This is the one you PT freaks have been waiting for! A truly unique racquet that was the choice of many pro’s for several years. As you would expect this is not an ordinary stick! The SMU probably gives it away. SMU means “Special Makeup Unit” and this has been applied to many racquets over the years.
Why? Many players that make a living at tennis find a racquet that really connects with them and they hate, hate to give it up. So what happens when the manufacturer introducers a new model (that the pro does not like) they need to make “old” racquets look new. Some people call this a “paint job” but it is far more than that in most cases.
You will see that a quick glance tells you this is a FlexPoint racquet, but, a closer look will show you that the “flex point” is indeed a “graphic”! In this case it is the graphic that is used on the “junior” version of FlexPoint racquets.
This is not an uncommon practice. Consider the professional is simply not going to change racquets every time the factory makes a new version. It would be impossible! Most of the SMU racquets have had some “customization” done so it will not be what the factory produced anyway. So, don’t get too excited about the fact a professional does not necessarily play with the same racquet you do.
|Racquet Model||Head FlexPoint Prestige SMU|
|Reference Tension||Not Strung|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||64|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||41.5|
|Head Area, sq cm||588.3|
|Head Area, sq in||91.2|
|Number of Main Strings||18|
|Number of Cross Strings||20|
|Main String Grid||7.06|
|Cross String Grid||10.00|
|Average Cross String Spacing||0.500|
|Average Main String Spacing||0.392|
|Dynamic Tension, KP, ERT||Not Strung|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||Not Strung|
|First Moment, Nm||0.807|
|Swing Weight, Gram||317|
|Swing Weight, Ounce||11.18|
|Swing Weight Calculated||333.3|
|Power, RDC||Not Strung|
|Control, RDC||Not Strung|
|Maneuverability, RDC ||Not Strung|
|Head Weight, Percent||45.9|
|Center of Percussion||21.2|
|Dwell Time, Ms||Not Strung|
|Effective Stiffness||Not Strung|
|K, lb/in||Not Strung|