how much weight will lead tape add?

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  1. djbrown

    djbrown Rookie

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    Looking to beef up my Wilson H Tour (10.8 oz strung). How much weight (approx) will be added by applying 3 1/2"- 4" strips of lead tape at 3 and 9 o'clock on the frame?
     
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  2. Matt H.

    Matt H. Professional

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    1" of length is equal to 1/2 a gram for a 1/2" wide strip.

    so, 4" would be 2 grams. 3 of them would be 6 grams


    6 grams at 3 o'clock, and 6 grams at 9 o'clock= 12 grams total.


    BTW, that H tour is head heavy, so adding 12 grams more to the head will make it like a sledge hammer. i'd suggest adding weight to the handle as well.
     
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