Torsional stability of my Pure Drive GT

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Faster, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Faster

    Faster Hall of Fame

    Jun 11, 2010
    the Netherlands
    Who can tell me how I can fix my torsional stability problem:

    Since I bought the PDGT I've always played with a strip of Babalats protective head tape, until a couple of months ago when I had to restring it sooner than expected and didn't have any lying around.
    Since playing without the tape, the stability of the racquet on off-centre hits is (or at least seems to be) much better. When I was playing with the tape, I quite often suffered from the racquet twitching in my hand when I hit an off-centre shot; the racquet would just 'collapse'. Resulting in blisters on primarily my thumb.
    Now without the tape, I can't remember having ever experienced the same thing.

    I do however like my 'clean' shots better with the tape (slightly extra weight) on, plus it protects my racquet against the gravel.

    The tape runs from 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock, so it is comparable to a tiny bit of lead tape at 10 and 2 (10:30 and 1:30 :p), which I thought w/couldn't make such a difference?

    Thoughts and solutions? :)
  2. martin

    martin Banned

    May 6, 2004
    My stability problems dissapeared when i started to use a leather grip(heavier) and leadtape in the throat(14 grams) which worked great.

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