transforming a Volkl PB 10 Light to PB10 MP

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  1. ae11

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    I have already asked whether a Volkl Power Bridge 10 Light (295 grams) can be made identical to a Volkl PB 10 Mid. I realized now that the correct question should have been if a PB 10 Light can be customized to be (very) close to a PB 10 Midplus in all aspects (swing weight, balance, feel, power, flex, etc)?
    That is are the two midplus racquets (295 and 325) only different in weight or there is some other intrinsic differences?
     
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    PB 10 mid is 16x19 vs 18x20 for the PB 10 (295). Also head size and flex are different.

    I think you may want to look at Racquetfinder and write down the specs (avg) of the 2 racquets. Then go to the customization tool and put the numbers in to see if it could tell you how much and where to put the lead. One other thing to consider is whether your lighter racquet matches the specs of the 295. If not, then you need to measure it and put those numbers in as your starting point.
     
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    Well I was referring to PB 10 midplus, not mid.

    The TW pages lists the strung weight as 12oz, and 18x20 string pattern which makes it comparable to the PB 10 Light.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCVOLKL-VPB10.html


     
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    "I have already asked whether a Volkl Power Bridge 10 Light (295 grams) can be made identical to a Volkl PB 10 Mid."

    The MP version is indeed more similar to the 295 version. Your title says MP, but your text says Mid. My advice remains the same. Use the customization tool to see if it is achievable. If the tool comes back and says 'Nada' then that also answers your question.
     
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  5. Cesar1992

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    The lighter version is stiffer, and they both have different lay-ups, according to my coach.
     
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    Thanks. That's what I was looking for, a difference other than weight and balance.
    If that's the case then the 295gr version can be made identical to the MP version just by adding weight.

    Btw, the TW specs sheet lists a stiffness of 64 and 62 for the MP and Light (295gr) version respectively, but I don't think that those numbers alone indicate how soft the frame feels.
     
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