm / 20mm

Also Dunlop CX200 (305) with added butt weight, ProStaff 97 or Prince Phantom 100X (320).
There’s not that many players sticks of unstrung sub-320g weight with 10+ points headlight (BP < 31cm).
 
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Ryebread

Semi-Pro
agree with the suggestions so far to check out these two:

both 16x19

Extreme Tour 360+, excellent access to spin, not very much easy power.
My notes: 318 grams with an OG and 16G, 32.5CM! very whippy.

Radical MP 360+, if you want a easier depth/power, but it's still a control frame. little more dense in the middle, so less spin, greater directional control.
My notes: 319 grams with an OG and 19G and rubber band dampener, 32.8CM decent whip

could always put a couple grams under the door, to make it more whippy.
3 grams = 1 pt HL.

and for the tour, if you were to use lighter gauge strings, you would be < 32CM for SURE.
for example 1.25 -> 1.15 = 4 grams less, typically. so you could easily reach epic whip with the tour and an 18L
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
agree with the suggestions so far to check out these two:

both 16x19

Extreme Tour 360+, excellent access to spin, not very much easy power.
My notes: 318 grams with an OG and 16G, 32.5CM! very whippy.

Radical MP 360+, if you want a easier depth/power, but it's still a control frame. little more dense in the middle, so less spin, greater directional control.
My notes: 319 grams with an OG and 19G and rubber band dampener, 32.8CM decent whip

could always put a couple grams under the door, to make it more whippy.
3 grams = 1 pt HL.

and for the tour, if you were to use lighter gauge strings, you would be < 32CM for SURE.
for example 1.25 -> 1.15 = 4 grams less, typically. so you could easily reach epic whip with the tour and an 18L
Is the Extreme Tour really not powerful? Shows CPI 500 on Head's literature vs say 200 for Prestige MP and Gravity Pro
 

Lorenn

Semi-Pro
Does anybody know any prominent racquets that would meet the above description? I'm looking for something that qualifies as a control/player frame but that still comes around quickly and isn't too heavy (ideally < 320g). Thanks!
Not sure it reaches the maneuverability you require, but my first thought...Head Graphene 360+ Prestige Midplus..

Other end Gravity Pro...

Head Graphene 360+ Prestige Midplus would be my choice.

Other optiosn Yonex Vcore 98, Yonex Vcore pro 97HD
 
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CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
Not sure it reaches the maneuverability you require, but my first thought...Head Graphene 360+ Prestige Midplus.. Speed Pro...

Other end Gravity Pro...

Head Graphene 360+ Prestige Midplus would be my choice.

Other optiosn Yonex Vcore 98, Yonex Vcore pro 97
Speed Pro is not maneuverable, it is on paper but did not feel nearly as whippy as my Prestige MP. Prestige MP is good if you add a leather grip but not that whippy in stock form.
 

Lorenn

Semi-Pro
Basically rethinking my short list...assuming you want 97-98 inch frame. If you are ok with a smaller headsize that would be a different list.
Head Prestige Midplus 360+ (320 unstrung)
Head Radical Pro 360+ (310 unstrung)

Yonex Vcore Pro 97HD (320 Grams)
 
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Ryebread

Semi-Pro
What can you compare it to power/maneuverability wise from your demo list that you've tried?
Prostaff v7 I guess

but it’s truly unique

Extreme Tour 360+

pros:
control
control
control
solid spin access
very headlight
crisp but comfy

cons: unimpressive plow and stability.
 

Bender

G.O.A.T.
Strike Tour? Maybe the Vcore Pros
I don't think you even need the Tour version; the standard Strike with a few grams lead in the head at 12 and/or in the handle would be enough.

When I got mine from TW I asked for three frames that were on-spec with lead tape at 12 to bring the SW up to 340 (no added weight in the handle).

This resulted in a relatively polarised frame that was light on the scales yet difficult to start swinging, but would whip around my shoulder violently once it did get going. I think it's around 330 g strung but I can't remember.
 

JLub

New User
Vcore pro 100 would be good if u are fine with 100sq inch heads, super underrated racquet. Otherwise extreme tour is just as good
 

stephenclown

Professional
Prince Phantom O3 100/100x, nothing is close to its whip in a players stick. It swings much lighter than its specs and has great control. Ports enable it to take lead well, just picked one up myself. Also the 97P is quite whippy. 16-20mm beam cuts through the air.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
What do you mean by whippy? Light and low swing weight? Maneuverable? Lots of flex in the throat?

You just need to look at the players frames specs and pick ones that have low SW, 95-98" frame size, Oports, 7-9 points HL balance etc. Those will be your whippy ones.
 

Chezbeeno

Professional
A Prestige would fit the bill, but there are good options out there for head-light control-oriented frames that are <320. Blades are an excellent option, Speed Pro, Gravity Tour, Radical Pro. Outside of Wilson and Head I'm not quite as familiar with what's out there, but I would definitely encourage OP to look at some "lighter" frames too.
 
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