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Sweetspot

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by Orangie, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Orangie

    Orangie Regular Member

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    Based on the fraying from the string, I've circled the sweetspot.
    Is the sweetspot for my mx80 too low? Is there any technique to raise the sweetspot? Am I not hitting the shuttle at its highest point?

    My drive, net and block seems ok. I do find I'm lacking in smashing. The shuttle angle is not as sharp.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks

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  2. extremenanopowe

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    Improve on your hitting accuracy mate. It's not the racket issue. Any racket is similar. Just a tip for you. ;)
     
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    Sometimes string fraying doesn't follow the sweetspot exactly.
    But the sweetspot won't be different for other racquets unless they have different designs, a few prince ones from a few years ago were designed to have very high sweetspots.
     
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    Orangie Regular Member

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    Hmmm... my sweetspot is not equal to racket sweetspot. Hitting accuracy could balance the 2.... thanks, point noted.

    "Sometimes string fraying doesn't follow the sweetspot exactly."... sorry, I don't understand this. I've got at least 10 string fraying along the 2 centre vertical string within the circle. I'll try to post a higher res photo of the fraying later.

    Anyway, I've not used another racket long enough for a comparsion.

    Mileage of the string: 6hr/wk for 2 months. It broke at the 9th horizontal line in a session after the photoshoot. I've been using only this racket for the last 2 months.

    One more thing, In general, not racket specific, am I wrong to think the racket sweetspot starts below the top 3 horizontal lines?
     
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    Your diagram shows the correct sweetspot. If you're not sure, you can always check it by hitting the racket strings on the heel if your wrist and gradually move around the stringbed. The sweetspot will give you the greatest repulsion.
     
  6. Orangie

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    Here is the closeup of the string fraying before it broke.

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    contact victor asking for a warranty replacement due to defective sweetspot, LOL.
     
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    rofl! you used to be harsher than this, what happened, getting mellowed with age? :p
     
  9. Orangie

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    Huh??? warranty isssue?

    Seems like you have not noticed such thing on your racket before. Thanks for your reply anyway.
     
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    trying a more subtle approach :D
     
  11. Orangie

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    I noticed the fraying are mostly on the hort lines. The racket was strung at 26X28lbs.

    Wonder if this leads to anything. Vert lines, since not as tight as hort lines tends to move more and cut the hort lines. Or I got it the other way round...

    My other rackets are strung with 1 tension all round. I didn't notice any fraying of this nature.
     
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    string friying location not indicate the sweet spot on racket face but the contact point of the shuttle with the string at the location. but base on your pic, the shuttle contact at the sweet sport most of the time. sharper smash can be achive by where the location the contact racket made with shuttle during smash. shaper smash happen when the contact infront of your body not near or above your body/head. try to dinstance your hitting from your body and see what happen.
     
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    time to restring once fraying occurs..

    yr string is going to break
     
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    You will laugh... i also have problems with smash angle... but only with mx80...
    No problems with ns 9900 or arc10...
     
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    As others have said, the area of fraying may not necessarily indicate the sweetspot location. It indicates where you've been striking the shuttle which may or may not coincide with the sweetspot - depends how good you are. For example, you may be striking the shuttle consistently near the top of the racquet when the sweetspot may actually be a few inches lower.

    One rumoured way of raising the sweetspot is to remove a cross string or two from the bottom which has the effect of shifting the sweetspot up - I've played with an AT700 that had a missing cross string myself and did not really feel any difference. Others may have a different opinion on this.
     

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