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TigerTennis
04-22-2005, 08:07 PM
If I want to make my racquet heavier without changing the balance point very much, where is the best place to put lead tape? I use a racquet that is slightly head light.

wtennis206
04-22-2005, 10:29 PM
try 3 & 9 o' clock, it's the most popular config. and it gives the head a little but more weight. you could try 6 o' clock too, if you dont want a dramatic change in balance & maneuverability (sp?)

Kirko
04-22-2005, 10:53 PM
12 O'Clock is the best place to increase weight without "monkeying" around with the over all balance.

takeuchi
04-22-2005, 11:59 PM
12 O'Clock is the best place to increase weight without "monkeying" around with the over all balance.
i think you mean 6 o'clock....right?

Kirko
04-23-2005, 08:54 AM
12 ' O clock will make it swing heavier without really changing the dynamics of the frame.

tom-selleck
04-23-2005, 09:03 AM
12 ' O clock will make it swing heavier without really changing the dynamics of the frame.

12 o'clock will change the location of the sweetspot. i think that totally changes racquet dynamics.

.... my experience with lead tape is that you don't want to monkey too much with the basic weighting

.... i think that's why 3 and 9 o'clock are best. just helps a little on off-center hits and adds some swingweight, but no radical change to racquet dynamics

Kirko
04-23-2005, 09:15 AM
10 and 2 will move the sweetspot. 12 just makes it swing abit heavier. thats my experience.

Speedy_tennis
04-23-2005, 09:30 AM
what racket are you trying to modificate? when i used 12g lead tape in 9 and 3 o clock in my i prestige, the swingwheight was too high and i can't generate spin with my forehand. bye sorry my english is terrible

tom-selleck
04-23-2005, 09:32 AM
10 and 2 will move the sweetspot. 12 just makes it swing abit heavier. thats my experience.

kirko, fair enough.... i should have stressed more that it was my opinion too, not the "truth" per se.

nViATi
04-23-2005, 09:44 AM
putting weight anywhere will move the sweetspot. only exception is 3 & 9 which will expand it left and right

pchoi04
04-23-2005, 10:00 AM
6 oclock and or at the thoat doesnt really do much to the balance but it will increase the swing weight.