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Dunlop - ¿Balance?

Published: 12 May 2007 - 21:12 by missing_record14

Updated: 21 Oct 2007 - 19:39

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Does anyone know the real balance of Dunlop raquets? I have measured the two dunlop raquets I have:

Hot melt pro: balance point 36 cms from the end of the grip  
M-fil pro: 37,5 cms

Other raquets I have: Karakal MX150 35,5 cms.

I think manufacturers should specify the balance point of its racquets, not just call them head heavy or head light.
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From gregzilla - 21 Oct 2007 - 19:39

It would make the most sense to measure the weight/balance with the string, bumper strip, factory grip, etc.  Your not going to play with out those bits, why do the measurement without them?  I guess some of it stems from trying to have the lightest raquet.   My Dunlop m-fil Ultra is "Extra head-light" according to their site, but the balance was actually dead even.

I agree with jbs, the swingweight is more accurate in telliing how a racquet will feel than just the balance/weight.  For tennis raquets they often have all the stats, including swingweight.  Not so for squash.  I know of one shop that measures this stuff for a lot of the racquets they sell:

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From rippa rit - 14 May 2007 - 06:54

Obviously if you add a grip, add a bumper strip, etc you change the weight and balance of the racket.  Even just adding the strings changes the weight and balance.

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From rskting - 14 May 2007 - 02:11   -   Updated: 14 May 2007 - 02:12

what does 35 or 36.5 mean? is 35 more head light than 36.5? I never understood that. Can someone explain this to me?

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From missing_record14 - 13 May 2007 - 20:49

This morning I measured again both dunlop racquets, taking out one the over grip the m-fil pro had. The result is that both racquets had the same balance point. I could not imagine that just an overgrip could make such a change in the balance point.

I think manufacturers should cuote the carachteristics of the racquet with and without strings.

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From hamburglar - 13 May 2007 - 09:56   -   Updated: 13 May 2007 - 10:34

Then manufacturers might be tempted to put more weight in the handles, to change the balance point. What really matters is the swing weight.


That brings up another question, should they quote the racquet weight with or without the strings, head balance with or without the strings?

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