Yep,but a common placement for upping the static weight,there is probably some weight(silicone) in the handle too. That racquet is probably at 340+ sw, is that normal for WTA ? Btw,could you guys specify what made you choose this particular model ? Cant demo this one but i have kept my eyes on it for a while. I do like the possibility to be able to change the specs,and to have room to match 2 frames,with the "normal" one at 345g + the Q/C factor they could be at 350+ without og and dampener,and i would prefer to keep it at or below 340 "ready-to-use". Oh and how do the 2012 and the previous compare to eachother ?