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seb23
08-16-2011, 09:36 AM
I wondered if anyone could give me some advice on adding lead weight to a racket.

I have a head prestige mid plus and want to raise the sweet spot slightly as i tend to hit the ball slightly above the middle of the string bed

a bit of extra power and stability would be nice too but the main aim would be to raise the sweet spot

I don't want to increase the sw massively but know that it will increase a bit

morten
08-16-2011, 09:41 AM
2 grams alltogether at 2 and 10 oclock..

fuzz nation
08-16-2011, 11:08 AM
I concur... at least that's what I'd do.

If the lead tape doesn't work, it's no biggie to just peel it off and sort of reset things. You can also consider counter-balancing by adding some lead under your grip if round one makes the racquet feel less head-light than you prefer.

In my experience, most racquets have a more familiar sort of behavior when the balance is right for me. You'd be smart to measure the balance on your frame before you put lead on the hoop and then if you need to compensate, you'll know what balance point to shoot for... just in case.

seb23
08-18-2011, 05:01 AM
Thanks, will buy some lead tape next when i pick my racket up from getting strung and give it a go