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infinitx
09-28-2006, 11:39 AM
Hi,

How much lead and in what locations did you guys find works well for the M-Fil 300?

Thanks,
Alex

dave333
09-28-2006, 12:29 PM
i found that 4.5 grams at top of handle, 3 grams in butt, 8 grams at 3 and 9, 4 grams at 10 and 2, and roughly 2 grams at 12 was a nice setup.

cys19
09-28-2006, 03:29 PM
i found that 4.5 grams at top of handle, 3 grams in butt, 8 grams at 3 and 9, 4 grams at 10 and 2, and roughly 2 grams at 12 was a nice setup.

what's the swingweight with all the grams totaled up? I'm asking for my 1hbh.

dave333
09-28-2006, 06:49 PM
i have no clue. alls i know is that its 11.5 onces and balance point is roughly 13.9 inches.

saqdeez
10-14-2006, 09:32 PM
when you put weight in the handle, you are basically wasting a grip right? Because you need to take the original off and put a new one over the lead?

jonolau
10-15-2006, 03:20 AM
when you put weight in the handle, you are basically wasting a grip right? Because you need to take the original off and put a new one over the lead?
Not really, there is a trap door in the butt that can be easily removed with a screwdriver and you can insert lead in there.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d183/jonolau/MF3butt01.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d183/jonolau/MF3butt02.jpg

saqdeez
10-15-2006, 09:20 AM
Thanks jon, this prompts more questions!

Am i getting rid of that foam, or is one side already empty?
Do i use lead tape or fish weights in this case?
Can i just put the lead on one side of the handle or do i need to even it out symmetrically?

Thanks

Redflea
10-15-2006, 11:11 AM
Mine are more hollow on both sides, so I folded lead tape in to a "V" shape and put the legs of the V down either side...wedge a little tissue down next to the legs on either side and it's snug and doesn't move or make any noise.

VGP
10-15-2006, 11:19 AM
Not really, there is a trap door in the butt that can be easily removed with a screwdriver and you can insert lead in there.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d183/jonolau/MF3butt01.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d183/jonolau/MF3butt02.jpg


I assume that there was additional foam added so that the frame weighed and balanced to spec....

jonolau
10-15-2006, 08:28 PM
I assume that there was additional foam added so that the frame weighed and balanced to spec....
Interesting point ... both my racquets have different stock static weights: one 293, the other 298. I have to see if the heavier one is filled with foam.

jonolau
10-15-2006, 08:43 PM
Mine are more hollow on both sides, so I folded lead tape in to a "V" shape and put the legs of the V down either side...wedge a little tissue down next to the legs on either side and it's snug and doesn't move or make any noise.
Mr Flea, I would suggest using BluTack (http://www.blutack.com/home.htm) to anchor the weights in the butt chamber. It is extremely malleable, sticks well, but also very easy to remove without leaving any residue behind. In fact, I used to just stuff in the BluTack without any lead as that sutff has quite a significant mass to replace lead.

Redflea
10-15-2006, 11:36 PM
Mr Flea, I would suggest using BluTack (http://www.blutack.com/home.htm) to anchor the weights in the butt chamber. It is extremely malleable, sticks well, but also very easy to remove without leaving any residue behind. In fact, I used to just stuff in the BluTack without any lead as that sutff has quite a significant mass to replace lead.

You must be on commission... ;)

If I ever change anything in my customization, blutack it will be. :)