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HT
02-28-2004, 11:16 PM
What is the difference in a racquet that is 8pts head light versus a 1pt head light balance? I don't know these terms. I tried reading about it on TW, but i'm still confused. If anyone know these terminology, please share you thoughts.

steebo
02-29-2004, 01:11 AM
Hi HT, 1 point is 1/8 of an inch; 8points = 1 inch. The difference in a racquet of 1 point and 8 points head light, given both racquets weigh the same, is the 8 point headlight racquet would swing much lighter, also be more maneuverable. Imagine swinging a hammer by the handle, then swing by the metal head, it will swing much easier with all the weight in your hand instead of up top. Hope this helps

gofederer
02-29-2004, 05:00 AM
I complain about my Tour 90's balance being less than 7 pts HL instead of 9 pts HL as billed, and that's causing a big problem for a guy who has a weak arm like me because of its poorer maneuverability. It feels OK as long as you are playing against much weaker opponents, but when playing serious foes what a difference a few milimeters' balance shift make!

Craig Sheppard
02-29-2004, 08:19 AM

-Craig.

HT
02-29-2004, 12:20 PM
Thanks, guys for you great feedback. Now, I understand the technical part of my racquet even more. But lets say you have a 1 pt head light balance and you want to readjust it to an 8 pts balance. How would you go about adjusting it?

Koz
02-29-2004, 01:44 PM
you could add lead tape, or some other kind of weight to the handle, to make it more headlight. I'm not sure how to figure out how much weight you'd need to add, to get the desired point value though. However, changing the balance of your racquet by adding weight won't make it any more manuverable. You're still adding weight, so overall manuverability will decrease (Just not a lot, because the weight will be in the handle).

Gaines Hillix
02-29-2004, 04:06 PM
HT, if you can give me the length, total weight and balance point of your racquet, I can calculate how much weight you'd have to add to your racquet to make it 8pts HL.

matchpoints
02-29-2004, 04:33 PM