Pro racquet stiffness

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by pow, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. pow

    pow Hall of Fame

    Jan 11, 2007
    We all know that pro's racquets are weighted and balanced differently among other things. But it seems we assume that they play with the same stiffness as the racquet they endorse. I mean, couldn't it be a possibility that Roddick's Pure Drive is actually flexible? That Djokovic's nBlade is stiff? Since they have custom weight and balance who's to say that they don't have custom stiffness?
  2. PBODY99

    PBODY99 Hall of Fame

    Aug 17, 2005
    There have been several threads were this point was raised.
    There are custom layups that players and their service tech have admitted to. Unless you take a frame from the bag of a sponsored player and do your on test, you won't know. Since you have to strike the ball, a play test of what the companies will sell you is the only way to figure out what you can play with.

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