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Hellbergarn
07-23-2010, 12:14 AM
Hi everyone!

Yesterday I played my Babolat Pure Storm Lmt GT with a new lead setup. I got the strangest experience I’ve ever had with a racket… I used 3g of lead at 8-10 and 3g at 2-4.

When I was playing it felt like every time I hit the sweet spot I had MUCH less power then when I hit the upper more dense part of the string bed. It just felt mushy, soft and dead in the sweet spot. I hade fresh SPPP 1,28m in it at 55lbs. Do you guys have any ideas why it would feel like this?

One very scary thing that I really don’t want to connect to this is the loud snap sound I heard when I returned a rocket serve with my frame…Could this have anything to do with a non visible crack in the frame?

Thanks,
Stefan

BobFL
07-23-2010, 06:25 AM
Yeah, that is a very common phenomenon. SS can go up and down, go wider and narrower when you put a lead tape. It can be super crisp or unbelievable mushy. Try to move lead tape until you match the fell you want. And I think your racquet is just fine....

Head Youtek
07-23-2010, 06:43 AM
Yeah, that is a very common phenomenon. SS can go up and down, go wider and narrower when you put a lead tape. It can be super crisp or unbelievable mushy. Try to move lead tape until you match the fell you want. And I think your racquet is just fine....

HES RIGHT YOU HAVE TO FIIND THE SPOT FOR THE LEAD TAPE THAT SUITS YOU

JackB1
07-23-2010, 07:12 AM
This doesn't make sense. Putting lead at 3 & 9 o'clock should only widen the sweetspot...not make it move up. If u put lead at 12 oclock, I would understand, but this sounds strange to me???

pyrokid
07-23-2010, 07:16 AM
On the PSL, I just put it all at the 2 and 10, because it had such a low swingweight that the extra weight in the top of the head felt very needed.
Try it.

drumnman2
07-23-2010, 08:14 AM
Yep... 3 " @ 10 & 2 works wonders on this stick !!

Hellbergarn
07-23-2010, 01:29 PM
Okay guys, thanks a lot! will do that for tomorrows practice. I actually had about 3g at 12 before this new setup without this problem. So I will try either 2 and 10 or just adding some extra to 12... We will see. Thanks a lot for your help!

Hellbergarn
07-23-2010, 01:31 PM
Btw, Do you guys have any pictures of where you added the lead? 2 and 10 isn't really super accurate..I just want to see what worked for you.

flashfire276
07-23-2010, 05:35 PM
Sounds like you're trying to make a Liquidmetal kind of thing! xD

Just leave it at 10 and 2. Trust me, that does wonders. Too much lead will affect the sweetspot, because it makes it move around.

saigonbond
07-23-2010, 05:53 PM
Try 10-2 with counterbalance in the handle.
CHEERS!

120mphBodyServe
07-23-2010, 07:42 PM
Try 10-2 with counterbalance in the handle.
CHEERS!

More like 9 & 3 o clock with maybe a tiny amount at 12 o clock.
You don't have to add lead at all 4 corners...

pyrokid
07-23-2010, 07:57 PM
I put on a heavier leather grip and added about 5-8 grams at the 2 and 10.
I like 2 and 10 better that 12 because that way you get the stability bonus as well.

Steve Huff
07-23-2010, 08:08 PM
If you can't find a place on the racket face to put lead where it feels right, try adding the lead to the inside of the shaft. This is a depolarized way of adding weight. Some people really like that. So, while you're experimenting, give that setup a try.

Hellbergarn
07-24-2010, 10:46 AM
Thanks a lot for your help guys. Now its perfect! You can find the result here: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=339958

sc0tt2288
07-24-2010, 03:23 PM
thats what u get for buying a babolat

Kevo
07-25-2010, 05:58 PM
I found SPPP to be a somewhat inconsistent string. It had the hotspot effect that I don't like. Sometimes you'd get a shot come off the strings that just didn't match up with how you hit the ball. I've only had that issue with a few strings, but I really don't like it.