Rankings: Elbow safety

The best (Yonex Muscle Power 3i) are the safest for the elbow; the worst (Wilson Triads) are not recommended. See what causes tennis elbow. The macro criterion of Elbow Safety comprises the evaluation criteria of 1.5*Elbow Crunch, Torque, Shock, 0.5*Moment, and 0.5*Flex. Moment contributes to Torsion, a possible cause of tennis elbow, and Flex may ameliorate Shock by damping vibration and Torque by increasing dwell time. These were weighted half as much as Torque and Shock, which are more important, and Elbow Crunch was weighted 1.5 times Torque and Shock, because it is even more important. Each of these evaluation criteria (Torque, etc.) produced composite rankings when the results under the five benchmark conditions were compiled, weighted, summed, and sorted. These composite rankings then were compiled, weighted, summed, and sorted to produce rankings under the macro criterion of Elbow Safety.

Rank Racquet Crunch Torque Shock Moment Flex Weighted Sum
1 Yonex Muscle Power 3i 7 18 10 22 26 62.50
2 Prince Graphite Classic OS 1 1 1 100 22 64.50
3 Cayman Pro Heat II 20 5 6 63 2 73.50
4 Head I.Prestige Mid 2 2 2 118 46 89.00
5 Yonex RD Ti-70 Long 98 8 13 4 112 15 92.50
6 Head Classic MP 17 12 14 83 11 98.50
7 Pro Kennex Kinetic Pro 5g 16 6 7 72 57 101.50
8 Cayman Catalyst II 13 4 5 123 64 122.00
9 Babolat Pure Control 3 3 3 141 92 127.00
10 Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Zone 7.1 27 16 21 93 8 128.00
11 Yonex RD Ti-70 88 14 7 8 152 34 129.00
12 Prince Triple Threat Warrior MP 6 10 13 131 64 129.50
12 Volkl C10 Pro 26 8 12 136 5 129.50
14 Babolat VS Control 10 9 11 126 64 130.00
15 Prince Triple Threat Graphite OS 11 36 23 88 22 130.50
16 Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-50 31 14 18 102 8 133.50
17 Cayman Pro Smash II 24 15 16 134 11 139.50
18 Volkl Quantum 10 RAP 23 44 26 46 46 150.50
19 Weed 3/4 Weed XL 5 72 30 56 34 154.50
20 Prince Triple Threat Graphite MP 12 37 24 121 34 156.50
20 Yonex Ultimum RQ Ti-1500 Long 105 33 45 37 39 11 156.50
22 Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-80 49 22 31 47 15 157.50
23 Cayman Pro Talis II 40 17 25 108 7 159.50
23 Prince Triple Threat Rebel MP 25 25 35 67 57 159.50
23 Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 MP Stretch 18 19 9 152 57 159.50
26 Prince Triple Threat Warrior OS 19 34 22 91 64 162.00
27 Cayman Catalyst II Pro 34 11 15 104 77 167.50
28 Cayman Pro Talis II Long 4 63 17 166 1 169.50
29 Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-50 Long 45 38 29 69 4 171.00
30 Yonex MP Tour-1 Mid 30 20 27 133 26 171.50
31 Pro Kennex Kinetic Pro 7g 22 29 20 109 77 175.00
32 Dunlop 300G 98 37 33 44 59 34 179.00
33 Head i.Prestige MP 44 23 32 111 34 193.50
34 Prince Triple Threat Vendetta MP 29 39 47 57 77 196.50
35 Babolat Pure Control + 21 28 19 157 92 203.00
36 Prince Triple Threat Graphite Mid 41 32 43 68 77 209.00
37 Fischer Pro No. One 51 26 38 107 34 211.00
38 Cayman Excel Comp II 28 27 34 165 64 217.50
39 Yonex Ultimum RQ Ti-1700 Long 98 48 56 46 55 34 218.50
40 Cayman Energizer II 9 81 36 167 15 221.50
41 Wilson Pro Staff Original 6.0 85 43 21 28 159 64 225.00
42 Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 MP 38 24 33 154 92 237.00
43 Volkl V1 Classic 39 41 48 103 77 237.50
44 Slazenger Pro Braided 35 30 40 119 119 241.50
45 Volkl Quantum 10 Tour 61 42 51 89 26 242.00
46 Yonex MP Tour-1 MP 47 31 41 156 46 243.50
47 Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.5 MP 55 55 62 76 15 245.00
48 Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Surge 5.1 52 46 55 71 64 246.50
49 Babolat Pure Drive 46 35 45 94 119 255.50
49 Babolat Pure Power Zylon 360 53 48 61 42 92 255.50
51 Fischer Pro Tour FT Air Carbon Ti 59 43 39 125 46 256.00
52 Volkl Quantum V1 OS 36 68 57 78 92 264.00
53 Prince Triple Threat Hornet MP 15 57 42 145 144 266.00
54 Prince Graphite Classic MP 68 40 49 150 34 283.00
55 Cayman Energizer II Pro 50 60 52 161 34 284.50
56 Prince Triple Threat Vendetta OS 42 73 68 74 92 287.00
57 Topspin CL 633 57 52 53 137 64 291.00
58 Head Classic Mid 69 47 56 164 11 294.00
59 Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Extreme 6.7 88 71 82 20 3 296.50
60 Volkl Tour 10 Mid 73 49 59 146 15 298.00
61 Fischer GDS Rally FT Titanium 75 67 66 47 64 301.00
61 Topspin TPC1000 70 50 54 52 132 301.00
63 Prince Triple Threat Attitude MP 32 70 63 82 159 301.50
63 Prince Triple Threat Hornet OS 58 69 65 21 140 301.50
65 Head I.Radical OS 104 58 70 31 22 310.50
66 Volkl Quantum V1 MP 77 62 76 50 77 317.00
67 Head i.S2 MP 65 64 77 53 105 317.50
67 Head i.S9 OS 56 85 74 9 140 317.50
69 Fischer Pro Extreme 83 54 50 135 46 319.00
70 Volkl Catapult 3 62 84 71 15 132 321.50
71 Babolat Soft Drive 80 65 78 36 92 327.00
72 Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.3 Light OS 71 98 90 43 26 329.00
73 Head I.S18 72 89 81 2 105 331.50
74 Prince Triple Threat Bandit OS 66 92 87 33 77 333.00
75 Dunlop 200G 95 90 53 64 149 15 334.00
76 Pro Kennex Core 1 No. 20 54 80 72 59 149 337.00
77 Head I.Prestige MP XL 64 74 67 160 46 340.00
78 Babolat Soft Power 81 65 79 36 119 343.00
79 Babolat Pure Control Zylon 360 96 61 75 90 46 348.00
80 Topspin CL 603 85 51 60 163 57 348.50
81 Wilson Triad Pro Staff 6.0 MP 78 59 58 130 105 351.50
82 Volkl Quantum 5 74 93 80 65 77 355.00
83 Prince Triple Threat Scream OS 84 76 85 66 92 366.00
84 Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.2 MP 76 90 83 114 46 367.00
85 Pro Kennex Ti Intensity PBT Reach 60 94 86 123 92 377.50
86 Volkl Quantum Force 108 87 99 41 22 379.50
87 Volkl Tour 8 82 77 69 106 119 381.50
88 Volkl C-10 Pro OS 94 82 73 148 34 387.00
89 Dunlop Spirit 100 107 75 84 62 77 389.00
90 Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.3 OS 79 120 106 99 26 407.00
91 Prince Triple Threat Bandit MP 67 83 88 143 132 409.00
91 Volkl Catapult 1 86 114 95 10 132 409.00
93 Yonex Ultimum RQ Ti-1700 Long 110 113 96 94 74 26 409.50
94 Weed T-Zone 102 99 116 38 46 410.00
94 Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Stretch MP 63 101 91 98 149 410.00
96 Head i.extreme MP 127 78 89 17 92 412.00
97 Dunlop Spirit 110 128 106 103 13 21 418.00
98 Head i.Speed MP 119 88 101 26 77 419.00
99 Babolat VS Drive 106 104 119 18 64 423.00
100 Head I.Radical MP 142 79 92 59 26 426.50
101 Blackburne Excalibur Ti 97 91 91 102 84 119 431.00
102 Pro Kennex Kinetic Pro 15g 97 115 104 35 105 434.50
103 Volkl Catapult 2 93 113 93 30 149 435.00
104 Head i.S4 MP 112 100 105 24 105 437.50
105 Dunlop Vision 102 110 119 108 16 77 438.50
106 Babolat Pure Drive Zylon 360 133 95 112 8 57 439.00
107 Gosen Carbon Plus I 115 97 109 73 64 447.00
108 Pro Kennex Type S 124 86 97 86 77 450.50
109 Dunlop Vision 110 114 122 115 14 77 453.50
110 Head i.S2 OS 116 107 110 7 119 454.00
111 Volkl Quantum 8 RAP 100 116 98 92 105 462.50
112 Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.3 MP 101 109 122 113 57 467.50
113 Weed T-Zone Plus 95 143 117 110 26 470.50
114 Prince Triple Threat Attitude OS 87 121 107 87 144 474.00
115 Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.3 Light MP 117 108 123 79 57 474.50
116 Blackburne DS-107 99 102 113 155 77 479.50
116 Topspin CL 628 103 112 100 162 64 479.50
118 Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.2 OS 98 110 96 142 119 483.50
119 Prince More Dominant OS 92 128 114 51 161 486.00
120 Fischer GDS Spirit 149 103 121 44 34 486.50
121 Fischer GDS Spice 132 117 111 34 92 489.00
122 Prince Triple Threat Sovereign OS 89 141 127 27 161 495.50
123 Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Stretch OS 109 133 135 19 119 500.50
124 Prince More Game OS 105 123 118 54 161 506.00
125 Head I.S10 126 135 131 1 119 515.00
126 Cayman Strike X 121 105 120 85 144 521.00
127 Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.0 OS 122 146 138 29 105 534.00
128 Dunlop Inferno 118 129 131 130 6 154 534.50
129 Cayman Airlite 155 127 146 58 5 537.00
130 Prince More Thunder OS 118 124 124 64 166 540.00
131 Dunlop Inferno 110 153 126 136 12 92 543.50
132 Prince More Game MP 111 125 125 95 167 547.50
133 Blackburne Excalibur Ti 107 123 118 128 117 119 548.50
134 Pro Kennex Core 1 No. 22 131 129 133 40 154 555.50
135 Gosen Carbon 15 135 147 148 32 92 559.50
136 Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.2 OS 140 140 140 105 46 565.50
137 Yonex Muscle Power 5i MP 138 132 134 81 105 566.00
138 Fischer GDS Take Off 710 134 136 129 101 105 569.00
139 Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.2 MP 141 130 141 129 46 570.00
140 Prince Triple Threat Scream MP 137 111 126 116 144 572.50
141 Babolat VS Power 120 142 142 96 132 578.00
141 Head i.S4 OS 152 148 147 5 105 578.00
143 Cayman Sidewinder Ti 136 162 150 97 34 581.50
144 Head I.S12 145 158 152 3 119 588.50
145 Cayman Energizer Ti 139 166 153 119 8 591.00
146 Pro Kennex Core 1 No. 24 125 134 132 127 154 594.00
147 Dunlop Inferno 104 148 139 143 28 159 597.50
148 Head I.S6 MP 150 145 145 25 161 608.00
149 Head I.S6 OS 156 151 156 11 132 612.50
150 Yonex V-Con 20 143 137 137 132 119 614.00
151 Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.0 MP 146 144 144 70 149 616.50
152 Gosen Tri Tube 400C 151 149 151 115 77 622.50
153 Yonex Muscle Power 5i OS 157 154 154 49 140 638.00
154 Fischer GDS Take Off 1210 160 167 167 4 132 642.00
155 Yonex V-Con 20 147 138 139 138 154 643.50
156 Yonex Ultimum RQ Ti-2000 Long 110 159 159 163 23 144 644.00
157 Wilson Triad Hammer 4.0 OS 161 153 155 127 64 645.00
158 Wilson Hyper Hammer 2.7 130 150 149 144 161 646.50
159 Yonex Ultimum RQ Ti-2000 Long 120 144 163 158 80 140 647.00
160 Fischer GDS Take Off 910 162 165 166 44 105 648.50
161 Wilson Triad Hammer 3.0 166 156 160 76 105 655.50
162 Wilson Triad Hammer 5.0 OS 165 152 161 139 105 682.50
163 Wilson Triad Hammer 4.0 MP 164 161 164 122 105 684.50
164 Babolat VS Nanotube Drive 154 157 159 147 149 695.00
165 Wilson Triad Hammer 2.0 w/Rollers 163 164 157 158 119 704.00
166 Wilson Triad Hammer 5.0 MP 167 155 165 139 132 706.00
167 Babolat VS Nanotube Power 158 160 162 151 154 711.50