Is it just in our heads?
Published: 17 Nov 2007 - 17:54 by nmc8
Updated: 26 Sep 2008 - 07:20
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I have read many interesting posts on this site about rackets, string tensions, grips etc and have actually contributed to some of the technical questions however I am beginning to wonder if we take it all a bit to seriously and the reason is set out below.
I have just bought the O3 Black and have now played with it twice. The first time I lost 3-2 to a player who normally thrashes me and actually should have nicked it in the 4th and last night won 3-0 against one of our premier league guys when normally it is a tight 3-2 battle. All that has changed is that i had the new Prince O3 black in my hand.
Prior to getting the O3 black I had the o3 tour but I spent months and months trying different rackets and different string combinations (tech 305,225,ashway supernick etc) different tensions (28/27 to 26/25)worried about head heavy v head light, balancing points of the racket, how the grip felt and was the shape right for my hand etc. I read up on a lot of technical blurb about stringing and tensions etc as well.
Th new O3 black stills has its factory strings and factory grip, I have no idea what strings it uses and what tension the racket is strung at and the grip is nothing like my normal. I was planing on changing eveything to my normal set up when i had the time.
Now I am wondering whether in reality we are just suckered in to all this technical stuff where in reality if you are a good player with a solid technique and a good understanding of what you are trying to achieve on a squash court you can play with just about any racket.
Or does it matter and is this just me playing with a new toy and feeling the confidence that that may bring for the next few games before I get back to reality?
Your views would be welcome.
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