How Heavy is Your Racket?

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by kerplunker, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. kerplunker

    kerplunker Semi-Pro

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    These days juniors are getting, bigger stronger faster. This is allowing alot of them to play with heavy sticks. I know where I play with all high schoolers we all are starting to break above 11oz, which before was unheard of and everyone used 9.9oz. How heavy is your racket?
     
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  2. andyroddick's mojo

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    slightly heavier then 12 oz. like 12.3 or so. It's heavier then I'd like it to be, but it's headlight so that helps a lot. My dream stick would probably be between 11 and 11.8 oz.
     
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  3. EricW

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    13.4oz... People actually use 9.9oz racquets?
     
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  4. kerplunker

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    Yes People actually use that...and you'd be suprised how many...one of our top players uses a Head Flexpoint 4...
     
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  5. looseswing

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    Something around 12.5 ounces, but I haven't measured it exactly.
     
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  6. tennis-skater

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    mine is 12.0 weighed at the PO with overgrip and strings
     
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  7. Amone

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    Hmm... 12 oz, for the moment. I dunno why people seem to find low weight preferable, I was hitting with an ROK today, that was an experience! :D
     
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  8. hughsiss

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    354g, but I am plead it up planning to lead it up and see what it plays like. Although I might keep it same as the heaviest racquet I played with before that was 350g.
     
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  9. Aggro

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    365g or 12.87oz either way you like :)
     
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  10. Voltron

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    Mine is about 12.5 oz currently.
     
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  11. tennis_nerd22

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    a whopping 11 oz ;) lol i went from one spectrum (10.5 oz) to the opposite end (12.7 oz) and found that to maximize my winning and not my ego, anywhere between 11 and 11.5 oz was the way to go, but the racket has to be solid, so near even balance.
     
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  12. slice bh compliment

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    Used to be 14 ounces even.
    Now, with these modern sticks: a trim and whippy 13.1 ounces. 8 pts HL. Lead at 9:30 and 2:30. Even more at the top of the handle.
    Great stick.
     
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  13. Tour 90

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    about 12.8-13.0 on mine atm.
     
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  14. WhiteSox05CA

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    And your all juniors right?
     
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  15. smittysan89

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    New Pure Control's will be around 12.4 w/ strings, overgrip etc. Still not sure if I want to add any lead at all, they are super solid sticks stock.
     
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  16. Voltron

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    I am at least.
     
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  17. slice bh compliment

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    Whoa, sorry. saw the word racquet and just stumbled in here.
    I played junior tennis. ...

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    in the late 70's and early 80s.

    Back then, my sticks were made of wood and were in the mid 13s.
     
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  18. morten

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    360 grams. ps85..at50lbs
     
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  19. [ GTR ]

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    366grams ncode90, strung and with an overgrip.
     
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  20. Silentgunz

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    my racquet is about 12 oz
     
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  21. thebosher

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    My racquet is pretty cloe to 13 oz. probaly somewhere hovering in the 12.6-12.8 range
     
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  22. IT WAS IN!!!

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    i use a pog stock right now gonna test w/ lead this next weekend
     
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  23. Feña14

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    RD-7's slightly under 13oz's and around 7 phl
     
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  24. FEDEX1

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    my racket is about 10.6-10.9
     
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  25. mhstennis100

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    However heavy a strung PS tour 90 with 2 leather grips and an overgrip is. Probaly 12.5 oz.+
     
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  26. thejackal

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    n6-1 95, around 12.8oz
     
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  27. AlpineCadet

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    My stock ProStaff Tour 90 with a pro overgrip and luxilon 16gauge strings weighs in at a perfect 13.0 ounces. How shockingly heavy!
     
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  28. tennisboi

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    mines at 12.5 oz. and yes. i am a high school tennis player.
     
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  29. WhiteSox05CA

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    So you're all junior players, and all these racquets seem pretty heavy. What's you NTRP? Do they match what TW recomends for the racquet? Example, (K)Factor Tour 90 is recomended for 5.0+ level players.
     
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  30. TalkingTennis91

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    I am an nCode 90 user, which is recommended for 5.0+, but I am a 4.5 junior doing just fine with it.
     
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  31. IT WAS IN!!!

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    i am probably a 4.0 or 4.5 as a junior and use a pog mid at stock weight. tw recommends to 5.0+ players
     
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    i am going to use a more powerful hybrid though soon
     
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  33. Kabob190

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    i use and n6.1 95 stock at 12.2 i think. i had it built up one grip size. i use and overgrip. so im not sure how heavy that would be. i could probably do with a little more weight.
     
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  34. thejackal

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    i'd say yours is around 12.5oz right now.

    btw, i live in folsom. where do u play?
     
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  35. psamp14

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    juniors are getting bigger and stronger and faster these days? so before they were not? in the 1970s and 1980s juniors werent strong enough to wield 12.0+ oz racquets?

    load of garbage to me.....any player can wield any racquet....how heavy it is does not say anything about the level of their game

    my racquet is leaded up to 390g....about 13.8 oz
     
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  36. donut

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    13 1/8 oz strung
     
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  37. damasta55

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    11.1oz for my sharkmp.
     
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  38. Duzza

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    17 oz unstrung.
     
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  39. Sagittar

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    oh Duzza , Duzza ;)
     
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  40. aznspongehead

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    LOL for a second there I thought someone's racket is 50 lbs... which was obviously impossible... (right? :confused: )

    Anyways mine is about 13 oz.
     
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  41. morten

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    he he, stringtension that is..
     
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  42. Duzza

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    Not impossible. Mine is 50 strung.
     
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  43. goblake14

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    12 oz. stock, 12.5 or so with the lead I'm using.
     
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  44. s_andrean

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    I'm 18, that still technically counts me as a junior methinks.

    I use the Volkl Tour 10 V.E mid.. they work out to about 355 grams with all the trimmings (about 12.5oz)

    And to think I ate a 24oz burger on friday after the pub run.
    biiiig mistake.
     
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  45. brayman9

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    11 oz i think maybe not i don't have my sticks with me
     
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  46. p0w3r

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    Towards the end of last summer i used a RDS Mid with a leather grip so around 12.5 oz i guess....something around that.

    After a lazy off season im temporarly using the Head LM Instict Tour XL which weighs only 11.7ish oz. Its a lot easier to swing and use.
     
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  47. Thomas15

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    i forget how havy my racket is at the moment but its between 11-12 oz and its about 4 points head light
     
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  48. The Prodigy

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    382g. approx...... 13.47 n6.1 95 16x18

    sophomore in hs
     
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  49. xtremerunnerars

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    about 12.1 oz strung mfil 300


    soph in hs
     
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  50. Kabob190

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    mainly at broadstone racquet club, you probably know it.
     
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