View Full Version : Does light make right?

08-29-2005, 09:33 PM
So apparently the trend is that racquets are being made lighter now.
How light is too light? What is the minimal barrier in weight?

08-29-2005, 09:34 PM
to light to me is 9.5oz

08-29-2005, 09:37 PM
anything under 10oz

08-29-2005, 10:05 PM
I was trying 11.8 and didn't like it. So I guess 12+ is the only thing good for me

08-29-2005, 10:17 PM
I consider anything under 12oz strung light.

08-29-2005, 10:52 PM
Anything lighter then 10 oz is generally very bad for your arm and shoulder.

Anything below 11.5 strung is usually tweener.

08-29-2005, 10:56 PM
To me, if it's under 12 ounces then it is definitely to light. It just feels iono nasty hitting with a light racket. And your shoulder will fall off

08-29-2005, 11:42 PM
I find anything below 12.2 oz. to be too light. Need to have mass to counteract the momentum of the ball coming at you at high velocities.

08-29-2005, 11:48 PM
i love the pure drive, and mine, with lead, comes out just under 12 ounces. even stock, the frame doenst play too differntly, and i jus tlove the racquet head speed you can acheive. also a great serving frame. im convicned that the way to go is to take a light slightly headlight frame, and add enought lead to really get it to the right spec for you. the 300g is an excellent canvas, and ive customized it from 10.9 oucnes, to 11.7 ounces meanqhile making it slightly more headlight, and swing slightly heavier. this make the frame feel so good for me. in the next decade i think heavy frame, 12/5 oucnes plus, are going to become rare-er off the shelf, whereas lighter, more whippable sticks will become more popular.

as for how light is too light, it say playing iwth stick under 10.8 ounces is too light, but adding some lead to it to sure up the head would make the same stick not only very playable, but quite stable under heavy hitting while remaining mobile and easy on the arm. not something a custom ps 85, or hps 95 can really do to that extent.

08-30-2005, 03:33 AM
Lead tape 4TW.