Besides stringing tighter, what else can be done?
I'm glad you tried this. At first, you said that "besides stringing tighter..." so I assumed you meant that stringing tighter would be too much trouble. If that were too much trouble, I'd think that cutting off the handle, reapplying a butt grip, etc., would definitely be too much trouble. Besides, shortening it would reduce SW to the point you'd probably swing faster, so it might not have helped anyway.I strung with 16g strings and that helped! I am thinking that for myself, 16g works best in 16 x 19 patterns and 16 x 20 as well. 17g works best in 18 x 20.
How is tension maintenance on the Tour Hex?Low power strings will help. Mayami Tour Hex is very "absorbing" low power poly -- not stiff. It does not require you to string it tight. Still retains super high control and spin.
If you take some super stiff polys, and string them at ~37 lbs, you will have the same effect.
I agree on everything above, except the stability. The twist weight and mass in the hoop remain the same, while the hitting point gets a bit closer to the handle. Thus, the stability can only improve.5) Yes, shortening your racquet will reduce power. It will also cost you plow, stability, and serve speed. Are those things you're willing to give up for more control?
This works. I use the SW104 and I customize it by adding two layers of a short length of heat shrink wrap to the bottom of the grip, adding around 22-25 grams there. It softens the impact feel which will make the power levels feel like they've decreased more than it actually has, but you will probably lose a couple of percent in ball speed. The added benefit is that it's easier to flip the racquet so you can add extra spin without having to steepen your swing trajectory.I didnt know that making it headlight would make it less powerful. I should try this.