Originally Posted by Topspin Shot
Povl, I think I see what you're saying. Accelerating the hand at impact might very well increase the effective mass of the racket+body at impact due to the inertia of the racket. However, I'm pretty sure that any gain in power due to this phenomenon would be more than canceled out by the fact that if the racket is accelerating at impact, it has not yet reached maximum velocity.
I am just comparing it with stopping the acceleration before impact, and in this case there should be a gain.
Wilson PS Classic, Gosen OG Micro 16, 26 kg.
Last edited by Povl Carstensen; 02-03-2013 at 09:30 AM.