Switching back to a heavier racket

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  1. RogerRacket111

    RogerRacket111 Semi-Pro

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    I have been playing with my lighter Asian BLX 6.1 90's and my old Pro Staff 6.0 Original 95 and switched back to my old K Factor 6.1 90's. Its like hitting a turbo boost button switching back to a heavier stick. I can literally feel my opponent get pushed back by the weight of the strokes. They are almost surprised and wonder happened all of a sudden. If I can keep swinging my heavier racket without getting a lot more tired I will. If I get tired I'm considering going back and forth between the light and heavier rackets. The heavier racket takes a toll when I serve than the lighter racket. How many of you guys switch between differently weighted rackets ?
     
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  2. guitarplayer

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    Wow, I was just going to post this question! I have been using my 98 Radical Tours for the first set. About half way through the second, I have been switching to a simmilar frame but one ounce lighter with great results. I think it's a good idea.
     
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  3. Cup8489

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    I try to stick with the same one; switching weights will screw with the muscle memory.. it wont react quite the same with different sticks.
     
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  4. Larrysümmers

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    i think its a good idea. if you truly benefit from it. i like to keep my radical in my bag just in case im not feeling it with my main sticks. the radical being lighter and a slightly bigger head
     
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  5. mrtrinh

    mrtrinh Professional

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    i did the opposite and went a little lighter. I couldnt get enough rhs to generate the spin I wanted. I noticed I was hitting flatter but couldnt understand why. If course the lighter racket is slighly less stable but the trade off for generating more rhs and topspin is something id rather take
     
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  6. Captain Tezuka

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    Is one ounce lighter/heavier make that much of a difference? My current racquet in sig is 9.2oz strung so a racquet at ~10.2oz strung would feel totally different and more solid? I am 18 and Chyeaah thinks I should be able to handle at least 11.2oz so two ounces heavier and it doesn't seem so bad.
     
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  7. spaceman_spiff

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    Go out and play for a couple of weeks with a wood racket. The chances are that your fatigue is due to bad fitness, bad footwork, or bad technique. Using a woodie is a great way to expose the problem so that you can sort it out.

    After a few weeks, go back to your K90 and just stick with it. Whichever racket is best for you in the first set is the best racket for you. Any problems in the second or third set are due to fitness, footwork, or technique.
     
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