Never heard of them? I hadn’t either until yesterday!
ZUS is a Chicago-based company that offers several racquets with various specifications available.
First, the racquet seems to be a well-made version of the Wilson Pro Staff RF, with an ever so slightly thinner modified box section beam. the geometry is very much like the Wilson Pro Staff RF, as is the weight.
This racquet has a bunch of weight at the rear end, plus a shrink sleeve to increase the grip size, so it is loaded up with weight down there, which is OK!
The racquet is foamed, probably the entire tube, which may contribute a more muted feel than a non-foamed racquet. The Pro Staff RF is also foam filled.
The small oval piece is a lead or steel, weight sandwiched between the two halves of the shaft. This construction makes it impossible to remove that weight if you want to, but it is good to have it there!
|Racquet Model||ZUS Custom Sven Goth Design|
|String||Prince Tour XR 16|
|Machine Used||True Tension Professional|
|String Bed Stiffness - RDC||53.0 Units|
|String Bed Stiffness -FlexFour||59.1 pounds|
|String Bed Stiffness - SBS||50.6 pounds|
|String Bed Stiffness - ERT||35 Kg/Cm|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||63 - After stringing|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||41.0|
|Racquet - In Plane Stiffness||438.0 lbs/Inch|
|Head Area, cm2||610.1|
|Head Area, Sq. Inch||94.6|
|Beam Height @ Grip, mm||20.5|
|Beam Height @ Mid, mm||20.2|
|Beam Height @ Tip||20.6|
|Beam Width @ Grip, mm||10.8|
|Beam Width @ Throat, mm||10.8|
|Beam Width @ Mid, mm||11.6|
|Beam Width @ Tip, mm||12.4|
|Number of Main Strings||16|
|Number of Cross Strings||19|
|Main String Grid||7.25|
|Cross String Grid||9.68|
|Density (% of head filled with string)||.742|
|Average Cross String Space||.509|
|Average Main String Space||.453
|Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT||35|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||195.76|
|First Moment, Nm||.854|
|Swing Weight, Kg/cm2||330|
|Swing Weight, Ounces||11.64|
|Swing Weight Calculated||353.5|
|Head Weight, %||46.1%|
|Center of Percussion||20.9|
|Dwell Time, ms||8.74|
|Efective Stiffness - lbs||28.8|