Does light make right?

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Does light make right?

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  1. Geico

    Geico New User

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    So apparently the trend is that racquets are being made lighter now.
    How light is too light? What is the minimal barrier in weight?
     
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  2. kerplunker

    kerplunker Semi-Pro

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    to light to me is 9.5oz
     
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  3. dscw

    dscw Rookie

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    anything under 10oz
     
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  4. armand

    armand Banned

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    I was trying 11.8 and didn't like it. So I guess 12+ is the only thing good for me
     
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  5. ucd_ace

    ucd_ace Semi-Pro

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    I consider anything under 12oz strung light.
     
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  6. Vantage231511

    Vantage231511 Rookie

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    Anything lighter then 10 oz is generally very bad for your arm and shoulder.

    Anything below 11.5 strung is usually tweener.
     
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  7. TheSneakerologist

    TheSneakerologist Rookie

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    To me, if it's under 12 ounces then it is definitely to light. It just feels iono nasty hitting with a light racket. And your shoulder will fall off
     
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  8. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

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    I find anything below 12.2 oz. to be too light. Need to have mass to counteract the momentum of the ball coming at you at high velocities.
     
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  9. hummer23

    hummer23 Hall of Fame

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    i love the pure drive, and mine, with lead, comes out just under 12 ounces. even stock, the frame doenst play too differntly, and i jus tlove the racquet head speed you can acheive. also a great serving frame. im convicned that the way to go is to take a light slightly headlight frame, and add enought lead to really get it to the right spec for you. the 300g is an excellent canvas, and ive customized it from 10.9 oucnes, to 11.7 ounces meanqhile making it slightly more headlight, and swing slightly heavier. this make the frame feel so good for me. in the next decade i think heavy frame, 12/5 oucnes plus, are going to become rare-er off the shelf, whereas lighter, more whippable sticks will become more popular.

    as for how light is too light, it say playing iwth stick under 10.8 ounces is too light, but adding some lead to it to sure up the head would make the same stick not only very playable, but quite stable under heavy hitting while remaining mobile and easy on the arm. not something a custom ps 85, or hps 95 can really do to that extent.
     
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  10. fishuuuuu

    fishuuuuu Hall of Fame

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    Lead tape 4TW.
     
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