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jorel
04-23-2008, 08:18 AM
So based on the new TW University section… racquets can also be unbalanced weightwise lengthwise…. Opens a whole new can of worms for us “racquet engineers”

It begs the question…. Why we play well with certain frames and not others…why some frames “playbetter” than others seemingly with no explanation (now we have one)

If certain technologies (such as Fischers Vacuum Tech) creates a more uniform layup leading to less imbalance side to side , maybe that’s why Fischers in general are so stable and have that unique feel to them

Raises many , many new questions for us racquet crazed junkies.

Nuke
04-23-2008, 08:21 AM
So, like, putting lead tape at 3 o'clock (but not at 9 o'clock) would be a bad thing?

jorel
04-23-2008, 08:26 AM
So, like, putting lead tape at 3 o'clock (but not at 9 o'clock) would be a bad thing?

no. like a stock racquet having more power on one side as opposed to the other because of uneven weight distribution in the manufacture of a frame (maybe thats why your shots are landing out) instead of going in for a winner

jorel
04-23-2008, 08:29 AM
also begs the question about the use of Kinetic tech in racquet frames..

ollinger
04-23-2008, 08:52 AM
Jimmy Connors used to put lead on only one side of his racquet (T-2000) and apparently hit groundstrokes such that the heavier side was always towards the ground. Seemed to work pretty well for him.

jorel
04-23-2008, 09:28 AM
Jimmy Connors used to put lead on only one side of his racquet (T-2000) and apparently hit groundstrokes such that the heavier side was always towards the ground. Seemed to work pretty well for him.

thats the thing tho.... u would need to keep that side down on every single stroke... flip it around with the heavy on top and I wonder how many grandslams he would have won (0?)

most of us dont do that... play with only one side of the racquet... we use both sides of the racquet and if that is the case.... uneven weight distribution causing uneven power could be a cause of errors .