View Full Version : Head Liquidmetal Fire Swingweight

03-05-2005, 02:38 AM
I've just been comparing a few racquet specs and I'm a bit confused - it seems that most of the time, if a racquet is heavy, it has a high swingweight and if you compare it to a slightly lighter racquet, that racquet will have just a slightly lower swingweight.

Well I'm looking at the specs for the Head Liquidmetal Fire, which weighs a light 298g I think (or something like that), but it's swingweight is somewhere in the 320 range, similar to an RDX 500. Why is this the case and what does it mean in terms of the sort of racquet it is? Does it mean it should have better control than other racquets of it's weight?

03-05-2005, 07:28 AM
The racquet's weight is only one factor in calculating swingweight. There are other factors like balance, length and head size. There are heavier racquets with light swingweights like the Volkl Tour Gen II (12.2oz/SW 315) which swings very easily. I owned a Head LM 4 which was over 40 grams lighter than the Gen II, but had a SW of 335.