Balenceing 2 of same frame but differant weights

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  1. joshthefisher

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    Good day All,

    I have 2 Head youtek IG Speed 315 16 X 19 Modified with 1/2g @ both 3 & 9 & 1g above the handle. Both ballence @ 30.6 cm but 1 weighs 320g and the other weighs 316g. How do I weigh and ballance them proportionately?

    Measurements are taken with a tournagrip overgrip on and no strings.
     
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    Thanks.

    Ill have to order some 1/2" lead tape it'll take alot of 1/4". or is there somthing you would better recomend considering the amount of mass I need?

    Is't it quite ridiculous though? Its suposed to be 315g and if you take the 2g Ive added off its 314 and thats including the tournagrip:confused:.
     
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    Lead tape is the way to go! I personally prefer 1/4" since you can apply it in the hoop of pretty much every racquet. 1/2" lead tape is too wide for a few thin beamed racquets.

    Yeaaah quality checks are pretty darn horrible nowadays. I've had to use almost 20g of lead on a friend's second frame in order to match it to his first one, because the first was way over specs and the second way under… :?
     
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    First weigh each frame to identify their individual weights then support each racket at the handle at a known point from the end. I use 10 cm as that is about the point at where you index finger knuckle meets the handle. The weight the two rackets with all lead removed at the 3&9 o'clock positions. I'd support the the racket under the 9th cross with a triangular ruler on a set of scales. Now you can add your weight.

    Before adding weight you should know the twist weights for both frames are probably pretty close so try to keep it that way by adding the same amount of lead at 3&9 for both frames. Now you want to add the remainder of the difference to lighter frame. Use as much weight at 12 o'clock to make them both the same when supported at 10 cm and under the 9th main. The remainder of the lead is added to the lighter racket to get the balance the same.

    If you want the racket more HH or HL add your weight accordingly so that the exact balance is seen on both.
     
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    Done did it with the 1/4 anyway the balence was in the throught so it would have been easyer to use 1/2 but its done now.

    Next question: If I wanted to add another 2g to my current modified frame I have 1/2 g @ exactly 3&9. How is best to add the next set of lead, above, below or staggered from the current 3&9?
     
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