View Full Version : Pivot Point of A Racquet

03-11-2009, 08:31 PM
From the USRSA (http://www.racquettech.com/store/learningcenter/lc_swingweight.html)...

"The pivot point is typically considered to be 3.94-inches up from the buttcap, under the knuckle of your first finger, but it can be a different distance from the butt cap if you grasp the..."

Where would 'under the knuckle of your first finger' be? Thumb or index finger?

03-11-2009, 09:25 PM
just measure up 10 cm. i would say that it would be more index than thumb.

03-11-2009, 10:07 PM
i would say index finger. thumb doesn't count as a finger, or so the saying goes "what separates men from animals..."

also this is kinda common sense since the index finger is the highest point of the hand when holding a racquet. be weird if it was your, let's say, the knuckle of your pinky.

03-11-2009, 11:34 PM
Thanks guys. Was confused as I read somewhere in the thread to measure 7, instead of 10 cm. But I think I'll just have it based on MY index finger.