Lead on a k factor tour 90?

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  1. tennistoronto123

    tennistoronto123 New User

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    Anyone lead their k90's? If so where and any benefits or is it over kill?
    Just considering some addition to 3 and 9 and 12.

    What do you think?
     
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  2. vndesu

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    lead tape

    i would if i were yu
    but yu can if yu want
    for example
    the swing weigth will be alot heavier
    plus the racket is already heavy enough
    but if yu read online
    pete sampras had 4-5 layers of lead tape on the 3 oclock and 9 oclock of his pro staff

    but if i were yu i would just keep the original weight
     
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  3. jonline

    jonline Semi-Pro

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    Leading up 12oz. racquet? hmm...seems like it's already an extremely heavy and stable racquet. I'd think it would be more trouble than it's worth.
     
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  4. nickb

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    Ive tried lead on n90s and k90s....it just makes them worse : they are more than stable/heavy enough. Plus the SW is pretty high without lead.
     
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  5. andreh

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    I tried it. My advice is don't. They got way too heavy for me and I'm very fit. I got less spin and power because I couldn't generate the required racquet head speed. I also got elbow problems from just a few hours of playing with 3g extra divided at 3 and 9.

    It does not have the same effect as leading up the pro staff 6.0 85, if that is where you're comming from.
     
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  6. Pusher

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    Anybody tried adding lead to an N6.1 95?

    That frame is really head light.
     
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  7. bkfinch

    bkfinch New User

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    whatabout adding weight in the handle? doesn't that make the racket "feel" lighter?
    im a ps 85 user and i have quite a bit of lead on it so I don't really see the problem here :/
     
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  8. nickb

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    Adding lead on the PS85 is not the same....it helps the 85 not the tour 90s...as stated above.
     
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  9. stevekim8

    stevekim8 Semi-Pro

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    i leaded my n6.1 95 18x20

    now it's one of my favorite racquets
    i leaded at 3 and 9 o'clock
     
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  10. tennistoronto123

    tennistoronto123 New User

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    Thanks for your opinion.....

    I feel that I could use a little more weight on it and the main purpose would be to get some extra pop on the serves.

    I have grown up with old heavy sticks and sometimes feel that even the tour 90's are a little light when I swing through but nevertheless did not realize they get worse with lead>

    It would be good to know how or what you mean by worse> ex. if it's the swing weight alone that would not be a big problem here but do let me know what gets worse???

    Maybe I should forget 3,9 and just do 12 then since the raquet is pretty stable (I agree). I have a pretty consistent power swing on both sides but was trying to concentrate the lead on top for mainly the pop on the serve although if it affects the raquet neg. then probably not worth it.

    Who knows I might just try it and see what happens!

    Tks for replys
     
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  11. Zets147

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    I leaded up (@ 6 o'clock) my first k90 to make the weight even with my second K90. They're both at 12.8oz with overgrips and strings.

    I know that the balance and such may not be the exact same, but I don't feel much of a difference anymore.
     
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