Dunlop Biomimetic Lite - Adding Lead Tape

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    Hi Troy

    In your review, you mentioned that you would add some lead tape to the hoop. Where would you put it ? 9 N 3 , 10 N 2, 12 ?

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    CCH4TENNIS,

    After our review of this racquet, I customized one of our test racquets by adding seven inch strips of 1/4" lead tape. I used 9 & 3 o'clock on the hoop, as the center point for these four strips. I also counter balanced this weight by placing 1/2" lead strips on the pallet, underneath the grip. I don't clearly remember how much lead I put on the pallet, but I do know that it was more than I added to the hoop. The final spec came out to be: 12.3 oz, 330 SW, and 7 pts. HL. It played extremely solid with tons of plow through. I liked it enough that I could easily transition into this stick; but for now I still prefer my customized Microgel Radical. I hope this info is useful.

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    Hi Tony

    TQVM for the response.

    I added 6.5 inch of 1/4inch LT to 9 N 3 (total of 6.5g) and 3g (behind buttcap), 13.5g inside the butt cap plus a replacement Lether grip (+8g) and my final specs was 356g , 11.1pt Hl and 321.4 SW.

    How did you get it up from the Bio 200Lite 308SW to 330SW ?

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    CCH4TENNIS,

    Troy's answer was in regards to the Dunlop F 3.0 Tour. Troy did not playtest the Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Lite. Sorry for any confusion. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.


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    Hi Brittany

    Yes, you are right... Troy did not playtest the Bio 200Lite, it was Jason who said "Dislikes

    Jason - "It lacked a bit of weight in the hoop."

    Perhaps you can request Jason if he can give me his opinion as to where to lead up the Bio 200 Lite

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    It seemed just slightly torsionaly unstable so I'd either put the lead at 3 and 9 o'clock or 10 and 2 o'clock. It just a matter of preference. For me, I'd put it at 10 and 2. I tend to hit my shots toward the tip so by adding the weight closer to the tip, it moves the sweetspot higher up as well.

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    Hi Jason

    TQVM for responding. BTW, how much lead tape did you add to the Bio 200Lite ?

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    Since you're adding weight toward the tip, a little bit goes a long way. I only used about 4-6 grams of lead.

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    Hi Jason

    Thanks for the info. What was the balance and SW after your customisations ?

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    I got it to 11.7 ounces strung with a balance of 5 points head light and a swingweight of 319.

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