Today I went out to play with my Donnay Pro 1, which I had leaded up a little more for the occasion. It has about 15 grams in the handle and 10 grams in the hoop, divided over 9 and 3 o'clock. I was getting more depth and court penetration but obviously the racquet was a little harder to swing. Two days ago my strings snapped and a friend lent me his Dunlop HM 200 g, without lead at about 338 grams and a swingweight of around 316 according to specs. It also played a little stiffer then the Donnay. Anyway, I won both matches, so that is not the point but obviously a lower swingweight makes it easier to play short balls and whip them over the net with enough topspin as the racquet is easier to swing. My experience is that if you play a lot, swingweight becomes less of an issue, as your forearm muscles develop and your coordination improves. A year ago I was playing with my Wilson Reflex mids, of which I do not have the specs, except that their static weight is huge (360 grams stock) and their balance point around 5/6 points HL. Having played with many frames I do not need an RDC machine to tell you these racquets have a huge swingweight. When I played over 3 times a week, I would be crushing the ball with the Reflexes, they have incredible plow through and are rock solid. I remember a game, I hit 4 backhand winners in a row, twice getting under a low ball and putting it away, one serve return inside out and one crosscourt passing. That was a game for an anthology. But whenever I played less than 3 times a week, the racquet would begin to feel sluggish on the backhand side (OHBH). And often I would be forced to slice or would hit just a little long as I couldn't generate enough head speed due to the swingweight and lack of practice. Now, I wanted to do a little poll related to the hours of practice people have and the swingweight of their racquets of choice. Often in this forum we talk about costumization and adding weight but is that really worthwhile for a weekend warrior?