Frame & String Facts

Racket Facts

  • A heavier frame generates more power.
  • A heavier frame vibrates less.
  • A heavier frame has a larger sweet spot.
  • A stiffer frame generates more power.
  • A stiffer frame has a larger sweet spot.
  • A stiffer frame transmits more of the shock load to the arm than a more flexible frame.
  • A stiffer frame provides a more uniform ball response across the entire string plane.
  • A larger frame generates more power.
  • A larger frame is more resistant to twisting.
  • A larger frame has a larger sweet spot.
  • A longer frame generates more velocity and therefore more power.
  • The string bed in a longer frame generates more spin due to increased velocity.

String Facts

  • Lower string tensions generate more power (providing string movement does not occur).
  • Higher string tensions generate more ball control (for experienced players).
  • A longer string (or string plane area) produces more power.
  • Decreased string density (fewer strings) generates more power.
  • Softer strings, or strings with a softer coating, tend to vibrate less.
  • Thinner strings tend to produce more spin.
  • Increased string density (more strings) generates more control.
  • The more elastic the string, the more tension loss in the racquet after the string job. Unless you pre-stretch the string first, then tension loss is minimised.