Racquet 'Bending'

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Baseline Basher

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Maybe I'm losing my mind, but it seems to me that my last two racquets (Wilson H6 95 and Prostaff Tour 95) have a tendency to 'bend' after each point. Say the point is being played out, and the last shot I hit is a forehand. After the point is over, it feels like the side of the face I used to hit that shot is concaved inward, and the other side is slightly curved outwards. So I end up turning my racquet over after every point, which isn't really a big deal, but I've always wondered if it's just me, or if anyone knows anything about this phenomenon? I don't think I put it into words quite right, but I can't think of how to describe it more accurately...
 

sinatra161

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I had a cheap Wilson racquet a few years ago that did the exact same thing your describing!I assumed it was because it was recreational(cheap)racquet.
 
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snoflewis

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i think you're looking at the racket at a unique angle. thats what i thought for a while until i figured that out (i have the tour 95s)
 
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SageOfDeath

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Baseline Basher said:
Maybe I'm losing my mind, but it seems to me that my last two racquets (Wilson H6 95 and Prostaff Tour 95) have a tendency to 'bend' after each point. Say the point is being played out, and the last shot I hit is a forehand. After the point is over, it feels like the side of the face I used to hit that shot is concaved inward, and the other side is slightly curved outwards. So I end up turning my racquet over after every point, which isn't really a big deal, but I've always wondered if it's just me, or if anyone knows anything about this phenomenon? I don't think I put it into words quite right, but I can't think of how to describe it more accurately...

I totally understand what you mean, but then I realize since my racquet's beam is slightly wider on the middle of the head of my racuqet, it creates that illusion. When I look at it at a straight angle then it doesn't look like its bent.

I have a question too, what is up with the whole flexpoint racquet bending thing. What possible advantage does that carry? They seem to advertise it as if you get better direction control.
 
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