Weights for inside the handle

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  1. Remioli

    Remioli New User

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    I could use lead tape on the outside, which I may, but what do you use for inside the racquet? I've heard fishing weights, but where do I find them, and how do I k or how much they weigh?

    Also I want my racquet to have more of a head light feel. Can I just add weight to the handle? Most people seem to do the handle and head. And where on the handle is ideal if I use tape?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. alex_phan_84

    alex_phan_84 New User

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    The easiest place to find them is fishing store/shop. You will need an electric weighter to know their weigh.
     
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  3. Vlad_C

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  4. MikeyBigShot

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    I used aluminum foil tape wrapped around my grip + 2 over-grips + Tourna Grip tape to add 2 ounces to a wimpy 10 oz racquet.
     
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  5. MikeyBigShot

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  6. MikeHitsHard93

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    Lol how did that work out for you?
     
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  7. drgchen

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    If you want to modify the racquet permanently use silicone caulk. That way the weight doesn't move around and it is more consistent from racquet to racquet. Or add a leather grip, they tend to be heavier.
     
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  8. ThePro101

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    I just added weight to the handle of a Wilson. I took off the trap-door, folded 4g of lead tape, and replaced the trap-door. No taping, or other permanent modifications...

    Good luck!
     
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  9. TaihtDuhShaat

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    Buy blu-tak at ace hardware. Blue (silly putty like) putty that you can rip a piece, and stuff it inside the handle and it will mold to the shape of the graphite. Easy to add in small amounts on the court even, and easily removable.
     
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  10. !TIMMY!

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    That's how I do it too, then you can always take it out later if you want to tweak the balance.
     
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