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.
     

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