adding lead to my prostock

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  1. yourname1245

    yourname1245 Rookie

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    i like a real heavy swingweight and a lower static weight... so far i did six 8" strips of 1/4 lead up at 12 o'clock.... then i did three 8" strips around the handle right above the buttcap. im looking to add more but im not sure what direction i should go from here. maybe six 10" strips at 12 o'clock.
    every few days it feels like i have gotten stronger and the racquet feels lighter.

    anyone have any input. also my sticks started without any lead and just silicone.
     
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  2. doodlyd

    doodlyd Rookie

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    Take a very good player to hit with... Play 3 or so hours of intense tennis and you will now how much lead do you really need ...
     
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  3. mcnota

    mcnota Rookie

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    having a really high sw means in fast rallies, more than likely, you'll be late on contact

    no one can tell you exactly what works, you have to find out through experimentation (which can take some time)
     
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  4. jman32

    jman32 Rookie

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    I have 2 head pp ig prostock, both came leaded up from 10' to 2' o'clock more than one layer. Both had silicone. I added a about 4" of lead to 3 and 9 for added stability. One came in at 365sw and the other is about 352sw. I found the 365sw too powerful and lost control. For me sw of 350-355 is just the right amount. It still allows me to swing fast and get good rpm on the ball. The static weight is about 12.4 with 7 Points HL (strung with over grip). I have played at 12.6 but ss suffered.

    While a heavy racket might seem light, it is also good to be able to hit sharp angles with more spin, be nimble at the net, and be able to flick a wrist for defense. There is a point of deminishing return when it comes to sw. Ultimately it is up to you to find your balance.
     
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