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shogun90
02-10-2012, 07:59 AM
Here's the link to the article: http://www.thetennisspace.com/review/is-this-racket-the-future-of-tennis/

How many here would like to get feedback from your racquet? Maybe the perfect match for us tinkerers.

Rock Strongo
02-10-2012, 08:14 AM
Cool, a Babolat racquet that lets you break your arm AND tell you why you're doing it!

TexasTennisbum
02-10-2012, 08:20 AM
Wow, I was just throwing around ideas a couple of weeks ago, wondering when we would have racquets that would tell us how often we hit the sweet spot, where we hit the ball on the stringbed, etc.

FedError
02-10-2012, 11:01 PM
I want a racquet that measures my racquet head speed.

scotus
02-10-2012, 11:41 PM
I want a racquet that measures my racquet head speed.

Then you want this racquet:

http://80s-tennis.com/pages/tretorn-speed-gun.html

Fuji
02-11-2012, 09:08 AM
This seems really cool! I can't wait to get more details on it!

-Fuji

alidisperanza
02-11-2012, 02:53 PM
I KNEW IT! RAFA'S A CYBORG!!!... oh wait, that's not the picture of the racquet?


Still, a very cool concept. Kudos to Babolat

richsox
02-11-2012, 03:26 PM
Love em or hate em, Babolat is pushing the boundaries

sansaephanh
02-11-2012, 04:37 PM
great a robot racket. Soon we will be having mechanical sticks that run on momentum based movement like in watches.

ZeroSkid
02-11-2012, 05:20 PM
Then you want this racquet:

http://80s-tennis.com/pages/tretorn-speed-gun.html

lol wow...

alidisperanza
02-11-2012, 05:26 PM
great a robot racket. Soon we will be having mechanical sticks that run on momentum based movement like in watches.

Did I hear momentum based? ProKennex came out with a racquet years ago that shifted mass as you swung-- the name escapes me at the moment but it's on the forums somewhere

scotus
02-11-2012, 05:48 PM
Hopefully the system could track all the shock and vibration transmitted to the arm and show how the PDs and APDs are ruining people's elbows. :)

FedError
02-12-2012, 03:47 AM
Then you want this racquet:

http://80s-tennis.com/pages/tretorn-speed-gun.html

Thank you :)

Power Player
02-12-2012, 10:11 AM
This sounds awesome and like something the other major brands will try as well. If they do measure your head speed, than in theory it would be possibe to average out your racquet head speed and pick the proper weight specs to match your game. So a lot of the guessing of what specs are best could eliminated.

I am hoping that is how it works at least.

Steve Huff
02-13-2012, 12:36 PM
Pro Kennex rackets don't "shift" mass. They have a kinetic mass inside them, but shifting it makes a racket illegal, and all of the kinetic rackets are legal to play with.

Rock Strongo
02-13-2012, 01:36 PM
Pro Kennex rackets don't "shift" mass. They have a kinetic mass inside them, but shifting it makes a racket illegal, and all of the kinetic rackets are legal to play with.

I'm sorry for quickly hijacking this, but a long while ago I searched for Hasselblad photos and your display name came up as the author for some of the photos. DO YOU OWN A HASSELBLAD??? *jealous*

rosewall4ever
02-13-2012, 02:36 PM
i thought it was for the wii. lol