Illegal rackets

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by Autodidactic player, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Autodidactic player

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    The best way I can describe the Dynaspot is to compare it to the Wilson Hammer or Power Weight system rackets except the extra weight is only there on contact. I know that sounds unusual but when you are not swinging the fluid settles to the bottom of the head and the racket feels almost head light; this quality makes getting racket head speed much easier than a typical head heavy racket. Because you can generate good racket head speed and still get the benefit of head heavy mass at contact you can really generate great power but you still have good control. On the down-side, because the fluid (extra weight) moves toward the head of the racket on contact and through the stroke it's more difficult to get the necessary wrist snap at contact that produces the exaggerated topspin that is so popular in the modern game.

    In my view the Dynaspot fluid transfer technology certainly provides an advantage in power generation over a traditional racket and I understand why it's illegal. Kind of like spaghetti stringing - it works!
     
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  2. The Dark Knight

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    Any chance of selling one ?
     
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  3. High street sw19

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    Played with a German racquet called a Neoxxline last night...funky, but I can see the point.
     
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  4. Hannah19

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    Nice modern "Ergonom" type racket but much easier to play with than it's predecessor. Which one did you play with: 285, 295 or 305?

    BTW: Unlike this thread's title, the Neoxxline Carver is anything but illegal..
     
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  5. High street sw19

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    It was the 305, nice, are they still in business?
     
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    Yes, I believe so.....They are based in Germany and are very active in the senior market.
     
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  7. WhereIsMacMac

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    the big bubba looks like some sort of fish or something
     
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  8. tembolo1284

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    That double handled racket is one ugly mother haha.
     
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  9. PBODY99

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    I saw the Natural racket in the hands of Trent Aaron @ the 45 _50 Grass court nationals. QF, not bad for a frame that takes some getting use to:) . Yes, I brought one after hitting with it for a few minutes. I can see hgow it will help teaching a proper shoulder turn . The flip after serving will take time.
     
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  10. superstition

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    Typical bureaucracy. Make a bunch of unnecessary regulations and skip the regulations that would actually have a seriously positive impact on the sport (like maximum racquet stiffness).

    The only one of those rules that makes any positive difference whatsoever is the spaghetti ban. Huge racquet heads only benefit old people. Super long racquets only benefit rare players like Bartoli who play with two hands on both sides — and will never be a big factor in the game. The other regulations are even more frivolous.

    The head size rule, of course, could actually become relevant if it were to be set much lower instead of restricting the granniest of grannies. The current rule seems like regulation for show instead of regulation that's supposed to make a difference. The only pro to even approach the current limit was Seles and she only went up to 125, not 135. She didn't use that huge racquet for very long because it didn't help her game. The current limit is completely worthless.
     
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  12. The Dark Knight

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    How is this different than pro kennex sand crystal or whatever ?

    Ok one is water and the other is silicon or something .....but the idea is exactly the same . So water is illegal but silicon is not?

    Anyway I would live to get my hands on this stick.
    Anyone know where I can get my hands on one?
     
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  13. Autodidactic player

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    Look at this thread: Review the craziest racquets you own, posts 141-150.
     
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