Weight added after Strung

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  1. Ronny

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    Hey guys, I was wondering how much weight would be added to a racquet after it has been strung. I have heard from people saying it adds on 0.6oz but am not sure. I also want to know how does stringing affect the balance of the racquet.
     
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  2. Ronny

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    anyone have any idea?
     
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  3. Voltron

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    Pffft, like I'd know
    If I had a gram scale, I would weigh it for you, but mine is currently broken. I really shouldn't have put anything heavy on it....next time.....
     
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  4. jura

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    String weights between 15 und 20 gr.
     
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  5. Ronny

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    how much for a poly and multifilament and if the unstrung balance of a racuqet is 4pts headlight then once u string it, will it stay the same or will it add more pts
     
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  6. jura

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    I have no idea about the difference in weights of different string types. I think the type is not that important than the string pattern. with a 18x20 stringjob it might be heavier than a 16x18.
    You can say that after stringing the racket has about 10 mm higher balance. Sorry, but I have no idea about all this "pts-headlightheavy-ounces-inches-stuff" - I only work with gr and mm.
     
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  7. Bottle Rocket

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    I'll say one thing... I notice a significant difference in rackets depending on their string.

    In fact I have two of the same racket right now with different strings, both synthetic gut, and there is a big difference.

    When I went from gut in my Pure Drive to a synthetic gut and to a poly I noticed a big difference each time, as significant as adding a couple inches of lead tape in the hoop of a racket.

    Gut is by far the heaviest and I think my Gosen OG Micro synthetic gut is the lighest I have had. Poly's like Luxilon ALU seem somewhere in the middle.

    The extra 15 inches or so for a different string pattern will not be as significant as the different weights of the string.

    Your .6 ounce number sounds about right... Maybe a little higher? I'll also see if I can get some measurements soon.
     
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  8. Ronny

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    anyone else?
     
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  9. meh

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    15g is generally an accurate assumption, when estimating from unstrung specs.
     
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  10. almost420

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    For 40 ft length:

    VS Touch 16ga - 20 grams
    Gosen OG Sheep Micro Super 16ga - 19 grams
    Pro Hurricane Tour 17ga - 22 grams

    String will typically add approx. 15 ~ 18 grams to a mid-plus sized racquet.
     
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  11. GRANITECHIEF

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    Almost 420: I'm surprised you didn't provide a gram-ounce conversion.

    As we know very well, 1/8 oz = 3.5 grams. Therefore 1 oz = 28 grams.

    And
    VS Touch = 0.71 oz
    Gosen OG MS = 0.68 oz
    ProHurrican tour = 0.79 oz (representative of most polys)

    This should help out the people who consider there racket weight in ounces as opposed to grams.

    Why did you say 15 -18 grams when the 3 samples you used were 20,19, and 22 grams?
     
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  12. Thomas Bird-Itch

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    Because you only use about 32-34 feet on a 98 sq/in head. 32 or 34 divided by 40, multiplied by the original weight (say 20g) = 16g or 17g.

    So yes, this example would add about 0.6oz to the upper half of the racquet (figure at about 55.5cm). Also, the weights/balances strung on most sites will differ. Not everyone strings with the same strings. A thick poly, say 16g will add even more weight and will change the balance up to a few points for many racquets. Some racquets come prestrung ...with poly!

    Oh, and kevlar is the lightest (and stiffest). Wow, I didn't realize gut was so heavy?
     
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