Racquet Power

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Edo, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Edo

    Edo Rookie

    Sep 29, 2008
    What is it exactly? I mean, a raquet with more power will place the ball longer than a raquet with less power or will it place it in the same area but at faster speed?
  2. zoobears

    zoobears Rookie

    Sep 9, 2007
    if you are giving the same swing on a more powerful racquet (eg an oversized racquet) then it will land further to the back of the court. If you have a more powerful racquet then you will need to adjust your swing to give less forward force and more top spin for the ball to end up in the area where a normal mid would place that ball.
  3. fuzz nation

    fuzz nation Legend

    Oct 20, 2006
    Tricky issue here - in empirical terms, I think that a racquet that has more weight, stiffness, or a larger stringbed will usually yield more pop on the ball. The subjective aspect of power for me comes in the form of more control in a frame that also delivers good zip on the ball. I call this "controllable power" where I can take a full cut at the ball and land it with more consistency. I get this sort of power in my Prince NXG mids which are around 13 oz. (pretty hefty), quite flexible, as well as stable and spin-friendly. Due to the control I get with these frames, I can enjoy my most consistent power hitting with them and their weight lets me really crush a serve when I want to.

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