View Full Version : Leather Grips and Weight/Balance on Dunlops

05-18-2005, 06:31 PM
I've never played with a Dunlop prior to buying the 200 MFil (I demo'd a HM 300G, but it was a little too light). My question is how many Dunlop owners replace their stock grips with leather and how does it affect your balance. Can a racquet be "too headlight" by replacing the Hydramax grip with leather (especially when you use an overgrip)?

05-19-2005, 12:21 AM
Being "to headlight" is way to much a person preference... AFAIK leather grips add about 10g to the handle... try and work it out.

05-19-2005, 06:48 AM
I dont know how headlight the Dunlops are, but I've added leather and an overgrip to my T10VE-Mp's and also cut away alot of the P-Rap material in the head..these are very headlight and weigh 12.o oz's this way...i like headlight, but some people equate headlight with unstable.

05-19-2005, 12:10 PM
I personally like my rackets even balanced. I added leather grip to my I radical than counter balanced the racket with 9 grams of lead at the 9 and 3 o'clock space. The iradical weighs about 11.8 oz. This is an old picture I have since added lead tape to my volkls. I weighed my volkls and it is at 12.2 oz.

05-19-2005, 01:01 PM
I also like my stick even balance with a leather grip & one white yonex over grip lead tape at 9,12 & 3 oclock total weight 12.8.