The Strings or the Racket?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Infl8edEg0, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Infl8edEg0

    Infl8edEg0 Professional

    Jan 12, 2007
    Ok, recently when I served, I had problems with my shoulder/arm with a Babolat PD cortex strung @ 60lbs with KlipperUSA Syngut 16 gauge. I was demoing a racket, an Aerostorm Tour, and that problem went away. It is strung with Babolat Xcel 16 gauge @ 60lbs. As soon as i played with my PD, the problem came back. So was it the different strings or the weight of the racket that solved the problem?
  2. 1hand4ever

    1hand4ever Rookie

    Feb 27, 2008
    I think it was probably the different racquets. If i play with a racquet that is lighter than my own, i usually get some pain in my elbow. My strings broke the other day and i had to play all day with my head liquidmetal.... not fun...
  3. SystemicAnomaly

    SystemicAnomaly G.O.A.T.

    Feb 25, 2006
    Stuck in the Matrix somewhere in Santa Clara CA
    The strings may or may not have been a minor factor. I suspect that the difference in weight between the 2 frames is the primary factor. Isn't the AS Tour about a full oz (25-30 gm) heavier than your Pure Drive? Perhaps the Cortex system does not reduce enough of the frame vibration to offset the lightness of your PD racket. You might try adding some lead tape (in the throat of the racket?) -- try 0.5 oz or more (15-25 gm).

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