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Shaft Stiffness

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by mjwhitfield, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. mjwhitfield

    mjwhitfield Regular Member

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    No jokes about the choice of topic title please! This isn’t “Carry On Badminton Central”!

    Can someone explain to me what difference the stiffness of the shaft makes to your racket? When is it preferable to have one that flexes more than one that doesn’t? Etc… stuff like that.
     
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    Pop some popcorn and clear your schedule cuz you'll be busy reading for the next few weeks.
     

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    Here's the gist:
    • Optimum power comes from having the right relative stiffness given your swing speed.
    • Relative stiffness depends upon head heaviness and shaft stiffness.
    • lighter head and stiffer shaft both makes the racquet have a higher relative stiffness
    • using a racquet with a higher relative stiffness higher than your optimum will give you more power but less control
    • using a racquet with a lower relative stiffness higher than your optimum will give you less power but more control
    • having a stiffer shaft allows you to use a heavier head while retaining the same relative stiffness which (often) gives you more.

    Those are the typical views. My own personal views are slightly different--if you want to find out about those you'll have to do a search.
     
  4. Cruxradio

    Cruxradio Regular Member

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    There's actually a machine to measure the frequency of golf club shaft. I should try taking my racquets to the club shop and see if they can be measured, it would be interesting to see, esp. comparison between mp99 and mp100!
     
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    when u gona do the mp100 and mp99 comparison?
    can't wait to find out what they like

    make sure u use genuine original yonex racquets....
     

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