Weight Balance: Head Light, Heavy or Balanced?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by WimpLo, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. WimpLo

    WimpLo New User

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    As far as a racquet's weight balance goes... what is the general racquet characteristics of an aggressive baseliner? I THINK I like a head light (but heavy) racquet but someone said that head heavy is what I should go for.

    So..... I'm confused and need an opinion.

    Thank You,

    WimpLo
     
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  2. racquet_jedi

    racquet_jedi Professional

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    First of all, don't ever let anyone tell you that you should be using a different racquet because it is recommended...

    Secondly, different levels of different game styles will usually have their own tastes...

    An aggressive baseliner as a beginner might like a head-heavy racquet because they like hitting fast but are unable to produce their own power yet, a professional aggressive baseliner may like a heavy, head-light racquet because they can provide the power themselves, they just need more control over their shots...

    In the end, go for what you play best with, whether it be a head-heavy or head-light racquet.

    If you like head-light, go for it...

    If you like head-heavy, then go for it...
     
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  3. Tennis Darren

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    I think its all a matter of preference. I personally like head-heavy racquets because I generate quite a bit of racquet-head speed.
     
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  4. scowalters

    scowalters New User

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    doesn't matter, but generally head-light is better, unless you can't generate any power. i usually recommend anything NOT head-heavy. balanced is fine, but honestly, its up to what you feel like using.

    Head Heavy is like a hammer

    Head Light is more classic

    Balanced is... bothish... modern?
     
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  5. scowalters

    scowalters New User

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    i thought head-heavy racquets were for people who can't generate speed...?
     
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  6. Tennis Darren

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    That was a MAJOR mistype lol, i meant to type head-light. Head-heavy racquets are generally for more beginning players.
     
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  7. scowalters

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    okay cool my bad.
     
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