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slice it
08-21-2006, 03:25 AM
why do raquets weigh so much more strung ,is it the string's weight

spaceman_spiff
08-21-2006, 03:30 AM
why do raquets weigh so much more strung ,is it the string's weight

Before all the others rip into you for asking a question with a pretty obvious answer, I will tell you that strings add about 15-17 g to your racket, depending on the string and your racket's head size and string pattern.

Anyways, I'm sure others will be along shortly to blast you for this thread.

Punisha
08-21-2006, 05:38 AM
um cause the string weighs something?????????

i cant believe someone asked that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

spaceman_spiff
08-21-2006, 05:54 AM
um cause the string weighs something?????????

i cant believe someone asked that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ah, they have arrived. Feel free to rip away on this question.

Supernatural_Serve
08-21-2006, 06:11 AM
well, a + b > a, if b>0.

thus, the weight of a strung racquet is greater than an unstrung racquet

if that's what you mean by "weight" in your question.

but the bigger issue is

a*c + b*d >> a, if b>0 and c,d>1

where c and d have to do with the air resistance fighting the movement of a racquet and string pattern through air.

which is a little more advanced concept, but we can all feel it when we swing an unstrung versus strung racquet.

psp2
08-21-2006, 06:39 AM
Ah, they have arrived. Feel free to rip away on this question.

C'mon now.... You HAVE to ask yourself the question of whether or not the OP was serious or not. A 2nd grader could answer that question.