|02-03-2013, 07:07 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Boones Mill, VA: Basically BFE, 285 people.
Tweeners with tubular necks?
It seems as though alot of tweeners today have these weird shaped necks as compared to the players sticks of today which have a rectangular or square shaped neck. Is there any particular reason to this?
Just some examples:
Head extreme, tubular
Pure Drive, Tubular
APD, whatever shape you call that
Thats just a few that come off the top of my head
Radical, a little tubular, but more rectangular
Pro Staffs (2012) all square or rectangular
Dunlop 100-300, all rectangular
not too familiar with yonex or prince rackets, Ive only played with wilson, head and dunlops in my day. Although Ive got an older o3 tour sitting around with a tubular neck and its a 95??? maybe an oddball.
Whats the reasoning behind this? More pop?
|02-04-2013, 07:28 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Oval beams feel stiffer to me and don't flex as much at contact.
Box beams have a softer feel and seem to have more dwell time.
Most modern rackets - even thin beam players sticks - seem to be heading in the direction of oval beams. My guess is the oval beam is a little better for bashing topspin groundstrokes.
Try the Wilson PS 95 to see how a box beam feels vs a Wilson 6.1 95 to see how the oval beam feels.