Head heavy racket advantages?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by rich01, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. rich01

    rich01 Rookie

    Oct 17, 2008

    It's been a while since I came here, and a while since I played tennis as a matter of fact.

    Anyway I tried out an old prince racket my friend had a while ago and I could easily tell it was balanced head heavy. I was pleasantly surprised with it because my volleys had a good punch to them and it didn't do my serve any harm at all. If anything the racket seemed to travel through the air faster.

    I would go as far to say I preferred it over expensive head light rackets such as the T fights and M fils and even the yonex's.

    Are there any decent head heavy/even balance rackets out there these days?
  2. Aces09

    Aces09 Semi-Pro

    Jun 15, 2009
    Pete Sampras had his Wilson 6.0 85 balanced evenly, so he could get good pop on the serve, more than enough stability, and plow through on his flat groundies.

    Headlight frames benefit topspin players who need the whippiness to generate more topspin. I think if you're an advanced player, it'd be best to go evenly balanced. It gives you the best of both worlds, but experiment with lead tape and tell us how it goes.

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