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HEADfamilydynasty
07-17-2011, 10:37 AM
what do you prefer or does it not matter? I tend to use thin beams more often than not, but thick don't bother me much.

hoodjem
07-17-2011, 11:07 AM
Go with a "thick bean."

Yet, maybe this is indicative that you already have one.

Bigtime
07-17-2011, 11:10 AM
Thin beam seems to cut through the air more easily.

6-2/6-4/6-0
07-17-2011, 11:10 AM
I say both - thin beam for tennis rackets, and thick bean for coffee...

TheBoom
07-17-2011, 11:13 AM
Thin beams are nice because they don't feel clunky going throught the air

OldButGame
07-17-2011, 11:35 AM
I say both - thin beam for tennis rackets, and thick bean for coffee...

This was funny!!!!!... :lol:


Thin beams are nice because they don't feel clunky going throught the air

And I agree with this... http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/images/icons/icon14.gif

HEADfamilydynasty
07-17-2011, 02:02 PM
I don't know .Thick beams make some awesome frame shots.

quest01
07-17-2011, 02:42 PM
Doesn't matter, go with whatever racquet you play your absolute best with.

paul_tennis
07-17-2011, 03:44 PM
Thin beams...

Geology_Rocks!
07-17-2011, 04:13 PM
IMO thin looks better...

Gasolina
07-17-2011, 04:51 PM
I think the better question would be, what are the advantages of a thin beam over a thick beam and vice versa?

I use a tapered beam, so it's thick in the hoop. I still put 6 grams at the 3&9 so I can't say the thicker beam helps with stability.

FedExpress 333
07-17-2011, 07:41 PM
Thin Beam all the way!

got spin?
07-17-2011, 07:45 PM
The look of a thick beam makes my nose turn up. Just looks like a tube with frame shots galore.

Rabbit
07-17-2011, 07:54 PM
Hey compromise and use a tapered beam ala Pacific.

FedExpress 333
07-17-2011, 08:25 PM
What is a tapered beam?

Laver777
07-18-2011, 12:57 AM
definately thin beams. ive had nothing but bad results with big racquets... they just dont suit my game at all

vincent_tennis
07-18-2011, 02:06 AM
I say both - thin beam for tennis rackets, and thick bean for coffee...

LOL

10chararararar

gplracer
07-18-2011, 06:53 AM
Sounds like lots of old school players who want the thin beam. Count me in as well!

thug the bunny
07-18-2011, 07:40 AM
All my sticks are 20mm or thinner. But, I was wondering, can we get some discussion on what are the common characteristics of thin beam sticks?

ssonosk
07-18-2011, 07:54 AM
What is a tapered beam?

It starts off thick then gets thinner (you can't see it in the pic but it gets thinner)


http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/5906/wp000085.jpg
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jjs891
07-18-2011, 08:01 AM
I like thin beams and I play with thin beam racquets now, but I've played with thicker beams before and they're ok too.

captainobvious
07-18-2011, 08:37 AM
I like the look and feel of a thinner beam.

cnr1guy
07-18-2011, 08:40 AM
I can play both... all depends on the frame.

Last frame: Head Speed (20mm)
Current frame: Aeropro Drive GT (25mm)

CDestroyer
07-18-2011, 08:45 AM
Fat beams are for cheese heads.

jmjmkim
07-18-2011, 08:53 AM
When there was all that hype about the new Donnay rackets, I was thinking what the big deal was except the nice looking paintjobs on those new Donnays.

My POG's are already thin beam and years of proven track record.

I love my POG's. I have 2 Mid 93's (Straight Shaft) and 1 OS (One Stripe first generation) that has a tear drop like head shape.

Even if some rackets are thin beam, I like it to be the same thickness all the way from top to the handle... (thus the Straight Shaft)

The Prince Graphite EXO's are like 19mm and the Rebels seem a little more thicker like 20 or 21mm. Anything over 21mm now seem thick.