Originally Posted by UCSF2012
For you guys who are in love with thin beams, do you understand that wide beams contribute to increased power? Upon ball impact, the thickness of the beam counters racket bend, giving the frame more power. That's mostly why those tweeners are 24-27 inches wide.
Yes, but it isn't quite that simple. There are other factors to be considered as well. Weight, stiffness, layup of frame, head size, player's ball striking ability, etc.