TW racquet customizing utility?

steveq81

Rookie
Hey, gang...

I thought TW had a utility that allowed you to enter current racquet specs and then display how it would be with lead added to certain areas... or am I imagining that? I can't seem to find what I am looking for but I am certain I saw something like it once upon a time.

Specifically, my target was to create a version of the Yonex Tour G that is a bit of a hybrid of the 310g and 330g versions. I bought a used Tour G 310 from the classifieds and added 2g of lead tape to the 3 and 9 o'clock positions (one 4-inch/1g strip on each side of the string channel on both sides, basically centered at 3 and 9 o'clock). Plays very well like this and I was wondering what the specs might be compared to the 310g and 330g versions.

I did not measure all the specs of my racquet before adding the lead -- just curious what my approximate specs might be with this setup. I was thinking I could just enter TW's published stats for the Tour G 310 and then enter the lead tape info... but I seem to have struck out. Any ideas?
 

ChicagoJack

Hall of Fame


Hi Steveq81,

Here are some links and cheat sheets from my grips specs thread which might be useful. For this particular situation where you want to pre-plan adding lead to the Yonex Tour G, the five locations worksheet is what you want.

Customization Basics:

Link : Weight, Balance, Swingweight, TW Learning Center

Customization Tools and Calculators:
Link : Customization Calculator, Five Locations Worksheet, TW
Link : Customization Calculator, Match One or Two Racquets, TW
Link : Swingweight Calculator, TW

Metric Equivalent To Balance Points For A 27" Racquet:
34.30cm = 0 Even Balance
33.98cm = 1 Points Head Light
33.66cm = 2 Points Head Light
33.35cm = 3 Points Head Light
33.03cm = 4 Points Head Light
32.71cm = 5 Points Head Light
32.39cm = 6 Points Head Light
32.08cm = 7 Points Head Light
31.76cm = 8 Points Head Light
31.44cm = 9 Points Head Light
31.12cm = 10 Points Head Light
30.81cm = 11 Points Head Light
30.49cm = 12 Points Head Light

Metric Conversions
Convert : Grams -> Ounces
Convert : Ounces -> Grams

Convert : Centimeters -> Inches
Convert : Inches -> Centimeters

Convert : Fractions -> Decimals
Convert : Decimals -> Fractions
 
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macattack

Professional

Hi Steveq81,

Here are some links and cheat sheets from my grips specs thread which might be useful. For this particular situation where you want to pre-plan adding lead to the Yonex Tour G, the five locations worksheet is what you want.

Customization Basics:

Link : Weight, Balance, Swingweight, TW Learning Center

Customization Tools and Calculators:
Link : Customization Calculator, Five Locations Worksheet, TW
Link : Customization Calculator, Match One or Two Racquets, TW
Link : Swingweight Calculator, TW

Metric Equivalent To Balance Points For A 27" Racquet:
34.30cm = 0 Even Balance
33.98cm = 1 Points Head Light
33.66cm = 2 Points Head Light
33.35cm = 3 Points Head Light
33.03cm = 4 Points Head Light
32.71cm = 5 Points Head Light
32.39cm = 6 Points Head Light
32.08cm = 7 Points Head Light
31.76cm = 8 Points Head Light
31.44cm = 9 Points Head Light
31.12cm = 10 Points Head Light
30.81cm = 11 Points Head Light
30.49cm = 12 Points Head Light

Metric Conversions
Convert : Grams -> Ounces
Convert : Ounces -> Grams

Convert : Centimeters -> Inches
Convert : Inches -> Centimeters

Convert : Fractions -> Decimals
Convert : Decimals -> Fractions
That grips specs thread is amazing. I booked marked it way before I ever signed up for TT. Thanks for gathering all that info.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Hey, gang...

I thought TW had a utility that allowed you to enter current racquet specs and then display how it would be with lead added to certain areas... or am I imagining that? I can't seem to find what I am looking for but I am certain I saw something like it once upon a time.

Specifically, my target was to create a version of the Yonex Tour G that is a bit of a hybrid of the 310g and 330g versions. I bought a used Tour G 310 from the classifieds and added 2g of lead tape to the 3 and 9 o'clock positions (one 4-inch/1g strip on each side of the string channel on both sides, basically centered at 3 and 9 o'clock). Plays very well like this and I was wondering what the specs might be compared to the 310g and 330g versions.

I did not measure all the specs of my racquet before adding the lead -- just curious what my approximate specs might be with this setup. I was thinking I could just enter TW's published stats for the Tour G 310 and then enter the lead tape info... but I seem to have struck out. Any ideas?
The TW calculator allows you to enter current and desired specs and then tells you where to add lead to get the desired specs.

You can do what you're looking for with a little reverse-engineering and trial and error (I've done it before) by entering in specs, seeing where it tells you to place the lead (and how much), and then playing with the parameters to to get it to recommend the amount of lead that you wanted to put in certain places.
 

gino

Hall of Fame

Hi Steveq81,

Here are some links and cheat sheets from my grips specs thread which might be useful. For this particular situation where you want to pre-plan adding lead to the Yonex Tour G, the five locations worksheet is what you want.

Customization Basics:

Link : Weight, Balance, Swingweight, TW Learning Center

Customization Tools and Calculators:
Link : Customization Calculator, Five Locations Worksheet, TW
Link : Customization Calculator, Match One or Two Racquets, TW
Link : Swingweight Calculator, TW

Metric Equivalent To Balance Points For A 27" Racquet:
34.30cm = 0 Even Balance
33.98cm = 1 Points Head Light
33.66cm = 2 Points Head Light
33.35cm = 3 Points Head Light
33.03cm = 4 Points Head Light
32.71cm = 5 Points Head Light
32.39cm = 6 Points Head Light
32.08cm = 7 Points Head Light
31.76cm = 8 Points Head Light
31.44cm = 9 Points Head Light
31.12cm = 10 Points Head Light
30.81cm = 11 Points Head Light
30.49cm = 12 Points Head Light

Metric Conversions
Convert : Grams -> Ounces
Convert : Ounces -> Grams

Convert : Centimeters -> Inches
Convert : Inches -> Centimeters

Convert : Fractions -> Decimals
Convert : Decimals -> Fractions
You the man. @ChicagoJack
 
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