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04-30-2005, 11:34 AM #18
If a stiff racquet was head heavy, does that change anything? Say if you had a medium speed swing, and you feel you're ok with a stiff racquet, would using a head heavy racquet change anything? say..the at700
04-30-2005, 01:45 PM #19
SPOT ON Neil.
04-30-2005, 02:02 PM #20Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
Say I was a slow swing speed person. I read somewhere that "high repulsion on strings" is equivalent to "flexible shaft". Thus could I trade off flexibility with string type? This means I could use a stiff racquet but with more repulsive strings??
i.e. MP66 (flexible shaft) & BG65 (low repulsion) = MP99 (stiff shaft) & BG85 (high repulsion)???
Last edited by jcl49; 04-30-2005 at 02:17 PM.
04-30-2005, 02:08 PM #21
Could you even factor in tension of strings into flexibility of shaft and repulsion of strings?
Slow swinger <-----------------> Fast swinger
Flexible preference <-----------------> Stiff preference
Flexible shaft ------------------ Stiff shaft
High repulsion string ------------ Low repulsion string
Low tension string -------------- High tension string
Last edited by jcl49; 04-30-2005 at 02:19 PM.
04-30-2005, 02:19 PM #22Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
04-30-2005, 02:34 PM #23Originally Posted by Stijn
That's only my humble advice though, and I think I should change it.
If someone will lend you a racquet to try, then try it.
Don't BUY an extra-stiff racquet without trying it beforehand.
04-30-2005, 02:40 PM #24Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
04-30-2005, 03:01 PM #25Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
04-30-2005, 03:25 PM #26
at 700 + low repulsion stringOriginally Posted by jcl49
I wanted to try this string. I tried bg-80 before, 12 kg (the tension was too high for me).
I feel not so comfortable with the ashaway string. Could it be just too much to use a racket with a quite stiff shaft and low repulsion string? And does head-heaviness is important too (because a head heavy racket "feels" heavier than a head light racket (higher swing-weight...)?
The string felt quite dead in my opinion even when it was freshly strung.
I mean i play for 5 years but i think i`m beginner level. Perhaps my stroke is not fast enough for this "mix"?! I always felt comfortable with bg-65, but i never tried it with at-700. Does bg-65 produce higher repulsion?
I hope this isn`t off topic...
04-30-2005, 03:54 PM #27Originally Posted by TrueBlue
11-28-2008, 07:05 AM #28
Neil - is the the only way I can check whether my racket have the proper stifness/flexible, to try different rackets? -isn't there some kind of test I could do?
11-28-2008, 07:43 AM #29
To answer your question the racket stiffness and string are completely different things so there is no relationship between them. If you are able to bend a stiff shaft you will get more power than the flexible. This also applies to string, if you can flex the string at a higher tension you will get more power than a lower tension.
12-01-2008, 03:33 PM #30
Thanks Phandrew, I forgot to pay attention to the date.
I use an old racket where it says "flexible", and I think it is time to look for a new racket, but I mean I cannot effort to buy five different rackets just to try them out. So therefore I hoped that there existed a test you could do...
12-01-2008, 04:44 PM #31
12-01-2008, 05:14 PM #32
Ok, I can not find such a number.
Even if there was such a number, I still need to know how to measure my armswing speed (maybe by video!?), and then how to link it to these numbers!!!
12-01-2008, 05:27 PM #33
12-01-2008, 05:30 PM #34
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