Too Many Racquets – MRR List

by Jonas Eriksson

I don’t own that many racquets, but I do test new racquets all the time. I simply have too many racquets to choose from.

This situation makes it difficult for me to get really used to one racquet and be confident in time for a tournament match. Let’s take a recent match in the 2020 Malta Open as an example, I used two different racquets in the first set before I settled on one for the second set. I played better, but it was too little too late. To avoid having too many racquets to choose from for a match, I have created a “match-ready-racquet-list” (MRR-list) where I have 5-6 racquets that I can take into a match and feel confident with. The idea is to reduce the list and get it down to 3-4 before the end of the year.

I published a vlog about this situation on my YouTube channel. You can watch it below.

There was one racquet I left outside the list for now (the Wilson Pro Staff 97 V13). Just a mistake on my part, but the list will keep changing over time.

My MRR-List as of today

Like I wrote above, I do think there are too many racquets on my MRR-list right now and I aim to reduce it within a couple of months. Click on the name to read/watch my review. They are not in any particular order and I wouldn’t call it “the best frames” – it just what works for me at the moment. The best racquets of 2020 will come in a separate video, post, and book(let) in December!

The current MRR-list:

Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT
Heysil Tour 98
HEAD Prestige Pro 2020 (I love the HEAD Pro Tour 2.0 as well, but this one gives me a bit more power/spin)
Babolat Soft Drive
Wilson Pro Staff 97 V13

I had the Dunlop FX 500 on the list in the video as well, but that frame is simply too stiff for me at the moment and I am feeling some tenderness in my elbow. Could be all the switching and testing going on at the moment, but I do feel that the FX-line does vibrate quite a bit.

There are a few racquets that are ready to make the list, but I don’t want to extend it beyond 5 frames, so then one racquet needs to go. I am really enjoying the HEAD Radical Pro 2021 and the Yonex Ezone Tour, so these frames are fighting for a spot on the list!

What is on your MRR-list?

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Manuel October 21, 2020 - 10:26

What’s your string setups the Prestige Pro?

Matt February 23, 2021 - 21:47

Wasn’t the Technifibre Tflight RS 305 Supposed to be in this list right away?

Matt March 2, 2021 - 05:29

Drop the ProStaff and go with the Tflight. What I know about the Prostaff is that it’s SO unbelievably consistent, pure and true with every shot, after a while…it just it gets boring. If the Tflight has that little extra Zest and still stays true then go with that! – Just my opinion.

José Parcerisa September 25, 2022 - 17:18

Hi Jonas!, it looks that this list hast to be updated, what do you think?

TN September 27, 2022 - 00:03

Hi José, yes it’s time! I will make a video.


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