I am looking for aerodynamic throat shape of racquets such as
- Babolat Pure Aero
- Prince Tour 100
- Yonex Ezone lines
It should have an effect on it. More aerodynamic racquets swing faster and therefore have less drag which results in a lower swing weight in theory, how much is the question.Always curious to the "whys" of some of these requests. I can't imagine the aerodynamicity of a throat makes any difference whatsoever in a person's tennis game. But for all I know the OP wants more real estate to apply lead tape.
I suspect the drag on the throat of the racket is miniscule compared to the drag produced by the racket stringbed, hoop, grip, and your arm. It's likely a marketing ploy like many things about racquets.It should have an effect on it. More aerodynamic racquets swing faster and therefore have less drag which results in a lower swing weight in theory, how much is the question.
I suspect this man is right! No one can tell me the throat of an APD swings thru the air faster than the thin throat of a pure strike, for eg.I suspect the drag on the throat of the racket is miniscule compared to the drag produced by the racket stringbed, hoop, grip, and your arm. It's likely a marketing ploy like many things about racquets.
Bingo! How you swing the stick will have an effect especially on the Aeros because the cross section is huge so technically it might actually be detrimental like you said.I feel like the aerodynamic head of the Pure Aero is a bit of a wank. If you are swinging up on the ball like modern ATP forehands it doesnt feel like its going to be beneficial as the air has to go over a much wider part of the frame. From head on with a flat shot the aerodynamic shape makes sense but its gone too far on the Pure Aero imo. The face of the racquet is closed on most forehands afterall.
Thinner beam will be aerodynamic so dont worry. Box beam old school 20mm is more than manoeuvrable enough and probably better than the pure aero. I found this racquet to be very sluggish through the air, not the right weighting for my game and too stiff. Although it does crush the ball, especially on the serve as thats where the headshape makes a difference imo.
It seems like throat shape makes little difference compared to its flex as above. Altering the feel of the racquet will impact more compared to a negligible increase in RHS
I dont think it does, weighting can be achieved with lead afterall, polarising will add the most power as it increases swing weight substantially. It has a high twist weight as well which makes matters worse as it restricts customisation around 6 and 9. It swings through the air slow imo and does feel sluggish. It is hollow and feels it through contact. the guy who strings my racquets said I was better off without it as his mates had cracked a couple pure aeros on misshits... It is lacking structural integrity due to its design and cheap manufacturing layup (high stiffness).I think the aero shape creates power, if anything, as it adds weight to the yolk even if they tend to be rather hollow there.
It's ridiculous because rackets are rarely swung horizontally with the throat perpendicular to air resistance. Only my wife's "around the world" flat eastern FH swings like that.I believe the aerodynamic throat makes swing speed faster than square one with a thin beam.