Lead tape to head ig speed mp

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  1. nole4life

    nole4life New User

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    Does adding lead tape to my Head youtek ig speed 18x20 help. I want the racket to have a bit more pop and I do prefer a heaver racket.If I add lead can i have any suggestions on where to put it?
    Thanks!!!
     
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  2. Hominator

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    4" of 1/4" tape on each side of the face at 3/9.
     
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    24" of 1/4" tape applied liberally to the surface of the tennis ball will make it heavier.
     
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  5. stronzzi70

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    10 grams underneath the bumper at 12 , then you can get more flex, power and plow.
     
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  6. Barfy

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    Hope someone sees this because I could use some advice. I want my ig speed mp (same as OP), to feel more like the youtek speed pro (original speed series). If anyone knows where to put the mass at that would be very helpful. I will do research independently though thanks for the links.
     
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    I have the Mp..it has the open pattern and is pretty light stock. I added a leather grip, which I am swapping out to a shock shield. Either way, It adds around 8-10 grams to the handle. Id suggest counterbalancing that so the balance stays the same.

    If you can get your SW measured that helps. I added at 3 and 9 (2 grams) and 2 at 12. Basically Id suggest small amount of lead at 12, 3, 6 and 9. Really your preference as to placement. If you are happy with the SW and just want a little more, I'd ignore putting it at 12.

    Anyway, I keep mine light at 333 grams, 3 pts hl and a SW around 331. Coming from a 345 gram stick, I found this setup to be plenty stable against heavy hitters, and also very easy to generate head speed with.
     
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