The TW Forum How Heavy Is Your Racquet Survey

How heavy is your racquet?

  • Above 12 ounces

    Votes: 73 42.9%
  • Between 11-12 ounces

    Votes: 90 52.9%
  • Under 11 ounces

    Votes: 7 4.1%

  • Total voters
    170

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
I used to think I was good enough for a 12 ounce frame, I really feel better with lower static weight around 11.3-1.8 ounces strung, or about 300-315 grams unstrung. My ego isn’t big enough for an RF97A ;)
 

eah123

Rookie
Mine are 340g = 11.99 oz
I have 4 different ProKennex racquets and use lead to bring them to the same static weight. Black Ace 315, Ki5 315 white, Ki5 315 yellow, Q+5 Pro 310.
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
Moved from Babolat Pure Control +, AeroPro Control +, AeroStorm Tour GT, Pure Strike Tour G1 to currently Pure Strike Tour G3 in the last twenty years. All coincidentally weigh 11.9 to 12 ozs strung according to the TW specs and since I add a vibration dampener and overgrip, I guess I like playing with 98 sq.inch, thin-beam Babolat racquets that are slightly over 12 ozs.
 

10S-Junkie

New User
350 grams (12.34 ounces) with blutac in the trap door, overgrip, dampener and head tape on my:
Prince Textreme Tour 95 (2015)
Yonex Vcore Pro 97HD
Babolat Pure Control 95
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
I've got a range.

330 grams strung
345 grams strung
390 grams strung

Lately, I'm finding the most success vacillating between the 345 (Wilson Six.One 16x18) and the 390 (Kneissl White Star Pro Masters). The stability helps. Today, though, I played inside on courts that always seem fast to me, and I played with the Wilson. I think I'd have been overwhelmed with the Kneissl. Faster courts and doubles = 12+ ounces, not nearly 14 for me.
 

dcheung

Rookie
region of 360 ~ 365g as below this weight always feel the racquet lacked something and start adding weight here and there...
 

PT280 Fan

Semi-Pro
Flashback ten months ago, still swinging my 12.3 oz PT280. Looking for easier power, mistakenly thought I could drop to 11.4. Enter Beast 98, solid beam, better but still not enough oomph, took it up to 12.0 with overgrip and lead at 10, 12 and 2. Enter Donnay Pro One GT (97), took it up to 12.1 with overgrip and lead at 10, 12, and 2. Enter Volkl Super G 10 mid 330, 12.3 strung, modified grip with rubber splicing tape on all four primary bevels, overgrip, lead tape at 10, 12 and 2, head tape. I haven't had it weighed but I'm assuming I'm right about 13 oz. Heavier and more head light than I've used in a long time and man does this feel good!
 

Papa Mango

Semi-Pro
Started with a Head TiS6 whatever the weight of that was.
Ended up playing with 340-355 gms sticks for 6-7 years.
Down to 330 gms for the last year or so and not missing the weight.
 
Depends on the headsize.
95 headsize: usually 338-343 grams
97/98 headsize: usually 332-338 grams
100 headsize: around 325-330 grams
In my last two years of high school, I went from a Prince Textreme Warrior 100 to a Yonex EZone DR 100, then to a Yonex VCore Duel G 97 (310) my teammate loaned me, then to a Dunlop CX200 Tour 16x19 (2019), which was around 330g stock w/OG. I put 3 grams of lead @ 3&9 and 1 gram @ 12 during my senior year (but COVID ended my season), then started looking for other rackets after coming back to tennis off of strict quarantine (March-June 2020). Switched to a Prince Phantom 100X 305 briefly, then to the Phantom 100P (both w/o mods), the latter of which I stuck with for around 4 months. Bought a Diadem Elevate to test and was on the fence with that one, but once I got the lead placement the way I wanted it, I switched to the Elevate. Lately, I've been back and forth between it and my CX 200 Tour, which has had its lead altered (I tried 5 grams at 3&9 and 1 gram at 12 but the racket felt boardy with such a high TW; now I've got 2 grams at 3, 9, & 12 each (4g at 3&9, 2g at 12) and my shots feel completely dialed in), but now I'm stuck in the middle between them, because the Diadem gives me the comfort and feel I want but not quite the pinpoint accuracy I get with tighter string patterns/smaller headsizes, and the Dunlop gives me the precision but also gives me TE. By the looks of things, I'm most likely gonna switch to the 2021 G360+ Radical Pro~really liked that one when I demoed it and I didn't have any arm discomfort with it~but if I'm not gelling with it for some reason, probably just gonna get a 2021 CX200 Tour....everybody says they're plusher and have better dampening and feel. We'll see.
 
I used to think I was good enough for a 12 ounce frame, I really feel better with lower static weight around 11.3-1.8 ounces strung, or about 300-315 grams unstrung. My ego isn’t big enough for an RF97A ;)
I don't mind the static weight as much but stiffness of RF97 makes it unplayable for me.
 

PT280 Fan

Semi-Pro
I don't mind the static weight as much but stiffness of RF97 makes it unplayable for me.
It’s only 68 RA. No dampening though I garner. The Organix 10 Super G mid 330 was the way to go at 64 RA and 12.3 strung - Volkl’s dampening grip technology really works. TW Michelle said she served it side by side with her RF97 and the Volkl hit the bigger serve.
 
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It’s only 66 RA. No dampening though I garner. The Organix 10 Super G mid 330 was the way to go at 64 RA and 12.3 strung - Volkl’s dampening grip technology really works. TW Michelle said she served it side by side with her RF97 and the Volkl hit the bigger serve.
This was RF97A v11. RA is 68 for that racquet according to TW. It was strung full bed poly too. Everything about it felt wrong. Maybe it was combination of static weight and stiffness. Guess it would probably be more comfortable if strung with gut but I only use poly. What I'm currently playing with are ncode blade and prestige mp youtek. Even the flex of 63 on mp is almost too high for me.
 

PT280 Fan

Semi-Pro
This was RF97A v11. RA is 68 for that racquet according to TW. It was strung full bed poly too. Everything about it felt wrong. Maybe it was combination of static weight and stiffness. Guess it would probably be more comfortable if strung with gut but I only use poly. What I'm currently playing with are ncode blade and prestige mp youtek. Even the flex of 63 on mp is almost too high for me.
I hear you. Being a senior I guess I just wrongly assume that the only reason somebody uses a softer frame is to preserve their arm, when there are obviously other benefits as well. I remember when 57 RA was all I needed to hit big winners too. Now I just gravitate towards a more powerful frame...I mean as long as it doesn't hurt my arm.

PS Thanks for the correction on the RA of the current RF97, my bad.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
I hear you. Being a senior I guess I just wrongly assume that the only reason somebody uses a softer frame is to preserve their arm, when there are obviously other benefits as well. I remember when 57 RA was all I needed to hit big winners too. Now I just gravitate towards a more powerful frame...I mean as long as it doesn't hurt my arm.

PS Thanks for the correction on the RA of the current RF97, my bad.
Pity no company makes OS racquets with a low RA like the Yonex racquets of the 90s.
 

PT280 Fan

Semi-Pro
I've got a range.

330 grams strung
345 grams strung
390 grams strung

Lately, I'm finding the most success vacillating between the 345 (Wilson Six.One 16x18) and the 390 (Kneissl White Star Pro Masters). The stability helps. Today, though, I played inside on courts that always seem fast to me, and I played with the Wilson. I think I'd have been overwhelmed with the Kneissl. Faster courts and doubles = 12+ ounces, not nearly 14 for me.
Thanks for reminding me how heavy those Kneissl Pro Masters are. I played with that frame for years, probably why 13 oz feels so comfortable to me now.
 

PT280 Fan

Semi-Pro
Pity no company makes OS racquets with a low RA like the Yonex racquets of the 90s.
Yeah, I've got some RD23s that I played on briefly. I just remember how easy it was to hit a scorching forehand winner on the return. Sadly, it wasn't quite as stellar on the serve or at the net. :unsure:
 
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