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  • #59853 Reply

    Pierre

    Hello,
    I have played during >20 years with the Wilson 6.1 and Wilson 95 series and now I guess because of age tennis elbow has become an important issue. I already changed my strings to be more arm friendly however this is not enough. I play 4-5 times a week and the issue is now recurrent. Time for me to use another, more arm friendly, racket than the Wilson 95. I would appreciate any advice you may have in that context. Some say that the Wilson 97S may be a good choice.
    Many thanks,
    Pierre

    #59998 Reply

    danny

    As a Teaching Pro as well as a racquet technician, my level of experience being 30 years, I can attest that the Head Ti Radical OS (Oversize-107 sq in); Andre Agassi racquet cured more arm & shoulder related injuries than I can ever count.

    Strung at the low end of Mfg Rec, 55lbs with “soft” poly/co-poly or multifilament string (Head Rip control was engineered for this racquet) also very important.

    danny

    #59983 Reply

    Carlos Contreras

    Hi, I’m using a Pure Drive (2012) and thinking about the Prince Textreme Warrior 100 (http://www.tennisexpress.com/prince-textreme-warrior-100-tennis-racquet-49128). Can you tell me something about it?

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    Lucien the Prince the more open the string pattern the more the strings will move in general, but the open string pattern helps the racquet play more flexible and also makes it easier to generate spin.

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    Lucien the Prince the more open the string pattern the more the strings will move in general, but the open string pattern helps the racquet play more flexible and also makes it easier to generate spin.

    #59505 Reply

    Lucian T.

    Hello Thomas,
    I have a big issue, please help.
    I am currently playing with a Prince Tour 100 (16×18), strung usually with Wilson NXT at 26. I like a lot how the racquet is playing and is really soft on my arm. The only issue is that due to the open pattern of the racquet, the strings are moving towards all sides and I always have to re-arrange them every time after couple of points. What type of string do you suggest me to use? I am sceptical about stringing with polys. What do you say?
    Second, do you think with Prince Tour 100p will I have the same issues?
    Thank you for your help and advice.
    Lucian

    #59492 Reply

    Fabiao

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    #59477 Reply
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    Fabio,
    The Prince Tour Pro 100 seems to be the older version of the PRINCE Tour 100 16X18 the specs are almost identical. I removed the word Pro from the one listed on my top 10 list to help avoid confusion.

    #59476 Reply
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    Fabio,
    The Prince Tour Pro 100 seems to be the older version of the PRINCE Tour 100 16X18 the specs are almost identical. I removed the word Pro from the one listed on my top 10 list to help avoid confusion.

    #59462 Reply

    Fabiao

    Thomas simple question is the Prince Tour 100 Pro under your list? There are some general missleading notes on the forum, the name of the racket is on the list but the link take us to a Prince Tour 16×20 or something. Did you experience the 100 Pro ever? Cheers.

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    Fabiao

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    Chris,
    Out of the racquets you mentioned I really like the Wilson Ultra 97, the Wilson Blade 98 and the Yonex Dr 98.
    Tom

    #59348 Reply

    Chris Campbell

    Thomas
    I am nearing the end of a particularly nasty bout of TE. 49 years old and never had TE, despite lengthy junior career and playing in college. I developed TE when I came back too fast. I am currently playing with a BLX Blade 98 strung at 48# with Gamma LiveWire XP. I can play, but with a brace, after a dormant three month hiatus to heal. I am currently demoing racquets. Specifically, I would like your opinion on the following as to their arm friendliness;
    DR98 and 100, Blade98 18×20, TT95, Volkl SG10 320,, Wilson Ultra 97, and Volkl SG8 315.
    Thanks,
    Chris

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    James,
    I agree that elbow friendliness is a combination of all racquet specs and that flex ratings are suspect as different resellers and manufactures often indicate different flex ratings. I am not sure I would buy The Pro Kennex Ionic Ki5 PSE if you cannot at least try it as it will take time to get used to the weight difference. You might want to try the Pro Kennex Kinetic KI Q Tour at 12.2 oz strung

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    Dear Thomas, thanks for running this great site. I’m a 5.0 aggressive baseliner and elbow issues for a few years. I had the aero pro drive but I switched to the Head IG Radical Pro (pre Grahphen) as it is much more flexible. That was an improvement but elbow issues returning lately. Too bad cause I like the feel of the racquet.
    I tried the Head GrapheneXT prestige MP you recommend. I liked it, too soon to tell about the elbow. I’m surprised you recommend it as as per tennis warehouse it’s a bit stiffer and lighter than my radical pro, but I guess it is more head light.
    I like heavy racquets so I was thinking of buying the ProKennex Ionix Ki5 PSE which gets great reviews for being arm friendly, though very heavy. I cannot play test it where I live so it’s a roll of the dice.
    I’m thinking posted stiffness ratings are a bit suspect. I have focused on stiffness when screening racquets but I now suspect elbow friendliness is a combination of all the specs. Thoughts or recommendations for me?

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  • #59853 Reply

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    Hello,
    I have played during >20 years with the Wilson 6.1 and Wilson 95 series and now I guess because of age tennis elbow has become an important issue. I already changed my strings to be more arm friendly however this is not enough. I play 4-5 times a week and the issue is now recurrent. Time for me to use another, more arm friendly, racket than the Wilson 95. I would appreciate any advice you may have in that context. Some say that the Wilson 97S may be a good choice.
    Many thanks,
    Pierre

    #59998 Reply

    danny
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    As a Teaching Pro as well as a racquet technician, my level of experience being 30 years, I can attest that the Head Ti Radical OS (Oversize-107 sq in); Andre Agassi racquet cured more arm & shoulder related injuries than I can ever count.

    Strung at the low end of Mfg Rec, 55lbs with “soft” poly/co-poly or multifilament string (Head Rip control was engineered for this racquet) also very important.

    danny

    #59983 Reply

    Carlos Contreras
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    Hi, I’m using a Pure Drive (2012) and thinking about the Prince Textreme Warrior 100 (http://www.tennisexpress.com/prince-textreme-warrior-100-tennis-racquet-49128). Can you tell me something about it?

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    Lucien the Prince the more open the string pattern the more the strings will move in general, but the open string pattern helps the racquet play more flexible and also makes it easier to generate spin.

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    Lucien the Prince the more open the string pattern the more the strings will move in general, but the open string pattern helps the racquet play more flexible and also makes it easier to generate spin.

    #59505 Reply

    Lucian T.
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    Hello Thomas,
    I have a big issue, please help.
    I am currently playing with a Prince Tour 100 (16×18), strung usually with Wilson NXT at 26. I like a lot how the racquet is playing and is really soft on my arm. The only issue is that due to the open pattern of the racquet, the strings are moving towards all sides and I always have to re-arrange them every time after couple of points. What type of string do you suggest me to use? I am sceptical about stringing with polys. What do you say?
    Second, do you think with Prince Tour 100p will I have the same issues?
    Thank you for your help and advice.
    Lucian

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    Fabiao
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    Fabio,
    The Prince Tour Pro 100 seems to be the older version of the PRINCE Tour 100 16X18 the specs are almost identical. I removed the word Pro from the one listed on my top 10 list to help avoid confusion.

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    Fabio,
    The Prince Tour Pro 100 seems to be the older version of the PRINCE Tour 100 16X18 the specs are almost identical. I removed the word Pro from the one listed on my top 10 list to help avoid confusion.

    #59462 Reply

    Fabiao
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    Thomas simple question is the Prince Tour 100 Pro under your list? There are some general missleading notes on the forum, the name of the racket is on the list but the link take us to a Prince Tour 16×20 or something. Did you experience the 100 Pro ever? Cheers.

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    Chris,
    Out of the racquets you mentioned I really like the Wilson Ultra 97, the Wilson Blade 98 and the Yonex Dr 98.
    Tom

    #59348 Reply

    Chris Campbell
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    Thomas
    I am nearing the end of a particularly nasty bout of TE. 49 years old and never had TE, despite lengthy junior career and playing in college. I developed TE when I came back too fast. I am currently playing with a BLX Blade 98 strung at 48# with Gamma LiveWire XP. I can play, but with a brace, after a dormant three month hiatus to heal. I am currently demoing racquets. Specifically, I would like your opinion on the following as to their arm friendliness;
    DR98 and 100, Blade98 18×20, TT95, Volkl SG10 320,, Wilson Ultra 97, and Volkl SG8 315.
    Thanks,
    Chris

    #59341 Reply
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    James,
    I agree that elbow friendliness is a combination of all racquet specs and that flex ratings are suspect as different resellers and manufactures often indicate different flex ratings. I am not sure I would buy The Pro Kennex Ionic Ki5 PSE if you cannot at least try it as it will take time to get used to the weight difference. You might want to try the Pro Kennex Kinetic KI Q Tour at 12.2 oz strung

    #59333 Reply
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    Dear Thomas, thanks for running this great site. I’m a 5.0 aggressive baseliner and elbow issues for a few years. I had the aero pro drive but I switched to the Head IG Radical Pro (pre Grahphen) as it is much more flexible. That was an improvement but elbow issues returning lately. Too bad cause I like the feel of the racquet.
    I tried the Head GrapheneXT prestige MP you recommend. I liked it, too soon to tell about the elbow. I’m surprised you recommend it as as per tennis warehouse it’s a bit stiffer and lighter than my radical pro, but I guess it is more head light.
    I like heavy racquets so I was thinking of buying the ProKennex Ionix Ki5 PSE which gets great reviews for being arm friendly, though very heavy. I cannot play test it where I live so it’s a roll of the dice.
    I’m thinking posted stiffness ratings are a bit suspect. I have focused on stiffness when screening racquets but I now suspect elbow friendliness is a combination of all the specs. Thoughts or recommendations for me?

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