# If a racquet has same static weight & same balance point

#### onkystomper

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Does that mean it has the same swing weight as another with exact same balance point and static weight???

Sorry if its a stupid question & logically to me they should have but i just want to check!!!

#### [d]ragon

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not necessarily because one racquet could hav a different weight distribution

RACQUET A:

XXX-----|-----XXX

RACQUET B:

---XXX--|--XXX---

(sorry for the bad diagram) the Xs represent concentrations of weight and the | represents the balance point. these two frames hav the same weight and the same ballance but the weight is distributed differently. this can cause them to swing differently, if that makes sense

#### TonyB

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^^^^ What he said.

In that example, racquet A would have a higher swingweight than racquet B. Its resistance to movement is greater, as well as its momentum.

That is, it takes more effort to get it swinging, but it will keep swinging longer on its own. Usually, this equates to more power translating "into" the ball.

You'll have to experiment through trial and error to find the swingweight that suits you best.

#### onkystomper

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hmmm yes i see what you are saying!! so next question! Is there some way i can find out a swing weight of a racket using the static weight and balance point..??

If not if i have the static weight balance point and swingweight of a racket is there some way of finding out the swingweight of the racket if i shortened the length of the racket??

thanks

#### TonyB

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Not really. You have to measure it. You can do it with a stopwatch and some pivot points (thin sticks). But the margin for error is fairly large because your ability to stop the stopwatch at precisely the right time is limited.

Even if you're off by only .01 seconds, it could change the swingweight measaurement by 5 or 10.

#### TenniseaWilliams

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hmmm yes i see what you are saying!! so next question! Is there some way i can find out a swing weight of a racket using the static weight and balance point..??

If not if i have the static weight balance point and swingweight of a racket is there some way of finding out the swingweight of the racket if i shortened the length of the racket??

thanks

TW University has a Do-It-Yourself Swingweight Calculator at the middle of the right hand column, bottom of the Racquet Performance section. Timing 10 swings and taking the average helps the accuracy issue. Click on the word instructions for help, it is worth the effort to get the swing weight.

The second question is harder, I don't know of an easy way to estimate the swing weight with a shortened racquet.

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