Last updated on 01-Aug-2012 11:38:26 PM
I searched the forums and didn't see this question answered already, so I thought I'd ask:
Roughly, what percentage of spin can be accounted for by equipment, and what percentage technique? Let's say I took a pro player and let him hit the ball with his equipment, and let's say he puts a lot of spin on the ball, and that represents spin of 10/10 - a lot of spin.
Next, that player took a pre-assembled bat he bought for $15 at Dick's sporting goods and hit the same shots. How much less spin would be on the ball? 9/10? 3/10?
The question is specific to spin but I'd also be interested in knowing the breakdown of technique vs. equipment for:
* speed of the ball
This is an interesting question.
The speed, spin and control would be directly proportional to the level of the bat. If it was a $15 bat they would probably be able to put 50% of the spin and speed as with their top quality rubber.