Janko Tipsarevic lead setup. The Last One I Promise!!

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Roger Wawrinka, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Roger Wawrinka

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    If anyone knows this setup I would truly, love to hear about it. If there's lead in the handle or under the bumper guard.

    Hoping UK skippy has strung for him at a tournament and maybe he knows:)





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  2. Hidious

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  3. Roger Wawrinka

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    Thanks for replying!

    This picture is old and I believe his setup changed. He does not use lead at the throat anymore.

    Anyone Else?
     
  4. jazar

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    Actually he does on some rackets.
     
  5. Roger Wawrinka

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    Really? Wonder why?
     
  6. PBODY99

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    Frames do vary,even the one that pro's get.
     
  7. Hidious

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    Lead placement doesn't really matter as long as you get a frame that is 363g, 338 SW and 31.5cm balance.

    Thanks to Drak for those numbers
     
  8. travlerajm

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    Actually, lead placement does matter. There are infinite ways to add lead tape to an initially light frame to achieve 363g, 338 SW, and 31.5cm balance. Lead configurations having more added mass in the throat will have higher dynamic stiffness (higher vibration frequency), and they will play stiffer.

    For example, Racquet A and Racquet B start out identical.
    You add 20g at the top of the handle plus 5g at 12 to Racquet A to reach the target specs.
    You add 15g at bottom of handle plus 10g at 3-and-9 to to Racquet B to reach the same target specs.

    The modified Racquet A will play much stiffer (with shorter dwell time) than the modified Racquet B even though the 3 mass distribution specs are identical. Also, Racquet A will have a lower twistweight than B, which means it will be less torsionally stable. And the lower twistweight of Racquet A would also mean that it would come around slightly faster on the downswing because the swingweight in the plane of your swing would be slightly lower.
     
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  9. Hidious

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    Well I stand corrected. Thanks for the throughout explanation.
     

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