Matching Stick Help Please

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Centryx, May 2, 2013.

  1. Centryx

    Centryx Semi-Pro

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    Hey guys

    Just got some issues and wondering how to resolve and it seems more guys in this area are MRT and fiddle with their sticks more. What stats would you use to match these 9 sticks? I thought about matching them all to #2 but then its impossible for #1 to be even close. Any ideas? thanks in advance ( I have also thought about leaving #1 out all together since it is way off SW wise)


    Rq Static Balance SW
    1 332 12.75 324
    2 340 12.625 318
    3 331 12.625 309
    4 336 12.5 317
    5 329 12.5 308
    6 325 12.75 307
    7 333 12.75 319
    8 328 12.5 307
    9 337 12.625 317
     
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  2. Irvin

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    First are they all the same type rackets? Same length - when I say say length I mean are they all exactly the same length. You can string a racket and make it 1/8" longer or shorter just mounting it wrong. Is there any lead tape now on any of the rackets? You may want to look under the grips and grommets for weit also and inside the handle of the racket? Does all rackets have the same gauge and type string in them?
     
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  3. Centryx

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    Yes all the same stick same length new grommets/ grips/ pallets no lead tape want to match them unstrung so these are unstrung #s I can play up to a strung weight of 365ish with a sw of 350 ish strung
     
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  4. Irvin

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    I assume you have access to scales and a SW tool of some kind. Can't one use scales to determine how much weight needs to be added to the racket and RacquetTune to determine where the weight should be placed?

    Also if the static weight, balance, and SW were all the same and the racket were supported at two points the weight of all rackets at those two points should be identical. Could be any two points but 10 cm from the butt is where the SW tools pivot the racket so that point for sure I would use. The other point could be at the 3-9 o'clock point say at one specific grommet. Support the rackets at the 3-9 positions and match up the weit at the 10 cm point so they are all the same. Determine how much weight must be added to each racket to make the static weight all the same. Use the SW tool to determine where to place the weight.

    Here is some videos I did a long time ago on this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFBGHv_iH_Y
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R12TTW5nc7Q
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6DvN9fCp2c
     
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  5. Centryx

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    well thanks Irvin, What would you do to match these leave out the one that isn't going to match #1 and match the rest, it seems I can match all of them to #2 pretty accurately. My other option would be to go up in static weight and SW for all of them to something like 345 static weight and 330 SW.... just looking for opinions

    thanks in advance
     
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  6. Relinquis

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    what do you like to play with?

    330 swing weight or 320? that's probably teh biggest question to answer.
     
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  7. Irvin

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    I'm not so sure #1 can't be matched. You're going to have to determine how heavy the rackets you want to play with has to be though in the end.
     
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  8. Centryx

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    yeah these are bumblebee radicals and they weigh alot less than my usual weighted up rad pros (354 static/351 SW) but the Twin Tube Zebras seem to weigh even more I am afraid to cap them and end up with a ~360+ static weight
     
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  9. Geoff

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    Hi Centryx

    Do you have a racquet that is your favorite. I would recommend matching to your favorite specs as opposed to matching the racquets to each other. It may be necessary to eliminate a frame or two using my recommendation.
     
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  10. Irvin

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    ^^^Most definitely. I had a favorite gold club when I played a lot - my 4 iron and matched all the angles and SW up to that club even though my 4 iron was 1.5* flatter than the normal loft for a 4 iron. With all my clubs 1.5* flatter I liked the whole set much better.
     
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  11. Centryx

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    I liked #9 strung that's why I think matching to #2 should be fine and I guess throwing out 1 is the best option
     
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