Racquet Weights

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by firepanda, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. firepanda

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    Can someone give me the approximate racquet weights of the top three? (Djokovic, Federer, Nadal) Google turned up nothing and the search in these fora is horrible.
     
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  2. Roger Wawrinka

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    Fed-364 grams. Djokovic-365?? Not sure about Nadals but I would imagine it would be lighter.
     
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  5. Fintft

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    Is that unstrung? And where did you get them from, if you don't mind me asking?
     
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  6. ART ART

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    Yes, 3 grams at 12' like he said. But 3 at the butcap ?
     
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  7. rolliges

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    Strung swingweight is more revealing.

    The figures are out there but does anyone (stringers) have recent AO numbers?
     
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  8. Roger Wawrinka

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    Is what unstrung? Which racquet are you referring to?


    :)
     
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    could anyone say how head light they are thats more interesting
     
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    Your numbers for Fed-364 grams. Djokovic-365??

    Also why I agree that swingweight is even more important, I'm curious about the weight itself, or both if you want (most pros would use a head light racquet anyhow, well, maybe except Rafa?)
     
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    Fed, Djoko and Rafa play with rackets that weight between 340 and 370 grams (12-13+ oz) and with swingweights between 350-380 grams. Why would anyone care exactly what the weight and SW is? They make minor tweaks from time to time so it changes. They play with heavy rackets with heavy swing weights.
     
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    I don't know, could it be b/c a swingweight change of about 12g (between the Kfactor 6.1 95->BLX 6.1 95-> BLX 6.1 95 2012) made a big difference for a low level club player like me?
     
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  15. Fintft

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    Errata: 16g difference in SW:

    KSix-One 95
    Strung Weight: 12.3oz / 349g
    Balance: 8pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 340
    Stiffness: 69
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    Wilson BLX Six.One 95 16x18 Racquets 2012

    Strung Weight: 12.2oz / 345.86g
    Balance: 10 pts HL
    Swingweight: 324
    Stiffness: 66
     
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  16. dman72

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    Because they think there is a "holy grail" setup.

    There isn't, but it does become somewhat obvious from these guys specs that most stock racquets do not have specs that are anything close to the majority of pros. If there wasn't some advantage to it..they wouldn't do it.

    The question is, does that advantage translate to 90% of the people who frequent these boards? I think the answer to that is no. Pros sticks are build to handle and dish out huge serves at 120MPH+, and groundstrokes with 2500RPM+ at 75+ MPH.

    If you don't face these kinds of shots regularly, you're carrying around more stick than you need to get the job done. Spoken from experience..I've done the experiments. My racquet is still heavy, but the huge swingweight thing is a good way to wear yourself out after a few sets.
     
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  17. Fintft

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    I tend to agree, since like I said, I went down about 16g in SW and 4g in weight, over the last 3 years, but that also happened b/c the newest model were better engineered and had better shock absorption.

    Still don't want to go down another 15g in weight (same SW) to the stock model of Djokovic's stick (IG Speed MP 310)- although we own one in the family.
     
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