Adding handle weight to LM INSTINCT ?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Safina, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. Safina

    Safina Semi-Pro

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    How would you best add weight to the HEAD LM INSTINCT?

    I like this racquet, but wish it was:
    12oz instead of 11.2oz.
    8pts headlight instead of 4pts


    What is the best way to add weight to it?
    I don't like adding lead under the grip... is there a way to
    customize it under the buttcap like a Prince?

    thanks...
    (i know about the TOUR XL version, but i don't like the 16x19 pattern or the .5 extra length)
     
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  2. counterpuncher

    counterpuncher Professional

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    You could either try a leather grip (easiest way to add anywhere from 5g to 10g depending on the brand). Otherwise you can you could follow the tail-weighting articles on racquet customization on the TW website.
     
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  3. tiadeserbia

    tiadeserbia New User

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    maybe you shoul try to removing the cap and adding some wight in the handle...they showed it on this website. i use the same racquet, but so far I am satisfied with lead under the grip...we'll see
     
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  4. Safina

    Safina Semi-Pro

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    I know how to tailweight a Prince racquet with trapdoor, (like gmlasam but not quite as meticulous ;)), but I do not know how to do it with a HEAD racquet... i suppose I just need a staple gun to get the buTTcap back on...

    Just wondering if others have added weight to their INSTINCTS and if so... how?
     
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  5. Safina

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    I wonder how much weight filling the handle with silicone would add by itself....
     
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