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chapufo1
08-20-2006, 11:32 AM
Are these the kind of racquets that are really light where you have to provide your own power? Or are they the ones with the smaller frame? etc?

I have a LM prestige mid right now and I'm assuming this is a "powerful" racquet which means that it's not as demanding as other racquets to play with....but isn't a heavier racquet probably harder to swing with/more stressful to play with???? :confused: I'm confused.

qwerty66
08-20-2006, 11:35 AM
demanding means it's usually a small frame with a small sweet sport and you can't be lazy when hitting with it....

irishcommodore15
08-20-2006, 11:36 AM
Like a Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 nCode

Mick
08-20-2006, 11:39 AM
demanding means it's usually a small frame with a small sweet sport and you can't be lazy when hitting with it....

I agree. I don't think a heavy racket is demanding to use but a racket with a small sweet spot is pretty tough to use, especially when you are at the net hitting volleys.

qwerty66
08-20-2006, 11:44 AM
I agree. I don't think a heavy racket is demanding to use but a racket with a small sweet spot is pretty tough to use, especially when you are at the net hitting volleys.

i think heavy racket are acttually alot easier to use becuase they are solid they don't twist and they don't feel "cheap" :D

djarc
08-20-2006, 11:49 AM
Any racket that makes you feel like the net is 6 feet high.

Nextman916
08-20-2006, 12:00 PM
A 20 dollar us open raquet from walmart would fit the definition.

djarc
08-20-2006, 12:11 PM
A 20 dollar us open raquet from walmart would fit the definition.

Haha

Yes, I'd say feel free to use the term "demanding racket" for wal-mart rackets. Also be prepared for terms such as "cheap" and "pos."

Demanding racket: Demands perfect tennis form and strength to use normally.


In any case, you can play with any racket once you have the form. You might not be able to play your best with a wal-mart racket though.

onkystomper
08-20-2006, 12:33 PM
Something which makes you keep form on EVERY single shot. Laziness = net framed or out!!

Mick
08-20-2006, 12:39 PM
...In any case, you can play with any racket once you have the form. You might not be able to play your best with a wal-mart racket though.

yep. it depends on the quality of your opponents. Some opponents you could defeat by using a walmart racket, some opponents you would need the best racket/string you could afford just to stay competitive.

chess9
08-20-2006, 12:59 PM
A demanding racquet is one that will demand that everyone on this board take out their knives and daggers and tactical thermonuclear weapons and fight about it. :)

My definition of a demanding racquet is one that is less than 66 sq. in. in string surface, and/or lighter than 12 oz. or heavier than 16 oz.

Have I stirred the pot enough? :)

-Robert

a guy
08-20-2006, 02:31 PM
Small sweetspot, lower powered, makes you wonder why you ever took up tennis.

ace of spades
08-20-2006, 02:36 PM
well your lm prestige mid is what I would call a demanding racket. However when demanding rackets are used to their full potential, you get great results, better than you would with a less demanding racket.

jonolau
08-20-2006, 07:01 PM
Go work on your technique first. That way, there will never be a demanding racquet regardless of headsize.

vinnier6
08-20-2006, 07:23 PM
i would consider any racquet that is called a "players racquet" to be a demanding racquet...

ie your prestiege...

wilsonfaithful
08-20-2006, 07:41 PM
Like a Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 nCode
so true but if you master it its a godly racquet

BreakPoint
08-20-2006, 08:46 PM
To me, a "demanding" racquet is one that "demands" that you do everything the right way. It's not going to help you in any way. It's all up to you to hit the ball well.

The opposite of a "demanding" racquet is a "forgiving" racquet. A "forgiving" racquet is one which helps you to hit the ball over the net even when you're not doing everything "right".

Keifers
08-20-2006, 10:08 PM
Heavier, higher-swingweight, more flexible racquets can be demanding - i.e., can require proper technique - but in an exchange with players who hit with pace (and spin), I'd want nothing else. There's just something pleasurable about taking those fast incoming balls and returning them with pace and direction and control.

Say Chi Sin Lo
08-21-2006, 12:25 AM
I dont think the nCode 61 has a small sweetspot, relative to it's 90 sq inch head, it's sweetspot is actually quite big

Chang
08-21-2006, 12:53 AM
Heavier rackets are quite nice to hit with. I damanding racket would have to be a light and head light racket with a small head.

artworks
08-21-2006, 03:25 AM
A demanding racquet is one that is not fitted for your game. :rolleyes:

anirut
08-21-2006, 07:06 AM
A demanding racquet is one that is not fitted for your game. :rolleyes:

EXACTLY!