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September 2, 2011

Hey, that's not my racket!

From yesterday's Wall Street Journal story by Tom Perrotta: "Michael Russell, a veteran [tennis] pro and unabashed racket maniac, is so familiar with his rackets he's able to register a weight difference as small as one gram, or about four-hundredths of an ounce."

Above, a video accompanying the article which demonstrates Russell's ability to detect the smallest difference between his own rackets and others.

Of his, the moment he picks one up and swings it, he says, "It feels like a glove."

Fascinating.

September 2, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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