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Old 01-04-2013, 09:29 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by JackB1 View Post
I don't know. Those ultra thin beams scare me
Why? The way I see it, the less frame better!

Look at it this way: narrower beam means a bigger spin window for an already generous stringbed, so fewer shanks. It also means less drag, cuts throughthe air better, and a more solid, less hollow feel (Chris gives it an 8.3 on feel...).

All the legendary graphite frames from the past had narrow beams, I think the only reason they started making rackets with wider beams was because that was the only way in which they could decrease weight while at the same time increasing stiffness. If they can achieve the same result with newer materials and narrower beams, so much the better!

And, doesn't that picque your interest...?
2 x Dunlop 4D200 Tour, full bed BHBR16 @ 36-38 lbs, tailweighted to ~10 pts HL, 374g
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