Should I Change Racket?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Return_Ace, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Return_Ace

    Return_Ace Professional

    May 31, 2005
    I have a question......

    I own a Yonex RD Ti-80 which I hear that the general consensus is that it is a very low powered racket, I agree with this but I think that I play pretty well with it but in certain conditions......

    On a Good Day I can generate good depth and my pace is well uh adequate... However as I recently found out in a doubles match when there was a medium wind against me I had a VERY hard time getting the ball back behind the service line. Which set my opponents up for quite a few easy put-aways.

    This Leads me to my question: Should I change rackets?
    Plus If I should what do you recomend, I was thinking about the new Flexpoint Tour, Please give your suggestions. Thank You.
  2. BLiND

    BLiND Hall of Fame

    Apr 18, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    There are many things you can do to increase the power of a racquet, before you consider changing.

    Lower string tesion
    Change to more powerful strings
    Add weight to the head

    ...also hitting flatter might help.

    I'd change to a really powerful string, and string it lower, only a 2-4 lbs lower, and then see if you think its powerful enough... then if not, try a little lead on the head (at 10 & 2)... then try again.... if not then consider changing racquet.
  3. Tomek_Pl

    Tomek_Pl Rookie

    Jan 5, 2005
    First try hitting flatter upwind...
    If the racquet is good in normal conditions do't look for anything else.
  4. Return_Ace

    Return_Ace Professional

    May 31, 2005
    Alright I think I'll try and develop the flatter stroke first since I don't really feel like changing the weight distribution.
    But changing the string.........What string do you recomend? Currently I'm using NXT @57.

    I think the next problem I'll have might be that my game will be too powerful on a normal day! =)

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