weight question

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by slice it, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. slice it

    slice it Rookie

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    why do raquets weigh so much more strung ,is it the string's weight
     
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  2. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Professional

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    Before all the others rip into you for asking a question with a pretty obvious answer, I will tell you that strings add about 15-17 g to your racket, depending on the string and your racket's head size and string pattern.

    Anyways, I'm sure others will be along shortly to blast you for this thread.
     
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  3. Punisha

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    um cause the string weighs something?????????


    i cant believe someone asked that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  4. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Professional

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    Ah, they have arrived. Feel free to rip away on this question.
     
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  5. Supernatural_Serve

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    well, a + b > a, if b>0.

    thus, the weight of a strung racquet is greater than an unstrung racquet

    if that's what you mean by "weight" in your question.


    but the bigger issue is


    a*c + b*d >> a, if b>0 and c,d>1

    where c and d have to do with the air resistance fighting the movement of a racquet and string pattern through air.

    which is a little more advanced concept, but we can all feel it when we swing an unstrung versus strung racquet.
     
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  6. psp2

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    C'mon now.... You HAVE to ask yourself the question of whether or not the OP was serious or not. A 2nd grader could answer that question.
     
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