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chinkypinky
09-24-2007, 05:05 PM
Can you guys tell me what the specs mean here please
http://prosupex.com/image/tennis/i-tennis-003.html

their specs arent as easy to understand as TW's.

Like what's BP mean?

A.T.S.
09-24-2007, 05:17 PM
Balance point(measures if it's head light, head heavy or even). And the thing that looks thike a plus over a minus sign just means that the racket isnt perfect. For example BP 31.5 then that symbol then 1 cm. just means the balance point can be 1 cm higher than specified or 1 cm lower than specified.

chinkypinky
09-24-2007, 05:25 PM
so can you tell me what it all means in TW specs form.

A.T.S.
09-24-2007, 05:53 PM
I believe the balance point is measured from the handle so find the mid point measurement of the racquet(assuming this racket is 27 inches long which is 68.6 centimeters) so the mid is 34.3. The balance point the site gives you is 31.5, so since it is lower than the mid point of the racket by 2.8 cm, then it is a little head heavy(dont know how to convert into points).

Conclusion= If the balance point is higher then the mid point it is head light and if it's lower then it is haead heavy.

slice bh compliment
09-24-2007, 05:57 PM
Excuse me, I was an MRT back when I was a teaching pro, and I speak jive.

Jus' hang loose blood, she fi'in ta come back real quick on the med side.

Shee, my mamma di'n raise no dummy, I dug her rap.

Chump don' want da help, chump don' get the help.

Say side right, say seven up.


Anyway, ATS, .....da bro' was onnn.

vkartikv
09-24-2007, 06:00 PM
Excuse me, I was an MRT back when I was a teaching pro, and I speak jive.

Jus' hang loose blood, she fi'in ta come back real quick on the med side.

Shee, my mamma di'n raise no dummy, I dug her rap.

Chump don' want da help, chump don' get the help.

Say side right, say seven up.


Anyway, ATS, .....da bro' was onnn.

Now here's someone who speaks my Englibish

gjoc
09-25-2007, 01:38 AM
I believe the balance point is measured from the handle so find the mid point measurement of the racquet(assuming this racket is 27 inches long which is 68.6 centimeters) so the mid is 34.3. The balance point the site gives you is 31.5, so since it is lower than the mid point of the racket by 2.8 cm, then it is a little head heavy(dont know how to convert into points).

Conclusion= If the balance point is higher then the mid point it is head light and if it's lower then it is haead heavy.

Whoops, you have it backwards...

For example, adding weight just to the tip of the head would make it more head-heavy, and would move the balance point higher and higher the more weight you added there, right?

So, this racquet would be head-light, not heavy, by nine points.

One point is 0.125 inches (one-eighth of an inch).

A.T.S.
09-25-2007, 02:34 PM
Whoops, you have it backwards...

For example, adding weight just to the tip of the head would make it more head-heavy, and would move the balance point higher and higher the more weight you added there, right?

So, this racquet would be head-light, not heavy, by nine points.

One point is 0.125 inches (one-eighth of an inch).
No you have to measure from the butt. And if you put lead at the tip and the balance point became higher, then where do you think the majority of the racquet would be? At the handle. So as the balance point goes higher, it becomes more head light. maybe you got balance point mixed up with sweet spot height changes.

slice bh compliment
09-25-2007, 02:54 PM
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Conclusion= If the balance point is higher then the mid point it is head light and if it's lower then it is haead heavy.

No, a stick with a low BP is headlight, because most of the weight is in the handle. Just compare the BPs of a headlight player's frame like a Boris Becker 11 (BP of 31.5 cm) and say, a headheavy stick like a Volkl Boris Becker 1 (BP of 36.5 cm).

If the stick is headheavy, the BP is really high, usually above the throat...certainly above the midpoint.

Think of the BP as the fulcrum on a seesaw. One kid is large, the other is a little toddler. The fulcrum would have to be closer to the heavier kid for the two kids to have a productive (even) seesaw session. If the seesaw's fulcrum is at the midpoint, the large kid hits his butt on the ground.

Oh, and here is the actul translation for you movie buffs.

Jive Lady (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0082511/): Oh stewardess! I speak jive.
Randy (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0666309/): Oh, good.
Jive Lady (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0082511/): He said that he's in great pain and he wants to know if you can help him.
Randy (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0666309/): All right. Would you tell him to just relax and I'll be back as soon as I can with some medicine?
Jive Lady (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0082511/): Jus' hang loose, blood. She gonna catch ya up on da' rebound on da' med side.
Second Jive Dude (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0924424/): What it is, big mama? My mama no raise no dummies. I dug her rap!
Jive Lady (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0082511/): Cut me some slack, Jack! Chump don' want no help, chump don't GET da' help!
First Jive Dude (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0316709/): Say 'e can't hang, say seven up!
Jive Lady (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0082511/): Jive *** dude don't got no brains anyhow! Hmmph!