Question on air drag for TW Prof

Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by sureshs, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    Does a larger head size actually cause reduction in swing speed due to more air drag (unless one compensates for it of course)? Someone claimed that since most of the larger area is just space between strings, it cannot be true.
     
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  2. TW Professor

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    More surface area will cause more drag force. So, even if the string pattern is the same as a smaller headsize, the longer strings and the larger frame will create more surface area to plow through the air.
     
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  3. sureshs

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    Thanks..............
     
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  4. Sentinel

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    That means ...

    Nadal drag > Fed drag :)

    p.s. I mean air drag of course.
     
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