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corners
02-26-2010, 11:47 PM
I read somewhere during the Aussie open that Henin's coach added some weight to her frame 'to give her more spin' for the comeback. Given her more attacking style this time around I wondered if she might have added some weight to the handle to give you a little more maneuverability and stability at net.
At tennis.com her stringer says her frame is only .2 ounces heavier than a stock BLX Tour (http://tennisworld.typepad.com/the_pro_shop/2010/02/gear-guys-qa.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+pro-shop-gray+%28The+Pro+Shop+by+Bill+Gray%29). Seems that if she did add weight it's not a whole lot.

wangs78
03-01-2010, 06:12 AM
Adding weight reduces spin bc it reduces racquet head speed.

ronalditop
03-01-2010, 06:30 AM
Adding weight reduces spin bc it reduces racquet head speed.

Yeah you sure know what youre talking about...

forehandshanker
03-01-2010, 07:08 AM
She's retuning her game to win Wimbledon by trying to get more pace off her serve by tossing the ball further forward, looking to get to net sooner, taking the ball earlier and shortening her ground strokes.

When you take the ball earlier, you *do* need more racquet head stability and you do rely a bit more on the racquet doing the work. So it's no surprise she's added a tad more weight to a relatively head-heavy racquet.