Is it me or the racket???

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  1. Number1BallBoy

    Number1BallBoy New User

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    I just switched from a 100 sq inch to a 96 inch racket. Now the problem is when I had the 100 sq inch I used a WW. Now, since the switch to a smaller headsize, I can't seem to replicate it without framing it quite often. I don't have a huge problem with it as the smaller head size has made me flatten out my shot and now I can direct my shots a lot better. I realized its harder to pin point shots hitting with heavy topspin as you are somewhat hitting upwards. I just wish I could produce the same type of shot with a smaller head. I get lucky a few times but I just really want to make sure its me and not the racket. Thanks alot!
     
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  2. Djokovicfan4life

    Djokovicfan4life Legend

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    I don't know what causing the increase in mishits, but I can tell you that a mere 4 square inches is NOT the culprit here.

    You don't just go from nailing the sweet spot with a 100 to framing them with a 96, sorry.
     
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  3. Blake0

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    Agreed with poster above. It might not be the headsize and maybe the specs of the new racket is different so it might take a while to getting your timing down with that racket?
     
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  4. tennisdad65

    tennisdad65 Hall of Fame

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    You will get used to it in a week. 4 sq in is not a lot.. I switched back and forth between POGOS (110 sq in) and copper ace (85 sq in) for a few months, with just a few frame hits on the 85. I do not have a WW forehand but had no issue with kick serves which require brushing action also.
     
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  5. firstblud

    firstblud Professional

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    it's probably timing. so it's you, not the racket.
     
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  6. SethIMcClaine

    SethIMcClaine Rookie

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    I concure, grab some balls and go get used to the thing, hit against a wall if you can, or an empty court if you dont have any other choices. I'm a firm believer that the player makes the racquet, not the other way around
     
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  7. federer_15

    federer_15 Rookie

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    Its definitely not the racquet. I think with a bit more practice you will be alright. Maybe try hitting with a ball machine and just hit to a certain target with spin and the better you get at that go the to other side and then go from side to side. You just need to get use to the racquet thats all.
     
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  8. fed_the_savior

    fed_the_savior Banned

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    rackets do have a specific "feel" to them... that is more than can be described in technical terms, and this is why pros are so picky... if after a reasonable time you don't find yourself adjusting, it's time to switch frames
     
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