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robbo1970
11-20-2012, 04:50 AM
Hi,

I don't have any device for measuring swingweight so I was just wondering if there was some sort of approximate guide for finding out how much a set of average strings would add to the unstrung swingweight of a racket?

For example, I have a racket that has an unstrung swingweight of 300 but I know it has a swingweight of 330, so can I make the bold assumption that strings add about 30 to the swingweight?

Many thanks

Bartelby
11-20-2012, 05:09 AM
I've heard 25-30 so 30 is about right as a general rule.

freeez
11-20-2012, 05:16 AM
i use an approximate of 15 gr. as string weight. i do notice that poly is heavier than gut.
there was a thread on this somewhere.
hope this helps.

robbo1970
11-20-2012, 05:43 AM
I've heard 25-30 so 30 is about right as a general rule.

Thanks, it seems from some research I had done that it was around that figure, but I wasn't sure if it was coincidence rather than a common rule of thumb.

Many thanks

robbo1970
11-20-2012, 05:44 AM
i use an approximate of 15 gr. as string weight. i do notice that poly is heavier than gut.
there was a thread on this somewhere.
hope this helps.

Yes, thats the rule I use when working out an unstrung rackets' strung weight that affects overall static weight, but I think this basic rule on swingweight seems to be 30.

Cheers

txt858
11-20-2012, 10:02 AM
http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/customizationReverse.php

here is an example...unstrung weight...then added the strings.

http://i45.tinypic.com/8x9flk.png

robbo1970
11-20-2012, 11:40 AM
Excellent, thank you.