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bruno hau
05-09-2008, 02:28 PM
Maybe it is just me or my technique but I find I volley better (control) with flat beam rackets (Wilson Pro Staff 6.0, nCode/KFactor 90, Estusa Power Beam, Yonex RDS 001/002, etc) than the more widebody rackets with aerodynamic beams (RQiS 1 Tour, AeroPro Drive, KPro Tour, Prince O3, nCode/KFactor 95, etc). Anyone else find this to be true?

matchmaker
05-09-2008, 02:35 PM
Agreed, and box beam helps too. No widebodies or tapered beams for a good volleyer.

HeadPrestige
05-09-2008, 02:46 PM
the rds 001/002 does not have a traditional flat beam

BreakPoint
05-09-2008, 03:03 PM
Maybe it is just me or my technique but I find I volley better (control) with flat beam rackets (Wilson Pro Staff 6.0, nCode/KFactor 90, Estusa Power Beam, Yonex RDS 001/002, etc)than the more widebody rackets with aerodynamic beams (RQiS 1 Tour, AeroPro Drive, KPro Tour, Prince O3, nCode/KFactor 95, etc). Anyone else find this to be true?
I think you mean box beam.

And, yes, box beam racquets do volley better, IMO.

PandaKuo777
05-09-2008, 03:11 PM
Thinner racket means greater density so I would have to say so. I can't ever volley with my brother's Pure Drive Plus. I guess it depends on what type of game you have as well.

Bud
05-09-2008, 03:37 PM
I think the one benefit of a thinner box beam is shanking the ball. With a wide beam, the flight path is unpredictable... box beam, it goes where you aim it... just no force behind the volley.

louis netman
05-10-2008, 02:59 PM
I guess the Prince Precision Response line (660, PRTI & Warrior) must be an exception to the rule...

jmverdugo
05-10-2008, 03:10 PM
I made an experiment, i put my RDS001 side by side with my wife´s 03 blue in a tennis court really close to the net, then i fed them tennis balls. Amazingly none of them could volley ... :)

(Sorry, i guess im in a funny mood)

Bud
05-10-2008, 05:29 PM
I made an experiment, i put my RDS001 side by side with my wife´s 03 blue in a tennis court really close to the net, then i fed them tennis balls. Amazingly none of them could volley ... :)

(Sorry, i guess im in a funny mood)

:lol: :lol:

HeadPrestige
05-10-2008, 11:41 PM
I made an experiment, i put my RDS001 side by side with my wife´s 03 blue in a tennis court really close to the net, then i fed them tennis balls. Amazingly none of them could volley ... :)

(Sorry, i guess im in a funny mood)

lol.... i am waiting for someone to not get the joke...

it will happen.

0d1n
05-11-2008, 04:59 AM
I guess the Prince Precision Response line (660, PRTI & Warrior) must be an exception to the rule...

And the Fischer Pro no 1 series must be another exception.

meowmix
05-11-2008, 07:58 AM
lol.... i am waiting for someone to not get the joke...

it will happen.

I'm missing the joke....

J/K:):):)

caesar66
05-11-2008, 08:36 AM
6.1s volley great too and they aren't box beam.

0d1n
05-11-2008, 09:58 AM
6.1s volley great too and they aren't box beam.

But they are "flat" (in my understanding the op means "constant beam" by "flat" not necessarily rectangular/box beam... otherwise the Yonex frames have no business being in this category)

nickb
05-11-2008, 02:59 PM
And the Fischer Pro no 1 series must be another exception.

Yep...for me the M Pro No1 and Red/Black are both better at net than any wilson box beam frame (and come to think of it ANY other rackert).

Nick

nickb
05-11-2008, 03:00 PM
Agreed, and box beam helps too. No widebodies or tapered beams for a good volleyer.

A good volleyer can use anything from a 6.0 85 to a 125sqin granny stick..