2g lead 3+9

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  1. cys19

    cys19 Semi-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?
     
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  2. bcsax123

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    I'll probably be about 1 pt difference,
     
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  3. jaykay

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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.
     
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  4. NoBadMojo

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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.
     
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  5. str33t

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    how can you do that without a balance machine ?
     
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  6. str33t

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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.
     
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  7. bcsax123

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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
     
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  8. AJK1

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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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  9. Duzza

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    You'd be surprised.
     
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  10. str33t

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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 ?
     
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  11. Duzza

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    (68.5/2)-31=3.25
    3.25/2.54=1.28
    1.28*8= 10.2 pts HL
     
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  12. str33t

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    woah ... so i took my lm rad from 4 pts headlight to around 10? sweet :D
    i never knew i played with such a headlight racquet
     
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  13. AJK1

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

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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.
     
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  15. cys19

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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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  16. VGP

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

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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!
     
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