How much was the heaviest racket you ever held?

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  1. Anonymous

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    For me it has to be my friend's today. I picked it up and i could tell it was much heavier than mine. Anyone else??
     
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  2. Ronaldo

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    15 oz. Wilson Kramer Auto
     
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  3. HeavyBall

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    I weighted one of my PC's to Phillipousis's specs: Fairway leather, @ 8 grams at 3 and 9, and the rest under the guard, up to 400 grams total. Hit pretty good as long as I had a week or so to prepare.
     
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  4. Kirko

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    The heaviest was a 2000 @ that time they came in 3 weight ranges light,med. & heavy . The pro shop were my brother & played had them I rememeber it was alot heavier than the lt.-med.Kramer I used was a beast.
     
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  5. Kirko

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    T2000 sorry.
     
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  6. Rabbit

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    Two, first was a Garcia that Harold Solomon played with, and the second was the Fischer Stan Smith model. Both of these frames went around 15 ounces. Talk about stability.
     
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  7. Morpheus

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    I recall my Pancho Gonzalez Autograph being a big chuck of wood back in the day. Never weighed it but it was heavy.
     
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  8. tnkGod4tns

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    anywhere between 12.6 to 12.8 oz. for my ps 6.0 85
     
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  9. joe sch

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    I have many old school rackets in the 14...17 oz range. Im thinking of customizing a racket to 20 oz for test purposes :wink:
     
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  10. Deuce

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    20 oz, huh?

    ... that's how the 2-handed forehand was invented, right?
     
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  11. K!ck5w3rvE

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    lol the i.prestige is heavy, but its also a fence pailing, so stiff
     
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  12. brijoel

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    my prostaff at 13.2 is the heaviest ive ever "played" with. the heaviest ive held/hit with was my friends old precision response ti. that thing was just plastered with lead tape. i think i remember it weighing in a round 14.2, but that might not be totally accurate as it was just some little kitchen scale our coach had.
     
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  13. andreh

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    My own PS 85 with a lot of lead tape weighting in at 13.2. Hit like a dream on groundies, but I couldn't get the wrist snap on the serve. Too heavy.
     
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  14. baseliner

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    Slazenger pro one. Supposedly stiffness of steel and feel of wood. Still got it in a closet somewhere. Weighed a ton.
     
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  15. 10isace

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    my MegaAge M1 weighs 13.4 oz, the heaviest modern day racquet for me:(...
     
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  16. tarheelbornjohn

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    I play with my HPS 6.1 weighted at 13.5 now. Would go up a little more but I play more doubles now and while 14 is great on ground strokes I take a lot of shots to the belly from well known players when they see me pull out the "heavy stick".
     
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  17. chad shaver

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    About 2 lbs. Guy I know took an old racquet and wrapped a thick wire around the head. He would go practice hitting serves, forehands and backhands with it for about 10 minutes each every other day. He swore that it helped him to not get tired during matches. I figure it would probably help me break a shin bone or something....
     
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  18. Ronaldo

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    chad, was that player's name Mick Foley? Appeared he wrapped his racquet with barbed wire and lit it up every blue moon. 10isace, that M1 is one heavy stick to serve with. Any wooden racquet is a beast to serve with.
     
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  19. Hawaii 5.0

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    I've held a near 5 foot long human sized Prince TT Rip with rope strings, no bumper, but must weighed 10 pounds or so.All wood.
     
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  20. topspin king

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    Donnay Borg Pro.
     
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  21. sandro

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    my Prestige Pro is 373 grams (13.2 oz?)
     
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  22. 10sNut

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    Stock, custom made Kneissl Tom's Machine, 27.5 in., 14.5 oz. Very stable, but not the most manueverable.
     
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  23. acetennisman

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    hey! the heaviest i ever used while playing modern tennis is my pro staff n six one tour. before u laugh, it has lead tape. i put a package of the stuff on and is weighed 14 ounces at the pro shop. although its head heavy
     
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  24. ffrpg

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    My PS 85's have been leaded up to 13.7 ounces.
     
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  25. Ben42

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    Yeah, they're heavy, but wouldn't the much smaller head size negate the extra weight as far a stability goes?
     
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  26. Speedy_tennis

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    390 grs i don't know how much ounces
     
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  27. hummer23

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    i leaded a pro staff 85 up to just under 14 ounces. went you to the court, filly expecting to serve sampras type bombs. Barely got any pace on the ball, but there was more than enough pain to go around. that thing is a club, i cant imagine playing with it for more than a few points. sampras is the man.
     
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