How can I improve the power of my racquet

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  1. kingduo

    kingduo New User

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    Racquet: Wilson BLX six.one.team (non 2012)

    Currently planning to string babolat RPM blast 17g @ 58lbs and also plan to add some lead tape @ 3 & 9'o clock of the racquet. Will that help? Thanks guys
     
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  2. Fintft

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    In a different direction you could:

    a) Upgrade to the heavier 95 Six.one BLX
    b) Use natural gut, full bed, similar tension with what you use now.
     
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  3. TennisHunter

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    Lead tape at 12 o clock , less tension , hybrid with natural gut or a good multifilament , or change to a soft poly .
     
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  4. LeeD

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    Lower string tension to 50. That's what I use.
    Add some lead, maybe 12" of 1/4" lead tape to 3 and 9 positions, and about that under the grip starting at the buttcap.
     
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  5. kingduo

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    Alright guys, thanks for response..will try to put lead tape on 12'o clock. Natural gut is too expensive. I think il try to use a softer poly. Dunlop widow, I guess.
     
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  6. LeeD

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    12 is the most efficient place to add the least weight to the equation to affect SW the most.
    However, efficientcy is not the key in tennis, as slightly more weight at 3-9, or 10-2, will add perimeter weighting and make for a bigger sweetspot while providing the same plowthru.
     
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  7. kingduo

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    Lee, how many inches if lead tape do I add at 12 o clock? and also for 3 and 9 if you may share your opinion on it. Thanks.
     
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  8. LeeD

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    depends how much u want to add
     
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    Assume about +3 SW units (kg-cm2) per gram of lead tape at 12. Assume +2 SW units per gram of lead tape centered around 9 and 3.
     
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  10. LeeD

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    Excellent guesstimation!
     
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  11. kingduo

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    esgee48, can you give it in layman's term? not so familiar with +3 SW units. sorry. Thanks.
     
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