Can anyone interpret these specs for James Blake's custom Dunlop racquet?

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  1. Racquet Man

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    James Blake YMTP03011XF DUNLOP TENNIS PT-924 309+/-2 320+/-3 67.5+/-1 97?

    My read of this is that it's unstrung weight is 309g give or take 2 grams; with a SW of 320 give or take 3 grams, and the length is 67.5 cm give or take 1 gram. Does any of that make sense?

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  2. noobplayer

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    309g? dats rather light
     
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    Sort of makes sense but I thought Jura ( or someone else) mentioned that both Blake's static weight and swingweight were both a good bit higher than the numbers you've given. Even if those are unstrung numbers, adding string still doesn't get close to the 350-360 numbers that have been reported. Where'd you get the data?
     
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  4. Racquet Man

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    This data actually comes from a post made by JonnyF a while back. I went back to the original post and realize now that I only pasted part of the specs.

    JonnyF's entire post read as follows:

    "These were the specs. Racketdesign (former designer for dunlop) gave me. These are dunlops specs for blake. Not this is before lead is added and before he changes the dunlop grip for prince duratac. This was also a few years ago
    James Blake YMTP03011XF DUNLOP TENNIS PT-924 309+/-2 320+/-3 67.5+/-1 97 PT-924-08C 18*20 NA 279+/-3 PU 27 3D 4W Contracted 2003 300G Black/Orange 26.81 Grip : Hydramax Tour"

    I'm interested if someone can break down the meaning of all these specs.

    Gemini, I agree that Jura had posted that the customized weight at the FO a few years back was 264 (unstrung) with a 30.2 balance point (unstrung). That is after customization. The specs above are of the actual stick pre-customization.

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    Gotcha. Then you're original assessment of the number appear to be on track.
     
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    Hello,

    Use James the Tourna Grip Original or the Tourna Grip XL?

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    i have heard that blake will weight his racqeut to nearly 15 ounces.
     
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  8. Racquet Man

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    Perhaps Racketdesign can chime in and explain the specs-specifically what does this part of the specs mean: PT-924-08C .....NA 279+/-3 PU 27 3D 4W? Does this speak to the composition? If not, what is the composition of the mold?

    There has been discussion that Technifibre TF 335 and/or TF 320 is similar to this mold? Are the specs similar?

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  9. larry10s

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    i would think the 320 is 320mm balance point which would be 5 points headlight in 26.5 in racquet (67.5 cm). odd he would use a shorter racquet
     
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  10. hsv91

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    Hello,

    I have a question:

    Which sort of Tourna Grip use the James Blake?


    1. Tourna Grip Original
    2. Tourna Grip XL
    3. Tourna Grip II

    Thank you
     
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  11. Lefty5

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    he uses original Tourna Grip, who knows if he uses XL or not, its the same thing.
     
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