strings and SW?

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  1. smirker

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    Hi,

    Does anyone happen to know how much on average a set of strings would add to a frame?

    The reason I ask is the Prince Ozone Tour I have lists the SW unstrung as 295 yet TW lists it strung as 321. Can a set of strings really add 26 SW points or are someones measurements off?
     
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  2. 0d1n

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    25-30 would be a "safe" approximation, depending on string thickness and type.
    The string pattern and head size of the racquet also makes a difference (i.e an 18x20 k95 will have a bigger SW when strung with identical strings compared to a 16x18 k95, considering the unstrung swing weights the same...which they never would be since we are talking about Wilson here...).
     
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    Great, thanks. Never realised a set of strings would have that much impact on SW but then I guess you are adding 15-18 to the head of the racquet so it makes sense.
     
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  4. sargeinaz

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    For a point of reference, my C10 Pro changed 25 swingweight points when it was strung with a 17G multi. It's a 16x19 pattern in a 98 headsize
     
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    Wow, that's a lot. Same headsize/pattern in my Dunlops so I will take 25 as the figure.
     
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  6. fuzz nation

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    Never understood how unstrung weights are even relevant. Yeah, I understand that a new racquet has no strings in it, but it's never going to be useful for tennis without a set of ropes.
     
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