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Ronny
04-11-2007, 08:29 PM
Hey guys, I was wondering how much weight would be added to a racquet after it has been strung. I have heard from people saying it adds on 0.6oz but am not sure. I also want to know how does stringing affect the balance of the racquet.

Ronny
04-11-2007, 08:55 PM
anyone have any idea?

Voltron
04-11-2007, 08:56 PM
If I had a gram scale, I would weigh it for you, but mine is currently broken. I really shouldn't have put anything heavy on it....next time.....

jura
04-11-2007, 09:40 PM
String weights between 15 und 20 gr.

Ronny
04-11-2007, 09:42 PM
how much for a poly and multifilament and if the unstrung balance of a racuqet is 4pts headlight then once u string it, will it stay the same or will it add more pts

jura
04-11-2007, 09:53 PM
how much for a poly and multifilament and if the unstrung balance of a racuqet is 4pts headlight then once u string it, will it stay the same or will it add more pts
I have no idea about the difference in weights of different string types. I think the type is not that important than the string pattern. with a 18x20 stringjob it might be heavier than a 16x18.
You can say that after stringing the racket has about 10 mm higher balance. Sorry, but I have no idea about all this "pts-headlightheavy-ounces-inches-stuff" - I only work with gr and mm.

Bottle Rocket
04-11-2007, 10:02 PM
I'll say one thing... I notice a significant difference in rackets depending on their string.

In fact I have two of the same racket right now with different strings, both synthetic gut, and there is a big difference.

When I went from gut in my Pure Drive to a synthetic gut and to a poly I noticed a big difference each time, as significant as adding a couple inches of lead tape in the hoop of a racket.

Gut is by far the heaviest and I think my Gosen OG Micro synthetic gut is the lighest I have had. Poly's like Luxilon ALU seem somewhere in the middle.

The extra 15 inches or so for a different string pattern will not be as significant as the different weights of the string.

Your .6 ounce number sounds about right... Maybe a little higher? I'll also see if I can get some measurements soon.

Ronny
04-12-2007, 08:54 PM
anyone else?

meh
04-12-2007, 09:28 PM
15g is generally an accurate assumption, when estimating from unstrung specs.

almost420
04-12-2007, 10:07 PM
For 40 ft length:

VS Touch 16ga - 20 grams
Gosen OG Sheep Micro Super 16ga - 19 grams
Pro Hurricane Tour 17ga - 22 grams

String will typically add approx. 15 ~ 18 grams to a mid-plus sized racquet.

GRANITECHIEF
04-13-2007, 11:25 AM
Almost 420: I'm surprised you didn't provide a gram-ounce conversion.

As we know very well, 1/8 oz = 3.5 grams. Therefore 1 oz = 28 grams.

And
VS Touch = 0.71 oz
Gosen OG MS = 0.68 oz
ProHurrican tour = 0.79 oz (representative of most polys)

This should help out the people who consider there racket weight in ounces as opposed to grams.

Why did you say 15 -18 grams when the 3 samples you used were 20,19, and 22 grams?

Thomas Bird-Itch
04-13-2007, 01:15 PM
Why did you say 15 -18 grams when the 3 samples you used were 20,19, and 22 grams?

Because you only use about 32-34 feet on a 98 sq/in head. 32 or 34 divided by 40, multiplied by the original weight (say 20g) = 16g or 17g.

So yes, this example would add about 0.6oz to the upper half of the racquet (figure at about 55.5cm). Also, the weights/balances strung on most sites will differ. Not everyone strings with the same strings. A thick poly, say 16g will add even more weight and will change the balance up to a few points for many racquets. Some racquets come prestrung ...with poly!

Oh, and kevlar is the lightest (and stiffest). Wow, I didn't realize gut was so heavy?