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Torres 01-08-2013 03:49 AM

If the strung balance is X, what would the unstrung balance be?
 
What would the balance be of the following racquets if they were unstrung?

Racquet A - 6HL (strung)
Racquet B - 8HL (strung)

Assume that the strings weigh 16g. I'm also assuming that the specs which TW publish are strung specs.

Thanks.

fgs 01-08-2013 04:12 AM

according to my experience strings plus dampener usually move the balancepoint up by about 1cm, that being around 3/8 of an inch that being 3 points.
but i am sure that if you check with the website of the manufacturer you get the unstrung specs which usually are also printed on the sticks.

mikeler 01-08-2013 04:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Torres (Post 7105260)
What would the balance be of the following racquets if they were unstrung?

Racquet A - 6HL (strung)
Racquet B - 8HL (strung)

Assume that the strings weigh 16g. I'm also assuming that the specs which TW publish are strung specs.

Thanks.


Welcome back. I didn't think we would hear from you again. Stick around this time.

slowfox 01-08-2013 06:06 AM

My sticks usually a difference of about 2pts.

corners 01-08-2013 06:40 AM

If the strung balance is x centimeters the unstrung balance will be x-1 centimeters. 1 centimeter = ~3 "points", so a strung stick with 6HL balance would be 9HL unstrung.

PrincessAdam 01-08-2013 08:42 AM

I think it would be different with racquets with different weights. But about a few points.

ChicagoJack 01-08-2013 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by corners (Post 7105466)
If the strung balance is x centimeters the unstrung balance will be x-1 centimeters. 1 centimeter = ~3 "points", so a strung stick with 6HL balance would be 9HL unstrung.

Yeah, 1 centimeter sounds about right. I just checked my notes for a typical stock, un-customized Pro One. Mass unstrung 310. Mass Strung 326. So strings add 16 grams. Unstrung balance at 315mm. Strung balance at 5 points HL... (326.75 mm). So 11.75 mm difference which is 1.175 cm. Close enough for Jazz given the points system is a built upon the Jazzy notion of rounding off to the nearest 1/8 of an inch.

-Jack


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