reducing frame flex near the top of the frame

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by 2ndServe, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. 2ndServe

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    I play with an extended racket.. The tip of the frame being further away seems to make it very flexy near the top or tip of the frame. I like the racket and was wondering what you can do or where you can add lead to reduce the flex near the top.

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  2. PhrygianDominant

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    I have also wondered about this but it seems to be impossible. Adding weight to the tip will just make it worse and anywhere else will have little to no effect.

    As far as I can see the options are:
    Get used to it
    Hit lower on the string bed
     
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  3. coolblue123

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    how about stringing tighter? It may help alittle bit? But i think you're better off getting another racquet. Easier to get the equipment adjust to you than you adjusting to the equipment.
     
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  4. fuzz nation

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    I used the Volkl C10 for a number of years and that racquet is notoriously "tip dead". I never tried to correct it though - I think that the flex in the hoop of that frame gives it a more magnified arm-friendly personality. Much less jarring when I'd catch the ball out toward the top of the string bed compared with many other racquets. Some don't much care for this in the C10, but once I knew that it was a personality quirk in that frame, it wasn't a big deal for me.

    I'd bet that the only way to add some life to the string bed of a racquet like this would be to put a little lead tape up there some place or other. I'd try it either at 12 o'clock or maybe 10/2 o'clock, but no lower. If that doesn't help, it easy enough to peel the tape off.
     
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  5. 2ndServe

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    it's very pronounce like I feel the entire racket wobble if I hit it near the top. Like it's got a weird frequency to it. What makes for a stiffer hoop near the top and vice versa a very flexible top of the racket.
     
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