flexibility rating

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  1. ClemsonTennis9

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    i really dont understand the flexibility rating, on some racquets they feel very flexible, but they are given a high rating, what is up with this?
     
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    The stiffness rating is calculated be measuring upper hoop stiffness. As it does not take into account shaft and throat stiffness, a racquet with a stiff upper hoop may have a high rating even if it has a flexible shaft. We have been looking into ways of measuring zonal stiffness, but right now the industry standard is for measurements of upper hoop stiffness (as measured on a Babolat RDC machine).
    A low stringbed stiffness created by an open string pattern or big grommet system etc. can also make a stiff racquet feel softer.

    Chris, TW.
     
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