List of current box beam racquets?

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  1. Bartelby

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    Box Beam

    Babolat - pure storm line
    Head - prestige line
    Tecnifibre - Tfight line
    Wilson - six-one tour

    But also or nearly so:

    Donnay - Pro one
    Dunlop - AG 200 and 300
    Yonex - hexagonised box beam?
    Volkl - C10 Pro

    Any corrections or additions?
     
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  2. louis netman

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    Volkl C10 is not box beam.
     
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  3. montx

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    what is box beam?
     
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  4. davidw89

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    LOl that's what iam wondering!
     
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  5. BreakPoint

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    A beam with a cross section shaped like a square or a rectangle with four flat sides and four right angle corners, i.e., shaped like a "box".
     
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  6. kingdaddy41788

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    For Head, are the radical and instinct lines not also box beam?
     
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  7. anirut

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    Most of the top-of-the-line player's rackets, except for Fischer, Prince and Volkl to name a few.

    And, more interestingly, why box beam for the top-of-the-line rackets?
     
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  8. BreakPoint

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    From my experience, I'd say it's because box beams give you more feel.
     
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  9. lawrence

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    i wish the k95s had box beams

    they just look so much better too :\
     
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  10. anirut

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    That could be one reason.

    But, on the contrary, the Volkls do not have box-beams and yet the feel is excellent. I think there could be something more to that.

    Where's Racketdesign? Chime in, please ...
     
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  11. davidw89

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    yeah but iam used to getting racquets from heads..might try balorat
    btw i replied to your junior tennis thingy, if you want a chat add me on msn: pokeutopia@hotmail.com (in regards to social tennis)
    i can't see to message anyone, why is it disabled on this forum?
     
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  12. doublefault2008

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    I'm going to guess you need 50+ posts before you can do that.
     
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  13. YULitle

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    The box beam design is probably just that, design. Players racquets are designed this way to make them look more traditional.
     
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  14. doublefault2008

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    Nevermind, just found out that it is disabled for all users.
     
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  15. iplaybetter

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    they also have a certain feel in your left hand, on a 1HB, that is one of the things i notice most when hit a few with my friends APD and then mine, is the way the throat feels
     
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  16. YULitle

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    Nah, you can choose to be messaged. Some people allow it and others don't. But, who gets to message may have a post limit.
     
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  17. vkartikv

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    I have found that box beams are better for flat first serves. I can never serve a flat, fast one with a rounded beam. The dunlop 200g series is more or less a box beam. The prince diablo mid also has a box beam.
     
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  18. HeadPrestige

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    so what is the difference between the box beam found on the 6.0 line and the others. It seems to be much more square shape than the others mentioned.
     
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    Yonex RD Ti 80 is a box beam
     
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  20. Chauvalito

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    That or a beam width 20 or less.
     
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  21. Bartelby

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    Tecnifibre - five box beams with the new xl
    Babolat - three box beams plus the new limited edition
    Head - three box beams with the new pro
    Wislson - one box beam and one Sampras on the way

    Babolat is perhaps unfairly typecast as 'detraditionaising' the player's racquet. It seems the traditional racquet shape is making a bit of a comeback.
     
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  22. HeadPrestige

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    anyone?...... 10 chars
     
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  23. bluetrain4

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    Aren't POGs box beams?
     
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  24. vsdtrek

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    I think it's that the 6.0 was from a time when most frames were like this. There really wasn't an emphasis on sloping the frame for aerodynamics or anything like that. Examples would be the Max 200G. The POG, Head Edge and Kennex frames had slightly rounded edges, but probably more for aethetics, I would certainly think not playability.
     
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  25. meowmix

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    The Gamma Ipex 7.0 MP is a box beam.
     
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