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Thread: racket recommendation
01-15-2013, 01:06 PM #1
hi, hope you guys will spend some time reading this and give some idea about it.
I found a problem of myself recently. I have 2 rackets currently, one is [2U]X, a stiff + head heavy racket. And the another one is a [3U]N50, a more balanced racket.
I play single most of the time. But sometimes double too, while doing this training here as the smasher back there. I felt my smash more powerful with the N50 compared to X. However, i felt my singles game more comfortable with the X compared to the N50 because i felt the racket is too light for me. Which means that i'm more ''all-round'' with X compared to N50.
My friends did recommend me to go for more balanced racket as they say i can apply greater ''force'' to the racket compared to X. But in singles game with my N50, i can't apply that force that i have applied during the training into the game. So, should i go for a balanced racket or should i stay in the stiff + head heavy racket area.
P.S. I'm not getting a new racket unless I'm really craving for it.
Last edited by Cycril; 01-15-2013 at 01:13 PM.
01-15-2013, 01:18 PM #2
Do you need a new racket? Sounds like X is your singles racket and N50 is your doubles racket?
01-15-2013, 01:25 PM #3
01-15-2013, 01:40 PM #4
No definitive answer on this. Its what ever racket that compliments your game.
01-15-2013, 07:46 PM #5
01-15-2013, 10:08 PM #6
singles require stronger emphasis on the forehand strokes
doubles require stronger emphasis on the backhand strokes
you might want to look into shaft flexibility for a start. perhaps borrowing someone's head heavy medium/flexy shaft to see if it works for you
01-16-2013, 12:52 AM #7
gudamzaku, can i know what is a demo program?
01-16-2013, 01:38 AM #8
01-16-2013, 02:02 AM #9
01-16-2013, 12:47 PM #10
if there is no demo program available, try swapping rackets with people you play with just to rally for a few shots to get the feel of it. of course string tension and thickness affect the feel too, but at least you swing a different racket and get the very general idea of what another racket feels like.
01-20-2013, 11:00 AM #11