Compared with lead, high specific gravity tungsten alloy is more suitable as a weight block for a new generation of tennis rackets. This is not only because it is non-toxic, healthy, and high relative density, but also because it has better corrosion resistance and oxidation resistance. So, why do tennis rackets need to add weight blocks?
One of the reasons is to reduce the probability of twisting when the racket hits the ball. When the ball does not hit the center of the racket, the counterweight can effectively reduce the number of twists and angles of the racket, thereby improving the accuracy and strength of the shot.
Another reason is to increase the effective hitting area of the racket surface. Generally, the best hitting position of the racket is in the center of the string bed or a position lower than the center, but most players’ hitting point is the upper part of the center of the racket string bed, which leads to weak shots. Therefore, increasing the weight at the proper position of the racket will increase the effective hitting area of the racket, so that even if the ball hits the upper part of the racket string bed, the shot can be more stable and more powerful.
The third reason is to increase the weight of the racket. If you just want to increase the weight of the racket and make the racket more powerful and stable when hitting the ball, you can add a tungsten alloy sheet to the neck of the racket. This will increase the swing weight of the racket, but at the same time, it will sacrifice some flexibility for the racket.
The above are the reasons why the racket uses weighting blocks. High specific gravity tungsten alloy has the characteristics of higher density, non-toxic and environmentally friendly, and long service life, and stands out from many weight materials, and is considered to be the best choice for racket weights.
In addition, tungsten-based alloys have significant characteristics in physical properties such as density, strength, hardness, ductility, and electrical conductivity/thermal properties. Therefore, they are widely used in the defense industry, aerospace industry, medical industry, electrical industry, and other industries.
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