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Old 08-26-2013, 10:12 AM   #14
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^^^ Typical dwell times on the stringbed are 4-5 ms according to Yandell, Cross and others. The dwell time for a ground interaction (a bounce) is typically 3-4 ms according to Rod Cross, I believe. It might be possible to increase stringbed dwell time with a touch/drop volley however, for normal strokes, the dwell time will probably not vary much at all (10% or so) regardless of how fast one swings.

The dwell time can be increased to 7 ms or so by significantly reducing stringbed stiffness (which includes frame stiffness). Reducing string tension is one way to do this.

http://tennis.quickfound.net/trainin...s_science.html
http://www.tennis.com/gear/2012/05/s.../#.Uhsrx2REQWU
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