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alfa164164
09-26-2006, 07:58 PM
Can anyone tell me the swingweight and pts. HL this racket is?
Here are the following specs: 12.1 ounces strung, 32 cm balance point, and the kicker - 28.5" long. TIA

Amone
09-26-2006, 08:00 PM
The Swingweight could be almost anything. It's not possible to attain from that information. It depends on the polarization of the racquet.

The balance is 13.2 points HL.

alfa164164
09-26-2006, 08:04 PM
I had a D+ in Physics, what's "polarization" of the racket?
Thanks for the other info.

Amone
09-26-2006, 08:08 PM
How spread out the weight is. Theoretically, if you were to have a ball halfway up some weightless string, then you'd have a polarization of 0. And if you were to have a racquet with two balls on the ends of that weightless string, you'd have a polarization of 1. Anything in between is more normal. Generally, higher polarization, higher swingweight.

nalbandian_fan
09-26-2006, 08:13 PM
polarization simply means the weight distribution, a polarized racquet is one with an even balance and a depolarized racquet is one with a hl or hh balance

amones right that its not possible to determine the swingweight based on that info, but id guess that its around 310? maybe

Keifers
09-26-2006, 08:20 PM
Can anyone tell me the swingweight and pts. HL this racket is?
Here are the following specs: 12.1 ounces strung, 32 cm balance point, and the kicker - 28.5" long. TIA
Just a guess. Could this be a Prince ThunderBolt (red and black cosmetics, late '90s)?

Except I don't remember its balance being that HL...

Amone
09-26-2006, 08:22 PM
To be more specific, using some rudamentary plugging-in and such, I found that the range of possible swingweights was 165 to 465. So anywhere in there's technically possible.

alfa164164
09-26-2006, 08:36 PM
The racket in question is a Dunlop Revelation Superlong +1.50" (110 sq. in. Oversize) - circa 1997.
The racket is a factory 3/8 grip that has been built up to 5/8.
I think I added about 0.9 ounces of weight to the handle and maybe 0.1 ounces of lead just north of 3 & 9. I believe the stock SW is around 330 with a weight of about 11.1 ounces strung, but I don't know what the original balance point was.

Amone
09-26-2006, 08:38 PM
Wow. That's some modification. I might be able to get back to you on that in a few minutes.

Amone
09-26-2006, 08:41 PM
With your given specs, sounds to be roughly 350 kg/cm^2.

Noveson
09-26-2006, 10:29 PM
You just have to admire people like Amone who know this much about racquets. Or anything else for that matter, it shows a whole bunch of dedication.

Keifers
09-26-2006, 10:44 PM
The racket in question is a Dunlop Revelation Superlong +1.50" (110 sq. in. Oversize) - circa 1997.
The racket is a factory 3/8 grip that has been built up to 5/8.
I think I added about 0.9 ounces of weight to the handle and maybe 0.1 ounces of lead just north of 3 & 9. I believe the stock SW is around 330 with a weight of about 11.1 ounces strung, but I don't know what the original balance point was.
Like I said, a Prince ThunderBolt by another name... :p :D

nalbandian_fan
09-27-2006, 08:51 PM
The racket in question is a Dunlop Revelation Superlong +1.50" (110 sq. in. Oversize) - circa 1997.
The racket is a factory 3/8 grip that has been built up to 5/8.
I think I added about 0.9 ounces of weight to the handle and maybe 0.1 ounces of lead just north of 3 & 9. I believe the stock SW is around 330 with a weight of about 11.1 ounces strung, but I don't know what the original balance point was.

the specs for the Dunlop Revelation Superlong +1.50" is 314 grams, 340 swingweight, 8.5 pts head light.

you can find specs for most discontinued racquets at www.racquetresearch.com

Based on those specs and your modifications your setup has a:
swingweight of 345-347(depending on where you put the weight in the handle)
balance point of 12.58 in., 13.36 pts. head light

you can calculate your specs in the future by using Steve H.'s spreadsheet which can be found here:
http://www.hoboy.net/Hoboy/formulas.xls

edit: added wrong, fixed it