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Thread: NS8k at Ti-10
11-02-2008, 07:01 PM #1
NS8k at Ti-10
What are the balance points for a 3UG4 NS8k and a 3UG5 Ti-10 (Gen 3)? And are these rackets considered to be on "opposite ends of the spectrum" in regards to their associated playing style?
11-02-2008, 07:13 PM #2
Precisely correct. NS8k is a head-light racquet (defensive), and Ti-10 is a head-heavy racquet (offensive). However, you may use it differently depend on your style of playing.
11-02-2008, 07:41 PM #3
Do you have specific balance points for them? That'd be great.
11-02-2008, 07:44 PM #4
Ti-10 is actually around even balance....not really head heavy like Armortec racquets.
11-02-2008, 11:33 PM #5
Well, here's the thing that bothers me...I decided to measure the BPs of the two rackets, since it was bothering me that my Ti-10 felt a lot head heavier than my NS8k. Here are the results:
NS8k (3U G4)
Strung @ 24 lbs w/ BG 80
BP: 292 mm
Ti-Gen (3U G5, 3rd Gen Purple)
Strung @ 23 lbs w/ BG 80
BP: 295.5 mm
There's only a 3.5mm difference in the balance points of the two rackets, yet it feels like a lot more...
Now I don't know if the different feelings I get from the rackets are psychological or reality...
Do the BPs look wrong at all?
11-03-2008, 01:24 AM #6
I apologize if I created any confusion.
11-03-2008, 01:47 AM #7
Anyways...do the BPs of my rackets look normal at all? The NS8k seems to be on the head heavier side of headlight, no?
11-03-2008, 02:26 AM #8
David, to answer your question, take a look at this previously posted thread on BC.
It can be seen that there are not major differences in balance points, but they seem to make enough of a contributing factor as to feel different. as for accuracy, it is also noted in this thread that the overgrip, grip size, and strings can also make a large difference in weight accuracy.
11-03-2008, 07:14 PM #9
Hmm...I have the same strings on both racket, and both rackets are in the original grip...
Does that mean the grip size is what makes my Ti-10 seem a lot head heavier than my NS8k, even though their BPs are only 3.5 mm apart?
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