Leading I.Radical

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Tensa, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. Tensa

    Tensa New User

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    Even though the near even balance makes this stick seem heavier than it really is, there are some issues regarding stability and spin that I want to improve on.

    right now my I.Rad is in stock form

    Where and how much lead do I place in order to maximize power, stability, and spin? Comfort can be sacrificed I suppose.

    thanks

    -Tensa
     
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  2. Ztalin

    Ztalin Guest

    I played with a i.radical that had 15g in the handle. It played pretty well.
     
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  3. Captain Haddock

    Captain Haddock Rookie

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    How about putting on CAP grommets like Murray does? It adds weight all around the head and stiffens the frame somewhat.
     
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  4. katastrof

    katastrof Rookie

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    What you like in terms of weight/balance is completely up to you.

    The iRad performs best for me with 8-12 grams @3-9 o'clock, and about 20-30 grams on the handle. Maybe an additional 1-2 grams @12 o'clock. From here, taking it up to 13oz. makes it killer for groundstrokes, but serving with that weight is not for me.

    I'd suggest starting with 4-8 grams @3, and 10-15 on the handle. Adjust it to your liking as you move on.
     
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  5. Tensa

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    I would get them

    its just i dont know where/how to get them and how to install them
     
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  6. thejackal

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    Try adding to 3 and 9, then a bit more than THAT amount to the top of the handle to keep the racquet head-light. how much depends on your taste.
     
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  7. Tensa

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    when people say *amount of lead* at 3-9 o clock

    do they mean a split of that amount between the two sides of the racquet or that amount for each side?
     
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  8. katastrof

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    It usually means (or, I mean) split it in between the two sides.
     
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  9. Leon23

    Leon23 Guest

    I have a ti. radical which is the exact same weight and balance, I put about 25 grams under the grip, and about 18 grams at 3 and nine o clock(total) and another 4 grams at about 10:30 and 1:30 (this really made the difference), with the overgrip and headtape it is 12.9 oz and 8 points headlight. It just plows through the ball with so much feel and touch.
    If you hate the shape of the head grip like I do, I got a size smaller pallet, and cut two strips of balsa wood to glue on each side then put the heat sleeve over the wood, so you can't even tell it's customized. It plays freakin awsome now.
     
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