View Full Version : Help Turning a PDGT into PDGT Roddick

05-09-2011, 08:52 AM
I've put lead strips at 10 and 2 (around 8 grs total) and at buttcap (around 8 grm also), now my racket stationly weighs 335gr (11.8oz) on the scale.

Does it sufficiently feel like a Roddick now?

How would I find out the balance of my racket?

If not, would roddick owners tell me how much the tip and the buttcap of the roddick racket weigh?

Thanks in advance.

05-09-2011, 12:16 PM
better add 1/4" to that frame as well to make it a "Roddick". That probably affects the overall balance, torque and leverage for serves so not sure if it's as easy as simply adding weights.

05-09-2011, 04:03 PM
I don't understand. Both roddick and regular are 27.0, unless you are talking about the pluses.

05-09-2011, 04:31 PM
The PDGT is 4 pt (1/2 in) HL vs PDGT R at 5 pt (5/8 in) HL. Their SW's are 327 kgcm2 vs 334 kgcm2. You can see if the TW racquet customizer tool tells you if you have the right SW. Even all that though, their measured average stiffness(s) are different; 70 RA vs 72 RA. Tells me that they will flex differently. HTH

05-09-2011, 05:06 PM
Roddick's specs:

Balance point: 13inches or 330mm
Weight: 12.1oz or 345grams
Strung with: (m) PHT and (x) NG at 65lbs
Lead tape starts at 7th cross and ends between 16th and 17th. Total length: exactly 120mm with overlapping of 25mm between 11th and 13th cross
Grip size: 4 1/2