headlight, evenly balanced, and head-heavy?

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  1. oray777

    oray777 Rookie

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    Can someone explain the differences and advantages when these 3 changes are made to the racquet?
     
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  2. snoflewis

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    it's just a matter of preference. if you know how to hit all basic strokes effectively, you should be looking at head light-even balanced rackets
     
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  3. oray777

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    I'm thinking of adding weight to my racquet and making it evenly balanced. The racquet shop close to where i live can do it for me. How will racquet play with sort of setup? For example going from 12.3 oz. static weight to 13.3 oz with even balance.
     
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  4. snoflewis

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    the only thing i can say is....it'll have a very high swingweight...and frankly, your average tennis player can't handle that kinda swingweight. what racket are you using right now?
     
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  5. hadoken

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    A lot of companies are making light even balanced player frames with highish swingweights...I really don't get it. I'd take a heavy HL frame any day.
     
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  6. phat

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    Given that all 3 frames have the same static weight & flex, then
    (1) easy yo swing: HL > EB > HH
    (2) stablility: HH > EB > HL
    (3) power: HH > EB >HB
    But I feel that swingweight is more important..... if the SW is too high, and you cannot groove into your normal stroke, then all these talk on the static weight becomes meaningless.
     
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  7. jonolau

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    phat is right on the money here. SW is the most important criteria.
     
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