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firepanda 02-04-2013 08:11 PM

Racquet Weights
 
Can someone give me the approximate racquet weights of the top three? (Djokovic, Federer, Nadal) Google turned up nothing and the search in these fora is horrible.

Roger Wawrinka 02-04-2013 08:23 PM

Fed-364 grams. Djokovic-365?? Not sure about Nadals but I would imagine it would be lighter.

lidoazndiabloboi 02-04-2013 08:44 PM

From FabFed's pics, Djokovics Racket was 359g
Nadal's racket is 335g without dampener
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...=340181&page=3

Smasher08 02-05-2013 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by lidoazndiabloboi (Post 7192191)
From FabFed's pics, Djokovics Racket was 359g
Nadal's racket is 335g without dampener
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...=340181&page=3

IIRC Rafa said he added about 6g just before the 2012 season commenced, so his stick is currently somewhere around 341.

Fintft 02-05-2013 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Roger Wawrinka (Post 7192153)
Fed-364 grams. Djokovic-365?? Not sure about Nadals but I would imagine it would be lighter.


Is that unstrung? And where did you get them from, if you don't mind me asking?

ART ART 02-05-2013 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Smasher08 (Post 7193147)
IIRC Rafa said he added about 6g just before the 2012 season commenced, so his stick is currently somewhere around 341.

Yes, 3 grams at 12' like he said. But 3 at the butcap ?

rolliges 02-05-2013 04:29 PM

Strung swingweight is more revealing.

The figures are out there but does anyone (stringers) have recent AO numbers?

Roger Wawrinka 02-05-2013 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Fintft (Post 7193221)
Is that unstrung? And where did you get them from, if you don't mind me asking?


Is what unstrung? Which racquet are you referring to?


:)

Federerkblade 02-06-2013 01:44 AM

could anyone say how head light they are thats more interesting

Fintft 02-06-2013 06:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Roger Wawrinka (Post 7194624)
Is what unstrung? Which racquet are you referring to?

:)

Your numbers for Fed-364 grams. Djokovic-365??

Also why I agree that swingweight is even more important, I'm curious about the weight itself, or both if you want (most pros would use a head light racquet anyhow, well, maybe except Rafa?)

Roger Wawrinka 02-06-2013 03:29 PM

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...=347886&page=4

that is fabfed's thread, and Roger's racquet which is strung.





http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...=389215&page=8


Djokovic's is 359g strung so I made a mistake on that one. This is another Fabfed thread.

TennisCJC 02-07-2013 05:34 AM

Fed, Djoko and Rafa play with rackets that weight between 340 and 370 grams (12-13+ oz) and with swingweights between 350-380 grams. Why would anyone care exactly what the weight and SW is? They make minor tweaks from time to time so it changes. They play with heavy rackets with heavy swing weights.

Fintft 02-07-2013 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Roger Wawrinka (Post 7196602)
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...=347886&page=4

that is fabfed's thread, and Roger's racquet which is strung.





http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...=389215&page=8


Djokovic's is 359g strung so I made a mistake on that one. This is another Fabfed thread.


Thanks a lot, I didn't know who FabFed is, but I have been having my eyes of buying myself a Six.One BLX Tour, I love the few FHs I've hit with it (worry about the BH though).

Fintft 02-07-2013 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by TennisCJC (Post 7197497)
Fed, Djoko and Rafa play with rackets that weight between 340 and 370 grams (12-13+ oz) and with swingweights between 350-380 grams. Why would anyone care exactly what the weight and SW is? They make minor tweaks from time to time so it changes. They play with heavy rackets with heavy swing weights.

I don't know, could it be b/c a swingweight change of about 12g (between the Kfactor 6.1 95->BLX 6.1 95-> BLX 6.1 95 2012) made a big difference for a low level club player like me?

Fintft 02-07-2013 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Fintft (Post 7197924)
I don't know, could it be b/c a swingweight change of about 12g (between the Kfactor 6.1 95->BLX 6.1 95-> BLX 6.1 95 2012) made a big difference for a low level club player like me?

Errata: 16g difference in SW:

KSix-One 95
Strung Weight: 12.3oz / 349g
Balance: 8pts Head Light
Swingweight: 340
Stiffness: 69
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Wilson BLX Six.One 95 16x18 Racquets 2012

Strung Weight: 12.2oz / 345.86g
Balance: 10 pts HL
Swingweight: 324
Stiffness: 66

dman72 02-07-2013 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by TennisCJC (Post 7197497)
Fed, Djoko and Rafa play with rackets that weight between 340 and 370 grams (12-13+ oz) and with swingweights between 350-380 grams. Why would anyone care exactly what the weight and SW is? They make minor tweaks from time to time so it changes. They play with heavy rackets with heavy swing weights.


Because they think there is a "holy grail" setup.

There isn't, but it does become somewhat obvious from these guys specs that most stock racquets do not have specs that are anything close to the majority of pros. If there wasn't some advantage to it..they wouldn't do it.

The question is, does that advantage translate to 90% of the people who frequent these boards? I think the answer to that is no. Pros sticks are build to handle and dish out huge serves at 120MPH+, and groundstrokes with 2500RPM+ at 75+ MPH.

If you don't face these kinds of shots regularly, you're carrying around more stick than you need to get the job done. Spoken from experience..I've done the experiments. My racquet is still heavy, but the huge swingweight thing is a good way to wear yourself out after a few sets.

Fintft 02-07-2013 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by dman72 (Post 7197993)
Because they think there is a "holy grail" setup.

There isn't, but it does become somewhat obvious from these guys specs that most stock racquets do not have specs that are anything close to the majority of pros. If there wasn't some advantage to it..they wouldn't do it.

The question is, does that advantage translate to 90% of the people who frequent these boards? I think the answer to that is no. Pros sticks are build to handle and dish out huge serves at 120MPH+, and groundstrokes with 2500RPM+ at 75+ MPH.

If you don't face these kinds of shots regularly, you're carrying around more stick than you need to get the job done. Spoken from experience..I've done the experiments. My racquet is still heavy, but the huge swingweight thing is a good way to wear yourself out after a few sets.

I tend to agree, since like I said, I went down about 16g in SW and 4g in weight, over the last 3 years, but that also happened b/c the newest model were better engineered and had better shock absorption.

Still don't want to go down another 15g in weight (same SW) to the stock model of Djokovic's stick (IG Speed MP 310)- although we own one in the family.


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