Light Head Weight of Mfil 300

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  1. kenshireen

    kenshireen Professional

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    I just got the racket and boy is it tinny feeling around the head. Doesn't have enough weight/balance to return hard flat serves.
    What is the best amount of weight to use and where should it be put to put some more punch into this racket/

    thanks, Ken
     
  2. Tour 90

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    Try anywhere from 5-15 grams at 3 and 9 or at 2 and 10.
    Hope this helps!
     
  3. kenshireen

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    5-15 grams at each 3 and 9 or in total
     
  4. bcsax123

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    I'm guessing in total, because 1/3 to an ounce of lead at 3 and 9 would be way too much making the racquet almost HH, which isn't good.
     
  5. Tour 90

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    Sorry, that is of course in total.
     
  6. dave333

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    8 grams to head was fine for me.
     
  7. Redflea

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    Just a suggestion from my experience w/the MF3 and lead...

    If you just got the racquet you likely have some timing issues w/your strokes, which can be exacerbated on serve returns. That may have more to do w/your service return problems than a lack of weight in the head. Your comment on "tinny" makes it sound like you're mis-hitting near the frame, which is the only time the MF3 feels remotely tinny to me.

    I'm using the M-Fil 300 w/just a few grams in the handle, and returning hard (4.5 level) serves fine w/out any additional mass in the head...Mine weighs about 11.2 (10.9 is stock) w/the lead I have in the handle.

    I leaded the head up at first as well thinking that the problem was w/the weight of the racquet, but found that as I adjusted to the overall lighter weight (went from a 12.1 RDX Mid to 11.5 oz leaded up M-Fil), I got as good results on returns, and better results in other areas, by reducing and eventually removing all lead except in the handle.

    So you may "need" the lead now, but I suggest that unless you really want the extra weight that you experiment w/reducing it at some future date, or maybe give yourself a little more time w/it to get familiar....
     
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