do you think racquet head sizes are getting too big?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Laver777, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Limpinhitter

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    TW Professor, thanks for showing/explaining how to use the spin window tool.

    Are you going to add the Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 85 to the racket data since it's currently available.

    It really would be a great "frame" of reference.
     
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  3. VGP

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    One more thing, why is the spin window of the BLX Six-One Tour at 5.29 inches 0.22 inches smaller than the kPro Staff 88 and 0.16 inches smaller than the kSix-One Tour 90 when they all essentially have the same head sizes, beam widths, and string patterns?
     
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    What about career slams?
     
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    If you think racquet head sizes are getting too big, don't buy them.
    Just don't preach to the rest of us about the good 'ole days.
     
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  6. astra

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    I started with head size 90 in 80ties, now I have 98.
    Yes, I do think that head sizes are too big....but why to swim against the river flow, if swimming down the river is easier and more comfortable? :)
    Pete told he could have won RG with a bigger head size.
     
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  7. Satch

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    I play guitar for 10 years and not that you are completely wrong, just playing classical isnt gonna make you better.. cause its different approach to electric. Theres a lot of good players that never even saw acoustic before.

    there are much more players that played with bigger head and then switched to smaller and their game got 100x better, why? Because its a lot easier to get used to better stuff (ie more control, less power) then from underpowered control racquet go to rocket launcher big bubba..
     
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  8. Ben Hadd

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    Look at this head size. You tell me.

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  9. BreakPoint

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    Sure, that's what they all say. :wink:

    His buddy Jim Courier certainly didn't have any problems winning RG with the same racquet. :)
     
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  10. Gee

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    In fact I was forced to play with bigger headsizes by racquet manufacturers and tennis shops.

    I remember the day that I was replacing my Prince Graphite Pro 90 that I used 7 years long. Unfortunately they didn't sell mid size racquets anymore at my local (and only) tennis shop.

    And yes... I think they are getting too big. They shouldn't be bigger than 95". The authors of the book Technical Tennis explained that as well.
     
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    Yeah... I know, I'm a drummer, not a guitar player... been playing for 20years myself.. since I was eleven... and every competent guitar player I've ever played with or jammed with has had some level of classical training on a nylon acoustic guitar.

    I've also played with good guitar players that have had no classical training... and while they are decent and can definitely play... they are limited in terms of versatility and finger-picking/fretting techniques.
     
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