|NOVEL TENNIS STRINGING KIT & RACKET
Patent No. 5,707,306
'for more control with less elbow shock'
'Now you can play tennis 'til you're 90!'
Some day all rackets will be strung this way
***FINALLY ARRIVED! - AVAILABLE NOW!***
|As one of the few American manufacturers specializing in products for seniors, Odyssey Mfg. presents the improved Bodenstrung™ Tennis Stringing Kit and Racket.
First, let us tell you what it's NOT. It's not just a rehash
of the famous (infamous) 'spaghetti' stringing. This is much
easier to string and provides a fully predictable ball response.
It's mainly designed to make the game more fun and accessible
for senior recreational players by making it easier to put spin
(especially topspin) on the ball and simultaneously reduce shock
to the elbow. This cannot be achieved by simply lowering the tension in a conventional stringing job, because the trampoline-effect takes over, thereby causing loss of control. (However, because today's professional tennis has been reduced to either a 'slam-bam, thank-you-mam' or backcourt game, thereby compromising its popularity, installing the Bodenstrung stringing in today's powerful frames could bring back back the all-court game of strategy and finesse; stay tuned...)
You can either have your local
professional stringer install our kit in your racket or just buy our very maneuverable mid-plus hi-tech frame with our kit pre-installed for you. The Bodenstrung Tennis
Stringing Kit includes hi-tech tennis string, low-profile shock tubing, and easy illustrated instructions.
While the hitting sound has a slight 'twang' to it, these string
vibrations are quickly dampened by the shock tubing provided, which has been cleverly calibrated not to affect the trajectory and feel of the balls impacting on it. In any case, you'll be amazed that shots that were going just
out are now dropping in and shots that were just catching the
tape are now clearing it. See the illustrations below and get ready to put
more fun in your game!
Info for the Technically Inclined
So how does the Bodenstrung stringing increase
By making it easier to put spin on the ball:
In this stringing, the
strings between the upper and lower shock tubing are only interwoven in the horizontal
direction instead of the usual horizontal and vertical directions. Also, the shock
tubing serves to anchor the main strings about the 3rd cross strings from the
top and bottom and to space them from the cross strings in between. Thus, we effectively
have 3 independent planes of strings: 2 outer planes formed by every other main
string and an inner plane formed by the cross strings. So in response to a glancing
ball, the main strings are free to move laterally essentially in tandem with respect
to the cross strings, thus giving rise to much more spin on the ball.
How does the Bodenstrung reduce elbow shock?
Although the strings are desirably pulled at the same tension as in your conventionally strung racket, this 3-plane relationship persists for most
of the time the ball is on the strings, because the ball is
soft relative to the strings. So instead
of the strings absorbing the ball impact all at once, they absorb
it sequentially over the 3 planes, but giving the feeling of
one smooth long hit. Thus, the ball response is more 'forgiving',
which will be especially appreciated by those suffering from
'tennis elbow'. In conclusion, just try it; you'll like it!
LATEST TIP: Surprisingly, no matter what type of shot (including dropshot) you are trying to hit with this stringing, always swing the racket as fast as you can to maximize your control.