Weight in relation to Grip size

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  1. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon New User

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    This might be a seriously dumb question but what the heck.

    Does the grip size have an impact on the weight of a racket?

    I demoed a K Factor 95 16x18 which had a "claimed" weight of 12.3oz (as stated on the frame) It was a 3/8. Aside from the size of the grip I really enjoyed hitting with it. So ordered the same frame with a 1/4 grip, which listed a weight of 11.7oz. There is a noticeable difference in weight between the two.

    Seems like a big difference in relation to the difference in grip size.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    Are you describing the weight as marked on the inside of the throat? If so, it is the unstrung weight. With strings, your stick should weigh approximately 12.3 oz.
     
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  3. SimpleSimon

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    yes I do mean the weight as marked on the throat, however the 3/8 stick showed a claimed weight of 12.3 on the throat and the 1/4 shows 11.7 on the throat.
     
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    I believe you're mistaken. A friend of mine had a K95 with the 4 3/8 grip size, and the listed weight inside the throat was 11.7 oz.
     
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  5. Sean Dugan

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    6/10 of an ounce seems like a lot just to go up one 1/8" grip size.

    Typically a 5/8 will weigh slighly more than a 1/8 on a given frame. How much will vary depending on the frame.

    The situation you are describing seems extreme ; a 6/10 ounce increase per 1/8 increase in grip. If that is linear, then a 5/8's would weigh 2.4 ounces more than a 1/8. That seems way out of line.
     
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