# 2g lead 3+9

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by cys19, Nov 27, 2006.

1. ### cys19Semi-Pro

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How much will 2 grams of lead on each side (3 + 9 o'clock) affect the balance point on the LM Radical MP?

2. ### bcsax123Semi-Pro

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I'll probably be about 1 pt difference,

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3. ### jaykayProfessional

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bcsax123: I think cys19 was asking HOW MUCH will the balance point be affected, not IF the balance point will be affected.

cys19: Reach out to 'Court Jester' and he can do the calculations for you in a jiffy and tell you what the new balance point will be for your modded setup of 2gms of lead each at 3 and 9.

4. ### NoBadMojoG.O.A.T.

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1 - measure the current balance point of your racquet
2 - add the lead
3 - remeasure the balance point and see how much it has changed.

5. ### str33tProfessional

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how can you do that without a balance machine ?

6. ### str33tProfessional

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how can you do that without a balance machine ? i've always wondered what my lm radical's balance point is now since i've added lead.

7. ### bcsax123Semi-Pro

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Either make one yourself with a dowel and yardstick/meterstick, or just find a flat table and put some small round stick (I use a round pen) and find the balance point. Then measure with a yardstic/meterstick/tape measure

8. ### AJK1Hall of Fame

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Adding 2g at 3 & 9 is basically a pointless excercise, it will not change balance and it will not affect stability. You need to add at least 4g to make any discernible difference. 8g is even better.

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You'd be surprised.

10. ### str33tProfessional

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so if the balance point was about 31cm from the end of the racquet, how many pts headlight would that be ?

11. ### DuzzaLegend

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(68.5/2)-31=3.25
3.25/2.54=1.28
1.28*8= 10.2 pts HL

12. ### str33tProfessional

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woah ... so i took my lm rad from 4 pts headlight to around 10? sweet
i never knew i played with such a headlight racquet

13. ### AJK1Hall of Fame

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Yes Duzza, i'm surprised at your answer. That's about it.

14. ### VGPLegend

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Two grams....you might as well put on a vibration dampener.

It would make a difference, I suppose. Just a very small one.

I agree with those that say use four or more grams.

15. ### cys19Semi-Pro

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Fine fine. How much would 4 grams on each side (3 + 9 o'clock) change the balance point?

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do the dowel rod/ruler thing, or in my case my son's drumstick/tape measure thing

17. ### gerliRookie

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For your example:

adding 2 gr. at 3&9 will change the bal. from 3,1 to 2,8 HL or 333mm to 334,2mm.
If adding 4 gr, bal. goes from 3,1 to 2,3 HL or 333mm to 335,4mm.

Hope that helps!