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Old 10-09-2012, 02:49 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Nostradamus View Post
No, i do not use shock worm, it takes away too much feel from the string bed.
By "takes away too much feel," what are you specifically trying to feel and how does this "feel" help? The only thing that occurs when you hit a tennis ball is a collision between a 60 gram ball and a 300-400 gram racquet with strings. That collision causes a series of shockwaves that travel up your hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. You want to feel that shock wave as strong as possible?

Anyone who wants no dampening (or damping) of the shockwave has simply gotten used to feeling that shock and equates it to simply being part of playing tennis. Those who have experimented with different setups prefer to have less shockwave "feel" as it provides no feedback other than the ball has been struck.

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Sucking at the baseline, S&V, D2 '88-90

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