FROM THE EDITOR: My Favorite Color!
by Linda Mojer
Its no secret ... I love to play racquetball, but I dont
necessarily want to work at it. You know train ...
practice ... drill that sort of thing. It irritates me just to
think about it, although I know it would be just great for my
game ... not to mention lowering my frustration level. But on the
whole, Im altogether convinced that my basic goodness as a
person should see me through just about any situation, on the court or
off. I work hard (okay, Ill admit its mostly at
other things) so I expect that, if I maintain a good attitude, I
should come out on top in most of my endeavors. Kind of an order
of the universe type thing. I fail to see the connection between
my losing and other people spending all that time
trying to improve their skills.
Logically, then, what are the chances that youll catch me
doing upper body work in the weight room? Even though I desperately
want to hit the ball as hard as anyone else, if it means that I have
to make time in my schedule to get stronger I just dont
see it happening. So, imagine my delight at finding that my new frame
hits the ball a ton, without any extra effort on my part! Its
Titanium. A gimmick? I dont think so. A revelation I can keep
to myself? Probably not. If its already mainstream enough for
golf and tennis, the lids definitely off in racquetball. Yep.
Too many other people have already found out about it. Before my new
frame arrived, my personal experience was simply that titanium
was just one of those metallic shades that was very difficult to match
on press. Now its my best friend.
Before I changed my mind about grey, I had a nasty
tendonitis that threatened what little power I had left from the
previous season. Now that Ive made a few changes and adapted to
my newly designed equipment, my recovery time between games is much
faster and Im willing to speculate that Im pretty close to
as good as it got before the injury.
Normally Im skeptical. Ive seen a lot of bells and
whistles over the years. But now Im having trouble getting my
frame back from people who just want to hit for a minute ...!
So ladies, if youve never been accused of being a power player,
but youd like to be, the new physics of titanium
could be your answer. Unless, of course, youre in my age group
and were destined to meet this season! If thats the case,
forget I said anything ...