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Old 11-15-2012, 01:34 AM   #27
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For me, using a lighter frame is more difficult.

I add weight to the upper half of the hoop to increase the size of the sweet spot and stability so that I can use a smooth, short swing (mostly just shoulder turn rather than a lot of arm action) to consistently generate power. That way, even when I hit off center, I can still get decent pace and depth.

If I were to switch to a lighter frame, I'd have to use longer, whippier swings and hit a smaller sweet spot in order to generate the same amount of power. So, if I am having a bad day, switching to a lighter frame would just make things worse, especially on my backhand (when I just hit around with someone else's frame, I switch to a one-hander because I can't get enough swing speed with two hands to get the power I want).
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