View Full Version : Changing the balance to HL from HH

04-26-2005, 01:23 AM
Hi there,

Just wondering if anyone knows anything about the effects of adding lead weight into the handle of a Head-heavy racquet to cause the balance to lean toward head-light. Would the racquet head speed increase by due to the new head-light (because of the counter-weighting in the handle) or would it decrease becuase you're actually increasing the overall weight (and thus the swing weight)?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

04-26-2005, 05:19 AM
Sorry about this unhelpful post but iam also thinking of the same. I have a HH racquet and want to see if i can make it HL for sometime and see what it does to my game.

Steve H.
04-26-2005, 06:00 AM
You can certainly do it, and it will make for a more solid hit and less shock; how it effects your racquet speed depends on your swing mechanics.

Bear in mind that it takes a fair amount of weight to move the balance point -- you'll need an ounce or more to shift it an inch (8 points). But the results can be interesting, and it may give you what you want.