View Full Version : Applying lead tape on M-fil 300
12-28-2008, 08:01 PM
I have a m-fil 300 stock weight. i want to make the racquet a little more headlight to about 7-8 points headlight and i want to make the racquet have a little more swingweight in general. i was thinking about getting the babolat lead tape and putting some lead in the handle and some at the 3 and 9 positions. Im not sure but does applying to the 10 and 2 positions move the sweetspot higher?
12-28-2008, 10:59 PM
I am not an expert on leading up a racket. If money were no object, I would just go out and buy an aerogel 200, which probably has the characteristics you are looking for, already.
Having said that, decide on the weight you want, then experiment by dividing it between the butt-end and the head (in different arrangements) until you get the balance and characteristics you want.
You may want to go out and hit with several variations and see what works best for you.
If you want more headlight, adding weight to the 9 and 3 will INCREASE the swing weight, no matter how much (within reason of course) tape you add to the top of the handle.
So best location of weighted tape is above the handle, but below the strings.
Seems very few players would actually want to add much more weight to a racket of already 11.5 or so oz's strung. OK, big strong players playing against deep balls maybe, but for the rest of us, anything over 11 oz strung has enough momentum and power against any ball short of Roddick's first serve.
We we won't be trying to return his first serve very often.
12-30-2008, 07:39 AM
the racket is 10.9 oz strung man. lol
i was thinking about adding about 6 grams or so to the handle. if i do, how head light would it be? how many points?
12-30-2008, 03:14 PM
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12-30-2008, 06:32 PM
I say 11, you say "10.9".
Aren't we kinda splitting hairs here?
Use heavier strings!
BTW, I've been playing with the 12.5oz MFil 200 for 4 or so years. 12.5 because I use the heaviest gauge strings availible, for duribility against my wierd spin. 65lbs.
Even 18-20, I manage to break mains about every 20 hours of play.
Lucky I have 3.
I suspect it's the second serve that is the culprit.
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