Are Head Rackets Really Measured from the Outside

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  1. kenshireen

    kenshireen Professional

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    I have been told that the size of the Head heads are measured from the outside of the frame. This would make their OS 107 equivalent to a 98.
    Is this fact or fiction.

    Ken
     
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  2. neo

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    I don't know how exactly they are measured, but Head 98 is visibly smaller then Wilson 98.
     
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  3. CliffH

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    try posting in the TW section for questions for a translation, it is interesting.

    Looks like 93 to 90, 98 to 95, 107 to 100ishmaybe 102 (but I doubt the 107 is as small as 98)
     
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  4. vinnier6

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    i just measured a head 100sq" vrs a prince 100sq " frame...both inside demensions measured exactly the same...
     
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  5. sureshs

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    BP is the expert on this
     
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  6. milo

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    when i compared head racket (93) with wilson (90) it is the same
     
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  7. BigServer1

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    Yes this is true. It is said that it gives 3-4" extra head size. My FXP Prestige 98" is smaller than the prince O3 hybrid tour 95, smaller than the 6.1 95" etc etc. I believe that their 93" head sizes measure somewhere in the 89.5" range.
     
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  8. AJK1

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    Probably because Head are European so they measure in metric, they will round out the frame to the nearest metric size, not inches.
     
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