Comparison of Federer Djokovic Nadal racquets.

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  1. DownTheLineWith90

    DownTheLineWith90 Rookie

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    Wait...
    8 inches?
    That's only 4 grams, isnt it?
     
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  2. tlm

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    I know that more weight in the head will have better plow through, but to me you are getting whip and plow through mixed up. By whip I take that as being easy to get fast RHS and whip the racket quickly.

    You say that if you had the technique to easily swing either racket you would get more whip through with the heavier racket. Which may be true but thats just it I would not be able to get the heavier one going as easy or as I think of it whip easily, especially when rushed playing points.

    When I have tried more HH balance it definitely plows through the ball more and gives more power to the ball, but is also much tougher to whip quickly. To me these are 2 different subjects.
     
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  3. Povl Carstensen

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    Yes with two strips of 1/4 inch. But the length varies for matching purposes (from about 4 to about 8 inches), so it is between 2 and 4 grams I would say.
     
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  4. Bartelby

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    It's probable that the cost of building a better machine to get an exact specification is not worth the cost for the average player nor the cost of customization for the professional, so they simply don't and wan't invest in such machinery.



     
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  5. tlm

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    I am using a light enough racket that I can add some weight to it so I will add some lead and try your suggestion.
     
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  6. marosmith

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    What this tells me is really pros use softer rackets when compared to the retail versions because they don't need forgiveness on off center hits while sacrificing feel and comfort.
     
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  7. Rogael Naderer

    Rogael Naderer Semi-Pro

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    I'm inclined to agree, I thinks Fed's string spacing is more open than Djokovic's and similar to Nadal's, It's this wide spacing in a 90sq" frame that makes the Wilson Six. One quite unique in its feel and spin potential.
     
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  8. Rogael Naderer

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    Theory?

    There's a word for people like you, but you may not understand its meaning given your limited vocabulary.
     
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  9. Rogael Naderer

    Rogael Naderer Semi-Pro

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    Could you tell me how you got to your weight and balance on your sticks?

    Your weight and balance is really similar to mine as well as your play style, I have lead at 12 and in the butt cap as well as a leather grip to bring mine to 12.4 ounces and 320mm balance.

    Feel like a little extra off centre stability could help me but I hate the feeling of lead at 3 and 9.
     
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  10. marosmith

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    Silicone in handle and lead at 12. Very polarized. PT57a pallet is very light which allows for that.
     
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