Do flat beam rackets volley better?

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  1. bruno hau

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    Maybe it is just me or my technique but I find I volley better (control) with flat beam rackets (Wilson Pro Staff 6.0, nCode/KFactor 90, Estusa Power Beam, Yonex RDS 001/002, etc) than the more widebody rackets with aerodynamic beams (RQiS 1 Tour, AeroPro Drive, KPro Tour, Prince O3, nCode/KFactor 95, etc). Anyone else find this to be true?
     
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  2. matchmaker

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    Agreed, and box beam helps too. No widebodies or tapered beams for a good volleyer.
     
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  3. HeadPrestige

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    the rds 001/002 does not have a traditional flat beam
     
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  4. BreakPoint

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    I think you mean box beam.

    And, yes, box beam racquets do volley better, IMO.
     
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  5. PandaKuo777

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    Thinner racket means greater density so I would have to say so. I can't ever volley with my brother's Pure Drive Plus. I guess it depends on what type of game you have as well.
     
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  6. Bud

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    I think the one benefit of a thinner box beam is shanking the ball. With a wide beam, the flight path is unpredictable... box beam, it goes where you aim it... just no force behind the volley.
     
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    I guess the Prince Precision Response line (660, PRTI & Warrior) must be an exception to the rule...
     
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  8. jmverdugo

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    I made an experiment, i put my RDS001 side by side with my wife´s 03 blue in a tennis court really close to the net, then i fed them tennis balls. Amazingly none of them could volley ... :)

    (Sorry, i guess im in a funny mood)
     
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  9. Bud

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    :lol: :lol:
     
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  10. HeadPrestige

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    lol.... i am waiting for someone to not get the joke...

    it will happen.
     
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  11. 0d1n

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    And the Fischer Pro no 1 series must be another exception.
     
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  12. meowmix

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    I'm missing the joke....

    J/K:):):)
     
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  13. caesar66

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    6.1s volley great too and they aren't box beam.
     
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  14. 0d1n

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    But they are "flat" (in my understanding the op means "constant beam" by "flat" not necessarily rectangular/box beam... otherwise the Yonex frames have no business being in this category)
     
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  15. nickb

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    Yep...for me the M Pro No1 and Red/Black are both better at net than any wilson box beam frame (and come to think of it ANY other rackert).

    Nick
     
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  16. nickb

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    A good volleyer can use anything from a 6.0 85 to a 125sqin granny stick..
     
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