View Full Version : If I cut my 7G of a half will it be a 5G???...surgery!!

04-27-2004, 03:03 AM
A quick answer could be affirmative, but...The point is the stiffness of the 5G is 65 and the 7G is 66... so if I cut it of half a inch the 7G would become stiffer!! It's not possible to attempt the "holy" 65 of the 5G!!!! What do u think??

04-27-2004, 04:39 AM
In my mind (limited I admit), shortening a racquet could only make it play stiffer.

04-27-2004, 05:46 AM
So I do think...
But I heard a lot of poster here that say the 7G is a 5G with a Half inch longer... That couldn't be true!! Also as regarding the swinweight of both raquette (318 for the 5G / 330 for 7G) : adding only a 1/2 in. of handle can it make such a big difference in swinweight almost when the plus-weight is located at the bottom...
A last fact : weight of both stick are equal (332) despite the half inch longer... Weird isn't it?

Is there any one that have experimented it?
Any shares will be app.

04-27-2004, 01:51 PM
So so...

04-27-2004, 05:07 PM
On a racquet of this weight and balance (and assuming they haven't added weights in the handle), dropping the 7g by 1/2" would lower the swingweight by approximately 20 grams, thereby making it swing much lighter than the 5g.

I would start by dropping 1/4"...close to the same swingweight as the 5g, but w/ a bit more "pop"...but clearly more maneuverable than the 7g pre-surgery.

04-28-2004, 12:17 AM
Soundz great! thx BH.
What do you think a 1/4" or 1/2" dropping will change on stiffness? Maybe about 1 RA more...?