01-27-2012, 05:03 PM #35
Excellent thread!! I have just bought a Li-ning and the racket has a S2 grip size. I usually use a G4 so looking to build up the grip.
What were the dimensions you bought? I live in the UK and not sure what HST I'm looking for and we use metric here.
Cheers in advance.
01-27-2012, 05:31 PM #36
Hold fire. I have just reread the thread and saw WD strings sell it. IYO how much weight has it added to the handle of the racket and how has it effected the performance shifting the balance?
01-30-2012, 04:39 AM #37
Hi diverdan .... so terribly sorry for the late reply bro.
I don't really know the dimensions per se bro, as i estimated the width of the tubing (just able to squeeze the handle in).
All i know is the brand is called called 'Radiform', and it shrinks to half it's original size.
01-30-2012, 04:49 AM #38
Yeeah .... a few tennis stores sell the tubing, but they're mostly catered for Tennis rackets.
After shrinkage, the tube is still very light and i didnt notice much weight difference.
As for balance .... I didn't really measure or weigh the racket after installation, but it hasn't affected me so far and playing characteristics of my racket didn't change dramatically at all.
My performance hasn't been affected in any way, partially because i suck to begin with anyway ...
01-30-2012, 05:18 AM #39
Personally I can accept an addition of 1 gram to the handle but if it is more than that I start to feel a difference in the racquet's playing characteristics (all scientifically measured and quantified with a digital balance for my case)
01-30-2012, 09:58 AM #40
02-24-2012, 05:03 AM #41
Hi there bro .....
I finally managed to weigh the post-shrunk HSS on a scale, but it was on the digital scale at my Post Office .... so i'm not too sure about the accuracy.
While the post-shrunk HSS weighed next to nothing in my hand, the scale kinda told a different story.
~ On the left is the bare racket handle with the Heat Shrink Sleeve applied
~ On the left is the maximum shrink capability of the Heat Shrink Sleeve
~ The post-shrunk HSS cut down to size
~ What the HSS weighs ....... 9 grams?
02-25-2012, 12:00 AM #42
03-01-2012, 08:49 PM #43
when i first saw this thread, i thought you were gonna use the heat shrink as an overgrip XD
03-01-2012, 10:24 PM #44
03-02-2012, 12:15 AM #45
03-02-2012, 12:39 AM #46
9 grams?! That's almost the weight of 2 shuttlecocks!
03-02-2012, 01:03 AM #47
Yeah, i know ! ..... i was shocked too when i saw how much it weighed !
But somehow, i don't think that the scale i used was very accurate.
I mean, the HSS weighed next to nothing in my hand .... but on the scale ..... :O
Then i saw this ...... (circled in red) ...... maybe there's something wrong here?
"Minimum 10 grams" ?
03-02-2012, 01:04 AM #48
03-02-2012, 01:47 AM #49
Ding boy.. sure the scale didn't work out .. 10g min.. hehehe..but appriciate your effort .
03-02-2012, 03:18 AM #50
03-02-2012, 02:34 PM #51
Hey Dingboy. Take it into someones kitchen and use their scales.
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