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AR15
10-17-2012, 03:01 PM
I have 2 Donnay XP Dual 102's.

One is a 4 1/8" grip with a 10.4 oz weight (unstrung) and 320mm balance.

One is a 4 3/8" grip with 10.6 oz weight and 315mm balance.

Both have the above specifications printed on the racquets.

Question: Is the different weights and balances due to the different grip sizes?

gd!
10-17-2012, 08:57 PM
No, it's not. Any Donnay grip size differs like that. Which one do you prefer?

AR15
10-18-2012, 10:15 AM
I haven't played with the 4 3/8 yet, so I can't compare.

I'm just trying to figure out why these two racquets have different specs.

realplayer
10-18-2012, 10:52 AM
Quality control. The differences will occur in the production process. If you want identical rackets you have to bring them to a customizer.

AR15
10-18-2012, 01:38 PM
Quality control. The differences will occur in the production process. If you want identical rackets you have to bring them to a customizer.


You don't understand, the different specs are painted on each of the racquets.

realplayer
10-18-2012, 02:21 PM
Sorry, i didn't read your question correctly. The only thing i can think of is that Donnay changed the specs and that one of the Donnays is a sort of prototype but that is not possible if you bought the rackets at the same time.

AR15
10-18-2012, 02:27 PM
I didn't buy them at the same time.

So, the grip pallets all weigh the same? I changed the 4 1/8" grip to a 4 1/4" grip with new pallets.

I plan on changing the 3/8 to a 1/4 also. Will this make the weight and balance specs match?

gd!
10-20-2012, 11:55 PM
I plan on changing the 3/8 to a 1/4 also. Will this make the weight and balance specs match?

No, it won't change the racquet balance to the top of the racquet. I recommend you to try out the grip 3 first before concluding any further customization. Get on top if you may prefer 320mm balance.
Myself, I use 318mm balance but use few grams of lead tape in the racquet head. Hence, another racquet would need to show a balance point around 320, surely not around 315.
X-P Dual is in my experience less powerful than comparable tweener sticks. But all in all it's a fun racquet to hit with.