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What rubber to use as a diaphragm? Answered

Hello, I am in need of some help, I want to try and replace the springs on a tennis racket with a diaphragm for an experiment, can anyone tell me the kind of rubber that I can use to make this diaphragm, I will be screwig it to the outside of the tennis racket, the diaphragm will be about 3mm in thickness and 330mm in diameter, it will need to be strong to hit the ball, also have some kind of elasticity

Any help will be most greatful

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Burf

5 years ago

For an object the size of a tennis racket, an old automobile or truck inner tube should work for you.

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rickharris

5 years ago

try to find a rubber liner for a child's cot. they are pretty flexible.

Other than that you could try a variety of rubber gloves split open to fit the frame.