Arm numb after long play

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by NickH87, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. NickH87

    NickH87 Semi-Pro

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    Well I dont know if its because my muscles are sore from working out plus tennis or is it the racquet with the 62 lbs string tension?

    I have a Head TiS6 and with the pre-strung strings and tension I have never experienced this, only once when I demo'd the dunlop aerogel tour and I though it happened because the grip was too small.

    But yesterday I was hitting for about 45 minutes against a wall and some time later, my arms was not completely numb, but just dead tired and not very useful.

    Even when I tried to sleep, it was bothering me, I woke up, and it feels the same way.
     
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  2. SteveI

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    Hi,

    The Head TiS6 aka "The Arm Killer". The frame is great for players with slow, short strokes. If you are a player that takes a rip at the ball, it is not the frame for you. One local player here had to quit the game after using that frame.

    Head Size:
    115 sq. in. / 742 sq. cm.
    Length: 27.75 inches / 70 cm
    Strung Weight: 8.9oz / 252g
    Balance: 8 pts Head Heavy
    Swingweight: 318
    Stiffness: 75
    Beam Width: Straight Beam Widebody
    Composition: Graphite/Titanium Composite
    Power Level: High
    Swing Speed: Slow-Moderate
    Grip Type: Head Cusion Grip
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,7H,9H
    One Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 57-66 pounds
     
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  3. NickH87

    NickH87 Semi-Pro

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    Well I guess that takes care of that, time for a new frame. I was ripping the ball yesterday, I have close to a full fast stroke, god my arm is just dead right now.

    Can you explain to me the head heavy points? I dont really understand that point system and what the points mean.
     
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  4. NickH87

    NickH87 Semi-Pro

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    I am looking at the prince speedport Red and Black, and the Wilson K Blade Team

    Specs

    Wilson K Blade team
    Head Size:
    104 sq. in. / 671 sq. cm.
    Length: 27.3 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 10.7oz / 303g
    Balance: 4.2pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 320
    Stiffness: 57
    Beam Width: 22 mm Straight Beam
    Composition: [K]arophite Black w / X Loop Weave At 3 & 9 o'clock
    Power Level: Low
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: Kontrol Grip
    String Pattern:
    18 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 9T,9H
    One Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 53-63 pounds

    Speedport red
    Head Size:
    105 sq. in. / 677 sq. cm.
    Length: 27.25 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 10.5oz / 298g
    Balance: 1pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 321
    Stiffness: 65
    Beam Width: 23-25-23 mm Tapered Beam
    Composition: GraphitExtreme / Copper / Titanium / Tungsten
    Power Level: Low-Medium
    Swing Speed: Moderate-Fast
    Grip Type: DuraPro+
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 7T.9T.7H.9H
    One Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 53-63 pounds

    Speedport black
    Head Size:
    100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 11.3oz / 320g
    Balance: 5pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 327
    Stiffness: 70
    Beam Width: 23-22-22 mm Tapered Beam
    Composition: GraphitExtreme / Copper / Titanium / Tungsten
    Power Level: Low-Medium
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: DuraPro+
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 7T.9T.7H.9H
    One Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 53-63 pounds
     
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  5. JohnTN

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    The balance "points" are measured in 1/8 inch increments, and refer to how many 1/8's of an inch the racquet balance is from the center of the racquet length.

    If a racquet is 27 inches long, its mid-point is 13 1/2 inches from the end of the handle, or tip of the head. If it balances at this mid-point it is neither head heavy or head light.

    If the balance point turns out to be 13 7/8 inches from the end of the handle, that is 3/8's of an inch past the mid-point and is said to be 3 points head heavy - having to move the balance point toward the head indicates the head is heavier.

    Generally, head light racquets (balance point is closer to end of handle than tip of head) are more arm friendly.

    John
     
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  6. NickH87

    NickH87 Semi-Pro

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    Thank you, makes perfect sense.
     
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  7. SteveI

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    Nick,

    Get something in the 11.5 oz (or higher) range, HL (5-6 ponits) and soft flex. Stay away from polys. Many frames in the range. Sell the TiS6 to someone 80 years old. Thing is a piece of ****.. not to mention they fold up on the stringer and break strings like crazy. Save your arm.

    Steve
     
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  8. NickH87

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    Lol will do, Im going to keep the racquet around though, I am going to see how many I can collect until I get old.
     
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