Diary of a Racketaholic

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Ross K, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Mac33

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    Low deflection frames work awesome on super fast hardcourts but on really slow,grippy blue plexicushion.....not so good.

    I found this out today. Have been playing so far above my normal level with my new Prince Textreme 95 on a super fast hardcourt. It's an old court with a very smooth surface with very little cushioning underneath. The ball sort of skids off it producing crazy pace.

    Today,I played with the same frame on a newish blue plaxicushion court which produces a very high bounce.

    I could not get anywhere near the power plus I was throwing in a lot more unforced errors - especially hitting my forehand in the net!

    I swapped over to my old Prince Tour and the much higher deflection off the strings suited the seriously slow court better.

    Funny how some frames suit different courts more than others.

    If I had to play often on really slow courts I would seriously consider buying a super open string pattern.

    Any frame that produces a really high deflection off the strings seems to work for me on really slow courts.
     
  2. el sergento

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    Played all summer with the APD. Once I fixed my serve by adding some weight at 12’, I went on a tear, losing only two matches all season to the same ex college player.

    Capped off my summer by beating an old pro I’d never gotten a set off before. He’s the classic clay dog I usually struggle against; runs everything down, goes for placement over power and likes to throw in some junk. I blew him off the court with my serve and forehand.

    Last week I sold my two Pure Strikes and bought me a brand new pair of Gel Resolutions with the fun money.

    Life is hard my friends, but at least my APD’s make tennis easier and more enjoyable.

    As you were……
     
  3. Bartelby

    Bartelby Talk Tennis Guru

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    I notice something along these lines as well. It makes buying one racquet quite an ordeal as my time on court is split quite evenly in terms of pace.
     
  4. el sergento

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    Such is life when you have to produce your own pace.

    Try messing around with your string setups and tension. Lower tensions and full poly might help you get the power and control you’re lacking on the slower courts. My .02c
     

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