Adding weight in the handle without a trap-door

AggieJason

Rookie
I have a racquet I'd like to add some weight in the handle, but there's no trap door door on the buttcap. What's the best way to add weight? Thanks!
 

McLovin

Legend
Take the grip off and wrap lead strips around the handle, then replace the grip, or pop the butt cap off and put the lead in there.

The only issue w/ putting it in the butt cap is it may come loose and rattle around.

If concerned w/ lead seeping through the handle, you can wrap the lead w/ packing tape before replacing the grip.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
I've done the same thing as described above, but I've also weighted handles by sticking 1/2" lead tape tape on top of a replacement grip and covering that with an overgrip. If you don't have a new replacement grip handy, this can work fine. It's also easier to adjust the handle weight if needed by only removing and then re-wrapping the overgrip.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Both methods are good (descrived above), I use @fuzz nation , idea when trying demo rakets (quick and easy), and I use the final method as @McLovin suggested
I do prefer a barrier of plastic between my hand/overgrip and my hand when dealing with lead tape (several articles say its unnecessary, but I like do it to ease my mind),,
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
I have a racquet I'd like to add some weight in the handle, but there's no trap door door on the buttcap. What's the best way to add weight? Thanks!
You can also use a heavier replacement grip, such as leather, Wilson Shock Shield or the heaviest of all, Sorbothane.
 

skydog

Semi-Pro
Depending on racquet type, you can replace the butt cap with one with a trap door. Some racquet companies make it harder than others (Pro Kennex and Volkl for example) by putting some kind of dampenening technology in their butt caps, but if you have say a Prince without a trap door butt cap they are easily replaced with one that has one.

I had to do this with my Prince Tour 98 ESP’s and have used both Wilson and Prince trap door butt caps to replace the stock ones without a butt cap.
 

AggieJason

Rookie
Depending on racquet type, you can replace the butt cap with one with a trap door. Some racquet companies make it harder than others (Pro Kennex and Volkl for example) by putting some kind of dampenening technology in their butt caps, but if you have say a Prince without a trap door butt cap they are easily replaced with one that has one.

I had to do this with my Prince Tour 98 ESP’s and have used both Wilson and Prince trap door butt caps to replace the stock ones without a butt cap.
You got it!! It's a PK so I probably shouldn't mess with the butt-cap.
 
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