Added weights for training?

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by mrk, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. mrk

    mrk New User

    Sep 5, 2005
    Would this actually help me maneuver my racquet more effectively or would it just completely throw off my strokes if I were to train with this?
    I use a PD with no lead tape on it, but I plan on putting some on the 3 and 9 o'clock positions because I tend to hit off center a lot.

    P.S. - How much lead tape do people usually add to their racquets to have a noticeable difference in the way the racquet hits?

  2. snoflewis

    snoflewis Guest

    for the lead tape question...even teh smallest amount of lead can make a huge difference on your racket. if you plan on adding it to 3 and 9...apply 2 pieces of 4" or 5" on each side. make sure you modify little by little, or you may just end up wasting all the lead tape.
  3. BattleAxe

    BattleAxe Rookie

    Aug 17, 2005
    I have a PD+ and added 3 inches at 2 and 10. Compared to adding at 3 and 9, this helped move the sweet spot ever so slighty toward the top of the racket, which benefits me because I have a tendency to hit high on the racket during serves. To complement the lead on the head, I also packed cotton and lead fishing weights into the butt. This combination really did wonders for the PD+. I hated it in stock form. It was so ... unstable. Now its solid.
  4. vinky

    vinky Rookie

    Dec 24, 2005
    I think it could benefit you to practice with racquets of varying weights. It's not a bad idea to even practice swinging with a lighter racquet to "train" your muscle fibers to move faster. It's the same reason why some sprinters doing resistent runs (w/ parachutes, weights, or uphill stuff) AND downhill sprints.

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