The heaviest racquet on WTA tour?

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  1. Tennis Man

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    Any1 knows who plays with a heavy and/or the heaviest racquet on WTA tour?

    SO far I see that PATTY SCHNYDER is playing with FXP Prestige ... (~12.5 lb)
     
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  2. cghipp

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    Mary Pierce and one other WTA player (can't remember who now) play with the Yonex Ti 80.
     
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    Also, Dementieva playes with the RDS 001 MP.
     
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    Wow! 12.5 pounds! She is stronger than I thought! :wink:
     
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    Paint Job that is
     
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  6. Tennis Man

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    on what? LM?
     
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    http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/71779670.jpg

    Here you can see that the throat is very much the same as the Radicals and the string pattern is ~18X20

    The head size is ~100sqin=98sqin and the beam width looks to be 21mm but the thickness looks equal to something such as the LM instinct

    So it looks very much like a LM Radical in most respects but it does not hace that weird OS head shape so that tells me that it can't be 107sqin.

    I'm guessing wither some 660 prestige (not the tour) or some 660 Radical

    One final note to make things either easier or more complicated, it looks to be longer than 27"

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/viewlarge.html?PCODE=LMRAD
     
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    Right on, thanks, bro.
     
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    14.1 ounces that is pretty hardcore.

    What would be the average weight of the wta tour rackets top 50?
     
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    Ok, what about the current WTA Tour players? I wouldn't be surprised if it's Sharapova or Petrova. They are so big.
     
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    According to Roman Prokes (did you read that article or thread BTW?), Sharapova's racquet is now only 320g (11.3 oz.) unstrung but it's head heavy. Her old racquet used to be even lighter he said.
     
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    Yeah, I did read, thanks. Just getting other opinions as well.
     
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    Well, the actual weight of Sharapova's racquet wouldn't be an "opinion", right? It would be a "fact" since the scale doesn't give opinions. And since Roman Prokes customizes Sharapova's racquets, he would know better what the weight is more than anyone, including Sharapova herself.
     
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    Nadia's Bab isn't heavy at all. Think it's actually a bit lighter than her old TT.
     
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    Martina Navratilova's Bosworth racquet weighs 364g and has SW of 349.
     
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    Michaella Krajicek, Shinobu Asagoe, and Jessica Kirkland also use the ti-80.
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    Weed bubblers
     
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    Martina Navratilova's Bosworth racquet weighs 364g and has SW of 349.


    ....that swingweight is OUTRAGEOUS....!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Uh, you've obviously never been around when a woman weighs herself. :)

    -Robert
     
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    That's why I said even Sharapova herself might not know what the weight of her racquet is, because when you ask a woman about their weight, you'll more than likely get a wrong answer. ;) LOL
     
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  22. DADYO

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    At the moment I think:

    Jelena Dokic (LM Prestige with PLENTY of lead)
    Shuai Peng (nSix One 95 + lead at 3 and 9) not sure if it's a pj tho....
     
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