Ratings: 18343
Strings: 3270
Testers: 19652
289 users online.
  About Strings
  String Database
  String Gallery
  Ratings Database
  Manufacturers
  Post Review
  About Racquets
  About Machines
  Machine Reviews
  Post Review
  Stringing Guide
  Stringing Patterns
  DT Database
  Interviews
  Reports
  Letters
  FAQ
  Discussion Board
  Polls
  String Exchange
  Dealers
  Classifieds: Sale
  Classifieds: Wanted
Downloads
Tennis Links
Contact
About / Disclaimer
  Deutsche Version
  Nederlandse versie

Holabird Sports
Old 2004-07-26, 17:07   #1
marten
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1
Default what racket for a 12 years old boy?

My 12 years old son has been playing hith a Babolat Pure Drive Zylon, strung with either synthetic gur or multifilaments at about 25 kg,and competes at national level.
Now he is feeling is arm soring a little bit and his teacher says it's caused by the vibration of the racket, but doesn┤t suggest any change.
My son would like a light, confortable, powerful frame, what I thing is a difficult combo.
Could you help me with any thing I could suggest to his teacher?
Thanks.
Marten
marten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-07-26, 17:14   #2
Jens
String Freak
Administrator
 
Jens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Posts: 1,114
Default Re: what racket for a 12 years old boy?

I'm not a racquet expert but I don't think a light racquet will be good for your son. Light racquets usually give higher shock to the arm.
Jens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-08-01, 16:46   #3
M0rgan77
Senior Member
 
M0rgan77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 165
Default Re: what racket for a 12 years old boy?

I'm also a 12 year old junior competeing at national level and I had tons of problems in my right arm. I would reccomend switching to a triad or a ncode racket with the triad technology. I switched to a wilson T5 and my arm was better in a month.
__________________
VAMOS GONZALEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
------------------------------------
Tennis, paintball, poker......... my life
------------------------------------
M0rgan77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-12-20, 16:52   #4
David Pavlich
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 124
Default Re: what racket for a 12 years old boy?

First thing you can try is adding some lead to increase the weight. More weight makes for a more stable frame, reduces shock and helps drive through the ball better.

I would start with 6 grams in the hoop at 3 and 9 o'clock AND an equivalent amount below the balance point so that you don't upset the current balance of the frame. You'll need a balance beam to do this properly.

Also make sure that the grip size is correct. This is often overlooked.

You didn't mention string and tension either. Important stuff.

If you wish to change frames and if you wish to stay with Babolat, demo the Pure Storm. It has fair flex for a Babolat (64 RDC) and is a little better than an ounce heavier (a good thing).

Good luck!

David
__________________
USRSA MRT and shop owner.
David Pavlich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2004-12-20, 23:02   #5
moosryan
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 56
Default Re: what racket for a 12 years old boy?

your son's racquet has a stiffness of 68, and that's whats doing it. you're gonna need to find something less stiff probably. but most powerful frames are either heavy or stiff, so you'll have to find a compromise.

moosryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Estusa racket skarkboy Tennis Racquets 2 2005-11-15 23:54
Wilson racket like Pure Drive? jon Tennis Racquets 1 2005-03-13 03:36
racket recommendation seanarmenta Tennis Racquets 1 2004-09-27 08:09
When to discard a racket?? keegan Tennis Racquets 6 2004-05-17 08:02
will tension close to the range limit make a racket dead?? keegan Tennis Strings 1 2003-06-13 18:30


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.