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Hi, i read somewhere (i think that there is a similar article on this site somewhere) that you can create your own balance board by using a stick and some dowell, does anyone actually know how to do this?
um...put the stick under the dowel??
take a rolling pin and a piece of plywood and there you go
All solutions are good, with a piece of dowell UNDER the stick, you just roll the stick on the dowell until you get the point of balance. The distance in centimetres (sorry JB, no inches here) between the balance point and the end of the butt cap will give you the balance of the racquet. ;)
For an unstrung sticks :
> 30 - 31 cms is usual for heavy sticks, they are "handle heavy"
> 32 - 33 cms is usual for medium weight sticks "neutral"
> 34 - 36 cms is usual for light & very light sticks, they are "head heavy"
Is that what you were looking for abiriax, :confused:
yep sorry for posting a reply so late, but that's sounds useful
Get a dowel and a long sheet of paper. Remember that the center point is different for different length frames (duh), so your marks will have to be different.
For a standard frame, the center is 13.5 inches. Make a line at the center of your piece of clean paper. From that point measure 13.5" and make another mark. Now, place your 27" frame on the dowel which is resting on that first mark. If the butt end of the frame balances at the 13.5" mark, your frame is evenly balanced. You can place marks in centimeters on one side and 1/8" marks on the other side. Make marks on both sides of the 13.5" mark. Move your frame until it balances. You can measure whether it's head light or head heavy in centimeters or points (1 point = 1/8").
If you're going to do this alot, just get a balance beam and be done with it. All of the marks are already on it and it's marked to handle any length frame.
Oops. Ignore the swing weight tool. Here's the balance beam.
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