View Full Version : Adding Lead Tape to RDX 500

07-03-2004, 11:20 PM
I have beening demoing the RDX 500 as a replacement for my RD-7. While I like the stability and solid feel of the racket, it is a little bit head light for me. I am thinking about adding some weight to the racket to make it more head heavy. Anyone here have done so?

07-04-2004, 02:19 PM
I'm not sure wich headsize of the RDX 500 (90 or 98 inches) you are testing as a replacement for the RD-7 (95 inches)!
The RD-7 is 5 points HL with a respectful swingweight at 342!!
The RDX 500 MP has a SW of 315, and the Mid at 318 (both stated 8 points HL). If you are aiming at about the same
swingweight/total weight as the RD-7, you should add a total of 14 grams (7 grams/0.25 oz at 3 and 9 o'clock = SW 343 mid / 340 MP).
I would suggest starting of adding less than that....about 8 grams in total (4 grams/0.14 oz at 3 and 9 o'clock = SW 332 mid / 329 MP),
and test how it feels in play.

Hope this helps

07-05-2004, 10:04 PM
Thanks for the help!
I have actually added some lead tape at the 12 o'clock position of the racket and it helped alot.