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Trying the Blade 104 (2013) tonight, and I want to add weight at 3 and 9 for my test. Other than lead tape, what can work? Thanks.
That is what I use, mainly inside the handle and butt cap. Our local Wal-Mart has it for $1.74, LOL.I agree with the Blue-Tac solution. Loctite is the Walmart version ($1.99 per pack).
Thanks loubapache! The Pacific X-force Comp 105 somehow slipped under my radar. Just looked up the specs, I'd be adding quite a bit of tail weight, but that could totally work.That is what I use, mainly inside the handle and butt cap. Our local Wal-Mart has it for $1.74, LOL.
A heavier tape for 3-9 o'clock demo is the racket protection tape.
OP, if you are concerned about health side effects of lead tape, you can easily cover it with some electric tape.
CJ, I saw your other thread about the Fischer 105's. That is my main and favorite frame and I have a few of them (both SL and UL) but non in your grip size. I have done quite some mods to them (extending to 27.5", around 350 g, 340 SW, etc). I can say that the BX1 Pacific x Comp, when weighted right, can turn into a Fischer SL. There is a seller in your backyard who has it for a good price.
nickynu said:I often use a bottle of lemonade on one side of the hoop and a fire extinguisher on the other. A cat is great for tailweighting, but if you use one a kitten is more malleable.
Hope that helps.
I know you think he's trolling ... but I've actually seen this method used on tour.
Hahaha - I remember those days.... especially when you got to diskette 7 and it gave a "Read Write" error!!!^^ 10 Lolz !!! I launched my Retouching, CGI & Animation career 25 years ago with Photoshop version 2.5.... Installing the software required inserting seven 2.5" floppy disks one after the other IIRC. Oh .. and Peter, what is your day rate? I think I might be able to use you during my Q4 crunch time he he.
That is definitely one of the funniest tennis photochops I've seen in a while!The devil is in the details
Thanks for noticing.
1. I agree with the Blue-Tac solution. Loctite is the Walmart version ($1.99 per pack) I always have several rolls of 1/4" and 1/2" lead on hand, but Blue tac is great for quick demos, and easily removed. I use it for new frames that I don't quite have a feel for yet, or think I might want to re-sell at some point. When I am happy with the locations, balance, and SW, then it's time for silicone and lead under the bumpers. However, I have a hitting partner who has Blue-Tac on the hoop and buttcap permanently on all his frames. No reason you cant do that either.
2. What you see in the photos below is 5 grams on the buttcap and 8 grams total in the hoop (4g at the tip, 4g at 3-9). Brings the SW of the Tec 315 Ltd. from 301 to 323 or thereabouts.
3. I cannot agree with the athletic tape suggestion, as it does not adhere well, and often leaves a white pasty mess behind when you remove it.