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yonexRx32 01-26-2013 05:30 PM

Favorite racket head size
 
Time to complete our poll of the most obvious parameters of racket physics. We looked at grip size, weight, time now to explore the hitting surface area. I have a guess as to what the most popular will be, but let's hear it from the forum members.

Say Chi Sin Lo 01-26-2013 05:34 PM

Don't we already have a thread for favorite head size?

NLBwell 01-26-2013 05:35 PM

What is the head size of an RX-32?

yonexRx32 01-26-2013 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NLBwell (Post 7168688)
What is the head size of an RX-32?

I believe it is 90 sq in but I haven't measured it.

jom 01-26-2013 05:49 PM

87-92... I am using dunlop bio 100.:)

pshulam 01-26-2013 06:01 PM

Beware that Head's measurement is from the outer edge of the hoop. A 93 squared inches racquet is actually 90 sq. in.

yonexRx32 01-26-2013 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pshulam (Post 7168736)
Beware that Head's measurement is from the outer edge of the hoop. A 93 squared inches racquet is actually 90 sq. in.

Are you positive about this? I don't have a 93 Head, but I will measure the 98 one I have and post the result.

pshulam 01-26-2013 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yonexRx32 (Post 7168753)
Are you positive about this? I don't have a 93 Head, but I will measure the 98 one I have and post the result.

I am not sure about other Head racquets. The Prestige mid (that I have) is 90 sq. in and the Pro Tour 280 is about 95 sq in.

Lilguy1456 01-26-2013 07:00 PM

Around 95 seems to always fit the bill. I really think the people who claim more control from a 90 over a 95 are really just too high on placebo to make an accurate assessment...that's just IMHO.

Absolute 01-26-2013 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yonexRx32 (Post 7168753)
Are you positive about this? I don't have a 93 Head, but I will measure the 98 one I have and post the result.

Prestige mid is around 89 sq in.
Prestige mp, pro, radical mp is 95 sq in.
Not sure about the ig radical pro or prestige s

TimothyO 01-27-2013 04:38 AM

Lumping 98s and 104s together makes absolutely, positively, no sense.

The other divisions are pretty weird too.

I would recommend the following groups of common frame sizes based on how they feel:

- 90-93 (very precise but less comfort/forgiveness, especially when hitting with extreme grips, examples include the AG 4D 100 and PB 10 Mid)

- 94-95 (still control oriented but a little more forgiveness and easier access to spin, examples include the ProStaff 6.1 95 and AG 4D 200 Tour)

- 98-100 (giving up more control in favor of comfort and, in theory, spin)

- 104-107 (a lot less control, at least with 16 mains, but far more comfort and very forgiving)

String pattern also plays a role here. A 95/18x20 can play a lot like a "more forgiving 90" with respect to extreme control and comfort (eg PSLGT and AG 4D 200 are precise like the 90" AG 4D 100 while also being more spin friendly despite their dense patterns.).

My 98 PSGTs provide me with as much as control as my 95" AG 4D 200 Tours even though both have 16 mains. I believe the reason for this is that the PSGT seems to have the same height and width as the 95" 200 Tour and the extra area is concentrated in the "lower corners" of the frame and the PSGT has 20 crosses.

Roadway 01-27-2013 06:07 AM

For a much stronger competitor i use 90, but for a less stronger one i use 80-85.

rdis10093 01-27-2013 06:24 AM

mid for me, sir

pshulam 01-27-2013 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roadway (Post 7171294)
For a much stronger competitor i use 90, but for a less stronger one i use 80-85.

80-85? These must be old classics (PS85, MAX 200G, MAX 400i, TXE, Graphite Edge).

NLBwell 01-27-2013 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yonexRx32 (Post 7168691)
I believe it is 90 sq in but I haven't measured it.

I'll vote for 90, then.

martini1 01-27-2013 07:43 PM

I actually have two favorites - either a 90 or a 98-100. I hit with some 95 before but never really demo them. Too much middle of the road for me.

If they stop making the Wilson tour 90 after Fed retires I would keep my 90 for keepsake and play less with them, using more of the 98-100 sticks.


BTW I think your bracket 98-104 throw a lot of votes off. 102, 104 sticks are OS light sticks but many tweener / player spec sticks are right at 98-100.

acura9927 01-27-2013 07:49 PM

I find 100 to be a bit hard to control and 95 too unforgiving so I prefer 97.

UCSF2012 01-27-2013 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pshulam (Post 7168770)
I am not sure about other Head racquets. The Prestige mid (that I have) is 90 sq. in and the Pro Tour 280 is about 95 sq in.

This is one of those bogus factoids being passed around. The "93 is actually 90, and the "98 is actually 95."

Look at the frame, comparing the outside and the inside surface area. It looks a lot more than 3 sq in. Actually, if you were to measure the thickness, I get 6/16 inch. Take a ruler and measure the circumference, and I got approx 38 inches. Do the math: 6/16 x 38 = 14.25 sq in.

The difference in surface area between the inside and outside of the hoop is approx 14 sq inches. That sheds much doubt to the claim that Head measures from the outside the frame and that the 98 is actually 95. (It'd be 112 sq in if Head measured from the outside).

Absolute 01-27-2013 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UCSF2012 (Post 7173546)
This is one of those bogus factoids being passed around. The "93 is actually 90, and the "98 is actually 95."

Look at the frame, comparing the outside and the inside surface area. It looks a lot more than 3 sq in. Actually, if you were to measure the thickness, I get 6/16 inch. Take a ruler and measure the circumference, and I got approx 38 inches. Do the math: 6/16 x 38 = 14.25 sq in.

The difference in surface area between the inside and outside of the hoop is approx 14 sq inches. That sheds much doubt to the claim that Head measures from the outside the frame and that the 98 is actually 95. (It'd be 112 sq in if Head measured from the outside).

head doesn't measure the headsize from the outside of the frame, however, the prestige mid is really 89.5 and prestige and radical 98's are 95 sq in. This is due to marketing which came from the names of prestige classic 600 and pro tour 630. 600 sq cm roughly equals 93 sq in and 630 sq cm roughly equals 95 sq in

yonexRx32 01-28-2013 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by martini1 (Post 7173385)
I actually have two favorites - either a 90 or a 98-100. I hit with some 95 before but never really demo them. Too much middle of the road for me.

If they stop making the Wilson tour 90 after Fed retires I would keep my 90 for keepsake and play less with them, using more of the 98-100 sticks.


BTW I think your bracket 98-104 throw a lot of votes off. 102, 104 sticks are OS light sticks but many tweener / player spec sticks are right at 98-100.

I didn't know that there are that many 102 and 104 sticks. In that bracket the majority are 98 or 100, hence the bracket. Similar thought applied to the other brackets. In the 87-92 only 90 strikes me a dominant, the rest (88, 89?) are fairly rare and I cannot think of a 91. In the 93-97 only 93 and 95 come to mind. I haven't seen a 96 though I know that there are some out there.


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