Help! Trouble on racket balance!

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  1. TsongaBonga

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    How many centimeters in balance is 7 points head light?
     
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  2. TsongaBonga

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    Bump!.........
     
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  3. origmarm

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    "Balance: Static measure of weight distribution in a racquet and measured from the butt end in inches and/or centimeters. Commonly referenced in "points" head light or head heavy - each "point" represents 1/8 inch. Generally speaking, heavier racquets are head light to maintain maneuverability, while most of today's super-light racquets are head heavy to supply enough mass (which translates into power) to the area of the frame where the ball is being contacted. A 27 inch racquet with a balance point of 12-1/2 inches is 1 inch, or 8 points head light (even balance would be 13-1/2 inches). A 28 inch racquet with a balance point of 15 inches is 1 inch (or 8 points) head heavy. Static balance ultimately affects swingweight (see below), which is a dynamic measure of racquet maneuverability."

    From here:
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/RacquetStringTerms.html
     
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  4. ladude1957

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    since 1 points=.125 inch
    since 7 ponits = .875 inch
    since 1 inch = 2.54 cm
    .875 inch = 2.2225 cm

    from the centerpoint ie 27 inch frame 27/2 = 13.5 inches or 34.28 cms

    so on a 27 inch frame = 34.28-2.2225=32.03 cms

    think that is right.
     
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