i only keep a few different strings on hand.... what would a man reckon the largest difference in weights per set of string (when strung) would be? Let's just assume midplus/98, not trying to compare a mid vs OS for example... assume 17g so how many grams more does the heaviest set vs the lightest set amount to? heck, on that note....what do you figure a 16 vs 17 (same string) differs in weight (strung). obviously, when i mention "strung" i'm trying to compare the useable length, not the fact that some sets are longer than others, yada yada. bueller? Thx!

Well, I can help you with the math between a 1.25 mm (17g) and a 1.30 mm (16g) string. Let's suppose 12 meters of a 16g string weights 15 grams, then: 16g surface (vertical cut) = Pi * (0.65 mm)^2 = 1.327 mm2 17g surface (vertical cut) = Pi * (0.625 mm)^2 = 1.227 mm2 So, 17g weight is 92.5% of a 16g, then: If 12 meters of 16g = 15 grams, then: 12 meters of 17g = 15 grams * 92.5/100 = 13.875 grams

We need to consider that a 17g stretches a little more than a 16g at the same tension. So maybe you use a few more cms with a 16g. This is probably insignificant tho, like considering the weight difference between a Partnell and a Pro knot.

matching rackets with different strings. i'm not taking it into account, but it just had me wondering..... i was matching unstrung, but was slow in the process and had to have something to hit with. got them all nailed now. 340g, 325 sw, 5+ pts HL. -Thuggee