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sureshs
11-10-2008, 07:15 AM
Say a new racquet is being introduced with strung specs of 12.9 oz and 6 pts HL, and headsize of 88. The SW is perhaps 360+.

Vote in the poll what %tage of TT-ers will benefit from this frame.

ronalditop
11-10-2008, 07:30 AM
with such a high swinweight i think only people like tsonga would be able to handle it.

drakulie
11-10-2008, 08:20 AM
Everyone will benefit.

Those who use it and play well with it, will benefit.

Those who use it, and don't play well with it will also benefit (they will know to switch to something else).

Pushmaster
11-10-2008, 08:35 AM
You'll definitely benefit if you can swing it, but I'd say less than 1% of tennis players would be able to do so. This racquet would have a miniscule market, and would be doomed to fail IMO.

racquetfreak
11-10-2008, 08:35 AM
could you be talking about Pete's new frame? lots of folks will buy, few will benefit unless they like to sit in a dark room stroking their racquets. can't wait to get one! :twisted:

VGP
11-10-2008, 08:37 AM
drakulie makes a good point.

that sort of logic goes for any racket.....

morten
11-10-2008, 08:40 AM
Wilson will benefit...

nyc
11-10-2008, 08:42 AM
hmmm...the economy will benefit...especially if said racquet will be branded, uhm, say, the Sampras KPro Staff.....

Pushmaster
11-10-2008, 08:46 AM
Everyone will benefit.

Those who use it and play well with it, will benefit.

Those who use it, and don't play well with it will also benefit (they will know to switch to something else).

Good point. I think it would be a good training racquet, but I don't envision many players using it for matches.

Better off just picking up an old $10 wood racquet for training purposes and save yourself a couple of c-notes.

fuzz nation
11-10-2008, 09:02 AM
With a balance of only 6 pts. hl, most players would probably be better off swinging a lead pipe. My old ProStaff 6.1 Classics weigh in at 12.8 oz., but they have a balance more in the neighborhood or 10 pts. hl. That's hefty, but not uncivilized.

Actually I got my hands on a pair of LM Prestige mids a couple of years back and I think that they weren't too far from these spec's in their stock layout. I had to put a big dose of lead on the handle with those to get the balance up toward 10 pts. headlight and then they were much more playable for me - I could actually maneuver them up at net, even with a static weight of 13.3 oz. A frame like this one listed by the OP would certainly make a heckuva training racquet - a lazy swing with no footwork would make it pretty hard to get the strings to the ball on time I think.

sureshs
11-10-2008, 09:46 AM
Exit polls are showing a runaway victory for the 0 - 10% option. Guys let us make it more balanced.

sureshs
11-10-2008, 09:48 AM
360++, dude, seriously, are you out of your fcking mind???

That is what people have estimated the stinkweight of the K ProStaff

sureshs
11-10-2008, 09:49 AM
Those who use it, and don't play well with it will also benefit (they will know to switch to something else).

That is a valid point

JacKKyKung
11-10-2008, 09:57 AM
Depend on headsize.

sureshs
11-10-2008, 10:08 AM
Depend on headsize.

I added that now

meowmix
11-10-2008, 12:24 PM
I'm pretty sure that if this racket was indeed the new sampras model, TW would sell these like hotcakes. Also, I'm pretty sure that even if this wasn't the sampras model, people would still buy plenty of these. Whether most would benefit, I doubt that. People like Traveljem would love them though.

sureshs
11-10-2008, 12:28 PM
I'm pretty sure that if this racket was indeed the new sampras model, TW would sell these like hotcakes. Also, I'm pretty sure that even if this wasn't the sampras model, people would still buy plenty of these. Whether most would benefit, I doubt that. People like Traveljem would love them though.

I am not sure he will go for anything less than 90

treblings
11-10-2008, 01:23 PM
It might be fun for me to try such a racket with a lower sw. not sure i would benefit from it.

game set match 46 TIMES!!
11-10-2008, 01:41 PM
10-20... i guess not for me though

couch
11-10-2008, 02:02 PM
Everyone will benefit.

Those who use it, and don't play well with it will also benefit (they will know to switch to something else).

Actually, their opponents will benefit. ;) What up Drak?