Swingweight? Balance?

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  1. cukoo

    cukoo Semi-Pro

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    Hi, can anyone help me calculate the swingweight and/or balance of my modified mfil 200?

    Stock:
    SW: 337
    Balance: 6 pt headlight

    Modification:
    4 grams at 9/3 o' clock total
    8 grams in handle

    Thanks
     
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  2. cukoo

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    bump mmmbump
     
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  3. cukoo

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    Last bump to the top..
    Anyone could hep me?
     
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  5. cukoo

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    Interesting..
    So do I just measure the distance from butt to to the 9/3 o clock position?

    What happen if I added weight to 2 location, the 9/3 o clock position and in the butt...it only have one slider for weight added..
     
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  6. racquet_jedi

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    You have to measure how far 9/3 o clock is on your racquet...
     
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  7. cukoo

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    Racquet jedi,
    The distance from bottom of racquet to the 9/3 position is 51 cm.
    I placed 4 grams there.

    But what about the (8 grams of) lead I placed in the butt of the racquet?
    --How do I put those weight intot he equation?
    thanks
     
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  8. louis netman

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    SW is difficult to calculate from numbers due to differences in weight distribution inherent in different frames. Find a good pro shop who has a Babolat machine and stick it in there...Don't forget to buy some balls or some overgrip or something too...
     
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  9. racquet_jedi

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    I assume that if you put 8 grams of lead in the butt, that would be 0-2 cms away from it...

    Keep in mind, these are just approximations...

    If you wanted to find the real swingweight, you would have to have access to a special type of machine, like the Babolat RDC machine mentioned above...
     
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  10. obow

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    Roughly,
    SW: 443g
    Balance: 7.2 head light
     
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  11. cukoo

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    Hey Obow, thanks for taking the time to do the calculation for me. :)

    But I'm thinking about just forget about the swingweight and and balance points and go by a reasonable static weight (probably 12- 12.5 oz )and play to see if it feel comfortable.
    Comments/Suggestions?
     
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