View Full Version : heavier racquets

07-11-2010, 10:31 PM
Has anyone ever had this issue before?

I'm currently playing with a Wilson KBlade 98 with a heat shrink sleeve so the weight is slightly higher than stock. I've hit with heavier racquets on occasion like the Wilson nSix-One 95 and the Wilson Pro Staff Tour 90. With either one of those racquets, I don't find that I need to adjust my strokes much or anything. Basically, I can pick up either one and play as if nothing has really changed. However, when I've tried adding weight to my KBlade, I find it terribly difficult to play the same way I do. In theory, I feel like I shouldn't have much trouble adapting as I can pick up a heavier racquet and still play fine. Yet that is not the case. A heavier KBlade 98 seems to throw me completely off.

Anyone else have such a problem?

07-12-2010, 02:32 AM
The balance or SW likely screwed with your preset timing more than the other wilsons.

07-12-2010, 06:05 AM
just add some lead to the top part of the racket, I think that will help :)

07-12-2010, 06:56 AM
Just reinstate your strokes.

07-12-2010, 09:08 AM
Just turn and prep your shoulders EARLIER !!

07-12-2010, 09:36 AM
Check your weight and balance of your Kblade. It may be a lot heavier then you even think. Mine with just one overgrip is 11.8 ounces, and on top of that, it feels top-heavy, definitely not 3 pts. HL as the specs indicate. I would assume that is why you are having problems. My kblad feels and plays like a near 12 ounce even balanance racquet. I would try adding more weight to the handle to make it more HL.

07-12-2010, 04:51 PM
I also have a heat shrink on my Kblade 98, but also a leather overgrip and some lead on the handle, I think the specs come out to about 11.8 oz and about 10-11 pts HL unstrung, about 12.4ish and 8-9 pts HL strung....plays like a champ. I'm thinking about adding some lead in the hoop though, maybe 3 and9 or 10 and 2.