Weight (DW) versus Average Frame Weight (AFW)?
has adopted two complementary standards which relate to racquet
weight and balance. As the numbers refer to an average per model,
there can be a small variation from racquet to racquet.
Frame Weight(AFW): In squash this is the average weight of the
racquet without string and grommet strip. The same standard is
used for all BK squash models. In badminton, AFW is the average
weight of the model, unstrung.
Weight(DW): Applicable only to squash racquets at this time, DW
is an index derived from relating frame weight to overall balance.
It is not a measure in grams. Generally, comparing one racquet
to another, the higher the DW, the more weight the racquet has
in the head. With a lower number, look for less weight in the
head compared to another model. The extent to which the dynamic
weight of a model is higher or lower than its average frame weight
indicates to what extent the racquet is balanced towards the head
(higher) or handle (lower). A light racquet with a head heavy
balance could have the same DW as a heavy racquet with a light
balance, because the weight in the head will be similar.