This really is a great thread. I think the key to finding a perfect racket is:
- find the right head size
- find the right swing weight (which is usually done with customization)
- tune the power with string bed tension/ stiffness (which is done with a mix of spacing/ string pattern) and type of string
- unless you want to risk injury, get a relatively soft racket
What is shocking to me is how Babolat has become so popular. Is this defiance against science, perhaps a post-modern thing and a rejection of objectivity (just joking. Sort of....).
3 Head PT57a 12.4 oz. 9 pts HL. 1HBH. Pair of PT167a for the wife.