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alfa164164
09-26-2006, 06:58 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, 07:00 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, 07:04 PM
I had a D+ in Physics, what's "polarization" of the racket?
Thanks for the other info.

Amone
09-26-2006, 07:08 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, 07:13 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, 07:20 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, 07:22 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, 07:36 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, 07:38 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, 07:41 PM
With your given specs, sounds to be roughly 350 kg/cm^2.

Noveson
09-26-2006, 09:29 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, 09:44 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, 07:51 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