Sweet spot issue, cant believe it!?

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  1. Hellbergarn

    Hellbergarn New User

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    Hi everyone!

    Yesterday I played my Babolat Pure Storm Lmt GT with a new lead setup. I got the strangest experience I’ve ever had with a racket… I used 3g of lead at 8-10 and 3g at 2-4.

    When I was playing it felt like every time I hit the sweet spot I had MUCH less power then when I hit the upper more dense part of the string bed. It just felt mushy, soft and dead in the sweet spot. I hade fresh SPPP 1,28m in it at 55lbs. Do you guys have any ideas why it would feel like this?

    One very scary thing that I really don’t want to connect to this is the loud snap sound I heard when I returned a rocket serve with my frame…Could this have anything to do with a non visible crack in the frame?

    Thanks,
    Stefan
     
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  2. BobFL

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    Yeah, that is a very common phenomenon. SS can go up and down, go wider and narrower when you put a lead tape. It can be super crisp or unbelievable mushy. Try to move lead tape until you match the fell you want. And I think your racquet is just fine....
     
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  3. Head Youtek

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    HES RIGHT YOU HAVE TO FIIND THE SPOT FOR THE LEAD TAPE THAT SUITS YOU
     
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  4. JackB1

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    This doesn't make sense. Putting lead at 3 & 9 o'clock should only widen the sweetspot...not make it move up. If u put lead at 12 oclock, I would understand, but this sounds strange to me???
     
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  5. pyrokid

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    On the PSL, I just put it all at the 2 and 10, because it had such a low swingweight that the extra weight in the top of the head felt very needed.
    Try it.
     
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  6. drumnman2

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    Yep... 3 " @ 10 & 2 works wonders on this stick !!
     
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  7. Hellbergarn

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    Okay guys, thanks a lot! will do that for tomorrows practice. I actually had about 3g at 12 before this new setup without this problem. So I will try either 2 and 10 or just adding some extra to 12... We will see. Thanks a lot for your help!
     
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  8. Hellbergarn

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    Btw, Do you guys have any pictures of where you added the lead? 2 and 10 isn't really super accurate..I just want to see what worked for you.
     
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  9. flashfire276

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    Sounds like you're trying to make a Liquidmetal kind of thing! xD

    Just leave it at 10 and 2. Trust me, that does wonders. Too much lead will affect the sweetspot, because it makes it move around.
     
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  10. saigonbond

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    Try 10-2 with counterbalance in the handle.
    CHEERS!
     
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  11. 120mphBodyServe

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    More like 9 & 3 o clock with maybe a tiny amount at 12 o clock.
    You don't have to add lead at all 4 corners...
     
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  12. pyrokid

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    I put on a heavier leather grip and added about 5-8 grams at the 2 and 10.
    I like 2 and 10 better that 12 because that way you get the stability bonus as well.
     
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  13. Steve Huff

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    If you can't find a place on the racket face to put lead where it feels right, try adding the lead to the inside of the shaft. This is a depolarized way of adding weight. Some people really like that. So, while you're experimenting, give that setup a try.
     
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  14. Hellbergarn

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  15. sc0tt2288

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    thats what u get for buying a babolat
     
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  16. Kevo

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    I found SPPP to be a somewhat inconsistent string. It had the hotspot effect that I don't like. Sometimes you'd get a shot come off the strings that just didn't match up with how you hit the ball. I've only had that issue with a few strings, but I really don't like it.
     
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