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Old 02-13-2013, 07:28 AM   #1689
John Kawasaki
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 157

Having an accurate scale and balance board comes in handy (especially with Wilson and Head sticks). When I purchase a racket I weigh and balance the stick with cardboard hoop insert, plastic handle wrap etc. still on......that way you have a good chance of duplicating in the future. On the Steam 99s's I have checked (about 8 or 9 of them), I have found the static weight (cardboard/plastic wrap still on) to vary in weight from 319 grams to 326 grams......the balance variation from 2 pts Hal to 6 pts hl....all over the map. Because of this the strung swing weight can vary from approximately 320 to the mid 330's (!). Going to this extra trouble can help you find one you like.
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