View Full Version : how much weight will lead tape add?

06-02-2004, 11:31 AM
Looking to beef up my Wilson H Tour (10.8 oz strung). How much weight (approx) will be added by applying 3 1/2"- 4" strips of lead tape at 3 and 9 o'clock on the frame?

Matt H.
06-02-2004, 11:34 AM
1" of length is equal to 1/2 a gram for a 1/2" wide strip.

so, 4" would be 2 grams. 3 of them would be 6 grams

6 grams at 3 o'clock, and 6 grams at 9 o'clock= 12 grams total.

BTW, that H tour is head heavy, so adding 12 grams more to the head will make it like a sledge hammer. i'd suggest adding weight to the handle as well.