PDA

View Full Version : Riddle Me This...


jcstennis
09-23-2007, 02:56 PM
Ok, i play Babolat Pure Control Standards. I usually play them stock w/ an overgrip and strung with a high-end multi.

I just p/u'd a PC strung with Pro Supex Big Ace@ 58lbs, Wilson Leather and an overgrip. I like this set up. It's more HL than stock (heavier grip) and the Big Ace feels great. Again, i like this set up.

So i decided to experiment. I took off the leather grip (the stick with the Big Ace), put on a Bab Syntec and overgripped it. It felt like my stock PCs. But after i changed the grips and went out to play, my arm started to hurt - elbow and shoulder!

I never had a problem with my old set up, which this is now similar.

Could the poly string with a syn grip, (a now more head-heavy racquet) have a big effect to pain my arm?

Does the heavier leather grip give the racquet more stability? Vibration control? Chnages the balance to compansate for a stiffer string?

I put the leather back on and when my arm is feeling better, i will re-hit and see how it feels.:)

bad_call
09-23-2007, 05:12 PM
sounds weird but maybe the grip switch changed the size?

jcstennis
09-23-2007, 08:26 PM
sounds weird but maybe the grip switch changed the size?

i stretched the Syntec a bit and tried to wrap it tighter than usual, it felt close to size to the leather... w/ the leather i could really get a great feel of the bevels, with the Syntec, it was close... so for changing grip size... ? not sure ?

i think since the balance and weight of the racquet changed, i was swinging different...

rum02
09-23-2007, 08:50 PM
omg gear cnnot cauze tneis elbw/ arm pain! impssible! it mst b ur shoddy tekneek!!!!!!!! But seriously though, it may be the poly string or maybe you're not used to the grip? not sure to be honest.

Voltron
09-23-2007, 09:17 PM
omg gear cnnot cauze tneis elbw/ arm pain! impssible! it mst b ur shoddy tekneek!!!!!!!! But seriously though, it may be the poly string or maybe your not used to the grip? not sure to be honest. Learn to spell, please. Remember the forgotten 11th commandment "Thou shall not **** the English language"

Banks
09-23-2007, 10:50 PM
aside from technique id say it would have more to do with the poly which you dont normally use.

rum02
09-23-2007, 11:20 PM
Learn to spell, please. Remember the forgotten 11th commandment "Thou shall not **** the English language"

but I enjoy it so much!

jcstennis
09-24-2007, 06:53 AM
Learn to spell, please. Remember the forgotten 11th commandment "Thou shall not **** the English language"


Yo Chief!!!

What's the 12th Commandment?

jcstennis
09-24-2007, 06:57 AM
omg gear cnnot cauze tneis elbw/ arm pain! impssible! it mst b ur shoddy tekneek!!!!!!!! But seriously though, it may be the poly string or maybe you're not used to the grip? not sure to be honest.


ok, weight change and balance change will screw up technique a bit... but i made the stick as close in weight/balance to my others (except for string)...

i was having an "on" day. i was playing well. just pain (soreness) that i usually do not get... in the middle of playing.

Maybe i slept on my arm wrong the night before???;)