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corners 01-19-2013 10:25 AM

Racquet with the lowest swingweight ever?
 
I'm looking for an adult racquet with the lowest possible swingweight, something below 250 or 260. Anyone know of anything that low?

Lowest I found on TW's Raquet Finder were some old Head oversizes with swingweight around 270-280.

OHBH 01-19-2013 12:26 PM

For what purpose is this racket? Do you have some grand customization plan and need a light base? Do you like the racket to twist uncontrollably in your hand? Is it for a junior player?

Kalin 01-19-2013 07:56 PM

The old Dunlop Revelation Tour Pro Superlong +1.0, apart from possibly having the longest racquet name in history, also had a SW around 300 if I recall correctly but that was at 28 inches length. The head was incredibly light. Cut down to 27" (and possibly removing the grommets) might do the trick.

corners 01-20-2013 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by OHBH (Post 7136235)
For what purpose is this racket? Do you have some grand customization plan and need a light base? Do you like the racket to twist uncontrollably in your hand? Is it for a junior player?

Yeah, extreme customization. Lots and lots of lead at 3&9.

corners 01-20-2013 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Kalin (Post 7137229)
The old Dunlop Revelation Tour Pro Superlong +1.0, apart from possibly having the longest racquet name in history, also had a SW around 300 if I recall correctly but that was at 28 inches length. The head was incredibly light. Cut down to 27" (and possibly removing the grommets) might do the trick.

Thanks for the suggestion. Cut down to 27" inches with bumper trimmmed still won't get low enough, though.

jimbo333 01-26-2013 04:19 AM

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Originally Posted by corners (Post 7136041)
I'm looking for an adult racquet with the lowest possible swingweight, something below 250 or 260. Anyone know of anything that low?

Lowest I found on TW's Raquet Finder were some old Head oversizes with swingweight around 270-280.

Have you tried one of the ultra light Wilsons from the late 90's? (can't remember the names unfortunately).

Some were only about 230g strung. They were very head heavy, but if you put about 30g lead under the end of the handle, I'd have thought you would have a swingweight of around 260? Even though it would be very polarized so maybe not what you are after!

Calor1 01-26-2013 05:01 AM



But seriously, the racket with the lowest swingweight in TWU database is the BLX Tour Lite. But I reckon some older rackets like the Hammer 4 (old Venus Williams racket) to be lighter.

OHBH 01-26-2013 03:35 PM

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys...7/product.html

Head Intelligence i.S4 OS

Weight: 244g
Swingweight: 278
Length: 27.75 inches

Cut off the extra .75 inches and you should be right at the swingweight you need.

corners 01-26-2013 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by OHBH (Post 7168414)
http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys...7/product.html

Head Intelligence i.S4 OS

Weight: 244g
Swingweight: 278
Length: 27.75 inches

Cut off the extra .75 inches and you should be right at the swingweight you need.

Pretty fugly, but lowest swingweight I've seen. Thanks!

OHBH 01-26-2013 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by corners (Post 7168423)
Pretty fugly, but lowest swingweight I've seen. Thanks!

If you don't like the look you could always sand off the paint. That will really bring the swingweight down.


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