time to break out the tape

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by sck13, May 8, 2013.

  1. sck13

    sck13 New User

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    I have two of the Babolat Aero Pro drives strung with Lux. Savage and tourna grip. The rackets are five grams apart (310 and 315). I want to not only match these rackets but increase the weight of both rackets. I am fourteen years old and can keep up with my dad who is a 4.5 player. Since I am new to modding rackets I was wondering what a good weight would be. I was thinking around 11.6 or 11.8 as I like the weight of heavier rackets such as the new head speed and babolat pure drive roddick. Thanks so much.
     
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  2. Relinquis

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    are their balance points the same? What are they for each stick?

    a 15+ gram jump is big from what you're used. you might need to make more gradual increases.

    i would start by matching the racquets for weight and balance and then playing with them for a while to get a sense of the feel.

    If you want to experiment with adding more weight to one of the racquets I would consider adding two grams in the handle and a gram at 2&10. It doesn't sound like a lot but it will make a difference. keep the other one in the regular spec so you can see the difference while you experiment.

    you can match and/or add more later.
     
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  3. sck13

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    they have are one point off. 5 points to six points. Thanks for the advice!
     
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  4. P.Floyd

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    Yeah, I would totally disregard this recommendation. It's clear the poster has no real experience with the APDs.

    I use the original, but these recommendations should be generally applicable to all the different models. First, You are starting off with very low weight so you have a ton of room to play with. I've added about 8 grams from 9 to 3 o'clock. Specially, 6 grams of tungsten/lead tape from 11 to 1 covered by head tape (with is about 2 grams). Just counterbalance at the handle to get your desired balance and a very polarized stick. My set up is at about 333 grams, and 350 SW. Its still highly maneuverable and you can unleash some cannon. You'll be at the weight you prefer, and get even more controllable power, which is what you're asking for right?
     
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    yes exactly what I was looking for. I am putting led on it friday and will be playing saturday. If I have time I will post my results. Thank you very much.
     
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  6. P.Floyd

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    Good luck, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
     
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