How To Choose The Good Tennis Racket
The best racket is the one that best suits your tennis game and it can support your weight without actually produce arm injuries. Let yourself be advised by professionals specialized stores
Technical aspects that we must know when buying tennis rackets:
The raw material of a racket:
The more rigid the material, the stiffer the racquet frame.
From high to low stiffness of different materials of the racket are:
Boron: depositing occurs on boron elements tungsten filament at an elevated temperature. The result is a very rigid fiber, but too expensive. It is often used as a booster and in very small quantities
Graphite: A compound of aligned carbon molecular chains which produce a very rigid and lightweight fiber. It is the ideal fiber to provide rigidity to the racquet frame. It is often combined with other fibers
Ceramics : is a very rigid fiber with excellent reduction in vibrations. It has the disadvantage of being too heavy and expensive to manufacture.
Kevlar: a fiber of moderate rigidity, lightweight, impact-resistant and vibration-reducing properties. Is used as a reinforcing element in critical points of the structure of frame
Aluminum metal is the most popular because of its cost. Lightweight and with a moderate stiffness. It is usually combined with graphite racquets alloy.
Fiberglass: is the basic element of the racket because of its strength and low cost.
Titanium is a combination of titanium fibers ultra fuertes ultralight graphite fibers.
It is an exceptionally strong metal. The current trend is to combine filaments of titanium with other materials. The result of this alloy offers more rigidity and lightness without increasing the weight of the racket.
It stands alone in strategic points in the racket as the heart, or the critical area of the frame. It is not a substitute for graphite, but a new technology in the manufacture of rackets that have implemented almost all brands.
Rackets can be differentiated by the size of the head, through your profile or length.
Depending on the size of the head:
Oversize: head rackets 100 to 125 inches (more than 709.7 square cm). The greater the head, generating more power.
Midsize: Rackets head between 85 and 95 inches (between 580.6 and 699.2 cm square). These frameworks with greater control and greater rigidity requiring user effort.
Miss plus: Rackets with head size between midsize and oversize.
According to the profile types:
Standard: The standard frame width is between 17 and 22 mm. which provides more control, but power is reduced (these are the oversize and midsize).
Wide body: wide body rackets have come to present widths up to 36 mm. This profile can be constant or variable, wider at some points (to give more power, but reduces touch) or narrower in others (for reasons of aerodynamics).
According to its length:
Standard: These are conventional rackets no larger than 27 inches. Approximately 68 cms
Extra-long or long body: When rackets exceed 68.5 cms. Extra long considered. From 27.5 inches.