Your RA

Which is the RA on your current main frame?


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t_pac

Rookie
63ra in my PK Q Tours give a great balance of power and comfort. Love the feel of my lower RA sticks (Phantom, K7s) but it's just that little bit harder to really dictate play with them.
 

weelie

Semi-Pro
63 appears to be the perfect number, then. I never actually had mine measured. Played it already a couple of years, might be softer than than stated, who knows. Does not hurt when I hit, my kinda of RA.
 

speedysteve

Legend
52 - Prince EXO3 Tour 100 16x18 (comfort rating 86)

Or (more comfortable still)

69 - Völkl V1 Organix Pro 100 16x19 (Comfort rating 90). Has handle / shock damping tech..

Go figure..
 
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TagUrIt

Professional
What’s Ra

Racket Stiffness
The stiffness is measured in RA, and most rackets fall between 55 and 72 on the scale. RA simply stands for stiffness rating. It is measured by placing a specific amount of weight on a lever, which bends the frame.


I use a Wilson Clash Tour, setting a very high bar at 55.
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
Racket Stiffness
The stiffness is measured in RA, and most rackets fall between 55 and 72 on the scale. RA simply stands for stiffness rating. It is measured by placing a specific amount of weight on a lever, which bends the frame.


I use a Wilson Clash Tour, setting a very high bar at 55.
Cheers
Use RF97 which seems to be a 68 then.
 

Kevo

Legend
I unfortunately couldn't place a vote. My Rossignol F230 is somewhere on the order of 45. I haven't tested my frames specifically, but from the measurements I've seen that people have taken on the F230 and how it feels compared to other frames I'd say that's pretty close. Love the flexy feel and I plan to stick to frames in the 40ish range for the foreseeable future.
 

Estirpe Divina

New User
I unfortunately couldn't place a vote. My Rossignol F230 is somewhere on the order of 45. I haven't tested my frames specifically, but from the measurements I've seen that people have taken on the F230 and how it feels compared to other frames I'd say that's pretty close. Love the flexy feel and I plan to stick to frames in the 40ish range for the foreseeable future.
I wasn't aware of raquets that were that flexible.Sorry for that fellow poster.
 

Kevo

Legend
I wasn't aware of raquets that were that flexible.Sorry for that fellow poster.
I hadn't hit with anything like it other than the old style wood frames until a bit over a year ago. I didn't realize a graphite and fiberglass frame could be that flexible. I just missed these frames when I was starting to play in middle and high school. Wish I would have started with them then. My middle school coach had a PK Bronze Ace and one of the kids on the high school team who graduated the year I started had a Rossignol. I never hit with either of them so I had no idea what I was missing.
 

Estirpe Divina

New User
I hadn't hit with anything like it other than the old style wood frames until a bit over a year ago. I didn't realize a graphite and fiberglass frame could be that flexible. I just missed these frames when I was starting to play in middle and high school. Wish I would have started with them then. My middle school coach had a PK Bronze Ace and one of the kids on the high school team who graduated the year I started had a Rossignol. I never hit with either of them so I had no idea what I was missing.
Bringing back memories.Nice, thanks for sharing with us.
 

Estirpe Divina

New User
That's interesting considering there was pretty much nothing on the market below 60RA in the past 10 years before the Clash
If I'm not wrong Phantom line from Prince is quite flexy on several models.But yeah light and stiff are the norm say the last 15 years.
 

kramer woodie

Professional
The racquets I have used for the last seven (7) years have all been in the 68 to 70 RA range. I should add when strung with full poly, I string mains at
37 pounds/ crosses at 35 pounds. When using a natural gut/poly hybrid, the gut main at 53 to 55 and the poly crosses at a nine (9) pound lower tension.

I should also mention I use a 4-1/2" grip with an over grip which raises grip to almost, but not quite 4-5/8". I have played tennis since 1961 and I am 73 years old. The only thing causing me any problems is these D*mm old legs just don't move as fast anymore.

Shalom
 

BlueB

Legend
That's interesting considering there was pretty much nothing on the market below 60RA in the past 10 years before the Clash
Older Blade 104, Redondo, Technifibre LTD, Pure Storm Tour, Microgel Rad, EXO3 Tour, some of the Phantoms...

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speedysteve

Legend
That's interesting considering there was pretty much nothing on the market below 60RA in the past 10 years before the Clash
Prince EXO3 Tour 100 RA 52 - David Ferrer and others used it and or the O3 that preceded it. Granollers still uses the O3.
Others use later Prince models and some are pretty flexible.
 
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