Discussion in 'Racquets' started by gvanzky, Sep 27, 2007.
do you guys & gals agree that if a racquet has a muted feel will make
the racquet arm friendly?
let me revise the question. do racquet with dampened or with muted feel make the racquet arm friendly by reducing the vibration that are transferred to the arm?
depends on the user
It may be arm friendly, but you can't assume it is. Many people make the mistake of thinking that it's racquet vibration that causes arm problems...it isn't. Vibration is more about sound and annoyance. It's racquet SHOCK that causes arm problems and can't be addressed with dampeners, etc. The biggest contributors to how much shock a racquet delivers are its stiffness and it's weight/balance. Generally, stiffer racquets are harder on your arm. As far as weight and balance goes, it's usually safest to use the heaviest racquet you can play with that doesn't alter your game or head speed. A very light racquet will contribute to greater shock.
Many people enjoy the feel of a "damp" or muted racquet racquet, but the reality is that they're just kidding themselves if they think that's what's helping or hurting their arms.
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