Q: How long will it take to build a Plysonic?
It will take about ten hours to build a Plysonic racket. If you decide to build further ones they won't take as long as you can reuse the various jigs and templates.
Q: How much will a Plysonic cost to build?
There are a few unavoidable expenses such as special abrasive cord and carbon tube but they are not too expensive. There are very few materials so costs are relatively low but it will probably cost more to make a Plysonic than to buy a ready made modern racket.
Q: Do you sell a Plysonic kit?
Sorry no, the Plysonic is only available in plan form. But don't let this stop you! The plans walk you through every step of the way and there is detailed information about the materials needed and where to find them.
Q: Isn't the racket easily damaged?
The Plysonic is no more fragile than a more modern graphite racket and like a modern racket it can be damaged by inconsiderate use. It will scratch and mark just the same. It is not wise to use it for picking shuttlecocks off the floor for example, but the same could be said for any racket.

The Plysonic is robust and strong and will survive a racket clash with a partner although this is obviously best avoided too!

Some extra care is needed for storage. It is recommended that when not in use the Plysonic is placed in a wooden clamp and stored somewhere cool and dry.

Q: What are the Plysonic's playing characteristics?
The Plysonic is head heavy so quite powerful yet with good accuracy and feel. It works well at the net but it's best at drives. It lacks the harshness of modern rackets so is easier to play with for longer.
Q: How much does it weigh?
Obviously this will depend a lot on the species of wood you use but it should weigh about 95 grams (without strings or grip) which is on the heavy side for a modern racket but very light for a wooden one
Q: What is the recommended string tension?
7.5 kilos for the vertical strings and 8 kilos for the horizontal ones
Q: I don't have any experience, can I still build a Plysonic?
It is true that building a Plysonic is a little more demanding to make than our other designs but the step by step plans walk you through the entire process pointing out potential pitfalls and explaining every detail. You will need a few tools to do a good job, such as a pillar drill and angled chuck for your drill.
Q: Where can I get the materials, they look quite exotic?
It's true that you probably won't find what you need locally but you will be able to order from a number of businesses all around the world. The materials may be exotic but they are surprisingly inexpensive to buy and light to ship.
Q: Tell me more about the plans
The metric plans have over 150 photos and even bonus sections full of useful information. The plans come as a PDF file and are about 10 mb in size. The Plans can be downloaded immediately from this site via PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account, and you can pay with your credit card. Upon completion of your payment you will be given an option to either save or open the plans. Save the plans to your hard drive. You will receive an email confirmation.

If you prefer the more traditional method of purchase, please visit Duckworks.com. Here you will be able to deal with real people. It will take a bit longer and it costs a little more but they are really nice people to do business with.

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