Sampras: Lead Tape in handle?

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  1. smart_player

    smart_player Rookie

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    for the kps88 or ps85 racket of sampras....

    i know he adds a large amount at three and nine but what i would like to find out is: does he add any lead added in the handle

    and just out of interest does anyone know approx how many grams of lead he put at 3 & 9 and in the handle (if any at all)

    if anyone knows the answers to my questions, then id be happy for you to tell me:)
     
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  2. 120mphBodyServe

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    Of course he did. Only way to get a racquet with an even balance.
     
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  3. smart_player

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    sorry for me being a bit of a nube on this.

    i forgot to ask before, is the lead tape just simply on top of the bare pallet / under the leather or synthetic grip or is it inside the butt cap?

    do you mean even balance strung or unstrung?

    i'm assuming even balance is 0 points head light, approx what is that in cm?

    thanks for putting up with me:)
     
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  4. Grizvok

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    I don't think Sampras played with an even balance. Volleyers are especially known for having racquets that are a few points head light and I assume he did too.
     
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  5. morten

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    yes it was 32,5 cm balance.
     
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    Quick, someone find johncauthen!
     
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