Just put lead and wow!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by roddickslammer, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. I put some led at 3 and 9 o'clock on my racquet, (Microgel extreme teflon), and liked the higher twist weight but found it to head heavy and heavy overall. How much lead should I put on my racquet and where if I want a higher twist weight thats noticeable but doesn't make the ballance differ and weight isn't above 11.6 ounces? (I put about 6 to 8 grams on before..

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    Roddickslammer
     
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  2. supermario343

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    I just added some to my k88 and the weight is now 13.1 oz. Ill hit with it tonight but im sure itll feel great :)
     
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  3. T1000

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    only 13.1 that;s light :) I put some on 3 and 9 until it was 16.7 (almost broke my arm playing with that beast :)
     
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  4. furyoku_tennis

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    counterbalance it with some lead in the handle and you should be fine.
     
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  5. NoNameZ

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    ^^ exactly, you should preferably counterbalance unless you want more head heavy.

    and OMG 16.7 oz...how do you do it?
     
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  6. supermario343

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    i cut off the bumpers thats why lol...and i only used 1 4in. layer on each side ...but geez man 16.7 insane lol
     
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  7. supermario343

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    Oh yeah..the racquet felt amazing btw, so much plow thru...just what i was looking for! :D
     
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  8. klementine

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    16.7oz. Thats over a pound. How was the service game?
     
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  9. a-naik.1

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    Lol 16.7 is a MONSTER! I've tried a racquet that was over a pound once..my arm was sore for awhile :( and I'm glad you had success with the lead tape mario ;)
     
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  10. supermario343

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    haha yeah i should have done it a while go :p eureka!
     
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  11. kkm

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    To the OP, my somewhat-educated guess is that if you'd rather not change the balance much/make it head-heavy, youu may be better off putting a bit of lead at 6:00.
     
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  12. GPB

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    Putting the weight at 6 won't help him increase the twistweight like he wants, though.

    I second the opinion of adding some in the handle, down about 4 inches from the bottom (where your first knuckle usually is) to counterbalance the weight. Give it a try, before you tell yourself it'll be too heavy overall. Just try it.
     
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  13. dejavu

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    You'll like it. That is about how much mine weighs. My lead is in the handle. No other mods other than a wilson pro overgrip.
     
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