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New racket with electronic sensors

noddzy
05-31-2012, 01:44 AM
Maybe this has been threaded before, but found this pretty cool and an exciting step in the evolution of tennis rackets.
http://sg.sports.yahoo.com/news/electronic-tennis-racket-makes-world-165956421.html


A tennis racket stuffed with electronic sensors capable of tracking a player's every slice, spin and smash made its public debut at the French Open on Thursday.
Tennis stars Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were among those who tested the racket, made by French manufacturer Babolat, at a launch event on a sun-baked clay court. As Nadal and Tsonga traded shots before an audience of Babolat employees and journalists, their prototype rackets wirelessly communicated data to two display screens.
Stroke type, category of ball spin, shot power and the positioning of the ball impact were all tracked live by the rackets, which are due to go on sale in 2013.


Uncle Toni seems to be very interested in the video below ;)

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Luinir
05-31-2012, 02:03 AM
these rackets should be banned.

Burrow
05-31-2012, 02:05 AM
Evolution of rackets slowed down considerably in the early 90's and has long since declined. Many still consider the Head Prestige Classic, Wilson Pro Staff Original, Prince POG etc. the greatest player's rackets ever made. If anyone thinks most pro's are currently using the latest line of their racket sponsor which their current paintjob portrays, then you'd be wrong. Most pro's are using pro stock or old frames possibly customised.

This is nothing but a marketing gimmick.

v-money
05-31-2012, 02:05 AM
Nadal should be banned from tennis.

Topspindoctor
05-31-2012, 02:08 AM
Nadal should be banned from tennis.

And you should be banned from these forums.

Looner
05-31-2012, 02:09 AM
Truth hurts general TSD. But the man is correct :sport:.

tripwires
05-31-2012, 02:44 AM
That is...weird.

tektonac
05-31-2012, 03:03 AM
this is just data acquisition used for some stats analysis. don't see anything wrong to be honest.

JediFed
05-31-2012, 03:05 AM
Will it shock Nadal everytime he hits an error?

Looner
05-31-2012, 03:10 AM
Will it shock Nadal everytime he hits an error?

That would not make the racket an innovation. Uncle Toni does this after every point with his psychic powers.

duchuy89
05-31-2012, 03:39 AM
Nadal should be banned from tennis.

No, Nadal is the best.

TigerTim
05-31-2012, 08:18 AM
No, Nadal is the best.

:lol:

n8
05-31-2012, 08:27 AM
this is just data acquisition used for some stats analysis. don't see anything wrong to be honest.

Agreed.

yesh222
05-31-2012, 08:47 AM
I don't see a problem with this. A racket that tries to self-adjust for things like wind and spin, which is the next logical step, should not be allowed.

finishingmove
05-31-2012, 09:14 AM
Imagine if Uncle Toni had such stats from all of Rafa's competitors :eek:

sleptember
05-31-2012, 12:13 PM
I imagine statisticians and training academies will make use of this.

out_grinder
05-31-2012, 01:34 PM
They will just help with stats, that's all.

No real advantage to using them.

PiggyGotRoasted
05-31-2012, 02:08 PM
Nadal should be banned from tennis.

rep for you

freeandlonely
05-31-2012, 02:10 PM
I don't like the direction of this world.

sirwilliam
05-31-2012, 02:12 PM
I don't see a problem with this. A racket that tries to self-adjust for things like wind and spin, which is the next logical step, should not be allowed.

Exactly what I was thinking. Sure such a racket should be banned for pros but imagine the fun at the club or public courts lol. Imagine a racket that rotated the head compared to the grip slightly to correct the angle, and which tightened or loosened strings or adjusted rigidity based on the speed of your swing. Roboracket!

sirwilliam
05-31-2012, 02:21 PM
Nadal should be banned from tennis.

Why, does the racket have a built-in electronic urine test too? Just take it in the bathroom with you and it'll tell you whether you're juicing! LOL JK