How many TW-ers will benefit from this racquet?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by sureshs, Nov 10, 2008.

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%tage of TT-ers benefitting from a 12.9, 6 pts HL frame

  1. 0 - 10%

    60.0%
  2. 10 - 20%

    8.0%
  3. 20 - 30%

    4.0%
  4. 30 - 40%

    2.0%
  5. 40 - 50%

    8.0%
  6. 50 - 60%

    4.0%
  7. 60 - 70%

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 70 - 80%

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 80 - 90%

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 90 - 100%

    14.0%
  1. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    Say a new racquet is being introduced with strung specs of 12.9 oz and 6 pts HL, and headsize of 88. The SW is perhaps 360+.

    Vote in the poll what %tage of TT-ers will benefit from this frame.
     
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  2. ronalditop

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    with such a high swinweight i think only people like tsonga would be able to handle it.
     
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  3. drakulie

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    Everyone will benefit.

    Those who use it and play well with it, will benefit.

    Those who use it, and don't play well with it will also benefit (they will know to switch to something else).
     
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  4. dunlop1857

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    The only people that will benefit will be TW- they'll sell a ton of these sticks (presumably the new PS Sampras model), and only a couple of us actually have the skills and the strength to use it! The others will buy it and stick it on their wall, hoping, wishing and praying they were good enough to one day, just one fine day, be able to play with this magnificent invention known as the Holy Grail of tennis racquets!
     
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  5. Pushmaster

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    You'll definitely benefit if you can swing it, but I'd say less than 1% of tennis players would be able to do so. This racquet would have a miniscule market, and would be doomed to fail IMO.
     
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  6. racquetfreak

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    could you be talking about Pete's new frame? lots of folks will buy, few will benefit unless they like to sit in a dark room stroking their racquets. can't wait to get one! :twisted:
     
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  7. VGP

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    drakulie makes a good point.

    that sort of logic goes for any racket.....
     
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  8. morten

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    Wilson will benefit...
     
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  9. nyc

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    hmmm...the economy will benefit...especially if said racquet will be branded, uhm, say, the Sampras KPro Staff.....
     
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  10. Pushmaster

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    Good point. I think it would be a good training racquet, but I don't envision many players using it for matches.

    Better off just picking up an old $10 wood racquet for training purposes and save yourself a couple of c-notes.
     
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  11. fuzz nation

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    With a balance of only 6 pts. hl, most players would probably be better off swinging a lead pipe. My old ProStaff 6.1 Classics weigh in at 12.8 oz., but they have a balance more in the neighborhood or 10 pts. hl. That's hefty, but not uncivilized.

    Actually I got my hands on a pair of LM Prestige mids a couple of years back and I think that they weren't too far from these spec's in their stock layout. I had to put a big dose of lead on the handle with those to get the balance up toward 10 pts. headlight and then they were much more playable for me - I could actually maneuver them up at net, even with a static weight of 13.3 oz. A frame like this one listed by the OP would certainly make a heckuva training racquet - a lazy swing with no footwork would make it pretty hard to get the strings to the ball on time I think.
     
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  12. sureshs

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    Exit polls are showing a runaway victory for the 0 - 10% option. Guys let us make it more balanced.
     
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  13. sureshs

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    That is what people have estimated the stinkweight of the K ProStaff
     
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  14. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    That is a valid point
     
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  15. JacKKyKung

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    Depend on headsize.
     
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  16. sureshs

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    I added that now
     
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  17. meowmix

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    I'm pretty sure that if this racket was indeed the new sampras model, TW would sell these like hotcakes. Also, I'm pretty sure that even if this wasn't the sampras model, people would still buy plenty of these. Whether most would benefit, I doubt that. People like Traveljem would love them though.
     
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  18. sureshs

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    I am not sure he will go for anything less than 90
     
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  19. treblings

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    It might be fun for me to try such a racket with a lower sw. not sure i would benefit from it.
     
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  20. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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    10-20... i guess not for me though
     
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    Actually, their opponents will benefit. ;) What up Drak?
     
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