the effect of weight customization

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  1. dylo

    dylo Semi-Pro

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    i recently added 6 grams of weight onto the 10 and 2 o'clock positions, 12 grams to the 3 and 9, and 18 grams to the handle to my prostaff 95

    the result was a super cushiony, extra powerful racquet. i took of the weigh in the 3 and 9 and it was still way too powerful. is this normal when adding weight?
     
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  2. FitzRoy

    FitzRoy Professional

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    Yeah, pretty much - weight added to the hoop definitely increases the pop. You might want to try stringing them tighter. Also, the 18 grams to the handle could be adding a lot of power, depending on where you've placed it. Is it at the top of the handle, or near the bottom?
     
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  3. Zets147

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    the 18 grams to the handle probably made it too headlight. Take off some and see how that feels.
    (My credentials: I leaded up my Prince TT Warrior OS to be play like my Ncode Tour 90). <--Awesome Job if I do say so myself lol.
     
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  4. dylo

    dylo Semi-Pro

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    i added the weight just above the buttcap
     
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  5. dylo

    dylo Semi-Pro

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    another thing

    other than lead tape and swingweights, is there another alternatative to adding weight that doesnt include any cancer causing substances
     
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  6. jlspeed29

    jlspeed29 New User

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    I have a frame i'd like to make a little more head light
    Wilson H Wave, 100 sq
    Should I place the lead at the top or the bottom of the handle?
     
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  7. oray777

    oray777 Rookie

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    Wouldn't you have to ingest the lead before it would do any harm to you so should we worry about putting lead on our racquets?
     
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  8. anirut

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    Lead is used because it's heavy, malleable (can be easily worked on), and cheap.

    If you want something that's heavy and non-carcinogen, you could try silver, gold, or platinum. They are malleable too.
     
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  9. chowdhurynaveen

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    I heard if you use diamonds, it last a long time, the luster distracts your opponent, and the bling gets you a ton of girls! :D lol.
     
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  10. anirut

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    Naveen, I don't think I'll need to add more diamonds. The whole of my 100% graphite (carbon) racket itself is a diamond ...

    ... when you really put it in the high pressure and intense heat of your game!
     
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