Help-Blade 98 16X19

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  1. tennisnut123

    tennisnut123 Rookie

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    So my blade 98 16x19 strung w/ black code 1.28 weighs around 11.2 oz according to TW. Im not one to be really particular in having all of my sticks weigh the exact amount but i would like to add some weight to it and have it weigh around 11.7 and maybe make the swing weight just a bit more, not much but maybe just a bit more. How would i go about doing this. I wouldnt want to just throw some weight on it but I want to do this the right way. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Power Player

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    I did this to my Blade 18x20.

    I opened the buttcap and screwed in some woodcsrews into the foam. They weigh 4 grams each, so I basically added 2 for 8 grams.

    I then added 2 grams of lead at 12. Basically 2 4 inch strips of 1/4 lead.

    That's it. My racquet now weighs 339 and the SW is 339 as well. The Balance is closer to 4 pts HL. I really like it setup this way and am going to use these specs on any racquet I get.
     
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  3. realplayer

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    A leather grip and overgrip and some weight at 12 o'clock.
     
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  4. tennisnut123

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    How do you come up with that stuff though?? that sounds cool but how could i do that on my 16x19, i think their weights differ a bit
     
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  5. parasailing

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    I know we use slightly difference versions with mine being the 16x19 Blade but why the added lead at the top of the racquet? I also have mine 4pts HL by adding more weight to the handle.
     
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  6. tennisnut123

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    Is there anyway someone can just tell me how much weigh to add and where lol, i have no clue how to do this stuff and dont have the equipment to do exact measurements, id greatly appreciate it
     
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  7. rqtguy

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    You need to make sure you know the actual weight and balance of the racquet as it currently is. Weigh it with everything on it that you would play with (dampener, overgrip, etc.) Same with the balance.

    Now you have some baseline numbers to work with.

    Make some weight changes and re-weigh and re-balance.
    Demo the changed setup and then you probably will have a better idea of which changes to do and in which direction.

    Repeat as necessary and check your backup racquet as well. Good Luck!
     
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  8. tennisnut123

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    All i have is a small scale we use for shipping, idk how to determine balance.
     
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  9. tennisnut123

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    I did read some stuff about this on TW but i dont have the balance board and didnt really understand the material i was reading.
     
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