Whippy feeling

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by PurePrestige, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. PurePrestige

    PurePrestige Semi-Pro

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    I was wondering what it is that makes my i.Prestige which is 12.1oz 5pts headlight feel alot more whippy than my LM Prestige which is 12.3oz and 7pts headlight.
    Is the whippy feeling related to how headlight a racquet is?
    I am just wondering because I wanted to get a more whippish feeling to my Liquidmetal and was wondering if adding lead to the handle would make it feel any more like this?
     
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  2. pchoi04

    pchoi04 Professional

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    Maybe it has something to do with the intelli fibers or something... It isn't it suppose to make the racquet flex when its in motion and snap on contact?

    Just a thought... But I'm no expert.
     
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  3. altawolfe

    altawolfe Banned

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    at a swingweight of 340, the whippability of the LM isn't very high. the i prestige was a dream.
     
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  4. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

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    There were two versions of the i-Prestige Mid according to the USRSA database; called the early and late model. The late version has a swingweight of only 291 and weighs about .5 oz. less than the early verson(326g vs 340). The LM Prestige Mid has a swingweight of 340. So, if you have one of the later model i-Prestige frames it is going to feel like a feather compared to the LM version.
     
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  5. BLiND

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    Yeah I heard the i has lower swingweight than the lm
     
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