Originally Posted by BreakPoint
OK, you're obviously not getting it. Maybe you've never played with a racquet with incredible feel? Or maybe you're unable to discern the differences in feel between different racquets?
I'm talking about physical feel, not emotional feel. Like how you feel it physically when someone punches you in the gut, not emotional feel like when a girl breaks your heart. So it's NOT - "I just hit a blazing winner and won the match so I feel great!". IT'S - "I just hit the ball into the net and the sensation in my hand and arm feels like it's having an orgasm!".
So the "feel" most of us here are talking about is a characteristic of your racquet and string set-up, NOT your state of mind. Do you get it now?
Hey, buddy, no reason to take a condescending tone. Amazingly enough your definition of "feel" is not something that I'm failing to grasp. I'm happy you prefer the "feel" of your racquet - even at the expense of placing a shot into the net. To me, my preferred "feel" is associated with maximized controlled velocity - i.e. crushing a shot and having it land exactly where I intended - not the feeling of a "muted" or disconnected racquet, not the feel of a racquet wrapped in cotton, and most certainly not a racquet that provides "arm... orgasm" as you so eloquently put it. I'm not looking for a racquet that massages my arm, I'm looking for one that helps me maximize control and power in a competitive setting.
As to not playing with a racquet with "incredibly" feel - I have used the original Head Prestige, the Prestige Pro, the Prestige Pro 600, the Fischer Vacuum 90 (Made in Austria), the Pro Staff 85, the POG Mid, the Volkl C10, in addition to a variety of pro-stocks. You tell me, do these racquets lack "incredible feel"?