prince exo graphite throat bridge

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  1. tennis_hand

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    is that bridge in the throat necessary?

    i know it is a tradition from the POG, but is it beneficial to the player? does it make it more stable?
     
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  2. furyoku_tennis

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    it's supposed to increase torsional stability.
     
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  3. The_Question

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    It's a symbol as well...
     
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  4. tennis_hand

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    does it really work as it is "supposed to"?
    most other rackets don't have that, and they are also stable.
     
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  5. furyoku_tennis

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    can't really say, as i've got other racquet that are just as stable, if not more stable and they don't have that stabilizer bar. feels like it works though. if you wanna know for sure, cut the stabilizer bar off of one of them and see.
     
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  6. NoNameZ

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    any volunteers? i would love to, but i dont have one haha. please post pics of you cutting your racket :)
     
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  7. In D Zone

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    EXo Graphite looks more like the old NXG mid but in a open string pattern.
     
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  8. DeShaun

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    Ok, so I cut the stabilizer bar out of the throat in one of my exo 93s.

    I did not notice much loss of torsional stability, except perhaps at extremely high swing speeds--so, for the most part the racket seemed to be flexing only as much as it had been before, and no more so as best I could tell.

    The torsional bar was solid through and through. Its extraction from the hollow throat left dime-sized holes there. After roughly six hours of hitting, the throat finally snapped.

    Summary,
    removal of the stabilizer bar from my exo graphite 93 resulted in no appreciable loss of torsional stability, and the racket in the throat area did not seem to flex anymore so than before. . .the bar's presence or absence did not seem to alter the frames play-ability in any meaningful way.
     
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  9. tata

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    Wow dude you actually cut the thing off just for this experiment? Good on ya!
     
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  10. tennishotdog

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    sorry gotta say it but...
    pics or it didn't happen lol :p
     
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  11. Dgdavid

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    here comes a Diablo pic :)
     
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  12. floydcouncil

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    "All racquets are stable, but some racquets are more stable than others."
     
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  13. DeShaun

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  14. BlueB

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    Well done on the experiment! I always wondered about that one.
    Pitty it broke, but it lost the structural integrity once the big hole was there. It needs to be patched with multiple layers of carbon cloth and epoxy to be fine. I might try it on one of my many POGs - I always wanted them a bit lighter anyways.
     
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  15. BlueB

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    I mean before it broke. This one is a gonner.
     
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  16. Muppet

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    The presence of the torsion bar may replace the necessity of extra beef-up of the frame in other areas.
     
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