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Tennis Man
09-20-2009, 08:11 AM
Even 100 years ago people knew the simple truth: the size of the racquet might be in inverse ratio to the ability of the player. :)

http://www.tennisite.org/Art1927equipmentequalizationfrPunch.jpg/Art1927equipmentequalizationfrPunch-full;init:.jpg

skyzoo
09-20-2009, 08:35 AM
what are you getting at?

tennisdad65
09-20-2009, 09:03 AM
tell that to Agassi and Chang.. POG OS

prjacobs
09-20-2009, 09:10 AM
Or in some cases the size of the player might be in inverse ratio to the size of the racquet:) Not to mention the size and price of the car, house, boat.....

Tennis Man
09-20-2009, 09:11 AM
tell that to Agassi and Chang.. POG OS

It's nothing personal, just a simple fact that I just confirmed by reading tennis history. I've been always an advocate of "midsize" racquets. That's all :)

120mphBodyServe
09-20-2009, 09:15 AM
It's nothing personal, just a simple fact that I just confirmed by reading tennis history. I've been always an advocate of "midsize" racquets. That's all :)

Should we call you The Shankman, now? I'd like to see you use a mid size with really whippy strokes....

Tennis Man
09-20-2009, 09:23 AM
I'd like to see you use a mid size with really whippy strokes....

I wish you could. I rarely shank the ball. Actually with heavy mid frames the strokes must be "really whippy" (the swing rating of my racquets is L6-L7)

anirut
09-20-2009, 06:55 PM
Alright ... I think it's time we start another headsize war ... ;)

The board's been kinda quiet for sometime ...

Kemitak
09-20-2009, 07:41 PM
Should we call you The Shankman, now? I'd like to see you use a mid size with really whippy strokes....

That's the point! What you're saying is, if your swing is wrong or off, without a big head size you shank the ball.

Venetian
09-20-2009, 08:11 PM
My racquet is 64sq in and made entirely out of lead. <----GOAT

Ripper014
09-20-2009, 08:17 PM
How about those with large rackets are feeling inadequate in other areas of their lives... ;)

callen3615
09-20-2009, 08:20 PM
what are you getting at?

Smaller is better. Or the smaller the frame the better the player. Im more in the midplus range. 93-98 is good with me.

Kemitak
09-20-2009, 08:30 PM
Yeah but things have changed.
It's probably also true that the smaller the head size, the older the player -- to a point, then the racquet head explodes into a 127sq incher once you've hit your late 60's.

callen3615
09-20-2009, 08:39 PM
Yeah thats true too.

Kemitak
09-20-2009, 08:54 PM
It's also difficult to pin down a style of play to a particular head size (though pat-ball artists always have big heads). Both Murray and Soderling hit with an orange-painted 98 sq. inch Prestige, and they have very different games.
The old rule, Sampras-serve-and-volley with a small head and Agassi-baseline-counter-puncher with a big head, doesn't really apply anymore. (Rafter-serve-and-volley used a mid-plus, too, didn't he?)

edit: I think lately-server-and-volley-Haas hits with the same 98 sq. incher.