Is it time to go to a heavier racket?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TurbeauxTiger, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. TurbeauxTiger

    TurbeauxTiger New User

    Feb 12, 2006
    im 14 years old and am relatively strong. right now i play with a head liquidmetal universe (cant find how heavy it is but it is VERY light compared to other rackets). its also very big head-wise 710 cm/ 110 in. so since i cant find the freakin weight i just want to know the advantages of a heavy racket, light racket, oversize head etc. (and it ahs an open string pattern (is that hwere the strings are pretty far apart?)

    *note i have a big serve and am primarily a baseliner but come to the net when i get a good serve in. i like to use placement alot more than power.
  2. str33t

    str33t Professional

    Jan 6, 2006
    I am 14, relatively strong, baseliner such as you. I moved fom an 8.5 ounce racquet to a 11.2 ounce racquet. All I can say is that game play has improved. I also moved from a 110 head to a 100 head. Gameplay improved. Go to a heavier racquet if you can handle it.
  3. Aeropro joe

    Aeropro joe Semi-Pro

    Jul 2, 2005
  4. jonolau

    jonolau Legend

    Nov 26, 2005
    It sounds like you have reached the level where you can generate your own power with your swing.

    In this case, you might be able to handle a heavier racquet (which generally comes in smaller headsize). A heavier racquet would place control over power, and will aid you at the net with placement. If you have a full and fast swing, you can generate your own power for groundies.

    If you find that a lot of your shots are going long, you may also want to consider a more flexible racquet. A stiffer racquet may cause many of your shots to go long.

    In general, a racquet with a thinner beam width will also give you more control.

    Hope this helps.

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