RF 97 is nice but is quite stiff.IMO.I think the 100 tour and the 98 are not to light. What is to light? For 95% of tennis club players it's not to light. For the better/high level players there is also a 97RFA.
The ultra tour is also platform racket. Weighs even less than the Clash Tour.
When something is not for you it does not mean it's trash.....
they always are,,Be a paint job for sure!
No but the PD was and is ubiquitous in the ladies 3.0-3.5 crowd. Like every second racquet.And nobody beyond 3.0 ladies plays the Pure Drive, right?
Maybe try deadest poly you can find? Think Michelle and Chris like using dead poly in their racquet.I put mine up for sale but as there doesn’t seem to be any interest I may keep them for social doubles as they are great for serving and volleying and the most arm friendly I have ever played with. However I haven’t found a string set up that would allow me to play competitive singles or higher level doubles with any confidence. They only work for me if I play full out attacking top spin shots and time the shot perfectly, anything else could go anywhere.
Still on the lookout for a controllable racket to give me a bit more pop than my PK Q5 (315) which is comfortable but feels dead.
I think they are.. head.gravity is a new line, thats more flexible and comes in 18/20 and/or 16/20I think the Clash is a good idea and hope more manufacturers build more flexible, comfortable frames as a result.
agree with using polys,, thicker or higher tension would work for meMaybe try deadest poly you can find? Think Michelle and Chris like using dead poly in their racquet.
Considering bad players like Fognini, Pliskova, Anisimova, Goerges, Kenin, Muguruza and many Top D1 men play with PD, I can't imagine how much better you are since you use a 93" racket.No but the PD was and is ubiquitous in the ladies 3.0-3.5 crowd. Like every second racquet.
Good players can play with any stick. Bad players tend to play best with easy mode sticks and the PD and Clash kind of fit that mold.
Clearly not getting my point.Considering bad players like Fognini, Pliskova, Anisimova, Goerges, Kenin, Muguruza and many Top D1 men play with PD, I can't imagine how much better you are since you use a 93" racket.
Good pointsAfter hitting with the clash 100 for 2 months as my primary racquet and now adding the 98 to the mix, I’d offer the following thoughts:
1. I’ve never hit with a racquet series where the power difference is so pronounced between full gut and fully poly.
2. I can see why so many gut and multi users like it so much...you get the power of an OS with the maneuverability of a mid plus.
3. I can get more control by stringing the clashes with polys at higher tensions (55+ lbs). You will still need to add a good amount of spin to keep the ball in and you may only get a few hours before the strings break, but it works well for me (mid level 4.0). I absolutely could not get enough control at the lower tensions Wilson recommends.
4. You get used to the “noodle-y” feel and after a while don’t even notice it.
5. Although many of the early YouTube reviewers have found the 98 unstable at net, I find it more stable and precise at net than the clash 100. But again, I think the higher than most poly tension helps.