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chris1992
06-09-2008, 12:42 PM
Hey, i have a head prestige radical (not flexpoint or microgel models) and it weighs 320g.

Im thinking about adding 10 g to it but dont want to destroy the rackets balance etc...what are the standard positions when adding leadtape so that the racket balance is not destroyed?

sruckauf
06-09-2008, 12:50 PM
I'd recommend you put it inside the head at the bottom (like the 6 o'clock position) or split the tape on both sides of inside the throat.

chris1992
06-09-2008, 12:52 PM
thanks, would there be a difference between the places u suggested?

MAX PLY
06-09-2008, 12:53 PM
There are a couple of threads on this. Also, check out the TW website on racquet customizing--it should be helpful. What ever you decide to do, it will be helpful to have a scale and a balance board.

sruckauf
06-09-2008, 01:10 PM
I'm not sure what a 'prestige radical' is.. maybe you mean Microgel?

Radical racquets are generally a slight head-light balance, so I would say start by trying it at the 6 o'clock position. If that adds too much heft, then give the throat a try.

Both those locations are just above or below the balance point so shouldn't affect the balance too much, so depending on if you're looking for more head heft or head maneuverability, start there.

chris1992
06-09-2008, 01:38 PM
sory its a head liquidmetal prestige - get confused with all the names

sruckauf
06-09-2008, 01:52 PM
Gotcha. Yeah there are a lot of lines.

furyoku_tennis
06-09-2008, 02:52 PM
as long as you counterbalance the weight the balance should stay relatively the same. the swingweight however could be affected a lot more depending on where you place the weights.