How much weight does overwrap and strings add to a racket?

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  1. gplracer

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    I weighed my racket and it is 12.7 with lux/gut strings and a wilson overwrap. How much do you think it would be without strings and overwrap? I do not want to cut the strings out to find out.
     
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  2. VGP

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    ~15 grams for strings (0.5 ounces)

    ~6 grams for overgrip (0.2 ounces)
     
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  3. TennisCJC

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    strings usually weigh about .6 oz or 17 grams. Over-grip is 5-6 grams or about to .2 oz. Your racket probably weighs 11.9 oz unstrung and without over-grip. Dampeners weight 1.5 g to 4 g depending on the type - Sampras O dampeners are 1.5 and most solid round ones are around 3 grams. A big worm type would be a little more.
     
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  4. gplracer

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    Thanks for the info guys!
     
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  5. Mig1NC

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    Strings tend to run from 15-18 grams depending on gauge and composition in my experience
     
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