Where to put lead tape...?

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  1. TigerTennis

    TigerTennis New User

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    If I want to make my racquet heavier without changing the balance point very much, where is the best place to put lead tape? I use a racquet that is slightly head light.
     
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  2. wtennis206

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    try 3 & 9 o' clock, it's the most popular config. and it gives the head a little but more weight. you could try 6 o' clock too, if you dont want a dramatic change in balance & maneuverability (sp?)
     
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  3. Kirko

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    12 O'Clock is the best place to increase weight without "monkeying" around with the over all balance.
     
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  4. takeuchi

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    i think you mean 6 o'clock....right?
     
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  5. Kirko

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    12 ' O clock will make it swing heavier without really changing the dynamics of the frame.
     
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  6. tom-selleck

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    12 o'clock will change the location of the sweetspot. i think that totally changes racquet dynamics.

    .... my experience with lead tape is that you don't want to monkey too much with the basic weighting

    .... i think that's why 3 and 9 o'clock are best. just helps a little on off-center hits and adds some swingweight, but no radical change to racquet dynamics
     
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  7. Kirko

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    10 and 2 will move the sweetspot. 12 just makes it swing abit heavier. thats my experience.
     
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  8. Speedy_tennis

    Speedy_tennis Semi-Pro

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    what racket are you trying to modificate? when i used 12g lead tape in 9 and 3 o clock in my i prestige, the swingwheight was too high and i can't generate spin with my forehand. bye sorry my english is terrible
     
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  9. tom-selleck

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    kirko, fair enough.... i should have stressed more that it was my opinion too, not the "truth" per se.
     
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  10. nViATi

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    putting weight anywhere will move the sweetspot. only exception is 3 & 9 which will expand it left and right
     
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  11. pchoi04

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    6 oclock and or at the thoat doesnt really do much to the balance but it will increase the swing weight.
     
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