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PM_
02-26-2006, 02:38 PM
Okay, let's have some fun but more importantly, let's see whose numbers are greater...

(poll results are confidential) ;)

edit-leather/lead included.

scez
02-26-2006, 02:43 PM
My mainstick is 11.9oz :D

PM_
02-26-2006, 02:44 PM
My mainstick is 11.9oz :D
check my edit.

Keifers
02-26-2006, 03:02 PM
Every one of my racquets is over 12oz/340g -- that's what my strokes are grooved for. Except a recently-purchased Yonex MP-3i, which is 11.6/328 with an overgrip and rubberband dampener. 95si head, 16x19, sw in the 3teens. Excellent stability and control in a lighter package. I don't even mind that it's 27.25" long; it works in this particular frame. I wouldn't want to face heavy pace and spin with this stick, though.

Mr.Federer
02-26-2006, 03:13 PM
hey PM, who's that hot girl on your avatar?

Hewitt rulez
02-26-2006, 03:14 PM
Mine is about 13.5 ounces

TN1
02-26-2006, 04:36 PM
PM, are you really from Dodge City??? Like get the hell of Dodge...Dodge City??? I am curious...because I grew up there.

fishuuuuu
02-26-2006, 04:54 PM
12 ounces, not to be snobby, but it just works.

scez
02-26-2006, 04:58 PM
Does a tourna/pro overgrip bounce my 11.9 oz to a snobby racquet?

PM_
02-26-2006, 04:59 PM
hey PM, who's that hot girl on your avatar?
the flavor of the week is karen mulder "you may know her from such appearances as your hidden victoria secret stash";) ;)
((do you think she's sweeter than alba now?))


PM, are you really from Dodge City??? Like get the hell of Dodge...Dodge City??? I am curious...because I grew up there.
like right on dude!!!!!!! (but no, i'm actually from hollywood dodge) :cool:


and btw, this poll is in no way indicative whether you use a player's racquet or not as many tweeners with a bit of customization could easily clear the 12oz benchmark. (making that poll would really be snobbish and i just don't want to go there!) can you imagine: do you use a players frame or not? ANSWER THE QUESTION OR NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gonzalocatalino
02-26-2006, 04:59 PM
mine are between 12oz and 12.5...so, over....

theJuniorACE
02-26-2006, 05:04 PM
lol
soup N_A_Z_I

that was a great episode
lol

mines is 12.3
POG classic
LOVE IT

pistolpeege
02-26-2006, 05:27 PM
Mines about 27 inches....

;)

Champion
02-26-2006, 07:20 PM
I leaded all of mine up to 13.5, it took forever for me to get them heavy enough to be comfortable.

FREDDY
02-26-2006, 07:37 PM
its 12.1 ounces strung. the soup **** episode was good. the dresser got jacked by those gay guys. rofl.

legolas
02-26-2006, 07:43 PM
ncode 90 at 12.7

joe sch
02-26-2006, 09:10 PM
13oz or over would be a more interesting survey, IMO

Thunderbrat
02-26-2006, 09:44 PM
Not to be a snob or anything but lately I've been swinging with a 10 lb sack of potatoes. With the overgrip and lead tape I'd say I'm coming it at about 10 lbs 3 oz. Using this sack of potatoes has really improved my groundies. Until recently I'd been using a Wilson T2000 with paving stones glued on at the 3 O'clock and 9 O'clock positions.

Actually (this is so emabarrasing) I use a Prince Hornet that is only 10 oz strung. But you should see the size...

PM_
02-26-2006, 10:38 PM
Not to be a snob or anything but lately I've been swinging with a 10 lb sack of potatoes. With the overgrip and lead tape I'd say I'm coming it at about 10 lbs 3 oz. Using this sack of potatoes has really improved my groundies. Until recently I'd been using a Wilson T2000 with paving stones glued on at the 3 O'clock and 9 O'clock positions.

Actually (this is so emabarrasing) I use a Prince Hornet that is only 10 oz strung. But you should see the size...
lol funny post! btw, we're from the same state!!!!!!

bismark
02-26-2006, 11:53 PM
Not to be a snob or anything but lately I've been swinging with a 10 lb sack of potatoes. With the overgrip and lead tape I'd say I'm coming it at about 10 lbs 3 oz. Using this sack of potatoes has really improved my groundies. Until recently I'd been using a Wilson T2000 with paving stones glued on at the 3 O'clock and 9 O'clock positions.

Actually (this is so emabarrasing) I use a Prince Hornet that is only 10 oz strung. But you should see the size...
Now, that's ultimate snobbery! Is your Spud 2000 midsize or midplus?

anirut
02-27-2006, 05:23 AM
Heavy just feels better to me. My tennis started with wood, so ... heavier rackets feel more familiar.

My signature says of the latest in my collection. I've had lighter rackets but I feel akward playing with them. I'm no great player or anything but just like it this way.

May be when I'm too old to swing the rackets I have, then I'll probably take a look at the lighter ones.

equinox
02-27-2006, 05:27 AM
2 POGS with leather grips are over 350 grams, the POG with synthetic is 340 grams.

Davai
02-27-2006, 12:05 PM
2 POGS with leather grips are over 350 grams, the POG with synthetic is 340 grams.

Where have you seen POGs with synthetic grips?
Check the TW site: 343 with leather.

tennis_nerd22
02-27-2006, 12:18 PM
see my sig. my racket is 10.3 oz, lightest so far that anyone's mentioned? 8) even balance too

(mainly because im a 5"5' 15 year old ;))

i have the lightest racket, W00T!! *marius shakes his head...* lmao just kiddin marius

equinox
02-27-2006, 08:56 PM
Where have you seen POGs with synthetic grips?
Check the TW site: 343 with leather.
I've seen with my own eyes synthetic grips on the pogs i've modified.

Check these pictures.

All have rubberband and yonex supergrap.

353g is with the original prince calfskin leather grip.
350g is with the babolat leather grip.
344g is Prince duratred or something synthetic grip.

http://home.iprimus.com.au.nyud.net:8090/jgallus/tennis/stringing/imgp5234.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au.nyud.net:8090/jgallus/tennis/stringing/imgp5236.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au.nyud.net:8090/jgallus/tennis/stringing/imgp5235.jpg

On my next tw order, i'll buy 3 luxilon leather grips. Leather grips are really expensive in Australia.

rilokiley
02-27-2006, 09:04 PM
I think mine's are exactly 12 oz.(11.9oz + one overggrip)

devilish_duke
02-27-2006, 09:18 PM
12.1 oz.... so sweet and plays like a charm

AndrewD
02-27-2006, 11:43 PM
Although I don't think it's at all necessary to have a racquet that weighs more than 12 ounces, all of mine seem to range from 12 - 12.6 ounces. However, that's more accident than design.


I'm guessing that most here use a weight in the 11.8-12.5 weight range but I'd be very curious to find out what swingweight people were using in conjunction with that static weight.

BreakPoint
02-27-2006, 11:59 PM
I think my ideal swingweight range is around 322 +/- 4.

Mugatu
02-28-2006, 01:14 AM
heavier racquets = head light = faster swing + more control + more comfort..

no contest

Rysty
02-28-2006, 01:55 AM
2 x RDX 500 Mid w. leather. 13.1 oz each, including strings, overgrip, head guard tape. No lead.

Snob enough?

btw, once tried them at 13.5 oz (with lead), no good at all... sometimes 0.4 oz counts.

BreakPoint
02-28-2006, 02:03 AM
2 x RDX 500 Mid w. leather. 13.1 oz each. No lead.


How did you get them up to 13.1 oz. without adding lead? I added a leather grip to my Pro X-1 and it only increased its weight by 0.1 oz. The RDX 500 Mid is only around 12.0 oz. stock.

Rysty
02-28-2006, 02:18 AM
I donīt know... The original Yonex grip is very thin and light, leather increases the weight about 0.4 -0.5 oz.

BreakPoint
02-28-2006, 02:31 AM
I donīt know... The original Yonex grip is very thin and light, leather increases the weight about 0.4 -0.5 oz.

But even that shouldn't get it up to 13.1 oz., should be more like 12.4 oz., right? Are you sure your scale is calibrated correctly?

joe1987
02-28-2006, 03:58 AM
Yeah, I was wondering that too. Without lead and adding just leather can't make it 13.1 oz. And its boths sticks not just one, so something must have been done with it.

ljubicicguy
02-28-2006, 05:15 AM
my pure control is 11.8 oz. according to TW. but i always put some overgrip on it.

Richie Rich
02-28-2006, 05:25 AM
just a touch over 12 oz strung w leather but hl balance so easy to swing.

basil J
02-28-2006, 05:28 AM
03 tour, leather grip, lead tape at 3:00 & 9:00. 12.2 oz.

BLiND
02-28-2006, 05:29 AM
Whats 12oz in grams?

tennis_nerd22
02-28-2006, 02:32 PM
heavier racquets = head light = faster swing + more control + more comfort..

no contest

disagree, its all individual preference :cool: i get a faster swing + more control + more comfort from a HH racket (mines actually only 1 or 2 pts max HH), so i guess almost even. but i love it

Rysty
03-01-2006, 01:16 AM
But even that shouldn't get it up to 13.1 oz., should be more like 12.4 oz., right? Are you sure your scale is calibrated correctly?

Yes, I am sure. Tried it a few times with my cell phone (manufacturer says 84 grams, my scale said either 84 or 85 grams. 1 gram is about 0,035 oz ).

Maybe itīs the head guard tape (2 layers) and overgrip, or maybe the original weight is more than the announced "average weight 320 grams" :confused:

I should have measured the racquets when they were new and unstrung but forgot to do it.