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Babolatbarry 10-06-2012 10:02 AM

Is there any way to make the response of a racquet more predictable?
 
My six.one 95 16x18 is a great racquet! but it seems like at times I can hit 2 of the exact same balls, yet one comes off the racquet great, and another sprays or it feels like I "chunked" the ball. Is there any way I can help this or fix it?
I'd like to make the feeling of the hit more predictable.
Apologies if this is has been covered somewhere already.
This may go into tennis tips/ instruction, if so just let me know so I can move it there

Fuji 10-06-2012 10:13 AM

Just hit the sweet spot 100% of the time! :razz:

I actually know what you mean though. I used the 6.1 95's for the larger part of my tennis "career" and I have experience the same thing. The 6.1 has a spotty bed, which for me is when the bed can hit with absolute monstrous power and Presicion in one spot, and absolutely die in another. (also a huge problem with the areo storms for me)

What I find helped was stringing a bit tighter on the crosses then the mains with a more control oriented string. The 6.1 is a powerful and stiff stick to start with, so to avoid arm problems I strung with a stiff multi. (rip control) at a pretty high tension near the end of my playing days with them. (58/60, 60/62) it didn't feel great on the arm, but it really helped get rid of the spotty-ness. :)

-Fuji

Babolatbarry 10-06-2012 10:26 AM

I'll try that on my next string job!! Thank you

Fuji 10-06-2012 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Babolatbarry (Post 6939350)
I'll try that on my next string job!! Thank you

You're welcome! I definitely wouldn't recommend stringing that high with a poly, but good multis strung higher might help!

-Fuji

floydcouncil 10-06-2012 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Babolatbarry (Post 6939320)
My six.one 95 16x18 is a great racquet! but it seems like at times I can hit 2 of the exact same balls, yet one comes off the racquet great, and another sprays or it feels like I "chunked" the ball. Is there any way I can help this or fix it?
I'd like to make the feeling of the hit more predictable.
Apologies if this is has been covered somewhere already.
This may go into tennis tips/ instruction, if so just let me know so I can move it there

You NEVER hit 2 exact same ball. NEVER. Every shot is unique.

So you're looking for a racquet that produces a great shot every time? Let me know when you find one and we'll make millions $$$$.

Hi I'm Ray 10-07-2012 04:32 AM

I'd say the vast majority of rackets do not have the problem you described and lets get real, it really comes down to the player. Alright some rackets do feel odd but that's rare and its definitely not the 6.1. Its possible if the racket is new and the player is not completely used to its response yet, but if you've had the racket for a while its probably not that. Strings could be a possibility. Get yourself some control oriented strings like Volkl Cyclone, WC Scorpion(hybrid), SPP Hextreme Pure (first session using it and it was awesome), and to a lesser extent WC SS (there are others but that's that I've used and liked so far). Don't be lazy about restringing when they are dead. Other than that its excuses and not the equipment.

Cup8489 10-07-2012 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Hi I'm Ray (Post 6940433)
I'd say the vast majority of rackets do not have the problem you described and lets get real, it really comes down to the player. Alright some rackets do feel odd but that's rare and its definitely not the 6.1. Its possible if the racket is new and the player is not completely used to its response yet, but if you've had the racket for a while its probably not that. Strings could be a possibility. Get yourself some control oriented strings like Volkl Cyclone, WC Scorpion(hybrid), SPP Hextreme Pure (first session using it and it was awesome), and to a lesser extent WC SS (there are others but that's that I've used and liked so far). Don't be lazy about restringing when they are dead. Other than that its excuses and not the equipment.

Some frames do have hotspots in the stringbed. That's a fact. and the 6.1 95 16x18's are one of them. I've hit with them myself, and at the time was using the 90... and there's definitely hotspots, and it wasn't my technique.

Babolatbarry 10-07-2012 06:51 AM

Yeah the 6.1 95 16x18s are known for it -_-

prjacobs 10-07-2012 07:10 AM

I think that the control of the 6.1 95 16X18 is way overrated. It feels great but accuracy isn't it's forte.

Hi I'm Ray 10-07-2012 07:38 AM

Have not noticed these hotspots. There seems to be a lot of power towards the center or slightly below center and kind of dead in the upper hoop, but isn't that just where the sweet spot is on older frames.

hoodjem 10-07-2012 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Babolatbarry (Post 6939320)
My six.one 95 16x18 is a great racquet! but it seems like at times I can hit 2 of the exact same balls, yet one comes off the racquet great, and another sprays or it feels like I "chunked" the ball. Is there any way I can help this or fix it?
I'd like to make the feeling of the hit more predictable.
Apologies if this is has been covered somewhere already.
This may go into tennis tips/ instruction, if so just let me know so I can move it there

Can you use lead-tape to expand the sweetspot?

Babolatbarry 10-07-2012 07:42 AM

Where would you recommend putting it?

hoodjem 10-07-2012 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Babolatbarry (Post 6940678)
Where would you recommend putting it?

Go here:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/customize.html

Scroll down a bit.

Good luck!

jmnk 10-07-2012 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Babolatbarry (Post 6939320)
Is there any way to make the response of a racquet more predictable?

yes. Practice more.

LeeD 10-07-2012 12:01 PM

Like a car with a bad motor, you need to jack up the unit, replace the player, then go on with the racket as is.

farkus 10-07-2012 04:26 PM

I had the same experience as you, then had the opportunity to hit with a pal's 18x20 version....perfection found! The supposed difference in power/spin (with the 16x18) is hardly notable, if at all, plus you can swing away and rarely sail one. Good luck.

Dave M 10-08-2012 01:01 AM

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Originally Posted by jmnk (Post 6941014)
yes. Practice more.

Can't believe it took to post 14 for someone to type that!

Babolatbarry 10-08-2012 01:07 AM

Haha thanks all


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