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08-26-2005, 07:36 AM
What is more important? Swing weight or racket weight when trying to decide on a racket?
I see some heavier rackets >12.0 oz with a lower swing weight than a 11.3 oz racket with a higher swing weight of 335(Aero Pro Drive Plus).
I hit with medium to extreme topspin off the forehand with a semi-western grip.
I know I need soemthing head light and I also need something to return 4.5 serves. It seems I'm swinging late with the Aero Pro Plus. I know the length makes a difference too. Does the head size need to be taken into consideration as well? I play mostly doubles.
What allows you to pull the trigger quicker? A lighter racket or lighter swing weight?
Thanks for any responses.

08-26-2005, 08:03 AM
Lighter swingweight allows for a quicker trigger pull.

Some lighter racquets have higher SW so they can feel more stable. When you shift the balance forward in the racquet, you get a higher SW.