polarizing light rackets

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by zedek, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. zedek

    zedek New User

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    hi, just wondering if anyone can give me some advice on the benefits and cons of polarizing a very light racket. to be more specific, I currently have a donnay formula polarized up to 12 oz, but if I got the donnay formula light and polarized it up to 11-11.5 oz, how would this make a difference? would it produce more spin with my SAME SWING? I am looking for more spin but feel that any more weight to my current setup would be too heavy.
     
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  2. tball

    tball Semi-Pro

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    Polarized racquets will benefit those who use certain techniques, but not others. They seem to benefit people who produce spin by wrist flicking. Same applies to serves produced by wrist snapping. My one-handed backhand is better with a polarized racquet.

    Driving the ball with long strokes is harder -- results are more erratic. Predictability of the shots is lower. Volleys are chancy. For those who use long strokes and rigid wrist, plain, non-polarized racquets produce more predictable and reliable shots.
     
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  3. syke

    syke Professional

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    Yes, polarized racquets work great for my wrist flicking, windshield wiper swing. I lose spin with depolarized racquets.

    Having more weight at both ends, gives my swing more stability and authority.
     
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  4. SCRAP IRON

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    What happens to performance if you take a players frame that is on the lighter side of the spectrum and simply add a leather grip without adding any lead at the top of the frame? Obviously it would make the racket more head light, but what are the less obvious effects?
     
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