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speedofpain88
08-12-2006, 11:51 AM
Hi,

I would like to make my nCode 90 rackets closer to being evenly balanced. If I am adding lead tape at 3 and 9 o'clock how much do I need to add to have it even balanced? What would the balance be if I added 8 grams or 12 grams?

Thanks a lot.

Redflea
08-12-2006, 03:43 PM
Take your racquet length, and divide it in half (for instance, a 27" racquet = 13.5", 27.5 = 13.75, 28 = 14, etc)

Mark the halfway point on your racquet with a pencil, or other removable substance (a piece of tape would work well).

Balance the racquet on your chosen "balance beam." I find a rolling pin works well, provided it is wide enough, and has a nice diameter. If there is an edge, you can find the balance point more easily.

After you find the balance point, mark the racquet again, with a pencil or more tape.

After you have marked the racquet, you can measure the difference. Each 1/8th of an inch is 1 "point." If the mark is closer to the handle, the racquet is head light, if it is closer to the head, it is head heavy.

Cheers, good luck

Per the instructions above, if your racquet is evenly balanced it should balance at the measured mid-point. Add lead at 3 & 9 until your racquet balances at the mid-point and you'll have what you want.

You can measure the change in your balance point after each lead application using the method above.

Note that you'll also be increasing both your total weight and swing weight, which is going to decrease manueverability and can reduce racquet head speed and increase fatigue in longer matches...

acetennisman
08-12-2006, 04:17 PM