Favorite racket weight

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by yonexRx32, Jan 22, 2013.

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What's your favorite racket weight

  1. Less than 9.75 oz -- I could use a feather to play

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  2. 9.76 to 10.25 oz -- Energy is money, why waste it

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  3. 10.26 to 10.75 oz -- I follow the trendy crowd

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  4. 10.76 to 11.25 oz -- I am the voice of reason in my family

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  5. 11.26 to 11.75 oz -- Somewhat undecisive

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  6. 11.76 to 12.25 oz -- Opponents better take cover

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  7. 12.26 to 12.75 oz -- The ball rarely survives a set

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  8. 12.76 oz and up -- I never leave home without a sledgehammer

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  1. yonexRx32

    yonexRx32 Rookie

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    Once upon a time heavy rackets meant power. We are now told (see the Feliciano Lopez commercial) that's no longer the case. What do you use for your court adventures?
     
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  2. db10s

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    12 oz Dunlop Biomimetic Max 200G.... Lead in handle.
     
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  3. Squidward

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    Mine are usually in the 11.8oz -12.2oz range. 6-8 pts HL.
     
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  4. BlueB

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    11.5 oz...
     
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  5. djdannyj25

    djdannyj25 New User

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    12oz to 12.5 oz range, all head heavy
     
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  6. vergica

    vergica New User

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    12.5 Hl 6-8
     
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  7. slowfox

    slowfox Professional

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    After many experiments with lead tape, just a tad shy of 12oz is perfect for me.
     
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  8. Fuji

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    I'm usually around 12.4oz+ ideally. That being said I play comfortably in the 11.5oz range as well.

    -Fuji
     
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  9. db10s

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    I can relate....
     
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  10. acura9927

    acura9927 Semi-Pro

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    11.3 TO 11.6 SW 305-310 6 PTs HL or so
     
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  11. sansaephanh

    sansaephanh Professional

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    12.1, 7-100pts headlight, a decent swingweight, and I'm golden. Even if my footwork isn't.
     
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  12. Pwned

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    I think around 11.75-12 is a great balance (depending on swing weight) for me. Not hard to swing but still stable enough for blocking hard balls back. Easy to increase racquet head speed and pump up the spin. Maneuverable and not feeling sluggish while still being solid and stable.
     
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  13. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    10 pounds, 10 points head heavy.
     
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  14. hescobal

    hescobal Rookie

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    13.5 ounces
     
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  15. luishcorreia

    luishcorreia Professional

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    300g, 6pts HL
     
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  16. BMWprestigem3

    BMWprestigem3 New User

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    My Prestige Pro's are about 12.8 oz (Which I may increase). My Prestige Mid's are about 13.1 oz.
     
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  17. roundiesee

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    I think my preferred weight should be around 340g or about 12oz, but I have not been able to get anything close to this thus far. My present rackets weigh around 361g or about 12.6oz, :(
     
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  18. yonexRx32

    yonexRx32 Rookie

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    Ahhh.. my problem is the exact opposite... my favorite weight is 12.6 oz and I have to weigh down the 12oz.. Much preferred to your situation. :)
     
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  19. Absolute

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    my favorite racket, the prestige ig mp is at 368grams and 5 points HL
     
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  20. dr325i

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    12.35 oz (350g), 32cm balance
     
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  21. Midguytenis

    Midguytenis New User

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    Every racket will be different, racket "X" with 350g/SW350 and blablabla can be so much different from racket "Y" with 350g, there is no rule to this, there is too much focus on specs for people that can even hit a 160KM/H serve.

    Only thing I know is the VCore Tour rackets are fantastic rackets, much better than any Wilson i used in the past but a long margin.
     
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  22. yonexRx32

    yonexRx32 Rookie

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    Didn't quite get a big sample yet, but the results are fairly interesting.
     
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  23. roundiesee

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    Just curious, what racket do you use? Do you add lead to get the desired 12.6oz? I am using the BLXPS90 but at times the weight is a bit too much for me. I think the ideal would be the Asian BLX6.1 Tour90, but these are hard to find, :(
     
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