Donnay XP Dual 102's with different specs

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  1. AR15

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    I have 2 Donnay XP Dual 102's.

    One is a 4 1/8" grip with a 10.4 oz weight (unstrung) and 320mm balance.

    One is a 4 3/8" grip with 10.6 oz weight and 315mm balance.

    Both have the above specifications printed on the racquets.

    Question: Is the different weights and balances due to the different grip sizes?
     
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  2. gd!

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    No, it's not. Any Donnay grip size differs like that. Which one do you prefer?
     
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    I haven't played with the 4 3/8 yet, so I can't compare.

    I'm just trying to figure out why these two racquets have different specs.
     
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  4. realplayer

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    Quality control. The differences will occur in the production process. If you want identical rackets you have to bring them to a customizer.
     
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    You don't understand, the different specs are painted on each of the racquets.
     
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    Sorry, i didn't read your question correctly. The only thing i can think of is that Donnay changed the specs and that one of the Donnays is a sort of prototype but that is not possible if you bought the rackets at the same time.
     
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  7. AR15

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    I didn't buy them at the same time.

    So, the grip pallets all weigh the same? I changed the 4 1/8" grip to a 4 1/4" grip with new pallets.

    I plan on changing the 3/8 to a 1/4 also. Will this make the weight and balance specs match?
     
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  8. gd!

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    No, it won't change the racquet balance to the top of the racquet. I recommend you to try out the grip 3 first before concluding any further customization. Get on top if you may prefer 320mm balance.
    Myself, I use 318mm balance but use few grams of lead tape in the racquet head. Hence, another racquet would need to show a balance point around 320, surely not around 315.
    X-P Dual is in my experience less powerful than comparable tweener sticks. But all in all it's a fun racquet to hit with.
     
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