Riddle Me This...

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by jcstennis, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. jcstennis

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    Ok, i play Babolat Pure Control Standards. I usually play them stock w/ an overgrip and strung with a high-end multi.

    I just p/u'd a PC strung with Pro Supex Big Ace@ 58lbs, Wilson Leather and an overgrip. I like this set up. It's more HL than stock (heavier grip) and the Big Ace feels great. Again, i like this set up.

    So i decided to experiment. I took off the leather grip (the stick with the Big Ace), put on a Bab Syntec and overgripped it. It felt like my stock PCs. But after i changed the grips and went out to play, my arm started to hurt - elbow and shoulder!

    I never had a problem with my old set up, which this is now similar.

    Could the poly string with a syn grip, (a now more head-heavy racquet) have a big effect to pain my arm?

    Does the heavier leather grip give the racquet more stability? Vibration control? Chnages the balance to compansate for a stiffer string?

    I put the leather back on and when my arm is feeling better, i will re-hit and see how it feels.:)
     
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  2. bad_call

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    sounds weird but maybe the grip switch changed the size?
     
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  3. jcstennis

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    i stretched the Syntec a bit and tried to wrap it tighter than usual, it felt close to size to the leather... w/ the leather i could really get a great feel of the bevels, with the Syntec, it was close... so for changing grip size... ? not sure ?

    i think since the balance and weight of the racquet changed, i was swinging different...
     
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    omg gear cnnot cauze tneis elbw/ arm pain! impssible! it mst b ur shoddy tekneek!!!!!!!! But seriously though, it may be the poly string or maybe you're not used to the grip? not sure to be honest.
     
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    Learn to spell, please. Remember the forgotten 11th commandment "Thou shall not rape the English language"
     
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    aside from technique id say it would have more to do with the poly which you dont normally use.
     
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    but I enjoy it so much!
     
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  8. jcstennis

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    Yo Chief!!!

    What's the 12th Commandment?
     
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    ok, weight change and balance change will screw up technique a bit... but i made the stick as close in weight/balance to my others (except for string)...

    i was having an "on" day. i was playing well. just pain (soreness) that i usually do not get... in the middle of playing.

    Maybe i slept on my arm wrong the night before???;)
     
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