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Pancho
01-30-2006, 06:00 AM
Anyone here has experience with Weed Racquets? Do you know the string pattern specs?

I played with someone last week who plays witha Weed Raquet and has tremendous power - especially on his serves. His racquet is huge - 28.5 inches long and has 125 or 135 squre inch head! That's a full 1.5 inches longer than mine and is so light! He plays the amateur senior circuit in both singles and doubles.

sureshs
01-30-2006, 06:52 AM
What level does he play at?

Proud Pusher
01-30-2006, 09:28 AM
I string for several Weed users and yes they are HUGE! Don't have
pattern in front of me but standard stringing calls for reducing tension
on the outer 3 mains and crosses by 5, 10, 15 respectively.

Weed also has their LP Method (Live Periphery) where the frame is strung
proportionately starting at a designated reference tension and ending up
somewhere in the 30's. The outer 2 mains and crosses are done in a box
pattern with a separate stretchy string that Weed calls a "durbin string".

All of these fellas are senior players at the 3.0 to 3.5 level. I have one
strong 4.0 younger player (he's 50) who swings big from both sides and
plays terrific with this frame although I don't know how!!

Ken

Pancho
01-30-2006, 10:30 AM
I string for several Weed users and yes they are HUGE! Don't have
pattern in front of me but standard stringing calls for reducing tension
on the outer 3 mains and crosses by 5, 10, 15 respectively.

Weed also has their LP Method (Live Periphery) where the frame is strung
proportionately starting at a designated reference tension and ending up
somewhere in the 30's. The outer 2 mains and crosses are done in a box
pattern with a separate stretchy string that Weed calls a "durbin string".

All of these fellas are senior players at the 3.0 to 3.5 level. I have one
strong 4.0 younger player (he's 50) who swings big from both sides and
plays terrific with this frame although I don't know how!!

Ken



This player that uses Weed racquet at the club is at 5.0 level but plays senior events. 55 years old and over. He wings big from both sides too and seem to do well - I'm not sure how. The balls he hit are pretty flat except for his serves which has topspins.

legolas
01-30-2006, 10:36 AM
thats a big *** racket

Ronaldo
01-30-2006, 10:43 AM
135", Wilson also makes one, Outer Limits? Played dubs with several players in their 70s and one in his 50s that used the racquet or a Big Bubba. All 3.5 or above.

Pancho
01-30-2006, 11:03 AM
135", Wilson also makes one, Outer Limits? Played dubs with several players in their 70s and one in his 50s that used the racquet or a Big Bubba. All 3.5 or above.


I have seen seniors playing this too. I tried that Outer Limits before too - way too big and way too powerful - I can't control any of my shots with that racquet - they all go long!

Michelangelo
01-30-2006, 11:24 AM
Interesting. Are we gonna have 175 sq. in. with 32" long rackets?

Pancho
01-30-2006, 11:53 AM
Interesting. Are we gonna have 175 sq. in. with 32" long rackets?

No way! Maximum is 29 inches - that's the rule.

28 inch racquets are hard to control already. Personally, a 27 inch racquet works best - much easlier to control. The longer the racquet the harder to control.

Midlife crisis
01-30-2006, 06:24 PM
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Capt. Willie
01-30-2006, 07:00 PM
I string for several Weed users and yes they are HUGE! Don't have
pattern in front of me but standard stringing calls for reducing tension
on the outer 3 mains and crosses by 5, 10, 15 respectively.

Weed also has their LP Method (Live Periphery) where the frame is strung
proportionately starting at a designated reference tension and ending up
somewhere in the 30's. The outer 2 mains and crosses are done in a box
pattern with a separate stretchy string that Weed calls a "durbin string".

All of these fellas are senior players at the 3.0 to 3.5 level. I have one
strong 4.0 younger player (he's 50) who swings big from both sides and
plays terrific with this frame although I don't know how!!

Ken
If I can add to this, the 125 in. Weeds (not sure about the 135) have an oval sort of head and the cross strings are suppsed to be 10 pounds less than the mains. I have a pair of "Weed 3/4" (old 125 sq. in. model from the mid 90s) that I play with once in awhile and there are powerful. It's fun to play with them sometimes but I wouldn't use them everyday...at least not untill I'm a bit older. :)

Steve Huff
01-30-2006, 08:13 PM
I've strung Weeds with proportional stringing before. Never have used a separate string for the peripheral strings. Neat idea though.

Squid
01-30-2006, 08:50 PM
i know im a bit nieve... but whats a weed?

Steve Huff
01-31-2006, 03:34 AM
A brand of rackets that specializes in Superoversize frames--mostly 135 sq in

Ronaldo
01-31-2006, 04:10 AM
Never used a 135" racquet but use a 120" Volkl without losing control in dubs. However the length, 28", tends to aggravate my arm everywhere.

Pancho
01-31-2006, 04:45 AM
Never used a 135" racquet but use a 120" Volkl without losing control in dubs. However the length, 28", tends to aggravate my arm everywhere.


Yes, I have tried that very same Volkl - it is not arm friendly at all. I find the extra long sticks are so not arm friendly at all! To add to it - they are so light! That Volkl stick however creates wicked spin! As much (or more than) as a Yonex 500 or a Prince Graphite.

Capt. Willie
01-31-2006, 07:49 PM
i know im a bit nieve... but whats a weed?
weedusa.com or weedracquets.com

jimbo333
12-05-2009, 04:21 PM
This is the original Weed:)

It looks bigger than the 135sqin that it apparently is!

http://i47.tinypic.com/t9codk.jpg