Weights do not match?

HEAD S2

New User
Hi guys, Ive got a Head racquet which says unstrung weight is 245 grams. Ive searched around and found strings weigh about 14-16 grams. So that would add up to 261 grams. However when i personally weighed it on an electronic scale, no matter how i arranged it around its centre of mass, i kept getting 271 grams. I dont have anything added (overgrips etc) and it has Head synthetic guy strings, 16x19 pattern. I was just wondering where this extra 10grams came from. I know my scale is accurate since its brand new with a 10 year guarantee, so it really shouldnt be the problem.

Im wondering if this extra 10 grams is normal such as a common manufacturing error (but within limits) or is this really strange. Im not really concerned about the extra 10 grams since it wont affect much, im just wondering why/where it comes from. Any answers would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
 

jwjh

Legend
Is this a second-hand racquet? If it is, try checking for any lead underneath the replacement grip, inside the handle and under the bumper guard. Hope this helps.
 

HitItHarder

Semi-Pro
While I would not say it is "normal" in my personal experience with Head racquets for there to be such a big variance in the weight, it does happen. I have a good number of Head MG Radicals, and most are within 3 or 4 grams of each other.

However, I did get a new YT Rad Pro about 6 months ago from TW that came in right at 9 grams heavier than the specs. So, it does unfortunately happen from time to time.
 

jura

Professional
Strings can be up to 18 or 20 gr. Also you played the racket already, right?! So your hand sweat and this may be add another 2 or 3 gr. And than we have a production tolerance of up to 10 gr (depends on the brand). So this is not unusual.
 

HEAD S2

New User
Is this a second-hand racquet? If it is, try checking for any lead underneath the replacement grip, inside the handle and under the bumper guard. Hope this helps.
Nope, brand new never used, was still in packaging.

While I would not say it is "normal" in my personal experience with Head racquets for there to be such a big variance in the weight, it does happen. I have a good number of Head MG Radicals, and most are within 3 or 4 grams of each other.

However, I did get a new YT Rad Pro about 6 months ago from TW that came in right at 9 grams heavier than the specs. So, it does unfortunately happen from time to time.
Oh i see, thats good to know. Thanks!

Strings can be up to 18 or 20 gr. Also you played the racket already, right?! So your hand sweat and this may be add another 2 or 3 gr. And than we have a production tolerance of up to 10 gr (depends on the brand). So this is not unusual.
I dont think these strings specifically would weight that much would they? I havent fully played with it yet so i dont think thered be any sweat. Thanks for telling me about production tolerance though. I was wondering if there was such a thing for tennis racquets.
 

esm

Hall of Fame
Nope, brand new never used, was still in packaging.
there you go - this may contribute to some of the additional grams....

the best to to determine is - weigh the racquet as is with out the above mentioned packaging, cut the string and weigh it again to get the difference....

did you have a dampener on as well?
 

Carolina Racquet

Professional
I think many are surprised by the tolerance range some manufacturers have with their frames. A good example is a picture I've seen from Priority One showing the Fed frames after they matched them all. Different lengths of lead tape needed at 12 o'clock on each frame to get them to match.

Regardless, you can probably match the specs of your favorite racquet with some lead tape, balance board, scale and some patience. Good luck!
 
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