Question about adding lead tape

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  1. volleyandfun

    volleyandfun Professional

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    Where do you install lead tape on racquet's head?

    and how do you select the optimum weight?

    I use FXP Prestige MP, original pj., LOL

    I've heard so much about how much it add to stability and power, I'd like to experiment a little
     
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  2. YULitle

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    1)Inside of racket frame, symetrically.
    2)Trial and Error (unless you're shooting for a specific balance)
     
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  3. volleyandfun

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    To start with, I like to get some idea as to how certain positions will effect racquet, for example added stability, increase the sweat spot, add power, that kind of things

    Once I have some general idea, then I will fool around with fine tuning
     
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  5. PROTENNIS63

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    Serve and Volleyers like to put at the 12 o' clock area. But I would put it at 3 and 9. This will make the sweet spot a little bigger and also give you more power as you accelerate your racquet. Lead tape is also good too put at the handle making it head light which feels good for an all courter.
     
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  6. adso1973

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    Hey, what do you use when you remove the lead, to clean the racquet's frame from the remaining glue??

    Thanks
     
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  7. origmarm

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    I've never had it stick that bad to be honest, normally just a bit of water and a cloth. I have seen a friend use whatever kitchen counter spray he had under the sink also on the handle
     
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  8. choth21

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    Where do you install lead tape on racquet's head?

    I put mine at 11 and 2 o'clock positions.

    and how do you select the optimum weight?

    Though trial and error. I just played around until I found what I liked. I did use the TW Learning Center as a guide.
     
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