Originally Posted by pvaudio
Precisely my point. What is being discussed is a sensation: the sensation that the strings are cupping the ball or that the ball is sinking into the strings. The amount of time that the ball is on the stringbed is more or less the same regardless of string type.
Your point is a stupid one. Dwell time is not a sensation. A ball hitting a tennis racket produces a sensation, but that doesn't mean dwell time is a sensation. You may feel a sensation indicative of dwell time, but that's something else.
Dwell time is a property between the strings and the ball. It's irrelevant whether a player can feel it. Even in a person with anesthesia (unable to feel the ball impact) the ball will sit on the strings for a certain amount of time.