Why are racquets bulky?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by tkauffm, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. tkauffm

    tkauffm Rookie

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    I've always wondered about this. Why is it that racquet manufacturers make rackets so bulky and thick? It's not as if they have to make them that big; players racquets are always thin and they are always the heaviest. I don't know about everyone else, but I don't like the feeling of a bulky stick in my hand when I play.
     
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  2. Alafter

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    eh...okay.
     
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  3. BreakPoint

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    Then why not just buy a thinner stick?

    The thicker beams are what give the tweener and game improvement racquets all that power. The players racquets are thinner because they have much less power.
     
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  4. ps60

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    i guess thicker rackets also give less vibration.
    with softer material, a thick construction can give higher strength to the racket structure. and hence stiffness and power.

    it is clumsy if u swing fast, but it can be comfortable for those who don't swing it all out.
     
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  5. tkauffm

    tkauffm Rookie

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    The thickness of my mfils are fine. I was just curious about the size of lighter racquets. I suppose I'm a bit of a rookie when it comes to racquet composition and technology, but these answers help me to understand more.
     
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  6. BreakPoint

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    All graphite racquets are hollow on the inside, so what you see on the outside is not indicative of how much material there is in the frame.
     
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  7. pow

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    thicker beam usually translate to a stiffer stick overall and that's more power from your racquet.
     
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