Favorite Balance?

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  1. deme08

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    What is your favorite balance and in which frame?

    I personally like 8pts head light in a 27" frame and 6pts head light in a 27.5". Current racquet is rds001 midplus.
     
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  2. iTennis

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    7-pt HL at 436g with my POG OS and Trisys 260 OS, using TW thin leather + tornagrip.
     
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  3. TheShaun

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    i like really head light. 9-12pts and frame in the 12+ oz range.
     
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  4. roller~

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    Without exception, HL.

    The more HL done the better.
     
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  5. 40Love

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    EB around 11oz.
     
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  6. soggyramen

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    i like about 8-9 points headlight in a near 12 oz frame. but over 12 oz i like 10-12 points
     
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  7. fujitsu77

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    even and over 12 oz
     
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  8. jelle v

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    Shouldn't you take swingweight into account too..? I mean, balance alone doesn't determine how a racket plays.

    I mean, the nBlade and the Microgel Radical have the same balance, but the Microgel is much easier too swing than the nBlade due to the lower swingweight.
     
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  9. soggyramen

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    he didn't ask for that though did he? *hint of sarcasm*
     
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  10. jelle v

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    No, but because there isn't one correct answer it makes the question pretty useless... *hint of sarcasm*
     
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  11. SFrazeur

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    Over the past couple years I have tended to choose racquets that have a stock balance of 6-8 pts HL.

    -SF
     
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  12. soggyramen

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    oh well not much you can do about it. if people didn't ask questions like these then this section would be alot more boring at times.
     
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  13. deme08

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    If you mention the racquet you use as I asked, we could find out the swingweight if we wanted to (unless it's modded with lead). That is the point.:)
     
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  14. deme08

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    Yes there is one correct answer the op asks for "your favorite balance?", if you don't know the anwer to that then I wouldn't expect to see a post from you either. Think about that *hint of sarcasm*
     
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  15. soggyramen

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    OH SNAP!!! i'm just messing around.
     
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  16. Maestro Nalbandian

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    6-pt HL at 11.5oz -->TT Warrior MP, 850pro spin, TW leather, Super Grap
     
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  17. jelle v

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    Well ok then, I won't quarrel any further.. Let's not use hints of sarcasm anymore..

    My favorite balance is something between 2 and 5 points headlight.. The frame in which that would go weighs 310 grams unstrung, and has a headsize of 95. Swingweight of the racket preferably around 320 - 325.

    I now play the nBlade which doesn't fit those specs exactly, but it's pretty good. However I am very curious about the new kBlade.

    BTW.. you are the OP aren't you :?
     
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  18. deme08

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    Never meant to quarrel, like soggyramen said "im just messing around":)

    Thanks for the input though. KBlade 98 should meet your requirements quite well,

    Strung Weight: 11.1oz / 315g
    Balance: 3pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 325
    Stiffness: 64
     
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  19. louis netman

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    PRTi, 13 oz, 14pts HL...
     
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  20. Bundey

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    4-6 is the best!
     
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  21. deme08

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    I think so. 4-6 has the best balance between groundies and volleys.
     
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  22. deme08

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    How did you get 6pt HL from the warrior? Mine is 1 pt HL standard.
     
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  23. SFrazeur

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    Fast Foreword half a year later. . .

    And it happen again. I sought out a new racuquet didn't think much of balance and wound up getting a 7point head light racuqet.

    -SF
     
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  24. deme08

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    Which racquet is that?
     
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  25. SFrazeur

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  26. nickb

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    12 pts head light unstrung for me...
     
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  27. In)SpiRe

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    Over 12 oz.(maybe the 12.7-13.2 oz. range) and 12 points headlight.
     
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  28. AznRamenDude

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    5-9 HL for me
     
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  29. mdjenders

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    12.5oz, 5 pts HL is looking pretty good for me. I prefer more HL balance like 9 pts for my forehand, but the improvement in my backhand with the 5 pt balance is enormous. I am hitting my one hander so much better because there is more weight to pull the head around and plow through the ball rather than wrist over it.
     
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  30. carlos djackal

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    10 pts HL, Volkl Dnx 10 Mid
     
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  31. Bud

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    13.0 oz. / 8-10 HL.
     
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  32. deme08

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  33. D. Dokas

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    iTENNIS 460 grams what the hell?
    i doubt i could even swing that :O
     
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