For those who have leaded up a Strike 100...

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  1. Cengusiento

    Cengusiento Rookie

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    ...could you put here what are your set ups, and why?

    I've tried at 3-9 and 12 o'clock (always counterbalancing at the same time).

    Leading at 3-9 with 4 grams adds power and plow, but makes the swing of the racket unnatural, almost for me. Also the maneuverability of the racket suffers a lot.

    Leading at 12 with 2 grams suits me a lot better, but the shot trayectory it makes is too loopy. Also there is a clear lose of maneuverability.

    I'm thinking now to inject silicone in the handle (6-8 grams) and put 3-4 grams in the throat of the racket, in order to add mass to the racket, make it more HL without losing much maneuverability.

    Any set up here like this?
     
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  2. red rook

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    I put 9 grams at 12, 6 grams in the buttcap, and put a leather grip on (+8). All in all it comes to approx 5 pts hl with a weight of 334g and a swingweight of approx 335. Tried to replicate the specs from a blade blx 98 with 10 grams in the buttcap that I previously palyed with.
     
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  3. 808

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    I started with a leather grip and some lead at 3 & 9. Then I added some at 12 and in the throat, just going by feel. I ended up with pretty much the same specs as my last frame – total weight of 308g, 321mm balance and a swingweight of 298 (unstrung).
     
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  4. lidoazndiabloboi

    lidoazndiabloboi Semi-Pro

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    I dont quite remember how much I put, but I'll try.

    Babolat leather grip
    6g at the 3 & 9 position
    around 9-10g at the 12 position
    around 10g of silicone in the handle

    Strung specs:
    347g
    357 SW
    32.8 balance i think
     
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  5. Cengusiento

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    OK, I see most of you have move to the SW2 range, thats more than I can use. I've just put 7g of silicone in the handle, now the total weight is 318g strung, 32,2cm balance. I will ser how it performs in court and then I will probably start adding weight at the throat or at 5-7 positions
     
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  6. Cengusiento

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    Played last night with several set ups. The most successful one was:
    - 7g silicone under de grip
    - 3g lead at the top of the handle
    - 3g lead at 1&11 o o'clock
    - 3g lead at 5&7 o clock

    TOTAL weight of the racket (strung specs): 324g, 320kgcm2 SW and 32,3cm balance

    The key in this racket seems to be, like other users have done, place the lead in the head in more than one place, in order to stabilize the stringbed.

    The difference in stability (at the same specs) with my Dunlop bio f 3.0 tour is noticeablily, however. The inherent problem in the strike 100 is the narrow beam, I'm curious if the heavier versions or the strike (98 and 98 tour) have the same stability issue, specially when comparing without ther rackets in its weight class
     
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  7. red rook

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    The strike 100 has a respectable 13.41 iirc on the twistweight measurement. My calculations using the customization tool after adding lead tapes placement at 3 and 9 brings up the twistweight to 14. I found the strike 100 stability to be as good or better than the blade 98.
     
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  8. red rook

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    Your Dunlop bio f 3.0 has a stock twistweight of 13.33.
     
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