K 90 customization question

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by JKN666, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. JKN666

    JKN666 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    146
    hey
    i just recently got into the customization business and i'm just wondering if what im doing is wrong. i added about 12 grams of lead to the 3 and 9 oclock position on my k 90 and im wondering if this is bad or should i add some weight to the 2 and 10 oclock position instead.

    feedback from k90 users would also be much appreciated

    thx

    JKN
     
    #1
  2. JKN666

    JKN666 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    146
    im sry bout the double post but i just realized that it was 18 grams not 12
     
    #2
  3. Greg Raven

    Greg Raven Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Messages:
    618
    Location:
    Apple Valley, CA
    Why did you add weight? How does the racquet play? How are we supposed to know whether or not that set-up is good for you?

    If you don't know what you're trying to achieve by adding weight, maybe you shouldn't do it.
     
    #3
  4. JKN666

    JKN666 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    146
    i added weight cuz i wanted more stability and it plays just fine
     
    #4
  5. sabi

    sabi Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Messages:
    153
    More stability? Than a k90 stock?

    In my hands the k90 stock is the most stable racquet I've ever hit with.

    Did you typically play with 13.5+ oz racquets? Mine two k90s come in at 370g without extra weight.

    If not, you may want to remove the weight and try different strings and tension to get better "stability." Adding 18+ grams to an already heavy k90 may excessively stress your arms, shoulders, or wrist.
     
    #5
  6. gerikoh

    gerikoh Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    757
    reduce the headlight by some 2 points. i added a lead tape and a damper and it's so stable :) but mine's the asian version
     
    #6
  7. NickOlsen

    NickOlsen Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    142
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    The K90 is 12oz (340g) stock isnt it?
     
    #7
  8. NickOlsen

    NickOlsen Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    142
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    My racquets are stock, and combined with a fairly tight poly string with a decent dampener makes for a really solid, crisp racquet.
     
    #8
  9. lioneldude

    lioneldude Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Messages:
    186
    I think you can add it inside the butt cap, by opening the trap door. I tried it, added 3 grams by rolling up a 1/4 inch tape, then sticking it with double-sided tape.

    BUT unfortunately, after hitting abt 4 hours, the lead tape came lose and started causing vibrations in the racket on off center shots. Any idea how to fix this?? Would super glue do the job?
     
    #9

Share This Page