High swing weight experts

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by gerli, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. gerli

    gerli Rookie

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    Hello,
    i have a question to all high swing weight experts. In general i play with racquet's that have swing weights about 355-360.
    I customize them with a lot of lead all around the head from 12 down to 4 an 8 o´clock and with a second layer at 12.
    I like to know from you guys, who also play with such high swing weights, if you have the same lead placement (12 to 4 and 8) or do you have all the lead at 3 and 9.
    What do you think are the advantages of these two possibilities.
    Sorry for my English but i tried my best.
    Thanks
     
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  2. kaibaNYC06

    kaibaNYC06 Rookie

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    wow that's insane. Wat kinda racquet are u using? sounds like a beast :twisted:.
     
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  3. dman72

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    The swingweight on my NXG midplus is up there too..stock it's 338. I refuse to have a big serve twist my racquet. I really only start feeling the weight after about 4 hours of playing, so it isn't an issue.

    I have 1 strip of 1/4 inch at 9 and 3 and 2 strips at 12, both sides of the head.
     
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  4. FH2FH

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    The more at 3/9, the less twisting I guess. You'd have to use more lead there though since it wouldn't have the same swingweight as at 12, or closer to 12. I don't think it would make much difference except that the static weight and balance would be different.
     
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  5. jackson vile

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    Really depends on the racket and the play style.

    I personaly don't use the high swing weights any more, I have seen the light and go no higher than 345.

    Guys like Nalbandian, Novak, and Roger can't be wrong:)
     
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  6. jasonchu

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    get the compromise

    go at 10 and 2 like prince suggests (did with its Triple threat racquets)... you get the torsional stability and the headweight.
     
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  7. Anton

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    Usually the more western the grip the lighter the SW
     
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  8. ledor

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    that's funny, but i concur.
     
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