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carlos djackal
08-16-2011, 05:43 AM
Hi tennisters, i am confused how to convert a racket balance of inches or cm to a for example 9 pts headlight. Take for example my VOLKL DNX 10 Mid is printed 1.3 in-HL or 31 cm., how would that read in __ pts HL, I would like to know the computation. Thank you...

carlos djackal
08-16-2011, 08:49 AM
I measured my racket balance at 33 cm, how does that translate to a pts headlight? Anyone?

Fuji
08-16-2011, 09:04 AM
I have the conversion chart! :) I found it on the stringforums not long ago...

Even balance = 34.30
1pt head light = 33.98
2 pts head light = 33.66
3 pts head light = 33.35
4 pts head light = 33.03
5 pts head light = 32.71
6 pts head light = 32.39
7 pts head light = 32.08
8 pts head light = 31.76
9 pts head light = 31.44
10 pts head light = 31.12
11 pts head light = 30.81
12 pts head light = 30.49

Enjoy! All the measurements are in CM.

-Fuji

carlos djackal
08-16-2011, 09:10 AM
wow this is very helpful, thanks very much Fuji........really appreciate it....thanks again man...

Fuji
08-16-2011, 09:39 AM
Of course! :)

It's much easier to mod and match with a chart like this!

-Fuji

sepidoel
08-16-2011, 10:29 AM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/RacquetStringTerms.html

Balance: Static measure of weight distribution in a racquet and measured from the butt end in inches and/or centimeters. Commonly referenced in "points" head light or head heavy - each "point" represents 1/8 inch. Generally speaking, heavier racquets are head light to maintain maneuverability, while most of today's super-light racquets are head heavy to supply enough mass (which translates into power) to the area of the frame where the ball is being contacted. A 27 inch racquet with a balance point of 12-1/2 inches is 1 inch, or 8 points head light (even balance would be 13-1/2 inches). A 28 inch racquet with a balance point of 15 inches is 1 inch (or 8 points) head heavy. Static balance ultimately affects swingweight (see below), which is a dynamic measure of racquet maneuverability.