View Full Version : What is a racket's REAL Length

01-29-2012, 09:55 AM
I have 6 Wilson PS 7.0.
Specs say 27 inches.

I measured them all....strung...from the bottom of the butt to the top of the headguard.
Not a single one reached 27.0. They were all about 26 3/4.

How is this possible

01-29-2012, 10:08 AM
Do you string the mains really tight? There is some variation in length - I don't know what Wilson's tolerances are there. I did buy a PK that was supposed to be 27 inches but it was actually 27 1/4 - but I actually liked the extra 1/4 inch.

01-29-2012, 10:32 AM
Because your frames are old and warped. They're collapsing under string tension

01-29-2012, 10:35 AM
As the previous posted indicated, stringing the mains too tightly can reduce the length ever so slightly. But I've measured unstrung racquets at under 27 inches, so it's not necessarily a stringing issue. My old Gamma G325s were all a shade under 27 inches unstrung, as were my Head Radicals.

01-29-2012, 10:35 AM
Frame lengths are measured unstrung. Depending on how its strung, the head of the racket will move or warp whatever you wanna call it a certain way. Its not always a bad thing, as I know Head rackets do this quite a bit however this is a good reason to get your rackets strung by someone who knows what they are doing and string rackets on proper stringing machines. Rackets will come out different on 2 point and 6 point machines.

01-29-2012, 04:57 PM
I use a bab star #2 stringer. 6 point obviously.
I string my rackets using one piece at 60lbs.

01-29-2012, 05:22 PM
in very cold weather its a bit shorter...

01-29-2012, 06:24 PM
in very cold weather its a bit shorter...

Wife says ^^ this all the time!!!!!!!!!!

01-30-2012, 01:44 AM
Wife says ^^ this all the time!!!!!!!!!!


In the really cold winters, women might as well be lesbians..

01-30-2012, 02:04 AM
Wife says ^^ this all the time!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing beats a woman with small hands XD