You will likely add 2-8 grams to the handle. This will shift the balance to be a touch more head light. Maybe enough to go from 3 to 4 points HL but not more than that. You may feel that the racquet is slightly heavier and more maneuverable but the change should not feel radically different than what you are used to.If I replaced the original Babolat Syntec grip with a Babolat leather grip onto a Aero Storm GT, given there are no other changes to the existing racquet. What effects would I likely see?
strung weight - 11.4 oz
balance - 3 pts HL
swingweight - 334
I don't believe you will add that much weight. The Syntec grip is pretty close to a leather grip in weight. Perhaps if you replace the grip and add an overgrip you will see this much weight added but in my expereince just replacing the grip won't add quite as much weight as you are quoting here.After reading back through the pages and reading other various websites dealing with balance, I believe this is about what I would come up with...
strung weight - 11.7 oz
balance - 6 pts HL
swingweight - ???
I'm just going by what other people have said, using a swingweight calculator and doing some math.I don't believe you will add that much weight. The Syntec grip is pretty close to a leather grip in weight. Perhaps if you replace the grip and add an overgrip you will see this much weight added but in my expereince just replacing the grip won't add quite as much weight as you are quoting here.
My research has found it to be the Wilson at 1.8mm.which one of the leather grips is the thickest?
Yeah, the Yonex stock grip is kind of unique. I think they make it specifically for the addition of an overgrip. The Yonex stock + overgrip feels pretty similar to leather+overgrip, IMHO, and I think that is Yonex's intent. But TW should carry this grip so that Yonex players can replace the grip when it's compressed or otherwise shot, because as you mention, there are few options like it on the market. The Donnay stock grip is also thin and light, but is a bit squishier.Stock Yonex Synthetic Grip weight about 11g trimmed. Thickness is 1.55mm. Yonex do not make stock replacement grip. It is difficult to find similar thickness and trimmed weight replacement grip to maintain balance and overall static weight. Some people might experience grip size increase after swapping out stock grip with a thin replacement grip. This is due to the used stock grip had lose it cushion thickness and thin replacement are normally between 1.5mm to 1.6mm after installed. Very close to Yonex stock thickness but weight more than stock.
Thank u very muchLeather grips can enhance the "feel" of a racquet in a number of ways. --The feel of the bevels for sure, but also the feel of the ball coming off the strings. Some leather grips can also add weight to the handle, rendering a more head-light balance. Here are some specs on grip weights and other items that may help you determine some variables that affect weight and balance:
Fairway Leather - 25g
Wilson Leather - 22g
Head Leather - 23g
Pacific leather -18g
Volkl Leather -30.4g
All of the above are untrimmed, straight from the package
Gamma Hi-Tech Perforated Replacement Grip - 19g/.67 oz [trimmed to fit]
Babolat "0" vibration dampener - 3.8g/.135 oz
Wilson Pro Feel vibration dampener - 2.5g/.090 oz
#10 rubber band - .7g/.025 oz
16g string in 18 X 20 pattern - 15.9g/.56 oz
Yonex Super Grap overwrap - 5.7g/.20 oz
Wilson Butt cap w/ removable window - 10g/.355 oz
Volkl Soft Butt Cap - 9.4g/.330 oz
Elasto Cross II - 2.3g/.082 oz.[entire contents less applicator]