Which is more important: overall weight or balance?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Maui19, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Maui19

    Maui19 Hall of Fame

    Sep 18, 2010
    I am trying to match my new racquet to the one I currently use (they're both the same make/model). I am trying to match three perameters: overall weight, swingweight and racquet balance. Without modifying the first (original) racquet, I can get the new racquet pretty close.

    Option one is the have the new racquet be 4 grams heavier while matching the SW and balance.

    Option two is the have the new racquet match the weight and SW of the original, but be 3 pts head-heavier than the orig.

    I am going for option one: match SW and blance but be a few grams heavier.

    Would you choose to match overall weight, or balance, or would you opt for something in between?
  2. TaihtDuhShaat

    TaihtDuhShaat Semi-Pro

    Sep 29, 2010
    Well, if you go the heavier, same balance route, it will be more stable. If you go same weight and more HH, it will be more powerful, less stable. You can match them more closely if you counter balance at the top of the grip.
  3. un6a

    un6a Semi-Pro

    Apr 9, 2010
    1st option will be closer to your current racquet. 4 gram difference in weight is much smaller than 3pts difference in balance.
  4. Thepowerofchoice

    Thepowerofchoice Semi-Pro

    Jun 27, 2007
    ^^^yes go with option 1

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