Pivot Point of A Racquet

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  1. roderer

    roderer New User

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    From the USRSA (http://www.racquettech.com/store/learningcenter/lc_swingweight.html)...

    "The pivot point is typically considered to be 3.94-inches up from the buttcap, under the knuckle of your first finger, but it can be a different distance from the butt cap if you grasp the..."

    Where would 'under the knuckle of your first finger' be? Thumb or index finger?
     
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  2. NoNameZ

    NoNameZ Semi-Pro

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    just measure up 10 cm. i would say that it would be more index than thumb.
     
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  3. autumn_leaf

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    i would say index finger. thumb doesn't count as a finger, or so the saying goes "what separates men from animals..."

    also this is kinda common sense since the index finger is the highest point of the hand when holding a racquet. be weird if it was your, let's say, the knuckle of your pinky.
     
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  4. roderer

    roderer New User

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    Thanks guys. Was confused as I read somewhere in the thread to measure 7, instead of 10 cm. But I think I'll just have it based on MY index finger.
     
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