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yourname1245 01-30-2013 05:31 PM

lead placement
 
is there a certain way that pros place lead on racquets? for example would they stack 5 piece on top of each other at 12 o'clock or maybe like a staircase similar to how sampras had his.

i saw pictures of tsongas and wawrinka.. i seem to think that they may have a similar approach of how the lead is stacked and placed.

Roger Wawrinka 01-30-2013 07:21 PM

It's all just the players personal preference.:)

yourname1245 01-31-2013 06:50 AM

is there a difference between staggering the lead like a stair case or just stacking the same size pieces?

PrincessAdam 01-31-2013 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by yourname1245 (Post 7181916)
is there a difference between staggering the lead like a stair case or just stacking the same size pieces?

I don't think so. But lead at different places makes a difference. Placing lead at 3 and 9 is different that placing it at 12. The 3 and 9 make this sweetspot feel a little wider imo and at 12 it makes the racquet feel a little whippier

Rogael Naderer 01-31-2013 07:00 AM

If lead is placed at 12, it is generally spread out under the bumper, and then another layer added if more is required.

Sampras' seems to have been layered purely because of the sheer amount added.

I like my lead at 12, have never like the feel at 3 and 9 though the stability it adds is unquestionable.

nevergiveup 01-31-2013 10:41 AM

If I want to increase the racquet's weight without changing the balance does it matter where I put the lead? I mean, does it make a difference in feel/playing characteristics if I put it to racquet throat or head and bumper?

Rogael Naderer 02-01-2013 03:56 AM

What are you trying to achieve?

If you simply want a more solid, stiff feel then add a few grams at the balance point (probably in the throat somewhere).

More stability? 3 and 9 with weight in the butt or handle to maintain balance point.

More power and spin? Split it between 12 o' clock and the butt/ hanle.

Rogael Naderer 02-01-2013 03:56 AM

Delete.....

mikeespinmusic 02-05-2013 04:57 AM

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=309803 - Check this lead tape placement link out

Irvin 02-05-2013 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by yourname1245 (Post 7181916)
is there a difference between staggering the lead like a stair case or just stacking the same size pieces?

Very small if any. If the weight is staircased it spreads the weight out more and provides a layers effect so the grommet can follow the contour easier if there are lots of layers.

comeback 02-15-2013 07:23 PM

I need help, i am 4.5 tournamment player. Mostly an all around player but lean towards serve and volley. i want power on my serve, Can someone tell me how much and where to put lead on this racket but not to weigh more than 11.8 oz..Thanks.. .i put apprx 14 grams in the handle and 1 gram at 3 and 1 gram at 9 but it feels terrible.

Wilson nCode nTour Two 95 (Orange Henin/Davenport Racket)
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/revi...WNTreview.html

Head Size: 95 sq. in.
Length: 27.25 in.
Weight: 10.7 oz.
Swing Weight: 320
Stiffness: 62
Balance: 2 pts. head light
Composition: 25% nCoded Hyper Carbon/75% nCoded Graphite
Power: Medium
Idea Swing: Long-Fast

Smasher08 02-16-2013 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by comeback (Post 7217319)
I need help, i am 4.5 tournamment player. Mostly an all around player but lean towards serve and volley. i want power on my serve, Can someone tell me how much and where to put lead on this racket but not to weigh more than 11.8 oz..Thanks.. .i put apprx 14 grams in the handle and 1 gram at 3 and 1 gram at 9 but it feels terrible.

Wilson nCode nTour Two 95 (Orange Henin/Davenport Racket)
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/revi...WNTreview.html

Head Size: 95 sq. in.
Length: 27.25 in.
Weight: 10.7 oz.
Swing Weight: 320
Stiffness: 62
Balance: 2 pts. head light
Composition: 25% nCoded Hyper Carbon/75% nCoded Graphite
Power: Medium
Idea Swing: Long-Fast

You can either try putting more weight at 12, 9 & 3, or 10 & 2.

You'll should probably try each of them out to see what you like best.

Rogael Naderer 02-21-2013 05:08 AM

14 grams in the handle is too much. Try 2 grams at 3 and 2 grams at 9, and 2-6 grams in the handle, depending on where you want your balance point.

comeback 02-21-2013 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Rogael Naderer (Post 7227906)
14 grams in the handle is too much. Try 2 grams at 3 and 2 grams at 9, and 2-6 grams in the handle, depending on where you want your balance point.

THANKS Rogael, i will try that and let you know

dman72 02-21-2013 06:05 AM

Putting lead in your racquet handle is not going to increase serve power on a flat serve. Power on your serve in terms of your racquet is about swingweight, which means lead in the hoop.

Power Player 02-21-2013 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by dman72 (Post 7228007)
Power on your serve in terms of your racquet is about swingweight,.

Also, more importantly racquet head speed. You can kill the ball with good head speed.

fullpolyserve&volley 02-21-2013 06:58 AM

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=309803 - check this link. this is all about lead tape placement - start in small amounts first!...


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