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papa
11-27-2006, 02:04 PM
Over the years tennis equipment has certainly changed as we all know.

New racquets, shoes, training devices appear weekly but I've never seen anyone invent/market an "adjustable" tension device - I think that would be neat.

Now, I also realize it probably is against the rules because nothing on a racquet can move BUT wouldn't it be great. I also fully realize that its not anywhere as simple as I'm suggesting but is it a viable thing - could someone make something like that?

Duzza
11-28-2006, 02:16 AM
I can't even imagine how difficult it would be to make.

paulfreda
11-28-2006, 04:23 AM
Think of a guitar.
Screw driver to adjust rather than the knobs.
Do not see why one could not make a prototype in a few weeks.

This could make you rich. No joke
I would check the patent situation right now !!

Famous last words ....... "Hey, I thought of that 2 years ago"

ACK4wd
11-28-2006, 04:30 AM
I think volkl or snauwert attempted this 15 years ago

papa
11-28-2006, 05:32 AM
Think of a guitar.
Screw driver to adjust rather than the knobs.
Do not see why one could not make a prototype in a few weeks.

This could make you rich. No joke
I would check the patent situation right now !!

Famous last words ....... "Hey, I thought of that 2 years ago"

Seems to me that it would be possible - I mean anything is possible.

Last night, for instance, I was listening to Public Radio and they were discussing the "possiblity" of creating a universe - not fooling around, they were. Although I didn't get the entire program (on the way to play tennis which of course was more important) but they were saying that our present universe was originaly the size of an atom and that it weighed ten pounds. Black holes and all that good stuff.

AAAA
11-28-2006, 05:55 AM
I think volkl or snauwert attempted this 15 years ago

Not sure about the company but it was definately implemented. Saw the racquet in a tennis magazine. The racquet was supplied with a winch that was inserted into the 'tension adjuster' located in the butt-cap.

This implementation was not successful but I don't think the idea itself is bad.

Nuke
11-28-2006, 07:01 AM
Wasn't that the Bergelin racquet (Bjorn Borg's coach?)