View Full Version : lead tape help please!1

08-01-2008, 05:29 PM
should I put 10 grams at the 12 oclock and 8 grams at 3 & 9 or 12 grams at 12 and 6 grams at 3&9?

Note: I am looking to make my tf320 have more swingweight along with stability. I only have 18 grams to use. I don't need to balance the weights on the racquet because it is already 10 pts hl.

08-01-2008, 05:30 PM
That is a ton of weight just to let you know.

08-01-2008, 05:33 PM
Yea, thats a ton. Try 5 to 10 grams on the 3 & 9.

08-01-2008, 05:42 PM
I am used to 12-12.5 oz racquets so I am fine with it. Anyways I need the sweet spot to be higher so need some weight at the top.

08-01-2008, 05:57 PM
Well im pretty sure that gonna be much heavier than 12 -12.5oz.

08-01-2008, 06:04 PM
my advice would be to try both and see which you like better. you can reuse the tape just pull it off and relocate it.

08-01-2008, 06:26 PM
1 oz = 28.5 grams

So, 0.1 oz=2.85 g

0.5 oz=14.25 g

One inch of most lead tape weighs 1/2 gram. 10grams=0.35oz

Adding lead tape to 12 o'clock with give you a higher swingweight. Adding weight at 9 and 3 with help keep the racquet head stable. you can always start with a short strip of tape, and add tape on top in layers. Sampras used like 3 layers.

08-01-2008, 07:03 PM
first of all the tfight 320 is 11.7 oz. Thus I am adding 18 grams. 18 divided by 28.5 is about .6 ounces and 11.7 + .6 =12.3 which is in my comfort zone.

sampras used 3 layers; I will use 4 or 5 on the 12 oclock:)

08-01-2008, 07:07 PM
So u like an even balanced heavy racquet? Ya know the swingweight is gonna be muchh higher dont u?

08-01-2008, 08:56 PM
I think thats what hes trying to achieve