User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    london
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Racket stiffness

    I understand the difference between stiff/medium/etc but is there an actual unit of measurement to determine it ?
    I think fishing poles have a "flex rating" measured in pounds, could rackets be measured the same way ?

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,961
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    if it's measured, normally it is done by deflection, I think. SOTX scale maybe?

  3. #3
    Regular Member Sketchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The Westcountry
    Posts
    707
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    There isn't any standard measurement - the closest is probably SOTX's test, which involves placing a weight (20kg IIRC) on the T-Joint, and measuring how much the shaft bends.
    I think there's another company that secures both ends of the rackets, and then places the weight halfway along the shaft, again measuring how much it bends.

    Honestly though, these tests aren't very meaningful at all, as a racket can feel dramatically different from what those figures might suggest. Head-heavy rackets and rackets with longer shafts always feel more flexible than they actually are, and some rackets flex higher up the shaft (have a higher "kick point") than others, due to tapered shafts etc.

Similar Threads

  1. Testing racket stiffness without destroying the racket
    By TNBRE in forum Badminton Rackets / Equipment
    Replies: 10
    : 01-09-2009, 11:53 AM
  2. racket stiffness
    By harryc in forum Racket Recommendation / Comparison
    Replies: 1
    : 10-24-2008, 08:46 PM
  3. racket stiffness
    By The queen in forum Badminton Rackets / Equipment
    Replies: 6
    : 11-19-2006, 05:03 PM
  4. Racket stiffness help please
    By Boney in forum Racket Recommendation / Comparison
    Replies: 4
    : 10-27-2006, 07:41 AM
  5. Question regarding racket stiffness
    By Akirika in forum Badminton Rackets / Equipment
    Replies: 11
    : 02-24-2006, 05:02 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •