tennis elbow and headsize

Mugatu

Rookie
i've recently moved to a midsize rdx 500 and very much enjoy playing with it. ive also noticed it's given me less tennis-elbow-related discomfort. tonight, i broke a string in the warm-up and was forced to pull out my mid-plus rdx 500. before the first set was over, my elbow was quite sore - more so than i've felt in quite some time.

do you guys/gals think there is MUCH correlation between headsize and tennis elbow? obviously, midsize provide a bit more stability but i feel like the midsize is substantially easier on my elbow...

anyone else had similar (or different) experiences?

(i'm kinda just wondering if it's because i've been playing too much and not the fact i changed racquets).... still won tho ;)
 

Ripper

Hall of Fame
Mugatu said:
i've recently moved to a midsize rdx 500 and very much enjoy playing with it. ive also noticed it's given me less tennis-elbow-related discomfort. tonight, i broke a string in the warm-up and was forced to pull out my mid-plus rdx 500. before the first set was over, my elbow was quite sore - more so than i've felt in quite some time.

do you guys/gals think there is MUCH correlation between headsize and tennis elbow? obviously, midsize provide a bit more stability but i feel like the midsize is substantially easier on my elbow...
Wow. The midsize gang is getting creative.
 

chess9

Hall of Fame
Mugatu said:
i've recently moved to a midsize rdx 500 and very much enjoy playing with it. ive also noticed it's given me less tennis-elbow-related discomfort. tonight, i broke a string in the warm-up and was forced to pull out my mid-plus rdx 500. before the first set was over, my elbow was quite sore - more so than i've felt in quite some time.

do you guys/gals think there is MUCH correlation between headsize and tennis elbow? obviously, midsize provide a bit more stability but i feel like the midsize is substantially easier on my elbow...

anyone else had similar (or different) experiences?

(i'm kinda just wondering if it's because i've been playing too much and not the fact i changed racquets).... still won tho ;)
No, it was possibly the change in balance of the two racquets causing your timing to be off a bit. I don't think head size per se is implicated in TE/GE, but I await the horde of experts who will dazzle me with pungent analysis to the contrary. :)

-Robert
 

TennisAsAlways

Professional
chess9 said:
No, it was possibly the change in balance of the two racquets causing your timing to be off a bit. I don't think head size per se is implicated in TE/GE, but I await the horde of experts who will dazzle me with pungent analysis to the contrary. :)

-Robert
...but I await the horde of experts who will dazzle me with pungent analysis to the contrary.
Have some refreshments by your side. Get ready for some enterertainment! :)
 

louis netman

Hall of Fame
The disparity in weight & balance will affect your arm and some people are more sensitive to the change than others (for instance, me). That's why even if I'm testing five frame types on a given day, I always get them to the same weight/balance specs (362g 12pts HL). Although the varying distribution of weight on any given frame may make the "in-hand feel" somewhat different, getting the specs close is better than not...

All things being equal, frames with more string area will be more arm-friendly on off-center hits, however frames that are too large may experience a higher propensity toward torquing/twisting during off center hits...
 
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