Originally Posted by jazar
0.5kg obviously doesn't sound a lot and it isn't really, but I think it does make a difference to me when I'm hitting. It might not be a huge difference, but I think the string certainly would have played better the first time out if I had done it 0.5kg looser.
On my Star V the increments in kilos are 0.1, while the increments in lbs are 0.5.
The fact that there is so much variance and that a lot of players are using "custom" frames makes it pretty hard to give an average. You still get some players using incredibly heavy rackets, but at the other end of the scale you get players using rackets you would think are perhaps too light for a hard hitting pro. The vast majority of the top pro players I've strung for have leaded up frames; but I have strung for a few top 100 women who just appear to use stock frames. If I had to guess I would say for the men between maybe 330 and 340g and for the women between maybe 310 and 320g (that would be for like top 100/200 players).
do you think a lot of men are dropping their weight whilst keeping a high SW with lead at 12 ???
Higher weights and depolarised set ups of the past compared to lower weights and polarised these days.
I did this last year and it had a dramatic affect on my game. I went from 360g to 340g (ive since settled somewher in the middle) and added a larger amount of lead at 12 whilst extending my frame to balance).