Lead Weight Tape and An AeroPro Drive +.....What next?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Pisolino227, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Pisolino227

    Pisolino227 Rookie

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    Hey Guys,
    Just got an aeropro drive + and I'm liking it, though I feel it's a little flimsy up top. I purchased some lead tape today but I'm not really quite sure as to where and how much is best. Any suggestions? Have any of you guys done any lead weight customizing with your APD'S OR APD+'s. Please leave your comments and suggestions here, much appreciated as always guys!

    Kind Regards,
    Dmitri
     
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  2. Pisolino227

    Pisolino227 Rookie

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    Not even one suggestion?
     
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  3. Amone

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    What are you trying to do with your racquet, using this lead tape? More power, more spin, more stability... ?
     
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  4. BabolatFan

    BabolatFan Semi-Pro

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    Yeah what's your main purpose? What do you mean by flimsy? It's not stable enough for you at impact or you just don't like the lightness at the top?
     
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  5. Pisolino227

    Pisolino227 Rookie

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    I would like more spin and more stability. I don't know, to me it feels a little flimsy up top. But I'm sorry I didn't mention my goals, I'd like more spin and more stability.
     
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  6. milo

    milo Semi-Pro

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    if you like to add more stability to your racket than add lead in 3 and 9 position.
     
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  7. rooski

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    It sounds to me like you are not used to the sweetspot location of the APD. If you've been using a head heavy racket and are used to hitting high in the stringbed you will struggle for a while with the APD until you find it's dead center sweetspot. High hits don't feel too good but don't confuse that feeling you are getting. It's not flimsy, it's stiff, and that stiffness reverberates back to your arm when you hit it way off center, toward the tip.
     
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  8. ACCSF

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    I have an APD+ and I put 12 grams of lead at the 3 and 9, 6 on each side, and 12 more at the bottom of the handle to balance it out. I behaves similar to its original weight but is on the whole more stable and a little bit more powerful. I haven't experimented with any other configurations yet.
     
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