Ideal racquet for me

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  1. Magwitch

    Magwitch Regular Member

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    I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which involves widespread muscle pain and poor recovery from exercise. Because of this I'm looking at getting the racquet which would allow me to save the most energy. I'm not at too high a level. I think the best racquet for me might be one not normally considered appropriate for my skill level. If the racquet allows me to play a lot more then I'd improve faster than I would with another racquet which allowed me to play a lot less. Interested in your suggestions.
     
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    BS12, Arc10, Arc11, Duo10, AX77, AX88S
     
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    Get a racket that is less stiff than your current racket.
    Idk about your sickness, but when im quite exhausted after few hard games & my lower level friend ask me to play with, i will use my old Lining racket which is much flex. Dont expect me throwing rocket with this but with just lazy swing i could do any shot effortless.
     
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    Hello friend,

    Very sorry to hear about your diagnosis. With respect to previous recommendations in the thread, I’m not sure if any of the rackets mentioned were designed with someone in your condition in mind, but I think there may still be a good option available, the Yonex Nanoray GlanZ (NR-GZ). It’s one of the most popular rackets among senior players who share your symptoms as far as muscle pain and recovery.

    It has an extra-wide frame that expands the sweet spot and is intended to be the most forgiving racket on the market. The benefit is ease of play, the cost is less concentrated power on impact. The frame is paired with a slim high-flex shaft designed to allow the player to whip the head through the contact zone with less physical exertion. The cost is a lower power ceiling. The overall balance is head-light with a recommended string tension of 17-22lbs.

    Basically, everything about this racket is designed to be as comfortable and easy to use as possible. It’s light in the hand, exceptionally forgiving, and has enough spring for easy clears when strung within the recommended tension range. Bear in mind that this is a made in Japan racket that carries a made in Japan price tag, but if you’re looking for something that will help conserve energy, this is the best I’ve heard of.

    Cheers and best of luck in your recovery!

    Full disclaimer: I haven’t used this racket personally, but thought it would still be worth recommending based on word of mouth and reviews from other players.
     
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