# How to measure balance?

Tests of Balance

1. Flamingo Balance — stand on one leg while balancing on a beam.
2. Stork Stand Test — stand on the toes of one leg for as long as possible with the free leg resting on the inside of the opposite knee.
3. Standing Balance Test — stand on one leg for as long as possible.

## What does 4 pts head light mean?

4 pts HL is simply a measurement for the balance of a racquet or, more specifically, how heavy a racquet feels when you swing the racquet to hit a ball. Ultimately this means that the racquet contains more weight towards the handle of the racquet and less weight towards the head of the racquet. Hopefully that helps.

## How do you read a racket balance?

The balance point of a racket is measured from the butt or handle end.

Balance

1. If the balance is less than 345mm (34.5cm) then the racket is head light.
2. If the balance is more than 345mm (34.5cm) then the racket is head heavy.
3. If the balance is 345mm (34.5cm) or very close then the racket is perfectly balanced.

## How do you measure a Swingweight tennis racket?

Quick and Easy Balance Measurement

1. Tape a yard/meter stick to the top of a table.
2. Place the “zero” end at the edge of the table.
3. Move the racquet until the butt of the handle just comes off the table.
4. Read the measurement at the handle butt.
5. That is your balance point.

## How do you calculate Head Light points?

How Does the Head Light Points System Work? Each ‘point’ of balance is 1/8″ either toward the head or toward the handle from the racquet’s measured halfway point. A standard 27″ racquet’s mid point is at 13.5″, so if that frame is 8 points HL, the balance point will be 12.5″ from the end of the grip.

## What is racquet balance point?

This is what Tennis Warehouse writes on the subject of tennis racquet balance points: Static measure of weight distribution in a racquet and measured from the butt end in inches and/or centimeters. Commonly referenced in “points” head-light or head heavy – each “point” represents 1/8 inch.

## How heavy is Federer’s racket?

12.5 ounces

Federer, for what it’s worth, is using a racket that weighs in north of 12.5 ounces — far too heavy for the average club-level player or even high-level junior for that matter.

## How heavy is Nadal’s racket?

340 grams

Rafael Nadal’s Tennis Racquet – The Specs

– Racquet weight strung: 340 grams (including dampener and overgrip).

## Is it better to have a light or heavy tennis racket?

Some basic concepts – a heavy racket is more powerful, more stable and transmits less shock than a lighter racket (all other things being equal). A lighter racket is more maneuverable and thus, a player is able to swing it faster.