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01-11-2009, 12:33 PM
Ive recently been looking to increase the weight of my racket and after getting two more i took one and added 12 grams total making its static weight 12.3 oz and 5pts headlight. The original weight stock is 11.9oz and 5pts headlight. after trying the 12.3 oz its alot harder then the 11.9oz in the fact of timing and racket head speed it seems.i got real accustomed to the 11.9oz.my question is though is there any way i can practice timing the ball better both on and off the court and also generating racket head speed?im guessing if i just swing hard with form the racket head speed will naturally go up more but im guessing the timing is what im really needing.any ideas on what i can do.

01-11-2009, 01:54 PM
With a heavier racquet it is harder to use your arm to initiate the stroke so you are slower. You have to learn to really use your legs and trunk rotation to gain power back and keep the racquet head speed up. The best way is to just go out and hit and when you can't make it to the court do some shadow swinging to get used to the weight and build some muscle memory.

01-11-2009, 02:25 PM
alright thanks for the info appreciate it.