Twist Weight - how to define question?

graycrait

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I have more than my share of rackets. I get a notion and then buy some rackets.

Did I "self-discover" what twist weight is"


"Stiff" 115" 18x20 10.8oz 4pts HL 345SW v"Soft" 93" 18x20 323SW 12oz 6pts HL
One thing about hitting with 115" stiff 18x20 rackets. Every time you mishit on that big head it twists somewhat in your hand with a certain amount of torque. It accumulates. When you mishit with a 93" 12oz racket you get the mishit of course, but nothing harming your arm. Is that what twist weight is? The little headed heavy Volkl has lower twist weight?
 

tim-ay

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I have more than my share of rackets. I get a notion and then buy some rackets.

Did I "self-discover" what twist weight is"


"Stiff" 115" 18x20 10.8oz 4pts HL 345SW v"Soft" 93" 18x20 323SW 12oz 6pts HL
One thing about hitting with 115" stiff 18x20 rackets. Every time you mishit on that big head it twists somewhat in your hand with a certain amount of torque. It accumulates. When you mishit with a 93" 12oz racket you get the mishit of course, but nothing harming your arm. Is that what twist weight is? The little headed heavy Volkl has lower twist weight?
Nah - the TW of the big headed racket is probs higher. But a ball hitting the outside that big headed monster creates more force from the center so that creates torque. The TW can help fight it, but not if the ball is that far out away from the center of mass. Just don’t miss hit as badly and you’ll be fine. Haha.
 
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Deleted member 776614

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You're on the right track. If you increased twist weight of the big racket, it would deflect less. Like mentioned above, you can't really determine twist weight from that situation. If you had two similar rackets with different twist weight and then felt what you felt, that would indicate which has higher twist weight.
 
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