Racket weighting guidance

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  1. alpinenut

    alpinenut New User

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    Hi. I use 12" of 1/4" (4 strips of 3") lead tape at 3 and 9 and 6" (2 strips of 3") at 12. I'd like to keep the swingweight and balance the same but move the sweet spot up a bit. I tend to hit most balls above center. I know I could move the weight to 10 and 2 but I originally put it at 3 and 9 to improve the stability overall. It's a Head Graphene Speed MP. Thoughts?
     
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  2. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    By adding the lead, you added SW and altered the balance.
    Are you asking how to keep the old balance? Your sw is altered by the weight.
     
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  3. alpinenut

    alpinenut New User

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    Yes I want to keep the swing weight and balance as close as possible to what I have now. I suppose I could just move 2 of the 3" strips from 9 to 10 and 2 from 3 to 2. That should help right? Is that a big enough change to matter?
     
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  4. esgee48

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    Nope, SW is going up. 1 gram of lead at 12 = 3 SW units. 1 gram of lead at 3/9 = ~ 2 SW units. Easy enough to rebalance, but you cannot decrease SW. What I would do is gradually increase the amount of lead. You can feel the extra 3 SW units with 1 gram at 12.
     
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  5. chuckd

    chuckd New User

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    This thread helped me tremendously, when I was looking for similar information.
     
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