Question on lead tape - problem with metric system

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  1. luishcorreia

    luishcorreia Professional

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    I have been using the Pete Sampras Unique lead tape. Its a 1/4 inch width lead tape.

    On the pack it says that "a 4'' strip of lead tape weighs 0.25g".

    Well, the problem is that I have been reading about this, and everywhere on the net it says that for a 1/4 inch widht lead tape, one inch weighs 0.25g.

    I hadded eight 4'' strips at 3 and 9 oclock.

    Did I added 2g of weigh...or did I added 8g???
     
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  2. Agent Orynge

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    You added 8 grams. I have weighed the Unique lead tape to verify that 4 inches does equal 1 gram.
     
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  3. luishcorreia

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    Does anyone have a pack of these. It says on the back "1. Cut four 4'' strips. Each strip weighs 1/4 gra,."
     
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  4. anirut

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    In this case I don't think it's about problem with the metric system. It's "printing" (and typo) problem that got everything messed up.

    OK, to be precise, the units got all messed up, using imperial and metric units. To really be "metric", it's gotta say: "a 0.1 m strip weights 1x10^-3 kg".

    OOPS! Thats SI! :)
     
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  5. bc-05

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    its the same lead that i use.. and i never notice the exact weight of the lead by measuring inches.. but when i do cut my lead tape.. i always weigh it on the scale first..
     
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  6. levy1

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    4 inches is a gram. I like the golf lead purchased at golf stores where 1 inch is 1 gram.
     
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  7. luishcorreia

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    Unbelievable typo :)

    in a product that has to do with adding weight :)

    I will post a pic of the lettering on the pack.
     
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  8. ChicagoJack

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    Perhaps my google skills just suck, but I could never find an online source for this. Anybody have a link for me?
     
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  9. Fuji

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    Same here! I even went into my local golf shop and they looked at me like I was a crazy person. :lol:

    -Fuji
     
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  11. luishcorreia

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    Also, on this page there are folks talking about this typo.

    But we are now pretty sure that 4 inches is 1g and not 0,25g.

    I was suspicous after feeling such a difference on my racquet adding only 2g! After all..it was 8. Makes more sense.

    Cheers
     
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  12. ChicagoJack

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    Ha Ha, Btw... If you ever go to Walmart looking for lead fishing weights, don't tell them they are going inside a tennis racquet. Equally awkward stares will ensue, and they will take away your manly man card at the door upon exit.
     
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  13. luishcorreia

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    Here it is. As promissed.

    You can clearly see at number 1. ".. each strip weigs 1/4 gram"


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  14. sparkyS4

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    Try golf smith dot com, do a search for lead tape, they have 1/2 inch high density and 1 inch (great for putting weight on the handle).
     
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  15. Agent Orynge

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    This has been brought up several times before, which is why I was able to answer your question as quickly (and accurately) as I did...
     
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