Leading Up The M-Fil 300

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  1. infinitx

    infinitx New User

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    Hi,

    How much lead and in what locations did you guys find works well for the M-Fil 300?

    Thanks,
    Alex
     
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  2. dave333

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    i found that 4.5 grams at top of handle, 3 grams in butt, 8 grams at 3 and 9, 4 grams at 10 and 2, and roughly 2 grams at 12 was a nice setup.
     
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  3. cys19

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    what's the swingweight with all the grams totaled up? I'm asking for my 1hbh.
     
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  4. dave333

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    i have no clue. alls i know is that its 11.5 onces and balance point is roughly 13.9 inches.
     
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  5. saqdeez

    saqdeez Semi-Pro

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    when you put weight in the handle, you are basically wasting a grip right? Because you need to take the original off and put a new one over the lead?
     
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  6. jonolau

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    Not really, there is a trap door in the butt that can be easily removed with a screwdriver and you can insert lead in there.

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  7. saqdeez

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    Thanks jon, this prompts more questions!

    Am i getting rid of that foam, or is one side already empty?
    Do i use lead tape or fish weights in this case?
    Can i just put the lead on one side of the handle or do i need to even it out symmetrically?

    Thanks
     
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  8. Redflea

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    Mine are more hollow on both sides, so I folded lead tape in to a "V" shape and put the legs of the V down either side...wedge a little tissue down next to the legs on either side and it's snug and doesn't move or make any noise.
     
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  9. VGP

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    I assume that there was additional foam added so that the frame weighed and balanced to spec....
     
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  10. jonolau

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    Interesting point ... both my racquets have different stock static weights: one 293, the other 298. I have to see if the heavier one is filled with foam.
     
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  11. jonolau

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    Mr Flea, I would suggest using BluTack to anchor the weights in the butt chamber. It is extremely malleable, sticks well, but also very easy to remove without leaving any residue behind. In fact, I used to just stuff in the BluTack without any lead as that sutff has quite a significant mass to replace lead.
     
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  12. Redflea

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    You must be on commission... ;)

    If I ever change anything in my customization, blutack it will be. :)
     
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