View Full Version : feel vs shot effectiveness

03-11-2005, 06:37 PM
it seems the most popular rackets tend to be those with the best 'feel'.

if the racket's feel is that of a block of wood, but the effectiveness of shot as far as spin, pace, and control is good, then why complain.

are the rackets with the best 'feel' the only rackets that can hit well?

03-11-2005, 11:40 PM
The racquet which has the best feel for a given player will almost always be the racquet with which the player performs best.

Good, comfortable feel tends to translate into shot effectiveness.

03-12-2005, 01:55 AM
God no! I can't imagine how many people have said the Babolat PD has no 'feel' but people use it and win with it on a very regular basis. So if something doesn't have good feel or 'touch' that doesnt mean you can't win with it. Of course if your game is based around 'touch' then its not likely to be a good marriage but you can still play successfully with it.

Still, when we get down to something that is often very subjective, like 'feel' then what is good for one wont be good for another. I wasn't overjoyed with the 'feel' of the POG, Head Prestige line or PS 85 but many rave about them. Doesn't mean Im wrong, just that the product generates a different response for me as opposed to the many who use and love them.