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Who: Madeline Hauptman, President and Co-Inventor – PowerAngle Diagonally-Strung Tennis Rackets
What:PowerAngle Diagonally-Strung Tennis Rackets, superior to conventionally-strung rackets
Where: Library room 101
When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:00 PM.
Cost: Admission is Free
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PowerAngle Diagonally-Strung Tennis Rackets, superior to conventionally-strung rackets
This presentation made possible by support from IACT, The Inventors Association of Connecticut, The Dolan School of Business and the School of Engineering at Fairfield University. Copyright 2017, The Inventors Association of Connecticut
In the past, conventional tennis rackets have traditionally been strung in a horizontal and vertical configuration. Since the only place the ball connects with the racket is on the strings, Madeline Hauptman’s goal was to explore a new frontier by changing the stringing orientation and the hole pattern around the racket frame to accommodate a new, superior design. While MAD RAQ had many advantages, it was difficult to string, so the next iteration was PowerAngle Diagonally-Strung Rackets, which have longer, diagonal string segments, oriented away from a player’s arm, reducing vibration transmitted to a player’s wrist, arm, shoulder, and back, while allowing great playability. PowerAngle Rackets are the healthiest tennis rackets on the market, and they are easier to string than conventional rackets. PowerAngle Rackets are legal for tournament play, and they offer added control, power, and spin, as well as great comfort by reducing vibration to a player’s arm by 40%.
Madeline Hauptman co-invented PowerAngle Diagonally-Strung Tennis Rackets, which have two interwoven sets of diagonal strings, instead of the horizontal and vertical strings of conventionally-strung rackets. She is the President of PowerAngle Rackets, which have been sold worldwide for more than 15 years. PowerAngle Rackets provide great playability, and they have been scientifically-proven to reduce vibration to a tennis player’s arm by 40% compared to the conventional rackets. Madeline earned a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and Mathematics from SUNY Buffalo. She previously worked at IBM as a Systems Engineer, and she is also a professional, realistic oil painter, with paintings in many private collections, as well as the illustrator of three children’s books. Madeline believes that painting realistically requires very fine motor control -- and no arm pain. When she used to play tennis with conventional rackets, her arm would hurt during and after her matches. Using applied mathematics and her fine art skills, Madeline invented and ran MAD RAQ (Madeline’s Racquet) in the 1980s and 1990s. MAD RAQ rackets featured a three-directional stringing design based on the weaving of a snowshoe, and 500,000 MAD RAQ racquetball rackets were sold, as well as tens of thousands of MAD RAQ tennis rackets (mostly in Europe and Japan). MAD RAQ rackets are on display in the Wimbledon Museum in London, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. mailto:
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