Balance

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by toughshot, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. toughshot

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    Question about racket balance and feel

    I own a few FXP Radicals and FXP Prestiges

    I only noticed it today after i picked up my radicals after retiring them, but they feel heavier than the prestiges when moving them. I know this is because they are only 2 points headlight (11.3 oz playing weight), and the prestiges are much more headlight , but heavier at 12.5 oz (playing weight).

    My question is, even though the prestige FEELS more maneuverable, is it really?

    Another question about Stability.

    Since the prestige is heavier, but more headlight, couldn't there be the same amount of weight in the head of the rackuet, and wouldn't it be the same stability as a more head heavy racket?

    So when people talk about how some "heavier" rackets have more "plow through" effect, it could in reality have the same weight in the head as a racket deemed "light and pushed around".

    Say, a prestige as compared to a wilson hammer.

    Thanks for your answers.
     
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  2. Bottle Rocket

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    My response is in bold...

    If you can elaborate more on your questions, we can get you some better answers.
     
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  3. Bud

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    I think much of the feel and maneuverability depends on the swingweight. The most maneuverable racquet with the most 'plow-through' will be a racquet that exhibits a heavy static weight and light swingweight (Donnay Pro One OS).
     
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  4. toughshot

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    So, a light static weight head heavy racquet and a heavy static weight head light racquet, you could theoretically swing the same speed, with the same effect on the ball.
     
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  5. Bottle Rocket

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    If the swingweight is the same and the racket is constructed and strung identically, the results is going to be VERY similar.

    The bigger difference is your own preferences and needs.
     
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