Boris Becker 11 Light vs. Power Bridge 10 Light

Expired

Rookie
Wish I would have hit with the PB10 light so I could help you..

Demoed the BB11+11light and PB10+10light.
Once I got my hands on the PB10, I didn't even bother with the light version. I think I only hit 6 balls or so with it.

I can tell you that the BB11 and PB10 play completely different despite being almost exactly the same racket. I thought the BB11 was mediocre, it played about the same as other rackets I demoed and didn't stand out at all. It had a dampened feel; nice power but it seemed like it was harder to control the ball.
The PB10 however was perfect. It seemed like the racket did all the work for me. Had a large sweetspot, easy ball control, great power, feel.. the whole package.

The light versions don't feel solid enough for me. +I figured I'm better off playing with a heavier stick in the long run.
 

NoBadMojo

G.O.A.T.
Which do you like?

Please give me your impressions and suggestions.

Thanks
I really cant comment on the PB10Light other than to say that typically lightweight frames like that with dense stringbeds tend to be pretty anemic. I have hit the reg PB10 and that is a low powered frame...the L version would be even lower powered I think

I have been using the Becker11Lights for several months now w. some modifications. That one is really sweet..I created a thread about it a few months ago if you are interested enough to search for it..there was also a recent thread here about it.
 

CBORNANCINI

Rookie
Thanks, Expired and NoBadMojo. I really like lightweight frames like that. I´m switched from Nblade to BB11 L. Besides, the BB11 is a little unstable in a stock form, when your oponent is a hard hitter... And I think to myself: PB 10 L have a high swingweight than BB11... But now I will put a lead tape on it.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Thanks, Expired and NoBadMojo. I really like lightweight frames like that. I´m switched from Nblade to BB11 L. Besides, the BB11 is a little unstable in a stock form, when your oponent is a hard hitter... And I think to myself: PB 10 L have a high swingweight than BB11... But now I will put a lead tape on it.
Unstable? You've obviously not heard of the Batspeed Theorem. ;)
 

CBORNANCINI

Rookie
Come on, guys, take it easy. All of us are tennis lovers, Rabbit and NoBadMojo are two of most respectable tennis racquets advisors in this board. So, peace.
 

logansc

Professional
It's really simple, you want to get as much momentum as possible into your shots, especially considering a hard shot coming in your direction. Momentum=(mass)(velocity). If you have a heavy racquet but no speed, your shot will not be as effective. Likewise with a faster swing but not enough mass to to redirect the shot. It's a collorabtive relationship and it's best to find a middle ground.
 

NoBadMojo

G.O.A.T.
It's really simple, you want to get as much momentum as possible into your shots, especially considering a hard shot coming in your direction. Momentum=(mass)(velocity). If you have a heavy racquet but no speed, your shot will not be as effective. Likewise with a faster swing but not enough mass to to redirect the shot. It's a collorabtive relationship and it's best to find a middle ground.
exactly....you want the most mass which you can comfortably swing fast <with good technique> for the duration....it really is a simple notion

a racquet which is heavy can become very unstable if the operator cant swing it fast enough or otherwise put enough energy into the shot, just as a lightweight racquet can become unstable if not swung fast enough. i think most people can understand it is easier to swing a lighter racquet fast enough than to swing a heavy racquet fast enough. missing the sweetzone also can make any racquet become unstable...all of these things are operator error or a result of choosing the wrong racquet for a persons' skillset/needs <which is also operator error>
 
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drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
Thanks, Expired and NoBadMojo. I really like lightweight frames like that. I´m switched from Nblade to BB11 L. Besides, the BB11 is a little unstable in a stock form, when your oponent is a hard hitter... And I think to myself: PB 10 L have a high swingweight than BB11... But now I will put a lead tape on it.

No need for lead. As long as you have proper strokes, and good bat-speed, any frame is stable enough.
 

CBORNANCINI

Rookie
sure...yw. let us know how your selection process goes as you like.
Unfortunable, in my country the PB 10 light is unavailable for demo... :(:(
I discovered right now... In the other side, I really enjoy learn with yours, gentleman like (in alphabetical order) Drakulie, Logansc, NoBadMojo, Rabbit, etc. :)

I appreciate your concern and answers.
 

AndrewD

Legend
Which do you like?

Please give me your impressions and suggestions.

Thanks
I've just come back from a hitting session with the PB 10 Light and was extremely impressed. Compared to the BB10 Light I found the PB10 Light offered more power from the baseline, was equally spin-friendly, was far more solid at net (it excels on volleys), has good touch and, overall, had a far more solid feel to it. It's also streets ahead of the dnx10 295g. My only complaint is that its got an 18x20 string pattern. All up, I think the PB10 Light is an exceptionally well-balanced racquet that manages to be easy to swing but never feels under-weight.
 

CBORNANCINI

Rookie
I've just come back from a hitting session with the PB 10 Light and was extremely impressed. Compared to the BB10 Light I found the PB10 Light offered more power from the baseline, was equally spin-friendly, was far more solid at net (it excels on volleys), has good touch and, overall, had a far more solid feel to it. It's also streets ahead of the dnx10 295g. My only complaint is that its got an 18x20 string pattern. All up, I think the PB10 Light is an exceptionally well-balanced racquet that manages to be easy to swing but never feels under-weight.
Well... Exactly what I think about this frames. PB10 L have a more high swingweight than BB11 L, so this frames not have the same performance in a court. Do you purchased the PB10?
 

AndrewD

Legend
Well... Exactly what I think about this frames. PB10 L have a more high swingweight than BB11 L, so this frames not have the same performance in a court. Do you purchased the PB10?
I don't like an 18x20 string pattern so I never considered buying the PB10 Light.
 
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