Matching Racquets (identical)

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by EricW, May 12, 2008.

  1. EricW

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    Even though I have 3 K90s I only use now, because they are so vastly different. (Horrible wilson quality control) Therefore, I'd like to get my K90 that I use matched with a few new K90s.

    First question: Does TW match racquets (identical, swingweight, balance, weight, etc)

    Second question: How much would it cost?

    Third question: Is there any way I could do it without actually sending in my racquet? Can I go to a store around here with an RDC and get the exact specs, and send the numbers into TW asking to customize 3 K90s to those exact specifications?

    Thanks
     
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  2. [d]ragon

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    1. yes
    2. i believe it was 20 bucks
    3. u could find a pro shop. very few shops are gonna hav a RDC
     
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  3. MAX PLY

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    If TW does not do it there is a company in Alabama that will do it for you. You should be able to google it and find out their name. You may also be able to find a local MRT who can set you up. Good luck.
     
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  4. EricW

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    How would I find an RDC locally?
     
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  5. EricW

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    Anyone? Do normal pro-shops have one?
     
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  6. [K]Topspin

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    Not really. Unless its a really good one. . . I mean REALLY good. . .
     
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  7. [d]ragon

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    just send it in to TW
     
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  8. quest01

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    What was so different from the 3 K90s you have.. I mean what was the strung weight of all 3? was one like 12.5 ounces strung and another 12.9 ounces?
     
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  9. larry10s

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    call bosworthtennis.com. they probably could do it for you.
     
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  10. EricW

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    Yes, quality control is awful for most companies. I could be blindfolded and handed them 1 at a time, and know which is which.
     
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  11. quest01

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    Hey does your K90s have an R logo on both sides of the frame or a TM logo on both sides of the frame?
     
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  12. Joker

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    What does each mean?
     
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  13. mdjenders

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    balance boards are pretty easy to make in one afternoon if you are able to make a trip to home depot; search the forums for some examples. accurate postal scales can be had for $30 or so. with these two tools and some lead tape, you will be able to match your racquets to whatever spec you choose, as well as experiment to your heart's desire.
     
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  14. ohhgourami

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    i have the same problem with my k95s. i have one that swings lighter than the other but the "lighter" one feels more solid and has more pop. its absolutely retarded. i feel like selling the second one iv bought and finding one thats exactly the same as my original k95 i bought from TW.
     
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  15. tennisplayerguy1

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    you also have to realize when you bought them. if you bought all 3 at the same time the you have a problem. if you bought them at seprate times that could be the issue.

    i once played with two k90s and they matched perfectly. a few months later i bought two more, and they played completely different. so i had two pairs of different playing k90s. i think its all in wilson's manufacturing.
     
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  16. efthemios

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    Matching is not that hard. I just did four. Buy a digital scale and some lead tape then make your own balance board.
     
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  17. movdqa

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    When you buy your next set, ask TW to match them. I have two K90s and they feel like different racquets. I learned about tolerances and now ask TW to find me one at a specific weight.
     
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  18. bigmatt

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    Eric:
    You could go to the USRSA site and click on "Find a Stringer" to locate people in your area, then find the MRTs (hard to imagine anyone else with an RDC). One of them may be able to help you, or turn you on to someone that can.
     
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  19. Hominator

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    I haven't used them, but Racquetmaxx.com comes highly recommended.
     
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  20. Edstringer13

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    Balance Board!

    where are the links that teach how to build a balance board?I couldn't find any?
    If anybody can help,would be great
    thanks in advance
     
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  21. efthemios

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    Check this page out. I don't think the exact height of the dowel matters too much.

    http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/wtbalswt.php
     
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  22. alidisperanza

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    +1 to the above. Have fun doing it and you may be able to find an even better set up than your current!

    I don't necessarily know the standards with wilson but I have several Head Radicals that are made in different countries. Not surprisingly all three play differently. I believe mine are made in Austria, Czech, and China. (don't quote me on the czech, the silly sticker fell off).

    Home RDC would be intense....
     
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