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Bartelby
03-11-2008, 09:28 PM
Box Beam

Babolat - pure storm line
Head - prestige line
Tecnifibre - Tfight line
Wilson - six-one tour

But also or nearly so:

Donnay - Pro one
Dunlop - AG 200 and 300
Yonex - hexagonised box beam?
Volkl - C10 Pro

Any corrections or additions?

louis netman
03-11-2008, 09:51 PM
Box Beam

Babolat - pure storm line
Head - prestige line
Tecnifibre - Tfight line
Wilson - six-one tour

But also or nearly so:

Donnay - Pro one
Dunlop - AG 200 and 300
Yonex - hexagonised box beam?
Volkl - C10 Pro

Any corrections or additions?

Volkl C10 is not box beam.

montx
03-12-2008, 12:37 AM
what is box beam?

davidw89
03-12-2008, 12:50 AM
LOl that's what iam wondering!

BreakPoint
03-12-2008, 01:03 AM
what is box beam?
A beam with a cross section shaped like a square or a rectangle with four flat sides and four right angle corners, i.e., shaped like a "box".

kingdaddy41788
03-12-2008, 01:05 AM
For Head, are the radical and instinct lines not also box beam?

anirut
03-12-2008, 01:26 AM
Most of the top-of-the-line player's rackets, except for Fischer, Prince and Volkl to name a few.

And, more interestingly, why box beam for the top-of-the-line rackets?

BreakPoint
03-12-2008, 02:10 AM
Most of the top-of-the-line player's rackets, except for Fischer, Prince and Volkl to name a few.

And, more interestingly, why box beam for the top-of-the-line rackets?
From my experience, I'd say it's because box beams give you more feel.

lawrence
03-12-2008, 02:46 AM
i wish the k95s had box beams

they just look so much better too :\

anirut
03-12-2008, 03:12 AM
From my experience, I'd say it's because box beams give you more feel.

That could be one reason.

But, on the contrary, the Volkls do not have box-beams and yet the feel is excellent. I think there could be something more to that.

Where's Racketdesign? Chime in, please ...

davidw89
03-12-2008, 04:13 AM
i wish the k95s had box beams

they just look so much better too :\

yeah but iam used to getting racquets from heads..might try balorat
btw i replied to your junior tennis thingy, if you want a chat add me on msn: pokeutopia@hotmail.com (in regards to social tennis)
i can't see to message anyone, why is it disabled on this forum?

doublefault2008
03-12-2008, 05:05 AM
yeah but iam used to getting racquets from heads..might try balorat
btw i replied to your junior tennis thingy, if you want a chat add me on msn: pokeutopia@hotmail.com (in regards to social tennis)
i can't see to message anyone, why is it disabled on this forum?

I'm going to guess you need 50+ posts before you can do that.

YULitle
03-12-2008, 05:08 AM
The box beam design is probably just that, design. Players racquets are designed this way to make them look more traditional.

doublefault2008
03-12-2008, 05:21 AM
I'm going to guess you need 50+ posts before you can do that.

Nevermind, just found out that it is disabled for all users.

iplaybetter
03-12-2008, 05:48 AM
they also have a certain feel in your left hand, on a 1HB, that is one of the things i notice most when hit a few with my friends APD and then mine, is the way the throat feels

YULitle
03-12-2008, 07:54 AM
Nevermind, just found out that it is disabled for all users.

Nah, you can choose to be messaged. Some people allow it and others don't. But, who gets to message may have a post limit.

vkartikv
03-12-2008, 08:57 AM
I have found that box beams are better for flat first serves. I can never serve a flat, fast one with a rounded beam. The dunlop 200g series is more or less a box beam. The prince diablo mid also has a box beam.

HeadPrestige
03-12-2008, 09:38 AM
so what is the difference between the box beam found on the 6.0 line and the others. It seems to be much more square shape than the others mentioned.

007
03-12-2008, 10:53 AM
Yonex RD Ti 80 is a box beam

Chauvalito
03-12-2008, 11:01 AM
i wish the k95s had box beams

they just look so much better too :\

That or a beam width 20 or less.

Bartelby
03-12-2008, 08:05 PM
Box Beam

Babolat - pure storm line
Head - prestige line
Tecnifibre - Tfight line
Wilson - six-one tour

But also or nearly so:

Donnay - Pro one
Dunlop - AG 200 and 300
Yonex - hexagonised box beam?
Volkl - C10 Pro

Any corrections or additions?

Tecnifibre - five box beams with the new xl
Babolat - three box beams plus the new limited edition
Head - three box beams with the new pro
Wislson - one box beam and one Sampras on the way

Babolat is perhaps unfairly typecast as 'detraditionaising' the player's racquet. It seems the traditional racquet shape is making a bit of a comeback.

HeadPrestige
03-14-2008, 01:00 PM
so what is the difference between the box beam found on the 6.0 line and the others. It seems to be much more square shape than the others mentioned.

anyone?...... 10 chars

bluetrain4
03-14-2008, 01:04 PM
Aren't POGs box beams?

vsdtrek
03-14-2008, 05:00 PM
anyone?...... 10 chars

I think it's that the 6.0 was from a time when most frames were like this. There really wasn't an emphasis on sloping the frame for aerodynamics or anything like that. Examples would be the Max 200G. The POG, Head Edge and Kennex frames had slightly rounded edges, but probably more for aethetics, I would certainly think not playability.

meowmix
03-14-2008, 05:02 PM
The Gamma Ipex 7.0 MP is a box beam.