View Poll Results: do you prefer Isometric or Oval?
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01-28-2009, 09:19 PM #443
02-02-2009, 05:12 AM #444
Look it doesn't matter if your racquet is oval or iso, so long as each racquet's overall length is exactly the same before stringing and after stringing. This is the ultimate test-most stringers cannot come close.
Next time try this: if your racquet overall length before stringing is 674.5mm long, it should be exactly 674.5mm after stringing. This is the perfect way to equalize any undue stress on the frame.
02-03-2009, 07:22 AM #445
difference between iso and oval
Huge difference between the two racquet types. Some prefer iso and others oval. Try before you commit to one style.
IMHO, oval are better, usually slightly shorter racquets with less weight in the shoulders (near the tip of the racquet), therefore better swing speed for same weight of racquet, even for head heavy racquets. Shorter shaft length also increases swing speed.
Iso have slightly increased area where shot will be hit with adequate speed, but the 'sweet spot' defined as the one point at which the shuttle will come off best, is the same for both types of racquets, no matter what any one says, incluing Yonex.
As Taneepak has said, and I agree with him, the sweet spot can be changed by changing stringing patterns and frame size.
Does it really matter??? I'll put it this way, Lin Dan will beat you with the worst racquet in you collection!!!!!!!!!
03-05-2009, 05:38 PM #446
03-06-2009, 12:09 AM #447
BTW, how many of you have this perfect same overall length of before and after stringing? Very expensive stringing machines do not guarantee this can be achieved every time.
03-06-2009, 02:40 AM #448
you want power ? ISO is better , for quick swing ? OVAL ! i can use both !
03-25-2009, 02:55 PM #449
2) I have test it on my Cab30ms before, the racquet has no noticable difference (based on your measuring length by setting it against wall) in length before and after stringing @ 22x24 lb. However, the head shape is different between top down vs throat up.
3) Have you done a racquet with exactly same length before and after stringing? If I remember from your prior post, you did not use lazer to measure the length before and after. So what is your measurement error?
03-30-2009, 03:12 AM #450
I guarantee my stringing will have the same shape and length as before stringing. BTW, different racquet shapes will require different fine tuning to achieve this, otherwise what works fo a standard iso will not work for a standard oval-Cab 30 ms is not a standard oval; Cab 20 is.
03-30-2009, 09:52 PM #451
03-31-2009, 12:28 AM #452
03-31-2009, 08:10 AM #453
The Yonex Cab 20 was the first Yonex graphite oval shaped racquet that came out a quarter of a century ago and was considered a classic after which other ovals were compared.
03-31-2009, 08:14 AM #454
04-01-2009, 01:08 AM #455
04-01-2009, 01:14 AM #456
like your effortless power e-10000 racket too?
your claim is self explanatory enough.
u dont need to share, i don't read your previous posts on stringing.
If u remember, i only debated with u on oval vs isometric, and about sweet spot and racket shape. I never commented on your pattern, knots and other stringing stuff coz i don't read them. I already have my own ways of stringing. Readers can make there own belief about your exact before and after shapes
Last edited by cooler; 04-01-2009 at 01:29 AM.
04-01-2009, 01:39 AM #457
Last edited by cooler; 04-01-2009 at 01:45 AM.
04-01-2009, 02:08 AM #458
Don't you agree the Cab 20 that came out 25 yrears ago can be regarded as having set a standard for a quality oval graphite racquet?
Also, don't you think that the use of a paired flying clamps clamping onto 3 strings is now an almost industry standard? FYI, this came from me. I was then too generous.
In addition, I would say that a 2-pc stringing pattern with the top/down cross stringing, instead of Yonex's bottom/up pattern, but with the first two cross strings at the top at a 5%-10% higher tension than the other cross strings, gives the best playability? This is what I do. Maybe you can try it.
Yes, I can string an oval or an iso to have identical length, width, and shape before and after stringing. As I have said, this is not machine-dependent although it still requires at least a 4-point machine. This is my significant edge over other stringers. I am sure you will understand my reluctance to share. BTW, Cooler, I have never posted any posts that are even close to providing any clue to this 'mirror-image' stringing shape. So you will be wasting your time going back a few years.
04-01-2009, 02:30 AM #459
read the thread title, it is about oval vs iso head, nothing about all graphite construction.
cab 8 out sold cab 20. Like i said, your standard is too high for us. It is very painful and confusing to read your stringing posts, that is why i don't read it, why read your old stringing posts when i dont read your current one? Best playability, how can u be sure best playability for others? U can give or not give advice, your choice, don't hinge that decision because of me, i don't read or try to understand your stringing posts. it is give me headache reading it. What make u think i follow your procedure when i have so many disagreement with you on countless topics?
please don't spiel about stringing in this oval vs iso shape racket thread
Last edited by cooler; 04-01-2009 at 02:43 AM.
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