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Old 02-05-2007, 09:06 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by jackcrawford View Post
Check out pgs 132-133 of Technical Tennis - modern racquets can put four times, or 400 %, as much topspin on the ball, leading to much faster swings because the topspin will bring the ball down into the court. A ball that can be hit totally flat like an overhead on top of the net is where the 2% figure would come in.
Thanks, Jack. I have the book upstairs, but haven't read it recently. I'll look at it tonight before I go to bed. Regardless, I think you are right on about that. I hit with my Jack Kramer woodie occasionally and only get modest amounts of topspin with it compared to my huge and modern RDS001 mid strung with gut and SPP HEX.

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