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Greg Raven 03-13-2010 04:07 PM

Pro swingweights -- BNP Paribas Open 2010
 
I've had very little time to check specs on racquets, but I did grab swingweights on a couple of sticks. These are for strung racquets, ready to go:

Aspelin: 363
B. Bryan: 368
M. Bryan: 354
Davydenko: 352
Moya: 399
Odesnik: 385
Soderling: 392

Measurement units are kg*cm^2.

Fedace 03-13-2010 04:13 PM

^^^How is it possible for Bryans to hit those Lightening Quick Volleys with such Heavy SW ?????????????????????

PED 03-13-2010 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Fedace (Post 4466715)
^^^How is it possible for Bryans to hit those Lightening Quick Volleys with such Heavy SW ?????????????????????

Superior genetics ;)

Fedace 03-13-2010 04:20 PM

That gives me hope to see that. my reflexes at net lately has been slowing down somewhat.

mdqm 03-13-2010 04:30 PM

thanks for sharing greg,i'll be waiting for more.
some pic's?

travlerajm 03-13-2010 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Fedace (Post 4466715)
^^^How is it possible for Bryans to hit those Lightening Quick Volleys with such Heavy SW ?????????????????????

Most top doubles players have relatively high SW. For accurate volleying, it's important to have a lot of mass in the hoop for more stability.

Fedace 03-13-2010 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by travlerajm (Post 4466852)
Most top doubles players have relatively high SW. For accurate volleying, it's important to have a lot of mass in the hoop for more stability.

but how do you get the racket head up so quick when SW is so high. my racket head would be only 1/2 way there when the ball is coming that quick and SW of racket is so high.....:)

mikro112 03-13-2010 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Fedace (Post 4466927)
but how do you get the racket head up so quick when SW is so high. my racket head would be only 1/2 way there when the ball is coming that quick and SW of racket is so high.....:)

They have the racquet head up all the time and only take it down for low shots. Please check out again how to play a proper volley!

Does it make sense?

Greg Raven 03-13-2010 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by mdqm (Post 4466770)
thanks for sharing greg,i'll be waiting for more.
some pic's?

The photos are here:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...5&id=659626601

JStar7 03-13-2010 06:24 PM

Greg, do you think you'll get the chance to string Fed's stick and collect the specs on his new BLX?

ChevyTennis 03-13-2010 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by JStar7 (Post 4467007)
Greg, do you think you'll get the chance to string Fed's stick and collect the specs on his new BLX?

Fed has his sticks strung by the guys at Priority 1. He does not use tournament stringers.

JStar7 03-13-2010 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ChevyTennis (Post 4467094)
Fed has his sticks strung by the guys at Priority 1. He does not use tournament stringers.

I know that, but I wanted to find out what the odds are. He does have specs of Federer's frame on his site, so I thought there might be a very small chance he could, although not likely.

Nextman916 03-13-2010 08:13 PM

Its ridiculous how Moya uses 399 sw with a PD....

Greg Raven 03-14-2010 05:13 AM

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Originally Posted by JStar7 (Post 4467007)
Greg, do you think you'll get the chance to string Fed's stick and collect the specs on his new BLX?

I might be able to get his tension from Ron Yu, but I doubt I'll see one of his sticks, let alone measure it. Sorry.

FirstServeThenVolleyAway 03-14-2010 05:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Fedace (Post 4466715)
^^^How is it possible for Bryans to hit those Lightening Quick Volleys with such Heavy SW ?????????????????????

"It's not the plane.............................but the pilot?"

Bash and Crash 03-14-2010 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Fedace (Post 4466927)
but how do you get the racket head up so quick when SW is so high. my racket head would be only 1/2 way there when the ball is coming that quick and SW of racket is so high.....:)

if you have a short quick stroke, keep your racket up, a heavy racket is great to volley with, it does all the work and can handle 80-100mph missiles.

Kick Serve 14 03-14-2010 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Fedace (Post 4466715)
^^^How is it possible for Bryans to hit those Lightening Quick Volleys with such Heavy SW ?????????????????????

They're pros...

bigmatt 03-14-2010 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Kick Serve 14 (Post 4468780)
They're pros...

When you're facing hard-hit balls at net, you need a heavy frame to get the recoilweight up high enough to keep the racquet from kicking back in your hand. However, I think that, if Greg can find time to post specs, the weight is in the handle, not the head.

SFrazeur 03-14-2010 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Fedace (Post 4466715)
^^^How is it possible for Bryans to hit those Lightening Quick Volleys with such Heavy SW ?????????????????????

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fedace (Post 4466927)
but how do you get the racket head up so quick when SW is so high. my racket head would be only 1/2 way there when the ball is coming that quick and SW of racket is so high.....:)

They are some of the best doubles players ever, and your on TT with over 15,000 posts. . .

-SF

Greg Raven 03-15-2010 06:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigmatt (Post 4469075)
When you're facing hard-hit balls at net, you need a heavy frame to get the recoilweight up high enough to keep the racquet from kicking back in your hand. However, I think that, if Greg can find time to post specs, the weight is in the handle, not the head.

Wrong. With that swingweight on that frame, the weight is in the head. However, these frames are .25-inches longer than stock, which means there is a little less additional mass than one might expect.


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