Can you make a stiff racquet play flexier?

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  1. pauliewa

    pauliewa New User

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    I use the yonex rdis 100 mp and am wondering if anything can be done to make it play less stiff. I use the black5edge which is a soft, spinny string already...
     
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  2. Povl Carstensen

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    Try putting some weight in the buttcap, or lead tape or a coin glued to the end of it. Makes the racket feel flexier/softer imo.
     
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  3. LeeD

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    Also, lessen string tension, weight the handle, use a thicker, more cushiony grip/s.
     
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  4. Anton

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    The feel of the racket gets plusher and more solid as you add the weight.

    It puts the lead on :twisted:
     
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  5. pauliewa

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    Appreciate it guys, will try this next time out.
     
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  6. UCSF2012

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    Yea, play with the racket everyday for a year or two. The graphite will start to fatigue, so the racket'll be flexy.
     
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  7. TennisMaverick

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    Exactly......
     
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  8. 2Hare

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    black5edge is not what I would consider soft at all. You might want to try hybrids or multis. GL!
     
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  9. suppawat

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    If the racquet is thin enough, adding 3g of lead at 12 will help add more dynamic flex.
     
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  10. TaihtDuhShaat

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    weight in the butt cap will make the frame flex more on contact. Also, weighting the butt and weighting the upper hoop will cause the middle of the frame to flex more on contact.
     
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  11. Fuji

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    Just pile on the lead!

    Add an oz of lead at 3 and 9 to any stick and it will soften it up considerably!

    -Fuji
     
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  12. dsa202

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    Try putting it in the oven for 3-5 minutes at a time. Don't leave it in there for too long, as it might do some serious damage to your frame.
     
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  13. jjs891

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    Is this a joke or have you actually done this before?
     
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  14. jim e

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    Sounds like medium rare to me.
    Do you use any seasonings?
    Do you like it that way or well done!
    Maybe sear it on the grill first.You will have one hot racquet!!!
    I guess if it is overcooked you could always give it to the dog, after all he may make better use of it.
     
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  15. SteveI

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    I use the microwave.. :)
     
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  16. TennisMaverick

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    Frames have deformed in the trunk of a car.
     
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  17. fuzz nation

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    Whoa, that a reeeeeeally big microwave if it can swallow a whole racquet!
     
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