Racket specs on TW wesbite - variances in RA

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  1. Torres

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    Hello TW folks,

    I undertand that the specs you publish on the website are based on taking an average of several rackets.

    Out of interest, typically what sort of variances do you see in RA/flex between the same racquets, and what's the biggest RA variance you've seen?
     
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    Torres,

    I've seen flex vary by 3 or even 4 points - but generally it's more like 1 or 2 points. We don't have a record of the greatest variation we've recorded. Keep in mind that the flex is taken on an RDC machine, which measures the flex only at one point along the throat. So a racquet could be stiff in that area but more flexible toward the hoop - or visa versa.

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    Thanks Jon. When you say flex can vary by 3 or 4 points, do you mean say +/- 4 points eg. RA56 > average RA60 > RA64, or flex being from say RA60-64?
     
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    The second example. A 3pt range total with all three racquets falling inside say the 70-73 range. As I said, though, it's more like a 1 or 2 pt range, e.g., 70-72.

    Jon
     
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    Thanks for the clarification Jon!
     
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    You can turn the racquet over and see an RA difference of a point just flexing it in the other direction.

    Chris, TW
     
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    What is a "wesbite"? All kidding aside, interesting info.
     
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