what are the different swing styles?

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  1. DX_Psycho

    DX_Psycho Semi-Pro

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    like what does L3 mean or L7?
     
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  2. Kaptain Karl

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    Are you on some manufacturer's website? Is that where you are getting these codes?

    - KK
     
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  3. papa

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    L or "B" like in bevels (1-8)?
     
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  4. JackD

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    DX... L3, L7??? Can you explain these terms/where did you see them.
     
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    Those sound like head swing styles. If they are I believe its heads swing type for their rackets, they may have a guide explaining them on the website.
     
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  6. danniflava

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    Different letters are used for different companies. Basically, the lower the number is, the easier it is to play with the racquet. The n1 is a more powerful, and less advanced racquet than the n5.
     
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  7. DX_Psycho

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    well my prostaff 6.1 says 4 3/8 L3 and my prestige classic says Swing Style - L7
     
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  8. papa

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    Either ask Wilson or start a tread in "racquet talk" with is part of this Tennis Warehouse site.
     
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  9. Mahboob Khan

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    If you look at your handle and the butt cap you will find these writings:

    No. 1: grip size 4/1/8

    No. 2: grip size 4/1/4

    No. 3: grip size 4/3/8

    No. 4: grip size 4/1/2

    No. 5: grip size 4/5/8

    For example if I want a racket for myself and I know my grip size is 4/1/2, I will simply say, "Give me No. 4 racket".

    Now I come to these 2.5, 4.5, 5, 6.1, 7.1 markings on the frame:

    These indicate stiffness of the frame and the associated swing type. For example, a professional player who is quite strong physically (with full swing) will prefer a frame which is quite stiff such as 6.1. A recreational player on the other hand who lacks power of his own with medium swing type would like to play with a racket which provides tonnes of power such as 2.5 frame.
     
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  10. Bungalo Bill

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    The L3 through L7 are swing styles as mentioned above. The lower the swing style (i.e. L3) or speed the stiffer and more powerful the frame to help compensate for low swing speeds.

    Players with long fast strokes will tend to have a higher swing style and because they can generate their own pace, they need less from the racquet. In many cases, they will choose something like L7.

    I know that Head uses the L before the number. I dont know what L means but it would be interesting to know if any racquet experts are wondering around here.
     
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  11. takeuchi

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    Long maybe? I checked their catalogue on the website. It gives a guide but doesn't say what the L or S stand for. Head has L and S with L being more control and S more power so, my guess is that L is long and S is short which is describing the type of swing.

    http://www.head.com/tennis/img/files/Tennis_Catalogue_2004.pdf

    pg 24/25

    I remember reading one of those tags attached to the tennis racket which was discarded at a tennis court. It described the meaning of each one but i can't find it on the website. Oh well.
     
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