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04-16-2005, 05:17 PM #1
head heavy/head light/even balanced
i was wondering at what point of a racket such as a conventional racket(67cm) to be head light/head heavy or balanced.....from the edge of the handle goin up to the shaft...
04-30-2005, 03:17 PM #2Originally Posted by hahahalol
04-30-2005, 03:50 PM #3Originally Posted by bluejeff
05-01-2005, 05:59 AM #4Originally Posted by bluejeff
strung or not?
no grip on the handle?
balance points of my racquets, strung, couple of layers of electrical insulation tape on the handle + 1 Karakal Super Pu grip
supposedly head-light racquets
Carlton AS-1 256mm
Carlton AS-1 260mm
supposedly even racquets
Carlton AS-Ti 256
Carlton AS-Ti 258
Carlton AS-Ti 261
Carlton Aerogear 1000FX 259
Yonex MP100 262
supposedly head-heavy racquets
Yonex Ti10 275
Monsoon 3000Ti 279
Carlton Airblade Yong Hock Kin 282
Carlton Airblade Rasmussen Superlite 296
05-01-2005, 09:18 PM #5Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
05-01-2005, 09:19 PM #6Originally Posted by Stijn
05-02-2005, 08:44 PM #7Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
05-03-2005, 01:25 AM #8Originally Posted by taneepak
But saying that, get this:
MP100 - 121g
Ti10 - 114g
the others are all about 20g up from the "list" weight. The Yonexs are a bit more because the handles are longer than on the Carltons.
05-03-2005, 05:13 AM #9Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
05-03-2005, 06:33 AM #10Originally Posted by taneepak
Adding weight to the handle has only a minor effect on a racket's playing characteristics - it doesn't affect the feeling of weight very much, because it is near to your hand and therefore has little moment.
Adding weight to the head has a big effect on a racket's playing characteristics. Weight added at the head has a large moment, so the racket feels heavier.
Light badminton rackets are obviously better than very heavy ones, but there is a limit to this improvement. Otherwise the best racket in the world would be the Karakal SL-70
05-03-2005, 06:37 PM #11Originally Posted by Gollum
The only way is to find if this is true is to do an A/B evaluation/comparison.
05-04-2005, 01:19 AM #12Originally Posted by taneepak
05-04-2005, 01:42 AM #13Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
05-04-2005, 04:17 AM #14Originally Posted by taneepak
To my surprise I found 6 (!) layers of insulation tape under the grip.
With the grip down to the wood, the weight is now 92g (strung), BP 315mm.
So how much weight can I afford to put on the handle before it
"play's differently from what it was designed for"
bear in mind that 1 Karakal Super PU grip will add about 12g
05-04-2005, 05:00 AM #15Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
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