Some questions about lead tape...

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  1. Ska4lyfe

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    I'm very new to lead tape, but I was considering placing some on my Prince Tour Diablo MP for a little extra weight.

    A few questions in mind:

    -Where should I place it and why?

    -What are the effects of placing it in different areas?

    -Do most come with an adhesive side and you just stick it on the racket? If so, will I ever have to replace it? Is it a one time thing, then I never have to mess with it again? If I don't like it, will it be easy to take off?

    -Will it get in the way when I'm stringing my racket?

    Thanks in advance guys, any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. DizBoiDanny

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    my friend put some lead tape, no ALOT OF LEAD TAPE at 3+9 and some at the middle of 12. It was a GREAT place to put it. I loved the racket. And tried it on my radical. You should try it
     
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  3. Ska4lyfe

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    Okay, I'll keep that in mind. Thanks.
     
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    If someone could answer the rest of my questions, I'm pretty curious.
     
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    Sorry for the double post, but...

    How many grams do you generally use on each side of the frame (9 and 3 for example)?
     
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  7. Ska4lyfe

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    Thanks guys.

    I added 5.25 grams on each of 9 and 3.

    Then I added 2.25 grams at 12.

    Seem like a decent set-up?

    Anyways, I guess I'll find out tomorrow when I hit with it.
     
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    Seems like the racket will be very head heavy with that set up. But you may it like it like that.

    But, if you liked/like the balance of your current frame but just want to make it heavier. You will need to add some lead either under the grip or in the throat or 6 o cloack areas.
     
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  11. Matty G

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    Ok sweet!!!
     
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  12. FedererExpress

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    I actually have the same racquet and kind of wanted to do the same thing. I thought the Diablo MP was way to headlight. I put 6 grams of lead tape on each side in between 10/2 and 9/3 spots. This would make a total of 12 grams.

    I know previously someone mentioned it would be very head heavy. I find that the balance point did not change that much from it's stock configuration. The change seems to only be maybe 4-5pts. So instead of 10pts HL it is now 5pts HL. It plays amazingly well. Hope that helps.
     
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  13. Lefty78

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    Good links guys.
    Thanks!
     
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