# Help! Trouble on racket balance!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TsongaBonga, Feb 1, 2008.

1. ### TsongaBongaRookie

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How many centimeters in balance is 7 points head light?

2. ### TsongaBongaRookie

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Bump!.........

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"Balance: Static measure of weight distribution in a racquet and measured from the butt end in inches and/or centimeters. Commonly referenced in "points" head light or head heavy - each "point" represents 1/8 inch. Generally speaking, heavier racquets are head light to maintain maneuverability, while most of today's super-light racquets are head heavy to supply enough mass (which translates into power) to the area of the frame where the ball is being contacted. A 27 inch racquet with a balance point of 12-1/2 inches is 1 inch, or 8 points head light (even balance would be 13-1/2 inches). A 28 inch racquet with a balance point of 15 inches is 1 inch (or 8 points) head heavy. Static balance ultimately affects swingweight (see below), which is a dynamic measure of racquet maneuverability."

From here:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/RacquetStringTerms.html

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since 1 points=.125 inch
since 7 ponits = .875 inch
since 1 inch = 2.54 cm
.875 inch = 2.2225 cm

from the centerpoint ie 27 inch frame 27/2 = 13.5 inches or 34.28 cms

so on a 27 inch frame = 34.28-2.2225=32.03 cms

think that is right.