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Old 02-05-2007, 12:49 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by AJK1 View Post
According to "Technical Tennis" modern racquets are only about 2% more powerful than wood racquets. So where does this myth come from?
2% is a HUGE difference at the top of any sport. If I won an Olympic Gold Medal in the 100 meter breast and beat the second place swimmer by more than 1%-about .55 seconds or so it would be very unusual. Ditto for most running races at the top.

In pro tennis, where, say, a few topspin forehand cross-courts at a crucial time might make the difference between winning and losing, then 2% is an enormous number, or so it seems.

Am I wrong here? My understanding of the technical issues is far from perfect, so I have an open mind.

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