Customization question

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Muppet, May 14, 2013.

  1. Muppet

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    I'm in the process of making a Dunlop Biomimetic 200 (352g) feel as much as possible like a Dunlop MuscleWeave 200G (355g). I have them both at 31.5 cm balance. My question is if I add weight at or near the balance point, is there a general "static grams:sw" ratio that I can use to help me match these two racquets? In stock form, the Bio is 9 sw units higher than the MW. So I'm thinking that I should end up with the Bio having a lower static weight. I may already be there. I'll have to get some play time to see how they feel. The formula would be helpful though, if anyone has it.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  2. corners

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    Are you trying to match these two racquets or just get them kind of close?

    Which MW 200G do you have - the 95, the 100...?

    Adding mass to the balance point will hardly increase the swingweight at all. Your 200G is already heavier than your Bio200 and yet you need to increase its swingweight. That's a problem. Have you already added mass to them to get them both to 31.5cm? If so, you should start over. Do you have the actual specs for these two frames or are you just using published specs? Tell me whatever info you have on these frames - preferably the actual specs in stock form - and I'll help you match them.
     
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  3. Muppet

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    I don't have measured specs from stock form. I was hoping I could start from where I am. I've made some modifications to them both, but listing those for you would probably be meaningless without the stock specs. I haven't gone ape sh-- on changes. The above specs for mass and balance were measured by me. SWs were published. I've changed the grips on both and added 1.5g to the Bio at 6:00. Both racquets are the 95" versions. I had experimented with putty in the trap doors and lead on the Bio at 12:00, then in the throat when I found that 12:00 made the racquet feel like a paddle.

    I've gotten to a place where they feel very close. It may be good enough. What you said about trying to raise the sw w/o increasing the overall weight is something I hadn't thought of. What I am doing instead is modding the Bio lighter than the MW, w/ higher Bio sw. Yes, not matched, but possible.

    I guess this means there is no simple ratio. And I'm not willing to strip off my grips. I don't mean to troll your time away, so I don't mind ending the thread here if there's nothing else you think of that might be helpful.

    Thank you
     
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  4. JohnB

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    If you measure both swingweights, it will avoid guessing.
     
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