Pole effect

  • Light rackets often exhibit a pole effect
  • The pole effect can tire and irritate your wrist
  • This happens to many rackets when blocking hard shots, e.g. bajadas, at the net
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11 Jan 2022
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The pole effect is a negative result of playing with a light racket. When missing the center of the sweet spot with a light racket, the racket often rotates on its axis. This rotation can irritate the player's wrist when it occurs repeatedly.

A racket's center of mass moves up the center of its vertical axis, so when the blocks a hard ball with the side of the racket face of a light racket, they will notice the pole effect.

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