how long does it take u to adjust to a new racket??

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  1. tnkGod4tns

    tnkGod4tns Rookie

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    thanks.
     
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  2. python

    python Semi-Pro

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    To be able to win matches against a similarly skilled player? Maybe 10-15 hours of hitting.

    To be absolutely comfortable with every shot? I'd say something like 3 months with at least 5 hours of court time a week.
     
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  3. kreative

    kreative Professional

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    depends. sometimes i'll demo a racquet, and know in the first 15 minutes that it isn't for me. other times, i'll play w/ one for about a week and get all the shots. many times thou, if i can groove the frame right away, i'll have most of my shots within an hour.

    now playing against a similarly skilled player is more about confidence, and how much confidence you'd put into your skill w/ a racquet after hitting w/ it for a limited time. basically more mental than anything else.
     
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  4. Hit 'em clean

    Hit 'em clean New User

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    It depends on how much of a departure the new stick is from the old in terms of feel, weight, etc. I would say on average it probably takes most people 30-45 hours of on court practice time to truly be comfortable with a new racquet and understand all of what they can and can't do with it.

    If you're just playing matches primarily it will take you probably twice as long.
     
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  5. K!ck5w3rvE

    K!ck5w3rvE Hall of Fame

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    the perfect racquet should not need a changed over period. There will be a small amount of time spent fiddling around with strings and tension, but the perfect frame should feel great relatively quickly.
     
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  6. Morpheus

    Morpheus Professional

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    I can play well with a new racket if it is similar to my old one within reason. If I pick up a HL flexible racket in the 11 to 12 oz range, I good to go. If, on the other hand, I pick up a tweener or snowshoe, I can't play well without a lot of adjustment. When I say "play well" I mean at my normal 4.5 level.

    If anything, my weakest shots suffer most--e.g., backhand topspin, drop shots/volleys etc)
     
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