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kerplunker
01-28-2007, 11:56 AM
These days juniors are getting, bigger stronger faster. This is allowing alot of them to play with heavy sticks. I know where I play with all high schoolers we all are starting to break above 11oz, which before was unheard of and everyone used 9.9oz. How heavy is your racket?

andyroddick's mojo
01-28-2007, 12:06 PM
slightly heavier then 12 oz. like 12.3 or so. It's heavier then I'd like it to be, but it's headlight so that helps a lot. My dream stick would probably be between 11 and 11.8 oz.

EricW
01-28-2007, 12:25 PM
13.4oz... People actually use 9.9oz racquets?

kerplunker
01-28-2007, 12:31 PM
Yes People actually use that...and you'd be suprised how many...one of our top players uses a Head Flexpoint 4...

looseswing
01-28-2007, 12:49 PM
Something around 12.5 ounces, but I haven't measured it exactly.

tennis-skater
01-28-2007, 12:54 PM
mine is 12.0 weighed at the PO with overgrip and strings

Amone
01-28-2007, 12:59 PM
Hmm... 12 oz, for the moment. I dunno why people seem to find low weight preferable, I was hitting with an ROK today, that was an experience! :D

hughsiss
01-28-2007, 01:07 PM
354g, but I am plead it up planning to lead it up and see what it plays like. Although I might keep it same as the heaviest racquet I played with before that was 350g.

Aggro
01-28-2007, 01:17 PM
365g or 12.87oz either way you like :)

Voltron
01-28-2007, 01:21 PM
Mine is about 12.5 oz currently.

tennis_nerd22
01-28-2007, 01:23 PM
a whopping 11 oz ;) lol i went from one spectrum (10.5 oz) to the opposite end (12.7 oz) and found that to maximize my winning and not my ego, anywhere between 11 and 11.5 oz was the way to go, but the racket has to be solid, so near even balance.

slice bh compliment
01-28-2007, 01:26 PM
Used to be 14 ounces even.
Now, with these modern sticks: a trim and whippy 13.1 ounces. 8 pts HL. Lead at 9:30 and 2:30. Even more at the top of the handle.
Great stick.

Tour 90
01-28-2007, 01:29 PM
about 12.8-13.0 on mine atm.

WhiteSox05CA
01-28-2007, 01:37 PM
And your all juniors right?

smittysan89
01-28-2007, 01:40 PM
New Pure Control's will be around 12.4 w/ strings, overgrip etc. Still not sure if I want to add any lead at all, they are super solid sticks stock.

Voltron
01-28-2007, 01:40 PM
I am at least.

slice bh compliment
01-28-2007, 02:47 PM
And your all juniors right?

Whoa, sorry. saw the word racquet and just stumbled in here.
I played junior tennis. ...

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in the late 70's and early 80s.

Back then, my sticks were made of wood and were in the mid 13s.

morten
01-28-2007, 02:58 PM
360 grams. ps85..at50lbs

[ GTR ]
01-28-2007, 03:08 PM
366grams ncode90, strung and with an overgrip.

Silentgunz
01-28-2007, 04:35 PM
my racquet is about 12 oz

thebosher
01-28-2007, 04:53 PM
My racquet is pretty cloe to 13 oz. probaly somewhere hovering in the 12.6-12.8 range

IT WAS IN!!!
01-28-2007, 05:31 PM
i use a pog stock right now gonna test w/ lead this next weekend

Feņa14
01-28-2007, 05:39 PM
RD-7's slightly under 13oz's and around 7 phl

FEDEX1
01-28-2007, 06:00 PM
my racket is about 10.6-10.9

mhstennis100
01-28-2007, 06:05 PM
However heavy a strung PS tour 90 with 2 leather grips and an overgrip is. Probaly 12.5 oz.+

thejackal
01-28-2007, 06:12 PM
n6-1 95, around 12.8oz

AlpineCadet
01-28-2007, 06:16 PM
However heavy a strung PS tour 90 with 2 leather grips and an overgrip is. Probaly 12.5 oz.+

My stock ProStaff Tour 90 with a pro overgrip and luxilon 16gauge strings weighs in at a perfect 13.0 ounces. How shockingly heavy!

tennisboi
01-28-2007, 06:29 PM
mines at 12.5 oz. and yes. i am a high school tennis player.

WhiteSox05CA
01-28-2007, 06:42 PM
So you're all junior players, and all these racquets seem pretty heavy. What's you NTRP? Do they match what TW recomends for the racquet? Example, (K)Factor Tour 90 is recomended for 5.0+ level players.

TalkingTennis91
01-28-2007, 06:50 PM
I am an nCode 90 user, which is recommended for 5.0+, but I am a 4.5 junior doing just fine with it.

IT WAS IN!!!
01-28-2007, 06:54 PM
So you're all junior players, and all these racquets seem pretty heavy. What's you NTRP? Do they match what TW recomends for the racquet? Example, (K)Factor Tour 90 is recomended for 5.0+ level players.

i am probably a 4.0 or 4.5 as a junior and use a pog mid at stock weight. tw recommends to 5.0+ players

IT WAS IN!!!
01-28-2007, 06:56 PM
i am going to use a more powerful hybrid though soon

Kabob190
01-28-2007, 06:58 PM
i use and n6.1 95 stock at 12.2 i think. i had it built up one grip size. i use and overgrip. so im not sure how heavy that would be. i could probably do with a little more weight.

thejackal
01-28-2007, 07:29 PM
i use and n6.1 95 stock at 12.2 i think. i had it built up one grip size. i use and overgrip. so im not sure how heavy that would be. i could probably do with a little more weight.

i'd say yours is around 12.5oz right now.

btw, i live in folsom. where do u play?

psamp14
01-28-2007, 07:34 PM
These days juniors are getting, bigger stronger faster. This is allowing alot of them to play with heavy sticks. I know where I play with all high schoolers we all are starting to break above 11oz, which before was unheard of and everyone used 9.9oz. How heavy is your racket?

juniors are getting bigger and stronger and faster these days? so before they were not? in the 1970s and 1980s juniors werent strong enough to wield 12.0+ oz racquets?

load of garbage to me.....any player can wield any racquet....how heavy it is does not say anything about the level of their game

my racquet is leaded up to 390g....about 13.8 oz

donut
01-28-2007, 10:09 PM
13 1/8 oz strung

damasta55
01-28-2007, 11:16 PM
11.1oz for my sharkmp.

Duzza
01-28-2007, 11:41 PM
17 oz unstrung.

Sagittar
01-29-2007, 12:20 AM
17 oz unstrung.
oh Duzza , Duzza ;)

aznspongehead
01-29-2007, 12:24 AM
360 grams. ps85..at50lbs

LOL for a second there I thought someone's racket is 50 lbs... which was obviously impossible... (right? :confused: )

Anyways mine is about 13 oz.

morten
01-29-2007, 01:14 AM
he he, stringtension that is..

Duzza
01-29-2007, 01:59 AM
LOL for a second there I thought someone's racket is 50 lbs... which was obviously impossible... (right? :confused: )

Anyways mine is about 13 oz.

Not impossible. Mine is 50 strung.

goblake14
01-29-2007, 04:12 AM
12 oz. stock, 12.5 or so with the lead I'm using.

s_andrean
01-29-2007, 05:48 AM
I'm 18, that still technically counts me as a junior methinks.

I use the Volkl Tour 10 V.E mid.. they work out to about 355 grams with all the trimmings (about 12.5oz)

And to think I ate a 24oz burger on friday after the pub run.
biiiig mistake.

brayman9
01-29-2007, 11:34 AM
11 oz i think maybe not i don't have my sticks with me

p0w3r
01-29-2007, 12:42 PM
Towards the end of last summer i used a RDS Mid with a leather grip so around 12.5 oz i guess....something around that.

After a lazy off season im temporarly using the Head LM Instict Tour XL which weighs only 11.7ish oz. Its a lot easier to swing and use.

Thomas15
01-29-2007, 12:48 PM
i forget how havy my racket is at the moment but its between 11-12 oz and its about 4 points head light

The Prodigy
01-29-2007, 07:31 PM
382g. approx...... 13.47 n6.1 95 16x18

sophomore in hs

xtremerunnerars
01-29-2007, 07:36 PM
about 12.1 oz strung mfil 300


soph in hs

Kabob190
01-29-2007, 09:53 PM
i'd say yours is around 12.5oz right now.

btw, i live in folsom. where do u play?

mainly at broadstone racquet club, you probably know it.

Eli_Ace
01-30-2007, 10:46 AM
These days juniors are getting, bigger stronger faster. This is allowing alot of them to play with heavy sticks. I know where I play with all high schoolers we all are starting to break above 11oz, which before was unheard of and everyone used 9.9oz. How heavy is your racket?close to 13 oz.

raiden031
01-30-2007, 10:51 AM
My POG is 11.6oz, my backup NXG is 12.3.

Hey all you people that answered in grams, way to not answer the question! He said how heavy is your racquet. Grams is not a measurement of weight, but a measurement of mass (matter in an object). Way to go! :mrgreen:

thejackal
01-30-2007, 05:59 PM
mainly at broadstone racquet club, you probably know it.

LOL

my membership ends tomorrow. whats your first name?

Ronnie92
01-30-2007, 06:14 PM
I'm a defensive end in football (6'2, 215) and I only use a 12 ozer. If it's good enough for Rafa, it's good enough for me.

300Gkid
01-30-2007, 06:29 PM
about 11.2 oz strung w/ overgrip

dave333
01-30-2007, 06:37 PM
I decided to go with a 11.5 once setup instead of 12 once. Less spin, more stability, more headlight, betta for volleys. Most of mass is at 12, but I have a tournagrip, lead at butt, and some at the top of the grip.

WhiteSox05CA
01-30-2007, 06:54 PM
close to 13 oz.

HEY YO "Eli_Ace" WHAT'S THE DEAL? YOU STOLE MY DARN AVATAR! I GOT THE J-BLOCK FIRST! (just kidding... but seriously now.) It's a charity so, spread the wealth.

So apparently, NO ONE plays at the recomended NTRP rating for their racquet? Everyone is playing above, right?

Kabob190
01-30-2007, 07:14 PM
LOL

my membership ends tomorrow. whats your first name?

my first name is Bobak, some call me Bobby. whats yours?

i dont really have a membership i just get one of those blue cards because i get lessons from Pat Ryan. i was just there an hour ago.

kerplunker
01-30-2007, 07:26 PM
I'm a defensive end in football (6'2, 215) and I only use a 12 ozer. If it's good enough for Rafa, it's good enough for me.

so just because u play football and u are big means that u can handle big rackets? I dont think so buddy, I know some small kids who hadle some big *** sticks, ie. this kid who benchs 40 max uses a prestige at 12oz.

thejackal
01-30-2007, 07:42 PM
my first name is Bobak, some call me Bobby. whats yours?

i dont really have a membership i just get one of those blue cards because i get lessons from Pat Ryan. i was just there an hour ago.

im jack. u play at a high school?

Kabob190
01-30-2007, 08:05 PM
im jack. u play at a high school?

i didnt play last year but im going to play this year for oak ridge. im a junior right now. do you happen to know an abhinav or neil, they played on the folsom h.s. team last year.

thejackal
01-30-2007, 08:10 PM
i didnt play last year but im going to play this year for oak ridge. im a junior right now. do you happen to know an abhinav or neil, they played on the folsom h.s. team last year.

dont know neil, but i know abhi. i just moved to folsom this yr

Kabob190
01-30-2007, 08:27 PM
dont know neil, but i know abhi. i just moved to folsom this yr

cool, say hi to abhi for me. i used to live in folsom and i went to folsom high but i moved to el dorado hills after my freshman year.

thejackal
01-31-2007, 05:00 PM
i hit with abhi, navdeep and neal today after school. our season's starting pretty soon.

LASVEGAS ACES
02-02-2007, 01:42 PM
Uhhh... we are all charmed by you two Betty's conversation-
Have heard of the phone?

thejackal
02-02-2007, 04:18 PM
Uhhh... we are all charmed by you two Betty's conversation-
Have heard of the phone?

who asked you?

anyway, on my HS varsity team, most players use rackets lighter than 12oz. Among the better players I count 1 Head IS 2, 1 NPS 95, 1 Mfil 300, 1 Aerogel 200 and a couple of PDs

Andres
02-06-2007, 02:05 PM
Not a junior anymore... but I like my racquets VERY heavy and VERY HL.
Numbers are just... incidental :p





(I know, I'm a freak :cry:)

topspin kid
02-09-2007, 04:02 PM
i use a prince tour diablo and i added lead to it and since then its a beast.
I may add more when i start lifting weights. or may not

ibringtheHEAT
02-09-2007, 04:44 PM
i use a FXP heat at about 57lbs strung w/ a wilson pro overgrip i think its about 12oz. i work out a lot tho, and i cant get any power with a really light racquet i need at least 12oz in my hand.

fujitsu77
02-12-2007, 09:11 PM
12.9 oz ....

mJeez4293
02-18-2007, 07:06 PM
haha umm about 12.1+ not too much tho... hybrid tour strung with overgrip and some lead i guess

TalkingTennis91
02-20-2007, 08:04 PM
My nCode 90s are 13.5 oz, 9 pts HL, and beautiful S & V sticks. Any other juniors here serve and volleyers? I'm not talking about just once in a great while, but actually do it to success consistently in competition? Just wondering. Thanks!

tennisboi
03-05-2007, 05:56 PM
on my tennis team. everyone on the team uses like really light racquets. the number one guy on the team uses the nblade @ 11.4 oz. the number two guy, who is me, uses the dunlop m-fil 200 with a wilson pro overqrip @ 12.2 oz.

the rest of the team uses racquets @ 9.0-10.9 oz.

diegaa
03-05-2007, 06:55 PM
my prostaff 110 sq. is about 13.5 oz and my new head is about 11.5. you can REALLY feel the difference.

donut
03-05-2007, 07:18 PM
used to use a 13 1/8 oz 85 but now i have a stock k-factor

Firestarter
03-06-2007, 06:22 AM
i'm currently using 11oz ish

but rdy to upgrade to 12oz

Amone
03-06-2007, 05:57 PM
Alright, my setup as of tomorrow (upon the arrival of my Heat Shrink wrap) will be 401 - 407 grams (depending on the weight of the wrap... I'm going to talk to my physics teacher about using a scale to measure it) and with a swingweight of a little above 440. However, that's only a test setup, and will probably be down at least a few grams before it's finalized.

EDIT:-----

My nCode 90s are 13.5 oz, 9 pts HL, and beautiful S & V sticks. Any other juniors here serve and volleyers? I'm not talking about just once in a great while, but actually do it to success consistently in competition? Just wondering. Thanks!

Well... I'm close to a serve-volleyer. I'm not confident in my serve, so I tend to play more chip-charge and approach-volley, but that's the only real distinction between me and S&V. I play to pretty good success, though depending on the opponent it would be wiser of me to stay back, because I'm not tall enough, nor quick enough, nor fit enough to run down so many lobs.