Winsock anyone?

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by volusiano, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. volusiano

    volusiano Hall of Fame

    Oct 22, 2006
    I wonder if anyone has tried the Winsock warm up device on ptwinsock . com? I came across it by chance and I'm just curious. Seems kinda pricey... But wonder if it really helps as advertised, or maybe the opposite, hurts your game.

    Also on their website, they have this TruVue backboard that looks interesting because of the way they paint 1/2 of the tennis court in, until I saw the price and just about flipped over my chair.
  2. Klatu Verata Necktie

    Klatu Verata Necktie Hall of Fame

    Jul 4, 2007
    Miami, Fl
    I haven't used it, but I can provide some insight from the show "Sport Science", the "Mythbusters" of sports.

    An episode of that show featured the myth that warming up with heavier equipment that one is accustomed to will improve power on contact. They tested baseball players and golfers to see if the heaver weight during warm-up would improve their results using their usual equipment. They found that not only did the extra weight not improve their results, but it did the opposite. Both sportsmen found that their timing had suffered a bit, and their results had suffered.

    I don't see why tennis would prove different, considering it is a timing sport much like the ones listed above.
  3. bgibson

    bgibson New User

    Sep 15, 2008
    Nothing like other devices

    Hi Volusiano,

    Everyone who has ever tried the WinSock has had nothing but great results from it. I currently have D1 college players and head coaches, well known tennis academy owners, and teaching pros using them and have said that the WinSock is the best and most effective device they have ever seen for tennis training. The biggest tennis equipment wharehouses have asked for opportunities to offer them and I have many other serious players and an ATP tour player trying the device in Argentina. The WinSock is not cheap to manufacture and I have priced them the same as other devices that mount on the strings or the frame and don't allow you to hit the ball while installed, which is the primary focus in my design. The price is $19.95 plus shipping anywhere in the USA. Total price on my website-$27.00.

    Because our WinSock weighted swing trainer is completely hittable you are able to use it during warm-ups and training to loosen up your arm and build strength so you reach maximum performance levels quicker to get on top by winning the earlier games of your match.

    Muscle memory is a powerful force, and our tennis aids ensure that your muscle memory is recording perfect feel and technique throughout your ground strokes, free of flaws and since you are hitting the tennis ball while the WinSock is installed your timing is not altered. The ProTrainer WinSock develops faster racquet speed to put more spin on the ball, quicker reflexes, endurance, strength and control by building strength in the tennis muscles.
    I saw the sport science edition myself on baseball and golf weighted training affects and would agree with the findings for those sports and techniques because you warm up with a weighted device without half of the equation of the sport in place (the ball) and the pace of the practice swing has no precise direction or focus to the exact contact point of impact, only swinging back and through on plane.

    However, with the WinSock in place, you use all of your existing skills and the exact motions and control used in your real and focused swing because unlike those other practice devices, You are timing the swing all the way to the point of contact with the tennis ball executing all the racquet spin and angles used in your actual stroke. It was designed for the sole purpose of acheiving the best method of practicing while at the same time, strengthening all of the tennis muscles so that when you finish your warm-up and remove it you will have an advantage over the opponent by winning the early games and making it easy mentaly and physically to win sets and of course the match. All because you are loose and warm quicker than your opponent. Don't miss out because you didn't give it a try and judge it for yourself.

    I do realize that the TruVue Backboard is expensive, but if you compare top competitors units available and the unique features incorporated in my unit, such as mobility, The patented demisional veiw, and adjustable loft, there is no comparison and at my current discounted prices it is just about the same price as a high quality 8 x 16 curved Rally Champ. My products work very well for all that try them and I hope you will give them a chance to prove it.

    Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

  4. rabidturtle

    rabidturtle Rookie

    Aug 26, 2008
    Save your money and get a plastic bag or racket cover that exposes the grip. If you want muscle memory, just take some ghost strokes before hitting and let the wind resistance do the rest.
  5. Il Mostro

    Il Mostro Banned

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sunny SoCal
    Bill, sweet Jesus, you have one post and it is a text infomercial for your POS product. WTF is going on here? Get a life, get a credible product, get a job! If I want to swing something heavy I'll whip my 15 ounce Snauwaert Ergonom around a few times.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2008
  6. hollywood9826

    hollywood9826 Hall of Fame

    Feb 13, 2008
    Havre de Grace, MD
    Until Brad Gilbert tells me it will be the best 30 bucks i will ever spend, I will stay away from the WinSock.

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