View Full Version : Crazy Racquet Projects
07-04-2004, 10:52 PM
Hey, I wanted to know if anyone has or has wanted to do some radical racquet projects. My idea was to take a self-playing "game-improvement" racquet (like a head i.S12 weighing 7.9oz) and drastically modify it. I would add an extra inch to the handle with an "anchor" to make it head-light. Strung with Luxilon Timo 18 at maybe 55lbs, it should be a crazy racquet. Not that it would be much use in a match, but just the sheer spin/power from serves would be astounding. It would be a fun thing to try; has anyone attempted something like this? ...or have any more such ideas.
07-04-2004, 11:01 PM
Yes an i.S12 with stiffness of what 100? and put sum luxilon on it...... *POW* *POP* <--- thats your elbow
Just a joke, but anyways if you're brave enough to try it go ahead and tell us how it turns out.
07-04-2004, 11:05 PM
Haha yes those are super-stiff --> but hey it's not like anyone even got hurt using luxilon :lol: , maybe a different string would do -> 19 guage maybe? :lol: BTW 17 guage lasts maybe 10hrs till it pops on the i.s12. Just need to try out some extremes. Either way I should go sleep --> intense training in the morning.. Stanley Park Open next week.. whoosh should be good; need to check out the ITF event.
07-05-2004, 03:52 AM
Why don't you buy a $2 racquet from a supermarket and use lead to change it to the prestige's specs lol.
07-05-2004, 09:22 AM
you could try to turn that i.s12 into sumthing that will launch the ball into space.... you could add like 3+ ounces in the head and put some gut into it..... yeah!!! It could be an ultra stiff racket thats like 20 pts head heavy with gut!!!
07-07-2004, 01:14 AM
Apparently some people just do not appreciate creativity.
07-07-2004, 08:36 AM
Why not try something that will really challenge and hopefully improve your hitting skills. I suggest stringing one of your rackets either 4x4 or 6x6 and taking it out for some hits. This will really force you to watch the ball and try to hit a sweetspot similar to the size it would be on a 70 sq" head. Its actually not that hard and you may be surprised at your ability to hit some rallies :)
that would warp your racket, I wouldn't suggest trying it.
07-07-2004, 12:41 PM
WARP indeed! --> It can't get much worse than it already is.
What is it 10pts head heavy? 7.9oz unstrung? LOL. Either way I think I got rid of an old i.S12 a while ago. I think I can find someone's i.X11 though :).
07-07-2004, 08:01 PM
Oh and aside from some minor lead tape and fishing weights, no one is warping my PD+ racquets :)
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