nCode n5 and n6 Swingweights and Stiffness

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  1. bsandy

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    Are the Swingweights and Stiffensses for the nCode n5 110 and n6 110 correct ?

    N5
    Head Size: 110 sq. in. / 710 sq. cm. Length: 27.25 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 9.8oz / 278g Balance: 7 pts Head Heavy
    Swingweight: 312 Stiffness: 59
    Beam Width: Dual Taper Beam 26.5 mm

    N6
    Head Size: 110 sq. in. / 710 sq. cm. Length: 27.3 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 9.7oz / 275g Balance: 5.8 pts Head Heavy
    Swingweight: 328 Stiffness: 64
    Beam Width: Dual Taper Beam 25.5 mm

    If the n6 is lighter and more head light, how can it have a higher Swingweight ?

    If the n5 has a thicker beam, how can it have a lower Stiffness ?

    . . . Bud
     
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  2. TW Staff

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    The n6 has a solid beam. The n5 features a new version of the Triad technology, which tends to make a racquet flex more on the RDC machine. The upper hoop and lower shaft may be stiffer, but we do not currently have the equipment to measure zonal stiffness.
    As for the weight and balance, I will pull some demos and check our specs.

    Thanks,
    Chris, TW.
     
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  3. Shane Reynolds

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    If the N6 is a solid beam, why is the stiffness of the 95 rated at 60? Wouldn't that flexibility and the light weight make it feel like a wet paper towel? I ask because I didn't like the old Triad design and I don't like this one much better; I looked at the N5 98 but ruled it out after inspection. I wasn't considering the N6 because I thought it had the Triad design as well with that low stiffness rating but I can see now in the pictures that there is no separation for the Triad like there is on the N5.
     
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    Sorry, I was out driving the Ferrari.

    The n6 feels quite firm and crisp in play. There’s some nice pop and I found it easy to hit with spin. I suggest you give it a demo to see if it fits your needs.

    Chris, TW.
     
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