I need Lead tape for Babolat! Please help!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Mr Topspin, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Mr Topspin

    Mr Topspin Semi-Pro

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    I have been hitting with Bab pd+ for over 2 years now but i find that i cannot get any feel on my 1 handed backhand unless I add weight. The probelem i have is I added weight at 12 O'colck of about 6 grams of lead and strung the racket at 57.5. The racket felt fine at this set-up. However having had a restring at the same tension the racket feels different and the weight is unbalanced.

    I am just begining to get a good feel on my backhand and i realise i hit well on that side when the racket is slightly heavier than standard 300 grams but i don't know where to add weight to complement my backhand without taming the power of the racket too much!

    Please help!
     
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  2. Ross K

    Ross K Legend

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    PD Plus and lead weight = major nightmare (in my experience.)

    For me my 2hbh was an absolute missile - way way way the best it's ever been - but for everything else was a horrific trampoline... no feel whatsoever... continually hit long... fh very restricted for fear overhitting... much too powerful. Eventually I gave up and stripped most of the lead off... and to think I was using such a small amount as well (approx. 5 grammes)...?!

    For a bit more heft, plow-through and stability, I'm very tempted to check out the Pure Control especially, or maybe the Aeropro Control (and I won't be adding any lead!) For the time being though, I'll carry on with my pd+ (which just only about 2-3 grammes at 3 and 9 o'clock - and is still hitting long!) Obviously I know your string set up has a lot to do with it, but I won't personally be experimenting with the lead tape again...

    Btw, you might want to repost on 'This is the Babolat Alliance calling!' in 'racquets' section, or just check it out.
     
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  3. rosenstar

    rosenstar Professional

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    I'd recommend putting some tape on the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock. I would just recomend that in order to keep the racquet's balance the same, you put the same amount of lead tape in the grip. for example, if you put 5 grams of lead in the hoop, put 5 grams of led in the racquet's handle.
     
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  4. Bubba

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    Would recommend placing 3 at 10:00 and 3 at 2:00.
    Additionally, would add 3 in the throat (inside v area... 1.5 on each side) and place another 3 under the grip to keep the balance.

    With this much added, you might want to consider the new pdr.
     
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