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smart_player
04-28-2009, 05:37 AM
for the kps88 or ps85 racket of sampras....

i know he adds a large amount at three and nine but what i would like to find out is: does he add any lead added in the handle

and just out of interest does anyone know approx how many grams of lead he put at 3 & 9 and in the handle (if any at all)

if anyone knows the answers to my questions, then id be happy for you to tell me:)

120mphBodyServe
04-28-2009, 06:04 AM
Of course he did. Only way to get a racquet with an even balance.

smart_player
04-28-2009, 06:11 AM
Of course he did. Only way to get a racquet with an even balance.

sorry for me being a bit of a nube on this.

i forgot to ask before, is the lead tape just simply on top of the bare pallet / under the leather or synthetic grip or is it inside the butt cap?

do you mean even balance strung or unstrung?

i'm assuming even balance is 0 points head light, approx what is that in cm?

thanks for putting up with me:)

Grizvok
04-28-2009, 07:37 AM
I don't think Sampras played with an even balance. Volleyers are especially known for having racquets that are a few points head light and I assume he did too.

morten
04-28-2009, 08:11 AM
yes it was 32,5 cm balance.

David_Is_Right
04-29-2009, 03:23 PM
Quick, someone find johncauthen!