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Old 11-02-2012, 07:42 AM   #38
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I cut the data below from another thread here in TW but mine is not as readable - here is other thread http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...COLAS+LAPENTTI


UNSTRUNG specs in table. I added STRUNG adjustments and STRUNG SPECS at the bottom. Average pro strung rate is 358.8 grams/12.6 oz with balance at .985 inch HL or 7.878 points HL. So, in general male pros use pretty heavy rackets that are about 8 points HL. Some of the lighter rackets tend to migrate toward less HL or even HH - see unstrung specs for Moya and Nadal for examples. This table does not include swing weight but it will be high too - my guess SW will be 340-380 grams.

Melzer is lite at 11.68 oz strung with 9.76 HL strung - this racket would like have a low SW too sense it is well under 12 oz and very HL. F Lopez is lite too at 11.61 oz/5.19 HL strung, but SW likely higher than Melzer since it is significantly less HL.

Not saying rec players should play pro specs but I do think 3.5 level and above should play as heavy as they can comfortably handle and even a very slight player can easily play swing weight of 320 grams. Pros are big strong athletes and rec players should not play same specs - geez, many of the pros are near or over 13 oz frames.


Name Weight(g) Weight(oz) Balance(cm) Balance(inch) Lenghth Length(inch) headlight(in.) points HL
DANIEL NESTOR 374 13.19 29.1 11.46 69.5 27.36 2.22 17.8
JUAN MONACO 367 12.95 31.4 12.36 70 27.56 1.42 11.34
MARIO ANCIC 366 12.91 29.3 11.54 69 27.17 2.05 16.38
JAMES BLAKE 365 12.88 30.5 12.01 68.5 26.97 1.48 11.81
KEVIN ULLYETT 360 12.7 29.5 11.61 70 27.56 2.17 17.32
STANISLAS WAWRINKA 359 12.66 31 12.2 68.5 26.97 1.28 10.24
MAX MIRNYI 359 12.66 30.4 11.97 68.5 26.97 1.52 12.13
ANDREAS SEPPI 356 12.56 30.8 12.13 70 27.56 1.65 13.23
NICOLAS KIEFER 350 12.35 32.2 12.68 69 27.17 0.91 7.24
JONAS BJORKMAN 349 12.31 30.2 11.89 70 27.56 1.89 15.12
JUAN-IGNACIO CHELA 349 12.31 32.8 12.91 70 27.56 0.87 6.93
RICHARD GASQUET 349 12.31 31.5 12.4 68.5 26.97 1.08 8.66
JARKKO NIEMINEM 348 12.28 30.5 12.01 71 27.95 1.97 15.75
ARNAUD CLEMENT 348 12.28 30.8 12.13 70.5 27.76 1.75 14.02
SIMON ASPELIN 348 12.28 31 12.2 68.5 26.97 1.28 10.24
NICOLAS LAPENTTI 348 12.28 31.5 12.4 68.5 26.97 1.08 8.66
PAVEL VIZNER 347 12.24 31 12.2 69.5 27.36 1.48 11.81
IVO KARLOVIC 347 12.24 31.5 12.4 69 27.17 1.18 9.45
VINCENT SPADEA 347 12.24 30.5 12.01 68.5 26.97 1.48 11.81
FILIPPO VOLANDRI 347 12.24 30.8 12.13 68.5 26.97 1.36 10.87
SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN 345 12.17 31.7 12.48 71 27.95 1.5 11.97
NENAD ZIMONJIC 344 12.13 30.7 12.09 69.5 27.36 1.59 12.76
PAUL HANLEY 340 11.99 30.4 11.97 70 27.56 1.81 14.49
TOMMY ROBREDO 340 11.99 31.5 12.4 69.5 27.36 1.28 10.24
MARC GICQUEL 340 11.99 31.2 12.28 68.5 26.97 1.2 9.61
PAUL-HENRI MATHIEU 338 11.92 31.3 12.32 68.5 26.97 1.16 9.29
NICOLAS ALMAGRO 337 11.89 31.2 12.28 68.5 26.97 1.2 9.61
POTITO STARACE 336 11.85 31 12.2 68.5 26.97 1.28 10.24
G.GARCIA LOPEZ 336 11.85 31.5 12.4 68.5 26.97 1.08 8.66
J.W TSONGA 335 11.82 31 12.2 69.5 27.36 1.48 11.81
FERNANDO VERDASCO 335 11.82 30.4 11.97 68.5 26.97 1.52 12.13
MICHAEL LLODRA 333 11.75 30.8 12.13 68.5 26.97 1.36 10.87
OLIVIER ROCHUS 331 11.68 31.1 12.24 71.5 28.15 1.83 14.65
THOMAS JOHANSSON 331 11.68 31.2 12.28 68.5 26.97 1.2 9.61
JC FERRERO 330 11.64 32.5 12.8 71.5 28.15 1.28 10.24
DAVID FERRER 330 11.64 32 12.6 71 27.95 1.38 11.02
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO 330 11.64 32 12.6 70 27.56 1.18 9.45
FABRICE SANTORO 328 11.57 31 12.2 71 27.95 1.77 14.17
GILLES SIMON 327 11.53 31 12.2 68.5 26.97 1.28 10.24
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY 320 11.29 31 12.2 68.5 26.97 1.28 10.24
RAFAEL NADAL 319 11.25 32.5 12.8 68.5 26.97 0.69 5.51
ALBERT MONTANES 316 11.15 33 12.99 70 27.56 0.79 6.3
JURGEN MELZER 314 11.08 31.2 12.28 70.5 27.76 1.59 12.76
FELICIANO LOPEZ 312 11.01 32.4 12.76 70 27.56 1.02 8.19
CARLOS MOYA 306 10.79 36.2 14.25 69 27.17 -0.67 -5.35
AVG UNSTRUNG SPECS 340.8 12.022 31.24666667 12.30133333 69.4 27.32377778 1.36 10.87822222
Strung ADJ 18 0.6 1 0.375 0 0 -0.375 -3
AVG STRUNG SPECS 358.8 12.622 32.24666667 12.67633333 69.4 27.32377778 0.985 7.878222222

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