If I cut my 7G of a half will it be a 5G???...surgery!!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by ErwinFromParis, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. ErwinFromParis

    ErwinFromParis Rookie

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    A quick answer could be affirmative, but...The point is the stiffness of the 5G is 65 and the 7G is 66... so if I cut it of half a inch the 7G would become stiffer!! It's not possible to attempt the "holy" 65 of the 5G!!!! What do u think??
     
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  2. JGR

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    In my mind (limited I admit), shortening a racquet could only make it play stiffer.
     
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  3. ErwinFromParis

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    So I do think...
    But I heard a lot of poster here that say the 7G is a 5G with a Half inch longer... That couldn't be true!! Also as regarding the swinweight of both raquette (318 for the 5G / 330 for 7G) : adding only a 1/2 in. of handle can it make such a big difference in swinweight almost when the plus-weight is located at the bottom...
    A last fact : weight of both stick are equal (332) despite the half inch longer... Weird isn't it?

    Is there any one that have experimented it?
    Any shares will be app.
     
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  4. ErwinFromParis

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  5. BHud

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    On a racquet of this weight and balance (and assuming they haven't added weights in the handle), dropping the 7g by 1/2" would lower the swingweight by approximately 20 grams, thereby making it swing much lighter than the 5g.

    I would start by dropping 1/4"...close to the same swingweight as the 5g, but w/ a bit more "pop"...but clearly more maneuverable than the 7g pre-surgery.
     
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  6. ErwinFromParis

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    Soundz great! thx BH.
    What do you think a 1/4" or 1/2" dropping will change on stiffness? Maybe about 1 RA more...?
     
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