The Official Lead Tape Placement+Racket Customization Thread

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  1. TennisManiac

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    4 grams at 12 (2 grams each side) and an overgrip should help. That's how I set mine up when I played with the IG PP. Full bed of Alu Power at 48 was really nice in this frame. Signum Pro Tornado and BHB7 was also nice but didn't last very long.
     
  2. prestigeww

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    i have about 4 inches of lead tape at 3 and 9, but layered twice, as well as 2 inches at 12. any idea of where/ how much i should add to the handle?
     
  3. Fuji

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    The same amount as you added in total to the frame.

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  4. prestigeww

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    Thanks, starting from the bottom? I have read different things regarding placement. i think the last I read was 7 inches above the bottom?
     
  5. Fuji

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    Depends on what you want to accomplish. I think common logic was that you do 7 inches if you have a 1HBH. I prefer in the handle / buttcap though.

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  6. prestigeww

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    Ok, I do have a 1HBH so ill try that, and i have a bit of blu tack in the buttcap as well
     
  7. Fuji

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    Good deal. You could definitely try splitting the weight equally between 7 inches and the buttcap.

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  8. Juan2thePaab

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    Appetite For Plow

    I am a plow fiend... I love the feeling of the racket going through the ball without getting pushed around, however... I find that it comes at a sacrifice of maneuverability. Ie. when I add too much weight to my racket, I begin to have trouble getting the racket back into position.

    It's like trying to diet... I want to keep the racket weight down so I can get into position quickly, but I always have that hunger for plow...

    Any psychological tips for dealing with Appetite For Plow?

    Or is there a way to improve ones self to maneuver a heavier racket, eg would any strength training help?
     
  9. Hnefi

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    What's the logic behind putting it 7 inches from the butt, which ends up above your hand, instead of wrapping it directly around the buttcap? I have always put it right at the bottom of the racquet, particularly because I like my frames very very HL on the 1hbh.
     
  10. Shroud

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    Having played with 16+ oz rackets i know what you are talking about.

    Though now i hit a sub 300g frame. It doesnt lack plow for the most part, but my technique is different now and i swing faster with less arm.

    Its really where the weight is. If its in the head you can not get pushed around. This one for instance is 15pts hh but i added some handle weight so its a couple of pts hl.

    So try getting the weight more in the head and swinging faster if you can using a loose arm
     
  11. welle

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    Hi,

    need help on customizing my Six One 95S. I would like to keep the stock form (balance, weight distribution, etc.) as good as possible, but add weight for more power.
    Where should i put lead tape to make it heavier? And how much would you recommend as a first step?

    Thanks.

    P.S.: I currently string with Solinco Tour Bite 1,25 mm in 20.5kg/21kg. Is it wise to string this way, since there are more mains?
     
  12. Fuji

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    Honestly it was from a thread from like 2010. There was some logic that was calculated somewhere 7 inches from the butt cap created some nirvana. It went well when I tried it. Can't remember the exact reasons though.

    Well I think you've found a good set up then if your preference is extreme HL. I'm not a fan of super HL myself, but that's just me. :)

    -Fuji
     
  13. welle

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    help anyone? Please :)
     
  14. tdhawks

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    You want more power and the same balance?

    Add a small amount at 12 o'clock and counterbalance it in the butt cap or under the grip at the lowest point. Start small and work your way up so you can gauge what you like a dislike. A small amount at 12 o'clock goes a long ways.
     
  15. DanFuller

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    I have a Wilson PS97 which I feel is a little light in both Swingweight and HL Balance.

    In order to say get to 2pts HL(currently at 5/6) and also increase the swingweight another 10 pts to 330 where would you add lead.

    Current weight is 328g and it feels like a tooth pick

    Thanks,
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  16. Irvin

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    If you want to add weight to bring the SW up 10 points and raise the balance up I would add the weight at 12. the square of the distance above the axis times the weight in Kg equals the SW increase. 12 o'clock is 58 cm above the 10 cm axis. Therefore, 10 = 58*58*Kg or 10/3364 Kg or .00297 Kg or 2.97 g or 3 g. Put 3 g of lead at 12 o'clock
     
  17. DanFuller

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    Wow thats perhaps the most detailed answer ive ever had. Thank you

    So we would be saying 4 strips, 2 on each side or just the two strips with one on each side?
     
  18. SChamp

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    Is there anyway to find out what your SW2 value is other than just experimenting and trial and error? Any reference ranges or good places to start? I'm in pretty good shape and I weight train at least 3x per week, so I feel like I could handle a stick with a high SW. Thanks.
     
  19. brettatk

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    I'm wanting to put some lead at 3&9 on my Wilson Hyper Carbon 6.1. What's a good amount to start my experimenting at? I was thinking either 6 or 8 total grams.
     
  20. The_Racketeer

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    I want to make my Volkl V1 Classic 6pts HL. Stock it's about even, maybe 1pt HL. It's a fairly light racquet to begin with so I worry that simply adding lead at the buttcap is going to make the head extremely whippy in a bad way. Thoughts on if I need to lead up the hoop as well and if so where?
     
  21. RalphJ

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    Anyone had luck with any of the Graphenes. The problem is that weight /solidness was taken out of the middle and transferred to the tip. I haven't been able to get a HL feel by adding lead to the butt. The racquet immediately becomes very heavy feeling.
     
  22. Irvin

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    When you have a polarized racket you will have the maximum SW/weight ratio. Adding weight ti either of the pole drives the ratio up even more. Adding weight to the outside of the hoop drives the SW and the TW up which also makes it harder to swing.
     
  23. RalphJ

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    Got it. This pretty much confirms that these racquets are un-customizable.
     
  24. Power Player

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    Just add lead to the throat of the graphenes or use a leather grip to rebalance it, if that is your intention.
     
  25. RalphJ

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    They all have a unique feel with any weight added, especially added to the butt - heavy. Right now my kid has a Graphene Speed Pro that I've played with off and on. I currently just have 2 1/4" x 4" strips in the throat, but it still feels head heavy. Its a big difference with the same amount added to a Blade.
     
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