How to reduce racket frame vibration...

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by ricardo, Jun 17, 2017 at 9:46 AM.

  1. ricardo

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    According to TWU, adding weight near the tip (12) and/or the middle (6) of the racket reduces racket frame vibration significantly.

    Adding weight at 3/9 or near the top of your grip, have minimal affect on racket frame vibration.

    I tried this on my frame and I noticed significant frame vibration reduction when adding weight at 12 and 6.


    When you customize a racquet by adding lead tape, you reduce the vibration frequency. More mass is more difficult to accelerate into vibration, and the racquet will therefore feel softer. The degree of vibration reduction will depend on where you add the weight. If you add it to a vibration node (just below the middle of the head or at the top of the hand on the grip) the frequency will change very little, if at all. If you add it near the tip or the middle of the racquet, vibration will decrease more.


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    http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/cgi-bin/vibfrequency.cgi
     
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  2. Shroud

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    IME high tensions do a better job than weight to reduce vibrations.
     
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  3. LeeD

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    Some player's believe thicker gauge strings reduce racket vibration, or bigger grips, or watching the ball more closely.
     
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  4. Crocodile

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    I'd be a little concerned in adding weight to a racquet at 12 o'clock especially if the racquet you have is already even or slightly head heavy. I would prefer it under the handle and maybe a little at 3 and 9. I have always felt that a head heavy racquet was worse for your joints irrespective of the level of vibration or shock for that matter.
     
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  5. Simplicius

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    Usually only on 12 is enough...
    Depends of the racquets specs.
    It's a try and error prosess to find the best position.
     
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  6. Stupendous1HBH

    Stupendous1HBH Semi-Pro

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    Agreed that a higher tension will work the best probably. Solid and heavy frames.
     
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