Specs: Strung vs Unstrung

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  1. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    There seems to be lots of confusion as to how much specs change unstrung vs strung. Here are some guidelines which exclude poly and any other string which adds more. Sorry I dont know the metric equivalents off the top.
    -Stringing adds approx 1/2 oz to the static weight
    -Stringing adds approx 20 swingweight points
    -Stringing makes the frame approx .4 inches less headlight/more headheavy
    -Stringing makes the frame approx 1-2 points less stiff/more flexible
     
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  2. ace of spades

    ace of spades Semi-Pro

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    Are the TW's specs for strung or unstrung?

    nvm

    strung
     
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  3. gonzalocatalino

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    Stringing adds approx 14.17 grams to the static weight
    -Stringing adds approx 20 swingweight points
    -Stringing makes the frame approx 1 cm less headlight/more headheavy
    -Stringing makes the frame approx 1-2 points less stiff/more flexible
     
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  4. mary fierce

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    Physics quiz -- why is the racquet more flexible after it's been strung?
     
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  5. mctennis

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    he said approximately- 15 grams = 1/2 ounce
     
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  6. RacquetDoctor

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    NBMJ...we always said 25 sw pts at PCS...because most players use Lux...but your info in right on...

    Mark
     
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  7. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    Thanks Mark. So about 5 SW points for the Poly. That's significant. Good to know. Hope all is well in Markville and Happy New Year...we've not 'talked' in some while. Ed
     
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  8. Speedy_tennis

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    i prefer unstrung, because the strung specs are depending the type of string
     
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