putting lead tape in 10 and 2

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  1. Hewittfan22

    Hewittfan22 Semi-Pro

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    im currently using ti-80 and i added 4 inches of lead tape in 10&2 i actually like it but i was just wondering what you guys think of this lead tape location, since almost everyone put it at 3 and 9
     
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  2. andirez

    andirez Rookie

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    If you add lead tape at 3 and 9, you normally only add stability to your frame (and increase the swing weight). By adding to 2 and 10 o'clock, you will slightly raise your sweet spot. Look at the string wear on your racquet, if it is a bit high up, then adding at 2 and 10 is a good idea. Otherwise you will probably be better off by adding either at 3 and 9 or if you would like to keep it the weight at 2 and 10 counter-weighting in the handle or at 6 o'clock.

    I am not sure how many weight you need to actually feel the sweet spot being raised or lowered, but adding at 3 and 9 (even very small amounts) has always improved stability greatly for me.
     
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  3. mary fierce

    mary fierce Banned

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    Are you insufficiently adventurous to try the lead tape both ways and see which you prefer? I understand when someone wants advice before spending $200 on a racquet but I'm puzzled when people hesitate to invest about 45 cents worth of lead tape. Much of the fun for me is experimenting with different set-ups to find what works best.
     
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  4. bcaz

    bcaz Professional

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    10-2 will add more power than 9-3, other things being equal, and it will raise the sweet spot/hitting area. It will also slow down your racquet and make it more sluggish at the net.
     
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  5. K!ck5w3rvE

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    how can you actually tell where 10 & 2 is? I know where, but how do you tell where 10 & 2 is, say, if you have 5 inches of lead tape (or do you just do layers?)?
     
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