Various PDR Specs floating around: Which one do you agree with ?

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  1. MAXXply

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    I've seen 4x differing HL and swingweight specs for the Pure Drive Roddick:
    TW states (strung?) 5 pts HL, 328 sw
    Another seller claims 7 pts HL and 325 sw, strung
    A third seller claims 7 pts HL, 330 sw, strung
    A fourth sellers says 334 sw

    Can anyone give their opinion as to which set of numbers is more accurate/indicative? I'm seeking a maneuverable PDR but don't wanna be stuck with a log. Static weight not important. Thanks for any insights.
     
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    Since specs generally comprise a range rather than a fixed point, and since Babolat in particular seems to have a reputation for lax quality control, a reasonable surmise is that they are ALL accurate and should be viewed as various points on the spec range.
     
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    Oh yeah, I didn't think of that...:(
     
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  4. corners

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    THIS. People have to stop thinking that a racquet model has A spec. Each frame is different from every other frame of the same model. TW measures four or five frames and then publishes an average. From the numbers provided by OP, the situation is this:

    If you order a PDR from any retailer, you can expect that the lowest swingweight for the frame you receive will be around 325, the highest you could expect is around 335, but it's more likely you will get one around 328 (the TW average). If you get a frame with a swingweight on the lower end of this range it will be more headlight (about 7HL) and if you get a frame with a higher swingweight it will be less headlight (5HL).

    If you want two sticks to match you'd better order from a retailer that will pull two frames as close as possible to each other and sell them both to you.
     
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