Prince NXG MP Stiffness?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by tetsuo10, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. tetsuo10

    tetsuo10 Rookie

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    Question about TW's review of Prince NXG and Diablo. Seems that the reviewers gave better ratings for the Diablo Mid, even stating they would enter tournaments with it, while they stated they didn't like the stiffness of the NXG MP. However, TW's specs show NXG MP's stiffness to be 63 while the Diablo's Mid to be 66. Does that seem a little contradictory compared to the reviews? Are the stiffness ratings from Prince from from TW's testing?
     
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  2. ps 6.0

    ps 6.0 Rookie

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    Stiffness ratings like 63 and 66 are only measured at the throat. there are other iterations of stiffness all throughout the frame. i.e. upper hoop. when i demoed both rackets the diablo had a comfortable string bed with predictability, the NXG felt harsher, and that was because of the upper hoop stiffness. the ratings that TW posts are taken from (if i remember correctly) 3-4 rackets that are taken from the first shipment and then are put through the ringers, then the measure ments are averaged. This is just what i noticed.
     
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