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    Default What difference does the weight of the shaft make?

    Hi guys! Thank you for stopping by!I only know some basics such as the weight of the head of the racket contributes to the the stability and type of play its used for, eg heavier head is better for smashing etc..But what about the shaft? Does the weight of the shaft make a big difference? Additionally there's also flexibility of the shaft I want to about too! Can anybody share their experiences with me? Many thanks!!

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    Usually we talk about the weight of the racket and not the weight of the shaft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerald1994 View Post
    Hi guys! Thank you for stopping by!I only know some basics such as the weight of the head of the racket contributes to the the stability and type of play its used for, eg heavier head is better for smashing etc..But what about the shaft? Does the weight of the shaft make a big difference? Additionally there's also flexibility of the shaft I want to about too! Can anybody share their experiences with me? Many thanks!!
    i guess you can relate the weight of the shaft to the density of the shaft. unfortunately, there are some materials out there that is light weight and very strong, so just because it's light does not always indicate that the shaft is flexible.

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    yeah,i think so, just because it's light does not always indicate that the shaft is flexible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerald1994 View Post
    Hi guys! Thank you for stopping by!I only know some basics such as the weight of the head of the racket contributes to the the stability and type of play its used for, eg heavier head is better for smashing etc..But what about the shaft? Does the weight of the shaft make a big difference? Additionally there's also flexibility of the shaft I want to about too! Can anybody share their experiences with me? Many thanks!!
    sorry, my brain farted yesterday and forgot to answer your question

    in general, and it's really general.....the more flexible the shaft, the more power you'll get. unfortunately, some people get more power from a stiffer shaft because of their swing. from my personal experience, since i'm not a fast swinger (LOL), and tends to whip my racket, i enjoy playing with flexible to medium flex rackets. i'm not saying i can't use stiff rackets since i have a few of those as well, but it took considerable training to adapt to them. i had to train myself to just swing faster.

    if you want control, a stiffer shaft will help you, given every other variable stays the same. for front court playing, i find stiff rackets give me better control especially quick drives

    hope this helps.

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