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cys19
11-27-2006, 07:39 AM
How much will 2 grams of lead on each side (3 + 9 o'clock) affect the balance point on the LM Radical MP?

bcsax123
11-27-2006, 02:54 PM
I'll probably be about 1 pt difference,

jaykay
11-27-2006, 03:01 PM
bcsax123: I think cys19 was asking HOW MUCH will the balance point be affected, not IF the balance point will be affected.

cys19: Reach out to 'Court Jester' and he can do the calculations for you in a jiffy and tell you what the new balance point will be for your modded setup of 2gms of lead each at 3 and 9.

NoBadMojo
11-27-2006, 03:17 PM
1 - measure the current balance point of your racquet
2 - add the lead
3 - remeasure the balance point and see how much it has changed.

str33t
11-27-2006, 06:45 PM
1 - measure the current balance point of your racquet
2 - add the lead
3 - remeasure the balance point and see how much it has changed.

how can you do that without a balance machine ?

str33t
11-27-2006, 06:45 PM
1 - measure the current balance point of your racquet
2 - add the lead
3 - remeasure the balance point and see how much it has changed.

how can you do that without a balance machine ? i've always wondered what my lm radical's balance point is now since i've added lead.

bcsax123
11-27-2006, 07:01 PM
Either make one yourself with a dowel and yardstick/meterstick, or just find a flat table and put some small round stick (I use a round pen) and find the balance point. Then measure with a yardstic/meterstick/tape measure

AJK1
11-27-2006, 07:31 PM
Adding 2g at 3 & 9 is basically a pointless excercise, it will not change balance and it will not affect stability. You need to add at least 4g to make any discernible difference. 8g is even better.

Duzza
11-27-2006, 07:39 PM
Adding 2g at 3 & 9 is basically a pointless excercise, it will not change balance and it will not affect stability. You need to add at least 4g to make any discernible difference. 8g is even better.

You'd be surprised.

str33t
11-27-2006, 07:43 PM
so if the balance point was about 31cm from the end of the racquet, how many pts headlight would that be ?

Duzza
11-27-2006, 07:46 PM
so if the balance point was about 31cm from the end of the racquet, how many pts headlight would that be ?

(68.5/2)-31=3.25
3.25/2.54=1.28
1.28*8= 10.2 pts HL

str33t
11-27-2006, 07:49 PM
woah ... so i took my lm rad from 4 pts headlight to around 10? sweet :D
i never knew i played with such a headlight racquet

AJK1
11-27-2006, 08:30 PM
Yes Duzza, i'm surprised at your answer. That's about it.

VGP
11-27-2006, 08:34 PM
Two grams....you might as well put on a vibration dampener.

It would make a difference, I suppose. Just a very small one.

I agree with those that say use four or more grams.

cys19
11-27-2006, 08:46 PM
Fine fine. How much would 4 grams on each side (3 + 9 o'clock) change the balance point?

VGP
11-27-2006, 08:51 PM
1 - measure the current balance point of your racquet
2 - add the lead
3 - remeasure the balance point and see how much it has changed.


do the dowel rod/ruler thing, or in my case my son's drumstick/tape measure thing

gerli
11-28-2006, 04:11 AM
For your example:

adding 2 gr. at 3&9 will change the bal. from 3,1 to 2,8 HL or 333mm to 334,2mm.
If adding 4 gr, bal. goes from 3,1 to 2,3 HL or 333mm to 335,4mm.

Hope that helps!