The ultimate snob poll!!!!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by PM_, Feb 26, 2006.

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Which is it? (your main stick)

  1. under 12oz

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    50.0%
  2. 12oz or over

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. PM_

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    Okay, let's have some fun but more importantly, let's see whose numbers are greater...

    (poll results are confidential) ;)

    edit-leather/lead included.
     
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  2. scez

    scez Semi-Pro

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    My mainstick is 11.9oz :D
     
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  3. PM_

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    check my edit.
     
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  4. Keifers

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    Every one of my racquets is over 12oz/340g -- that's what my strokes are grooved for. Except a recently-purchased Yonex MP-3i, which is 11.6/328 with an overgrip and rubberband dampener. 95si head, 16x19, sw in the 3teens. Excellent stability and control in a lighter package. I don't even mind that it's 27.25" long; it works in this particular frame. I wouldn't want to face heavy pace and spin with this stick, though.
     
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  5. Mr.Federer

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    hey PM, who's that hot girl on your avatar?
     
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  6. Hewitt rulez

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    Mine is about 13.5 ounces
     
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  7. TN1

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    PM, are you really from Dodge City??? Like get the hell of Dodge...Dodge City??? I am curious...because I grew up there.
     
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  8. fishuuuuu

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    12 ounces, not to be snobby, but it just works.
     
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  9. scez

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    Does a tourna/pro overgrip bounce my 11.9 oz to a snobby racquet?
     
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  10. PM_

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    the flavor of the week is karen mulder "you may know her from such appearances as your hidden victoria secret stash";) ;)
    ((do you think she's sweeter than alba now?))


    like right on dude!!!!!!! (but no, i'm actually from hollywood dodge) :cool:


    and btw, this poll is in no way indicative whether you use a player's racquet or not as many tweeners with a bit of customization could easily clear the 12oz benchmark. (making that poll would really be snobbish and i just don't want to go there!) can you imagine: do you use a players frame or not? ANSWER THE QUESTION OR NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  11. gonzalocatalino

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    mine are between 12oz and 12.5...so, over....
     
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  12. theJuniorACE

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    lol
    soup N_A_Z_I

    that was a great episode
    lol

    mines is 12.3
    POG classic
    LOVE IT
     
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  13. pistolpeege

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    Mines about 27 inches....

    ;)
     
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  14. Champion

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    I leaded all of mine up to 13.5, it took forever for me to get them heavy enough to be comfortable.
     
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  15. FREDDY

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    its 12.1 ounces strung. the soup **** episode was good. the dresser got jacked by those gay guys. rofl.
     
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  16. legolas

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    ncode 90 at 12.7
     
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  17. joe sch

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    13oz or over would be a more interesting survey, IMO
     
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  18. Thunderbrat

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    Not to be a snob or anything but lately I've been swinging with a 10 lb sack of potatoes. With the overgrip and lead tape I'd say I'm coming it at about 10 lbs 3 oz. Using this sack of potatoes has really improved my groundies. Until recently I'd been using a Wilson T2000 with paving stones glued on at the 3 O'clock and 9 O'clock positions.

    Actually (this is so emabarrasing) I use a Prince Hornet that is only 10 oz strung. But you should see the size...
     
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  19. PM_

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    lol funny post! btw, we're from the same state!!!!!!
     
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  20. bismark

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    Now, that's ultimate snobbery! Is your Spud 2000 midsize or midplus?
     
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  21. anirut

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    Heavy just feels better to me. My tennis started with wood, so ... heavier rackets feel more familiar.

    My signature says of the latest in my collection. I've had lighter rackets but I feel akward playing with them. I'm no great player or anything but just like it this way.

    May be when I'm too old to swing the rackets I have, then I'll probably take a look at the lighter ones.
     
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  22. equinox

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    2 POGS with leather grips are over 350 grams, the POG with synthetic is 340 grams.
     
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  23. Davai

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    Where have you seen POGs with synthetic grips?
    Check the TW site: 343 with leather.
     
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  24. tennis_nerd22

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    see my sig. my racket is 10.3 oz, lightest so far that anyone's mentioned? 8) even balance too

    (mainly because im a 5"5' 15 year old ;))

    i have the lightest racket, W00T!! *marius shakes his head...* lmao just kiddin marius
     
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  25. equinox

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    I've seen with my own eyes synthetic grips on the pogs i've modified.

    Check these pictures.

    All have rubberband and yonex supergrap.

    353g is with the original prince calfskin leather grip.
    350g is with the babolat leather grip.
    344g is Prince duratred or something synthetic grip.

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    On my next tw order, i'll buy 3 luxilon leather grips. Leather grips are really expensive in Australia.
     
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  26. rilokiley

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    I think mine's are exactly 12 oz.(11.9oz + one overggrip)
     
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  27. devilish_duke

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    12.1 oz.... so sweet and plays like a charm
     
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  28. AndrewD

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    Although I don't think it's at all necessary to have a racquet that weighs more than 12 ounces, all of mine seem to range from 12 - 12.6 ounces. However, that's more accident than design.


    I'm guessing that most here use a weight in the 11.8-12.5 weight range but I'd be very curious to find out what swingweight people were using in conjunction with that static weight.
     
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  29. BreakPoint

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    I think my ideal swingweight range is around 322 +/- 4.
     
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  30. Mugatu

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    heavier racquets = head light = faster swing + more control + more comfort..

    no contest
     
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  31. Rysty

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    2 x RDX 500 Mid w. leather. 13.1 oz each, including strings, overgrip, head guard tape. No lead.

    Snob enough?

    btw, once tried them at 13.5 oz (with lead), no good at all... sometimes 0.4 oz counts.
     
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  32. BreakPoint

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    How did you get them up to 13.1 oz. without adding lead? I added a leather grip to my Pro X-1 and it only increased its weight by 0.1 oz. The RDX 500 Mid is only around 12.0 oz. stock.
     
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  33. Rysty

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    I don´t know... The original Yonex grip is very thin and light, leather increases the weight about 0.4 -0.5 oz.
     
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  34. BreakPoint

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    But even that shouldn't get it up to 13.1 oz., should be more like 12.4 oz., right? Are you sure your scale is calibrated correctly?
     
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  35. joe1987

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    Yeah, I was wondering that too. Without lead and adding just leather can't make it 13.1 oz. And its boths sticks not just one, so something must have been done with it.
     
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  36. ljubicicguy

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    my pure control is 11.8 oz. according to TW. but i always put some overgrip on it.
     
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  37. Richie Rich

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    just a touch over 12 oz strung w leather but hl balance so easy to swing.
     
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  38. basil J

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    03 tour, leather grip, lead tape at 3:00 & 9:00. 12.2 oz.
     
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  39. BLiND

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    Whats 12oz in grams?
     
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  40. tennis_nerd22

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    disagree, its all individual preference :cool: i get a faster swing + more control + more comfort from a HH racket (mines actually only 1 or 2 pts max HH), so i guess almost even. but i love it
     
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  41. Rysty

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    Yes, I am sure. Tried it a few times with my cell phone (manufacturer says 84 grams, my scale said either 84 or 85 grams. 1 gram is about 0,035 oz ).

    Maybe it´s the head guard tape (2 layers) and overgrip, or maybe the original weight is more than the announced "average weight 320 grams" :confused:

    I should have measured the racquets when they were new and unstrung but forgot to do it.
     
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