Thin Beam or Thick Bean

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  1. HEADfamilydynasty

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    what do you prefer or does it not matter? I tend to use thin beams more often than not, but thick don't bother me much.
     
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  2. hoodjem

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    Go with a "thick bean."

    Yet, maybe this is indicative that you already have one.
     
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  3. Bigtime

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    Thin beam seems to cut through the air more easily.
     
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  4. 6-2/6-4/6-0

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    I say both - thin beam for tennis rackets, and thick bean for coffee...
     
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  5. TheBoom

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    Thin beams are nice because they don't feel clunky going throught the air
     
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  6. OldButGame

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    This was funny!!!!!... :lol:


    And I agree with this... [​IMG]
     
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  7. HEADfamilydynasty

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    I don't know .Thick beams make some awesome frame shots.
     
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  8. quest01

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    Doesn't matter, go with whatever racquet you play your absolute best with.
     
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  9. paul_tennis

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    Thin beams...
     
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  10. Geology_Rocks!

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    IMO thin looks better...
     
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  11. Gasolina

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    I think the better question would be, what are the advantages of a thin beam over a thick beam and vice versa?

    I use a tapered beam, so it's thick in the hoop. I still put 6 grams at the 3&9 so I can't say the thicker beam helps with stability.
     
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  12. FedExpress 333

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    Thin Beam all the way!
     
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  13. got spin?

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    The look of a thick beam makes my nose turn up. Just looks like a tube with frame shots galore.
     
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  14. Rabbit

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    Hey compromise and use a tapered beam ala Pacific.
     
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  15. FedExpress 333

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    What is a tapered beam?
     
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  16. Laver777

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    thin beams

    definately thin beams. ive had nothing but bad results with big racquets... they just dont suit my game at all
     
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  17. vincent_tennis

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    LOL

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  18. gplracer

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    Sounds like lots of old school players who want the thin beam. Count me in as well!
     
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  19. thug the bunny

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    All my sticks are 20mm or thinner. But, I was wondering, can we get some discussion on what are the common characteristics of thin beam sticks?
     
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  20. ssonosk

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    It starts off thick then gets thinner (you can't see it in the pic but it gets thinner)


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    By ssonsk at 2011-07-18
     
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  21. jjs891

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    I like thin beams and I play with thin beam racquets now, but I've played with thicker beams before and they're ok too.
     
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  22. captainobvious

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    I like the look and feel of a thinner beam.
     
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  23. cnr1guy

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    I can play both... all depends on the frame.

    Last frame: Head Speed (20mm)
    Current frame: Aeropro Drive GT (25mm)
     
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  24. CDestroyer

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    Fat beams are for cheese heads.
     
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  25. jmjmkim

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    When there was all that hype about the new Donnay rackets, I was thinking what the big deal was except the nice looking paintjobs on those new Donnays.

    My POG's are already thin beam and years of proven track record.

    I love my POG's. I have 2 Mid 93's (Straight Shaft) and 1 OS (One Stripe first generation) that has a tear drop like head shape.

    Even if some rackets are thin beam, I like it to be the same thickness all the way from top to the handle... (thus the Straight Shaft)

    The Prince Graphite EXO's are like 19mm and the Rebels seem a little more thicker like 20 or 21mm. Anything over 21mm now seem thick.
     
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