position silicone on the handle

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by crism54, May 8, 2013.

  1. crism54

    crism54 Semi-Pro

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    my doubt is the position of the silicone inside the handle, trying to understand the laws of physics, it is best that the center of gravity of the silicone is injected at the height of the hand (leaving 1/2 cm gaps at the bottom), or from the bottom going up until the required amount.
    With the second option you get a balance further back, but I fear that causes the wrist to swing a backlash from being out the center og gravity of the hand.
    I hope I explained.
    thansk, regards.
     
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  2. Anton

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    doesn't matter much - overall racket weight is what is acting on the wrist, the fact that this 10grams or so are an inch higher is negligible difference.
     
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  3. tball

    tball Semi-Pro

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    I've tried adding silicone at the very end. It hardly added anything to the racquet, except weight. Moving weigth 1-2 inches inward felt slightly better. But moving weight 2-3 inches up (where the top of the hand rests) produced a noticeable reduction in vibrations. It also increased the "perceived" swingweight ( made it harder to whip ). I must quality that the last mod was not done with silicone (too hard to get it so deep into the handle correctly), but with rubber bands + a cotton stopper + a dab of silicone to keep it in place. I recommend the latter.
     
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  4. crism54

    crism54 Semi-Pro

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    I hate place in the top handle,I think it is useless for those who play with a lot of spin and like polarized distribution of the weight.
    the question is whether the concentrate weight are for the widthof the firts hand and leave the area of the butt cap empty, or starting from the bottom of the handle forward.
    do you think the mass behind the hand, then the opposite party that resists impact with the ball,can be useful or contributes to instability because it produces an opposing force?
    now, therefore, that for a given mass added by placing lower decreases more balance (or equivalently just less mass to move a certain amount of balance).
     
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