View Full Version : Pro racquet stiffness

07-02-2007, 01:05 AM
We all know that pro's racquets are weighted and balanced differently among other things. But it seems we assume that they play with the same stiffness as the racquet they endorse. I mean, couldn't it be a possibility that Roddick's Pure Drive is actually flexible? That Djokovic's nBlade is stiff? Since they have custom weight and balance who's to say that they don't have custom stiffness?

07-02-2007, 05:48 AM
There have been several threads were this point was raised.
There are custom layups that players and their service tech have admitted to. Unless you take a frame from the bag of a sponsored player and do your on test, you won't know. Since you have to strike the ball, a play test of what the companies will sell you is the only way to figure out what you can play with.