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Thread: Thin Frame vs Thick Frame
04-03-2012, 04:05 AM #1
Thin Frame vs Thick Frame
So far I have been readind the threats and realise camparison often made only to the stiffness, weight and etc. So, what about the frame?
Well nowsday Yonex produces rackets with thin frame like what we can see on Yonex VZF as compared to other brands of racket. However, somehow, it gives me a feeling that it is less solid and not durable (I don't refer specifically to VZF but most of the models of Yonex).
What do you think?
04-03-2012, 04:51 AM #2
Thinner frames are going to be aerodynamically more efficient.
But not as durable in a clash, for instance.
I think that's pretty obvious though.
04-03-2012, 09:10 AM #3
Its their master plan to make us buy more rackets .
Maybe advances in material science or design has allowed relatively strong rackets to be made with thinner frames. The game has also sped up in terms of shot frequency, so need faster rackets, even if they dont hit quite as hard.
04-03-2012, 09:19 AM #4
I tried my friend's racket it's wilson viper something (cheap £30 racket)
the frame is really thick
it says 87g, and even balance
when I used it, it is hard to swing compared to thinner racket such as MX80 (which is around 85.6g and head heavy)
head heavy racket should be harder to swing, but strangely, that wilson racket (which is even balance..) is harder to swing
thinner frame means more aero dynamic, and better swing speed
I don't think anyone wants to compromise the swing speed with durability
IMO it is not worth it
04-03-2012, 12:09 PM #5
Head shape and profile also have an effect, so it's unlikely to be down to only the frame thickness. Combining many different aspects is more likely to be noticeable.
04-04-2012, 12:07 AM #6
Yeah, but Yonex thin frame is really thin. The FEELING is like one clash or very strong smash can simply K.O the racket.
04-04-2012, 01:49 AM #7
04-04-2012, 02:11 AM #8
A strong smash on the strings, no matter how powerful is not going to fracture a racket. What breaks that frame is most probably uneven high tension stringing, ie lousy string job. or insanely high tensioned strong string. (A guitar string maybe?)
04-04-2012, 02:31 AM #9
Buddy of mine broke his zslash on by hitting the frame. Not sure what the string tensions were.
I personally don't think the frame thickness as an important quality of the racket.
04-04-2012, 04:41 AM #10
Agreed, durability outside intended use should be of no concern to manufacturers. The earlier they broke the more rackets they can sell. Ha..ha..ha..
04-04-2012, 12:30 PM #11
Yup, but wallet pain :/
04-04-2012, 02:34 PM #12
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