Navratilova criticizes lack of racket regulation

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by cabernetjunkie, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. Sander001

    Sander001 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    2,386
    Location:
    In the place where there is no darkness.
    If you really believe you have a point to make, have the balls to create a new thread instead of trying to derail this one.
     
  2. danbrenner

    danbrenner Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    1,013
    Location:
    oceanautolease.com
    I could not disagree more. The game has elevated because people are using the best weapons possible for the court
     
  3. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,468
    Has society elevated because people are using the best weapons possible to kill each other?
     
  4. m2nk2

    m2nk2 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Messages:
    3,388
    Location:
    Sweden
    Djokovic is using the new super material Graphene in his racquet this year. And all of a sudden he's a million miles ahead of everybody else. Tennis is turning into Formula 1 where technology determines the winner. Not the skill of the driver.

    Sad times.
     
  5. Knife

    Knife Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2013
    Messages:
    307
    Location:
    Court A
    Some measures has to be done to equipment. Development won't stop at large, stiff frames and poly strings.
     
  6. Sander001

    Sander001 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    2,386
    Location:
    In the place where there is no darkness.
    Heh, first response to an old bumped thread is to concede the argument by using a strawman. Nipped in the bud, well done.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. heninfan99

    heninfan99 Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    7,541
    Dated article but is true. I agree 100%. I would be happy if they went back to wood and just nylon.
     
  8. Underhand

    Underhand Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    6,212
    Location:
    Serve'n Valley
    I'm waiting for his next step...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. struggle

    struggle Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,267
    Location:
    Western North Carolina

    Not sure whether this is a "joke" or not because Joker is actually using a very "old" racket in terms of "technology" such as Graphene (which he doesn't use).
     
  10. Rozroz

    Rozroz Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Messages:
    9,218
    you're surly joking...
    most pros use very old models, far far away from their PJs.
    Djokovic, Murray, and many others are officially proven with this.
    there are so many threads about this here, so it must be a joke.

    so to your opinion, no, Novak probably achieved the peak of his career WITHOUT Graphene.
     
  11. TennisCJC

    TennisCJC Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Messages:
    5,361
    To me, it is fairly obvious that equipment and surface changes have made a dramatic impact in how the game is played. Grittier hard courts, higher bouncing grass, poly strings, bigger and stiffer frames also have improved the baseline power game more than the all court attacking game. I think overall the improvement are good but think we have gone just a 1/2 step too far. I would like to see more players with good volleys that can attack the net and it is becoming a lost art.

    I think frame, string, court and ball regulations should be implemented to speed up the game just a small bit. The game is best to watch when you have a shot maker like Federer or Tsonga against a basline basher like Djokovic or Nadal. At the moment, the baseline basher's have too big an advantage.

    I think poly strings may be the biggest part of the problem but that cat is way out of the bag. But, it is pretty reasonable to say pros can only play with 95" head or less, 22 mm bean or less, and smooth strings.
     

Share This Page