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SimpleSimon
09-24-2007, 07:53 PM
This might be a seriously dumb question but what the heck.

Does the grip size have an impact on the weight of a racket?

I demoed a K Factor 95 16x18 which had a "claimed" weight of 12.3oz (as stated on the frame) It was a 3/8. Aside from the size of the grip I really enjoyed hitting with it. So ordered the same frame with a 1/4 grip, which listed a weight of 11.7oz. There is a noticeable difference in weight between the two.

Seems like a big difference in relation to the difference in grip size.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Klatu Verata Necktie
09-24-2007, 07:58 PM
Are you describing the weight as marked on the inside of the throat? If so, it is the unstrung weight. With strings, your stick should weigh approximately 12.3 oz.

SimpleSimon
09-24-2007, 08:04 PM
Are you describing the weight as marked on the inside of the throat? If so, it is the unstrung weight. With strings, your stick should weigh approximately 12.3 oz.

yes I do mean the weight as marked on the throat, however the 3/8 stick showed a claimed weight of 12.3 on the throat and the 1/4 shows 11.7 on the throat.

Klatu Verata Necktie
09-24-2007, 08:08 PM
yes I do mean the weight as marked on the throat, however the 3/8 stick showed a claimed weight of 12.3 on the throat and the 1/4 shows 11.7 on the throat.

I believe you're mistaken. A friend of mine had a K95 with the 4 3/8 grip size, and the listed weight inside the throat was 11.7 oz.

Sean Dugan
09-24-2007, 08:12 PM
6/10 of an ounce seems like a lot just to go up one 1/8" grip size.

Typically a 5/8 will weigh slighly more than a 1/8 on a given frame. How much will vary depending on the frame.

The situation you are describing seems extreme ; a 6/10 ounce increase per 1/8 increase in grip. If that is linear, then a 5/8's would weigh 2.4 ounces more than a 1/8. That seems way out of line.