Discussion in 'Racquets' started by chow ming en, Jan 2, 2006.
Generally, is a 9 pts headlight racquet better than a 6 pts headlight racquet ?
Let me ask you in return: which one fits you better, Small sized underwear or Medium sized underwear?
It is a matter of what you feel more comfortable with that is suitable to your style of play.
9 pts is better for volleying
6pts is better for baselines
neither is really better than the other,
its all how they feel to you b/c ur the one that will be using it,
not anyone else
It depends on which balance make you win the most matches with your particular style of play.
I have been experimenting with HL balance by adding weight to my racquets. I have noticed that only racquets above 12 ozs play well with a HL balance of 6pts or above. Anything under 12 ozs and 6pts HL feels too unstable and jarring on mis-hits. It depends on your level of play as well like ssjkyle31 posted.
I agree. Static weight is very important when considering balance. Generally, head-light frames are easier on the arm, but the balance needs to correspond to the static weight - i.e. the more weight, the more headlight the frame needs to be for comfort, stability, and maneuverability.
Personally, I seem to always go back to 12-13 ounce raquets with a close to EB (even balance).
Edit: Right now, I've been, for some time, around the 11.5 ounce and 5-6 points HL mark (trying to go to the net a bit more). Maybe I'll stay there. Maybe not. We'll see.
Better for what? They both work great for killing rodents with.
But seriously, it depends what you want to do with the racquet and how you play the game and what your style is and what your strokes are like, etc., etc. Your question is sort of like asking us if a size 9 shoe is better than a size 6 shoe. It depends on what fits you.
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