Racquet head speed vs. Mass of racquet

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by clubfed, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. clubfed

    clubfed New User

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    What is more important, a lighter racquet which you can generate more racquet head speed with or a heavier racquet which adds more mass to your shots but sometimes are late with? The two racquets in consideration are Wilson ProStaff Tour 90 vs Dunlop 300G. Thanks!!!
     
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  2. ragnaROK

    ragnaROK Professional

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    I'd take the heavier one because over time you'll become a better player. With that, your preparation and timing will become more precise as well (hopefully) allowing you to full take advantage of your racket's properties.
     
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  3. Coda

    Coda Semi-Pro

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    with a heavier racket over time, you can be able to swing it just as fast as a lighter racket. So now you have both mass and speed.
     
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  4. spinbalz

    spinbalz Hall of Fame

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    Coda wrote :

    Only in dreams.
     
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  5. thejerk

    thejerk Semi-Pro

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    It seems to me that you shouldn't have to swing as hard with a heavier racket. You also seem to be able to get more spin for less energy with a heavier racket. Swing is also more controled.
     
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  6. Lambro

    Lambro New User

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    the 300G is a crappy racquet, don't get it because you think a pro is usng it, none are.

    If you are going to get in a car crash with a Volkwagon Beetle (tennis Ball) would you want to be in light car or a heavier car...
     
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  7. perfmode

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    Just gimme a 400mph razor scooter and I'll show that beetle who's boss!
     
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