SW, Balance and different versions of the same Racquet

yogictennis

New User
I am looking at rackets across a range, let's take the Pure Strike, and am thoroughly confused over the SW and Balance of each.

For example, Pure Strike 100 comes in Lite, Team and Regular, but let's just look at Team and Regular (all strung specs below)

Team: SW 309, weight 303 and 1pt HL
Regular: SW 319, weight 315, 4 pt HL

The TW tool says that to drop a 1 pt HL, I need to add 6g to the buttcap, so if I took the team version, and added 12g, it would weight 315g like the Regular, however, it would now be:

Team (buttweight); SW 309 (since weight in butt), weight 315, 3ptHL
Regular: SW 319, weight 315, 4pt HL

So what's the trick here, how can they drop the balance sharply AND increase the SW while keeping the overall weight only slightly higher? Is regular much more polarised than Team?
 

Dragy

Legend
If you add 12g under the buttcap it will get the racquet to 4.8 pts HL. By splitting 12g between buttcap and tip you can get SW of 319 and 3 pts HL balance. Which is now within QC margins.
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yogictennis

New User
Oh wow, I didn't realise even a tiny weight of ~3g at the tip increases SW by so much! I can now buy a team edition and effectively convert it to a regular just with some weights! Thank you!
 

Happi

Hall of Fame
Oh wow, I didn't realise even a tiny weight of ~3g at the tip increases SW by so much! I can now buy a team edition and effectively convert it to a regular just with some weights! Thank you!

Why convert a Team to a regular when you can buy a regular ? BTW Tennis Warehouse Europe list unstrung spec.
 

yogictennis

New User
Why convert a Team to a regular when you can buy a regular ? BTW Tennis Warehouse Europe list unstrung spec.
Probably sounds silly, but I really like the Wimbledon pj which only comes in the team edition! Find the regular strike colours too colourful.
 
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GGWAW

Rookie
How do they manage to create these different versions ? They build the "Ultra light" frame and then they add weight here and there or they have different moud for a model (1 mould for UL, 1 for team, 1 for regular, 1 for Pro / tour) ?

is it different per brand ?

thx
 
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