I am very confused =s

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  1. Xx PGX!

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    ok so I played today for 5 hours straight and started hitting with a head youtek speed mp 16 x 19. everything was going ok, but as time passed most of my topspin forehands were way to deep and I just couldn't manage to keep'em on the court. So, I decided to switch to a Volkl Powerbridge 10 Light 18 x 20. I was astonished at how my game play improved immensely, my serves were lethal, my forehands right on the base line and I just felt more confident with my shots. My question is, Did my game play improved due to the weight of the racquet (Head yt speed mp = 11.8 oz , Volkl PB light = 10.9 oz) or the string pattern? I' am 19 years old so I can perfectly manage a heavy racquet but im so confused. I've been playing for only 7 months btw. Thx
     
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  2. 1stVolley

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    A lot of possible answers to this one. My guess is that you started to tire and were hitting a bit late, causing the balls to float somewhat and go long. Switching to the PB 10 light corrected your late swing because it was a lighter stick.
     
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  3. Xx PGX!

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    I guess is very obvious what you wrote, but I feel perfectly fine playing with the Head YT Speed MP. Maybe I don't notice whether or not I feel tired with a certain stick since I played in harsh conditions here in Miami (Hot :evil:)
     
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  4. cmf

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    The strings on the YT speed could have lost tension and played differently. Could have also been different strings just in general, or different tensions; which could allow for more control. And even if you can swing the heavier racquet you should still generate a faster swing speed with the lighter racquet which would impart more spin on the ball.

    Five hours straight is a long time to play tennis for, you might not have noticed being tired but your body is definitely not going to be 100% for all five hours.
     
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  5. Xx PGX!

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    Definitely. I would like to try the volkl PB 10 Mid Plus, but I fear it would be too heavy (12.0 oz). And in the other hand the PB light, is way to light lol. any recommendations similar to the Volkl PB 10?
     
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  6. flashfire276

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    Happens to me too! Start with a Prestige, and I end up with a Radical.

    I guess there's a point where that massive weight would just get to you, and you start to get tired, bad timing, etc. But with that lighter switch, it helps because its gonna be a bit easier on your body to use.
     
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  7. 1stVolley

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    I now play with the PB 10 Mid. I think it comes in around 12.1 oz. strung, but it's 10 points head light and a moderate swing weight of around 334. It garnered one of the best reviews by the T-W crew--in fact two of them switched to it as their main racquet. Definitely worth a demo.
     
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  8. SirGounder

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    Yeah I've noticed the same thing with my game. I start with PSC 6.1 and the longer I play, I notice my shots falling short and floating long. Then I switch to my 200G XL (I know pretty big change) and all is good.
     
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  9. BreakPoint

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    I'm thinking that the strings lost tension in your Head Speed and you need to restring the racquet.
     
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  10. Zefer

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    This was my thought as well.
     
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