#### liftordie

##### Hall of Fame
Hi,

Is it OK to adjust the balance of two racquets with adding lead tape at 3 et 9 and some lead under the butt cap?

I have put different amount of lead at 3 and 9 in the two racquets. And I have put some lead under the butt cap in only one racquet, to obtain the same balance and weight with the two racquets.

Is it OK? No problem if I don't have the same amount of lead at 3 and 9 in the two racquets? If at the end I have the same weight and balance.

Thank you

#### fpsanti

##### Rookie
Hi,

Is it OK to adjust the balance of two racquets with adding lead tape at 3 et 9 and some lead under the butt cap?

I have put different amount of lead at 3 and 9 in the two racquets. And I have put some lead under the butt cap in only one racquet, to obtain the same balance and weight with the two racquets.

Is it OK? No problem if I don't have the same amount of lead at 3 and 9 in the two racquets? If at the end I have the same weight and balance.

Thank you
Is your goal to match the 2 racquets? Beware that equal static weight does not guarantee equal SW.

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#### liftordie

##### Hall of Fame
Is your goal to match the 2 racquets? Beware that equal static weight does not guarantee equal SW.

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Yes my goal is to match the two racquets.
What I have to do to obtain the same balance and SW?

#### fpsanti

##### Rookie
Yes my goal is to match the two racquets.
What I have to do to obtain the same balance and SW?
you have to measure the SW. There are guides on TWU about how to do that.

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#### liftordie

##### Hall of Fame
you have to measure the SW. There are guides on TWU about how to do that.

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In my hand I feel that the swing is near the same. Is it possible?

#### fpsanti

##### Rookie
In my hand I feel that the swing is near the same. Is it possible?
It's possible, but not very accurate and unlikely. However, if you play with both racquets and feel they play the same you don't need to further adjust them.

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#### liftordie

##### Hall of Fame
It's possible, but not very accurate and unlikely. However, if you play with both racquets and feel they play the same you don't need to further adjust them.

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Ok and putting different amount of lead at 3 and 9 in the two racquets, and putting lead under the butt cap in only one racquet, is not a problem if at the final the weight and balance are the same? Stability and power will not be different in the two frames?
Thank you

#### liftordie

##### Hall of Fame
Or to adjust the balance and weight, I have to put lead at 12 and under the butt cap only? And not at 3 and 9...
Hope you understand what I mean...

#### fpsanti

##### Rookie
Or to adjust the balance and weight, I have to put lead at 12 and under the butt cap only? And not at 3 and 9...
Hope you understand what I mean...
I understand what I mean. The SW could still be different between the 2 racquets. You need to measure it using the method explained by TWU or ask a professional shop to measure it with a machine.

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#### liftordie

##### Hall of Fame
I understand what I mean. The SW could still be different between the 2 racquets. You need to measure it using the method explained by TWU or ask a professional shop to measure it with a machine.

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I understand... But without thinking about SW, is it a correct method to adjust the balance with putting lead at 3 and 9 and under the butt cap (if needed) OR the real method is putting lead at 12 only (and under the butt cap if needed)?

#### Irvin

##### Talk Tennis Guru
Hi,

Is it OK to adjust the balance of two racquets with adding lead tape at 3 et 9 and some lead under the butt cap?

I have put different amount of lead at 3 and 9 in the two racquets. And I have put some lead under the butt cap in only one racquet, to obtain the same balance and weight with the two racquets.

Is it OK? No problem if I don't have the same amount of lead at 3 and 9 in the two racquets? If at the end I have the same weight and balance.

Thank you
I would leave the same amount of weight at 3&9 (assuming they are same racket) so the TW would not be off too much. Once the weight at 3&9 are the same check the balance and weight. Then adjust the weight and balance of the lighter by adding the difference in weight at the proper location.
Or to adjust the balance and weight, I have to put lead at 12 and under the butt cap only? And not at 3 and 9...
Hope you understand what I mean...
to adjust balance and weight say your 2 racket have a 5 g difference in weight and the lighter racket has a lower balance point. You know you need to add 5 g to the lighter racket and it must be above the balance point to raise the balance. Multiply the weight and balance from the butt. Assume your heavy racket weighs 330 g and the balance point is 32.0 cm from the butt 330x32 = 10,560 gcm. And your lighter racket weighs 325 g and the balance is 31.6. That is 325x31.6=10,270 or a different of 290 gcm. Divide the difference by the weight 290/5=58 and that is where you put the weight. Your weight should be centered 58 cm from the butt on each side.

#### fuzz nation

##### G.O.A.T.
Ok and putting different amount of lead at 3 and 9 in the two racquets, and putting lead under the butt cap in only one racquet, is not a problem if at the final the weight and balance are the same? Stability and power will not be different in the two frames?
Thank you

I've struck on some really good results with tuning my own frames with lead tape, but I like to tune my frames by feel. Fortunately I have access to a nice court with a wall/backboard at one end, so I can go there, hit strokes and serves, do some adjustments with the lead tape, hit some more, and dial it in for myself that way. This has worked great for me and it's also nice that I don't need to test the patience of a hitting pal with my stopping and starting.

What gave me a lot of faith in this method was after the last time I did some tuning with a new racquet and got it feeling about right, I measured it when I got home to see what sort of layout I had produced at the practice court. Tuning by feel had produced a layout with that new racquet that was nearly identical to my regular players in my bag (in terms of static weight and balance).

So with that in mind, I'd say that if your two frames feel right for you despite the differences in how much lead tape they're wearing, they're probably right. I'm not saying that you shouldn't do any measurements of them, but the layout of lead tape doesn't necessarily need to be exactly the same in order for those racquets to work the same for you.

#### liftordie

##### Hall of Fame
I've struck on some really good results with tuning my own frames with lead tape, but I like to tune my frames by feel. Fortunately I have access to a nice court with a wall/backboard at one end, so I can go there, hit strokes and serves, do some adjustments with the lead tape, hit some more, and dial it in for myself that way. This has worked great for me and it's also nice that I don't need to test the patience of a hitting pal with my stopping and starting.

What gave me a lot of faith in this method was after the last time I did some tuning with a new racquet and got it feeling about right, I measured it when I got home to see what sort of layout I had produced at the practice court. Tuning by feel had produced a layout with that new racquet that was nearly identical to my regular players in my bag (in terms of static weight and balance).

So with that in mind, I'd say that if your two frames feel right for you despite the differences in how much lead tape they're wearing, they're probably right. I'm not saying that you shouldn't do any measurements of them, but the layout of lead tape doesn't necessarily need to be exactly the same in order for those racquets to work the same for you.
Thanks!!! I think exactly the same!!! I'm pretty sure the feeling is way more efficient than pure mathematics!!!
My two frames feel both very good and identical in my hand right now. Tomorrow I will test them on court and see what I feel!

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