Possible Alternative to Lead

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  1. T-ennis 888

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  2. Overdrive

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    Near heard of this before...

    I don't know if this would be a better alternative to lead..

    First, you would have to figure out the weight distribution, knowing how to accurately measure it to place it on the frame and to figure out whether the material doesn't turn hard after time or anything like that.

    Interesting article though!
     
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    Agreed that it's an interesting article. I sometimes use blu-tack to tailweight certain sticks of mine to make them a little more headlight. This stuff just looks a lot like blu-tack and that's what got me thinking.
     
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    Also, Sugru on a racquet that's not light blue would affect the cosmetics of the frame. Would it be softer in the heat? Would it fall off during points?

    I don't think this would be great for racquets.
     
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    Surely you wouldn't give a damn about that if it improved the performance of the racquet.
     
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    No, I wouldn't. I put lead on my Orange Legend and it helped alot.

    Some people are more picky than others.

    Someone should buy some and try on one of their racquets they don't use anymore and give feedback.
     
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    Use it for lots of things...

    I use it to bond things, hang things, fix things... For instance, I just used it to install one of those hotel-style shower rods. No screws needed.

    I also use it just beneath butt caps to add weight. It comes in 5g pouches and in an assortment of colors.

    Considering it is so popular among RC helicopter pilots (yes, I am a dork) on $3,000 helis, it would more than fulfil the much lower tolerances and stresses required for racquet customization.
     
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