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feihuxin commented on Marty's blog post 'An Engineer's Perspective'
"cool, thanx for the tip! look forward to getting my new racket :D"
Apr 9, 2009
Marty commented on Marty's blog post 'An Engineer's Perspective'
"Just a footnote about vibration...if muscles rebound in resonance with the combination of the string tension, racket flex and associated geometries, the effect on the body can be multiplied many times. Resonance depends on damping and stiffness.…"
Mar 28, 2009
Marty commented on Marty's blog post 'An Engineer's Perspective'
"Muscles produce force to move the racket. Changing the speed and direction of the racket head requires acceleration. As long as your racket head moves considerably slower than the speed of sound or light (which badminton at times seems to approach)…"
Mar 28, 2009
feihuxin commented on Marty's blog post 'An Engineer's Perspective'
"Hi: I'm actually a badminton player who is doing some research on what kind of badminton racket to get as my old one broke. I've seen some conflicting information on the web, and is confused about what to get, so was trying to reason my…"
Mar 27, 2009
Marty commented on Marty's blog post 'An Engineer's Perspective'
"Playability of different rackets depends on literally hundreds of factors. The above comment addressed only the question posed related to tradeoffs between stiffness and string tension. Other factors such as weight, balance, vibration,…"
Mar 26, 2009
Marty commented on Marty's blog post 'An Engineer's Perspective'
"A detailed analysis would require inclusion of about 400 parameters boiling down to how long the ball stays on the strings at impact. A flexible racket with low string tension maximizes contact time allowing transfer of racket energy to the ball.…"
Mar 19, 2009
Marty commented on Marty's blog post 'An Engineer's Perspective'
"Hmmm...might be an interesting analysis. I'll get right on it."
Mar 19, 2009
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An Engineer's Perspective

Many individuals and organizations have contributed to today's state-of-the-tennis-art. From racket materials and geometry to court surfaces and strings, artists, craftsmen and engineers combine skills and knowledge to deliver recreational, professional and entertainment experience enjoyable by all.This blog will discuss tennis from a technical perspective. What do racket ratings mean? How can a player seperate substance from advertising fluff? Why do different rackets produce different…See More
Mar 19, 2009
Marty commented on Marty's blog post 'An Engineer's Perspective'
"A good starting point would be to develop contacts in research and engineering departments at manufacturers. They have a vested interest in delivering accurate information about products. The materials technologies involved in rackets alone could…"
Mar 18, 2009
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An Engineer's Perspective

Many individuals and organizations have contributed to today's state-of-the-tennis-art. From racket materials and geometry to court surfaces and strings, artists, craftsmen and engineers combine skills and knowledge to deliver recreational, professional and entertainment experience enjoyable by all.This blog will discuss tennis from a technical perspective. What do racket ratings mean? How can a player seperate substance from advertising fluff? Why do different rackets produce different…See More
Mar 17, 2009
Marty is now a member of Tennisopolis : Tennis Social Network
Feb 9, 2009

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Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Enjoy casual play...tournament days over.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Aurther Ashe
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
NTRP 4.0
On the court, I am a:
serve-n-volleyer
My favorite local courts:
Seattle Green Lake
Relationship status:
Married

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An Engineer's Perspective

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 11:46am 10 Comments

Many individuals and organizations have contributed to today's state-of-the-tennis-art. From racket materials and geometry to court surfaces and strings, artists, craftsmen and engineers combine skills and knowledge to deliver recreational, professional and entertainment experience enjoyable by all.



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At 9:09am on February 16, 2009, Mark / The Mayor said…
Hi Maaaarty! Welcome to Tennisopolis which connects you with your tennis network: players, fans, coaches, clubs and groups.

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