Carbon Fiber Insole Review for Tennis

Heck

Rookie
I thought I share my video review of some carbon fiber insoles I picked up. I was looking for an advantage and better recovery performance.
Yes, these cost me 160 bucks with a coupon 199.00 retal. Pretty crazy but in the long run I feel they help.

Check out my review.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Could you describe the physics as to how it works? Which would have more of a difference in your game? Using these or losing ten pounds?
 
@movdqa

There is no substitute for losing 10 pounds and pushing you conditioning.
Carbon fiber is light and strong. That is why it's used on race cars.
It is laughable to be used on shoe inserts. Saving 1/2 an ounce will make zero difference in your tennis.
There is no product in the world that can make you jump higher or run faster. Doing squats and sprints will do that.
I use a $10 gel insert for added shock protection.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
@movdqa

There is no substitute for losing 10 pounds and pushing you conditioning.
Carbon fiber is light and strong. That is why it's used on race cars.
It is laughable to be used on shoe inserts. Saving 1/2 an ounce will make zero difference in your tennis.
There is no product in the world that can make you jump higher or run faster. Doing squats and sprints will do that.
I use a $10 gel insert for added shock protection.
I stopped wearing inserts about ten years ago. Lost a lot of weight and increased stretching. I used the New Balance Ultra Arch Insoles and those did a great job at cushioning but they also added a fair amount of thickness. It would seem to me that an insole decelerates your foot via compressing and you need distance to do that.
 

atatu

Legend
Actually I bought a pair of these used on craigslist and I think they are really nice insoles and they definitely add a spring to my step and they are very supportive. I don't know about increasing my vertical leap much, I barely jump these days. If these were reasonably priced, say around $50, they would absolutely be worth it.
 
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