View Full Version : I need Lead tape for Babolat! Please help!

Mr Topspin
04-13-2007, 08:02 AM
I have been hitting with Bab pd+ for over 2 years now but i find that i cannot get any feel on my 1 handed backhand unless I add weight. The probelem i have is I added weight at 12 O'colck of about 6 grams of lead and strung the racket at 57.5. The racket felt fine at this set-up. However having had a restring at the same tension the racket feels different and the weight is unbalanced.

I am just begining to get a good feel on my backhand and i realise i hit well on that side when the racket is slightly heavier than standard 300 grams but i don't know where to add weight to complement my backhand without taming the power of the racket too much!

Please help!

Ross K
04-13-2007, 08:41 AM
PD Plus and lead weight = major nightmare (in my experience.)

For me my 2hbh was an absolute missile - way way way the best it's ever been - but for everything else was a horrific trampoline... no feel whatsoever... continually hit long... fh very restricted for fear overhitting... much too powerful. Eventually I gave up and stripped most of the lead off... and to think I was using such a small amount as well (approx. 5 grammes)...?!

For a bit more heft, plow-through and stability, I'm very tempted to check out the Pure Control especially, or maybe the Aeropro Control (and I won't be adding any lead!) For the time being though, I'll carry on with my pd+ (which just only about 2-3 grammes at 3 and 9 o'clock - and is still hitting long!) Obviously I know your string set up has a lot to do with it, but I won't personally be experimenting with the lead tape again...

Btw, you might want to repost on 'This is the Babolat Alliance calling!' in 'racquets' section, or just check it out.

04-13-2007, 08:59 AM
I'd recommend putting some tape on the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock. I would just recomend that in order to keep the racquet's balance the same, you put the same amount of lead tape in the grip. for example, if you put 5 grams of lead in the hoop, put 5 grams of led in the racquet's handle.

04-14-2007, 12:50 PM
Would recommend placing 3 at 10:00 and 3 at 2:00.
Additionally, would add 3 in the throat (inside v area... 1.5 on each side) and place another 3 under the grip to keep the balance.

With this much added, you might want to consider the new pdr.