Lead tape question

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  1. Simbah2004

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    Hello guys, I've been demoing the Wilson BLX Six One team 2012. I love the racquet, and the regular BLX Six One is too heavy for me.
    I'd like to add just a tad of power and stability without compromising it's overall feel.
    How much and where should I add lead tape? I'm a little confused. Thanks.
     
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    Adding lead in the hoop of the racquet with help with the power and stability while maintaining the feel that you like. I would try adding a little bit at 3 and 9 o'clock on the racquet, take it to the courts and see what you think. Lead tape customization really is a personal preference, so it's best to add some and then take it to the courts and see how it feels to you. But I would start by adding some weight at 3 and 9 o'clock on the hoop, then hit with it and adjust accordingly.

    Andy, TW
     
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    Thanks Andy. By the hoop you mean at 12 right?
     
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    When I say "hoop", I'm referring simply to anywhere on the end of the racquet where the racquet face is. I'm referring to different areas of the hoop by the time values they would be at on a clock, with the tip of the racquet being 12 o'clock, the bottom of the hoop being 6 o'clock, and the sides as 3 and 9 o'clock.

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