Racquet sounds

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by kickingbird, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. kickingbird

    kickingbird Rookie

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    When swinging my racquets around, I noticed that my Tour 90 makes a lower frequency sound (?) than my Yonex RD Ti-50 racquet. Infact the Yonex makes a very high pitched sound. The weird thing is, the Yonex weighs more (I added lots of tape too) than the Tour 90. It is also more head heavy.

    Racquet head speed is definitely not an issue- no matter how slow or fast, Yonex always makes a higher pitched noise than the Tour 90. What could be causing this difference? Is it material the racquets are made up of?

    On a side note, the sounds that the Tour 90 make when it rips through the air is much more convincing than the Yonex (toy-like in comparison)!

    So, anyone else notice anything similar??
     
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  2. Marius_Hancu

    Marius_Hancu G.O.A.T.

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    Tour 90 is pretty square, thus has edges. Generating more swoosh is thus natural.

    Also, yes, the material must be important for the kind of sound the racket generates at impact. Also, for tennis elbow:-[[
     
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  3. b.

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    Stiffer material produces higher pitch than more flexible for the same dimensions and shape.
    (It doesn't mean that the racquet as a whole must be stiffer)
     
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  4. Xanataos

    Xanataos Rookie

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    string does mattter too... poly gives a more crispy sound... Other softer strings sound muter.
     
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