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Old 12-22-2009, 08:38 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by tennytive View Post
Does anyone know if the string gauge affects racket weight to any significant degree? IE 16g making the racket more head heavy than 17g?

I have 2 rackets the same size. One has 16 the other 17. The 16 feels heavier to me, but I wonder if I'm just imagining. BTW the racket with 16 also has head protection tape. Maybe that's it, or a combination of both?

Thanks for any help offered.
The protection tape is far more significant than the difference in gauge. If you are feeling anything, and it isn't just in your head, it's the protection tape. If you are concerned about the difference, I'd start there. The difference in weight between 16 and 17 is nearly imperceptible.
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