Talk Tennis Guru
I may be shipping another racket to FL (Monday/Tuesday).Pallet + buttcap would be about $40. I have heat-shrink sleeves at home. It would also be an easy way to add half an ounce to the handle - basically killing two birds with one stone.
Agreed.Berdych could have used different specs/customization or they could be coming from another player.The pro stock racquets have so many different specs...
All the TGK260.2 i have seen were all different in term of specs.
I heard a engineer say that sometimes the molecule in different colored dye align differently and affects the aerodynamics of the racket. that might explain the different feel with different color PJThat's the point. He plays with the Radical PJ because he's superstitious.
I remember you saying that the 260 needs mass to have adequate power. Am I right in assuming that at 13ox, it just crushes the ball!T
Weight is 13 ounces and balance is 5 or 6 points headlight. I posted that a while ago. He plays with a white overgrip too (13 oz is without the overgrip). Also plays with an "O" dampener - I don't know what those weigh compared to the rubber band that came with the strung one.
And you're supposed to have gone to Stanford? HA!I heard a engineer say that sometimes the molecule in different colored dye align differently and affects the aerodynamics of the racket. that might explain the different feel with different color PJ
wow his actual sticks, howd you get yours hands on them?> what did you spec yours up to?
They were his actual sticks.
> also does anybody know the exact specs of his old dunlops
> because ve got an old dunlop 4d 300 tour that is the exact same
> mold as his old ones ans was thinking of trying to match them up.
There are two of his old Dunlops for sale at the String Forums. You could ask the seller for the specs or buy one or both.
Interesting, thanks for all of your posts. Question if I may? Is the lead at 12:00 four inches total i.e. 2 separate 2 inch strips of lead? Or is it 2 separate 4 inch strips of lead?I took off the bumper/grommet to take a peek and there was four inches of lead at 12:00. So the formula for making a Berdych racquet is to take a tgk260.2, put four inches at 12 under the bumper, 2 x six inches at 3:00 and 2x six inches at 9:00 and then add silicone in the handle to get to 13 ounces (including dampener but not including overgrip).
I also learned a little something about grommet strips. After taking it off, I was unable to get it back on as some of the grommets didn't line up with the holes. It's not clear to me as to whether or not my second frame was ever strung but a few of them were frayed and a few had small dents. I didn't have an awl handy but I did have a variety pack of nails (good for adding weight in the handle - you just push it into the silicone). I used a medium-sized nail to align the grommets with the holes and got it back on. The question is should I try to make another one?
Being a pro stock frame, I would have thought it would require more lead in the hoop. If my math is correct, we're talking aboutput four inches at 12 under the bumper, 2 x six inches at 3:00 and 2x six inches at 9:00 and then add silicone in the handle to get to 13 ounces (including dampener but not including overgrip).
uhm im not sure if this is correct. movdqa said 2 seperate 4 inch strips at 12 so 2 grams. now i assume he meant the exact same thing for 3 + 9. and with 2x 6 inches he just explains its layered.Being a pro stock frame, I would have thought it would require more lead in the hoop. If my math is correct, we're talking about
At 12: 8" equals 2grams
At 3: 12" equals 3 grams
At 9 12" equals 3 grams
Only 8g total so there must be a vast quantity of silicone in the handle.
Thanks for the pics.
When I was using the APD's I always had my lead at 12. Even when trying lead and 3/9, I always liked keeping some at the tip as well for the rotational help.