Gravity Pro and lead - how do you use it?

pico

Semi-Pro
For Gravity Pro users out there, I am curious as to how you use lead if you do use it to customise your frame and how the response is. Please let me know.
 

Orion

Semi-Pro
Gravity Pro is the first frame I haven't felt the need to use lead on. I'm loving the plow through and the slim beam allows me to generate nice headspeed. I've thought about lead but it's been the perfect frame for me stock. Not sure the added plow would be a worthy trade-off for the increase in weight.

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geubes

Rookie
tried weight in grip, tried a bit of weight in hoop... liked neither. now play stock with a head hydrosorb grip.... feels great!
 

pico

Semi-Pro
I am seeing a consensus here hihi and thats what I think I will try. I actually have been playing this frame for a few months with 2g of lead at 12 and 2g at 3 and 2g at 9. It played well but I now realised that at times I struggled to prep in time for some shots. I am going the route of no lead now and will see how it goes. I do have a leather grip on it and funny enough I did order a hydrosorb grip a few days ago. I will put that on as well. That should make this a lot whippier!
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Did that for the Pro and the Tour. Helped both.
The Gravity Pro comes stock with the Head Hydrosorb right? Which leather grip did you use - when you say that it helped both - you mean the head light factor?
 

geubes

Rookie
The standard hydrosorb is slightly heavier than the hydrosorb pro grip (the original grip on the racket). But not as heavy as leather. So it's a good compromise and my current preference. Frame comes out 334g strung and gripped
 

pico

Semi-Pro
The standard hydrosorb is slightly heavier than the hydrosorb pro grip (the original grip on the racket). But not as heavy as leather. So it's a good compromise and my current preference. Frame comes out 334g strung and gripped
I am pretty sure I ordered the Hydrosorb Pro. So my racquet will take a drastic weight dip from the 350g that I had it had to possibly close to 330g or below. Interesting.
 

mogo

Semi-Pro
For Gravity Pro users out there, I am curious as to how you use lead if you do use it to customise your frame and how the response is. Please let me know.
I use about 6 grams on 3 and 9. It helps with plow through, it came in a little under weight but too bad.

 

PD1978

Rookie
How come?
More control and I like the overall feel of the frame better. I can lower my tension by 5-8lbs then before and still maintain the control in this frame, which I appreciate. I do find myself hitting in the upper hoop now that I was using the Gravity, so In theory their design philosophy was right.
 

PD1978

Rookie
Also, do you play with a one hand backhand? I ask because this is the area where I am debating on how to fine tune my racquet for.
Yes one handed back hand and it’s great with the Yonex. The stick balance really works well for my game despite it being a heavy frame.
 

mogo

Semi-Pro
Do you feel that it is still maneuverable or do you prefer a slightly less head-light feel?
Also, do you play with a one hand backhand? I ask because this is the area where I am debating on how to fine tune my racquet for.
I feel it is easy to maneuver around the court and at net with the lead tape on. I mainly play 90% with a one handed backhand, the lead helps my follow through after contact. If I am playing a good server or a hard doubles team I will take the ball early with a 2 hand backhand. Easier for me to be aggressive and take time away from the server. Hope this helps!!
 

grhcan99

Semi-Pro
I have both the GPro and VCP HD. Easier power generation in GPro and higher launch angle. It's both an advantage and disadvantage. Same with VCP HD. Lower power and launch angle can either be bad or good. One just needs to commit to one to make it work.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
I feel it is easy to maneuver around the court and at net with the lead tape on. I mainly play 90% with a one handed backhand, the lead helps my follow through after contact. If I am playing a good server or a hard doubles team I will take the ball early with a 2 hand backhand. Easier for me to be aggressive and take time away from the server. Hope this helps!!
What strings and tension?
 

Eiki Saito

New User
Hi guys....

Today I switched to the leather grip and my Gravity Pro becames another racket!

I tested at the same time, a racket with leather and the other with the original synthetic grip ....

The stability increased a lot, it felt like I was using the POG107 but with more control.

Everybody needs to try this simple setup.... really is another Gravity Pro... I crushed the balls without effort.... just try... worth the test..
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Hi guys....

Today I switched to the leather grip and my Gravity Pro becames another racket!

I tested at the same time, a racket with leather and the other with the original synthetic grip ....

The stability increased a lot, it felt like I was using the POG107 but with more control.

Everybody needs to try this simple setup.... really is another Gravity Pro... I crushed the balls without effort.... just try... worth the test..
What kind of leather grip?
 

pico

Semi-Pro
The one thats like 24g I think right? I had that on mine. I took it out and replaced it with a Head synthetic one. I am testing the lighter setup out tonight.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
I did test it out last night actually in a friendly hit i.e. non-match settings. I have a HEAD sensor and noticed that with the lighter setup, my average forehand speed was up by 4mph to 62mph. Tonight, I try it in a match setting where I will get to test all kinds of shots. Will let you know how it goes. Also, I stuck on 2g at 12 today.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
didnt go good lol. I just didnt have oomph on my bh. Could just be my technique, Switched to my Phantom Pro 93P and was doing a lot better with it.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
next experiment is to put back on my Gamma leather grip, take off the 2g of lead at 12. I will then restring with Cyclone 18g at 54lbs or possibly hybrid the Cyclone with Head Velocity 17g - not sure what route to take with the stringing. Thoughts?
 

PlayBrave

New User
I have been experimenting and agree that the Pro plays much better with a leather grip (and without lead).
I played mine stock for a couple of months and really liked it.
Then experimented with 6g of lead at 3 and 9 (to see if the extra SW would help or hinder).
The extra power on full swings was great - but I struggled with the reduced maneuverability when volleying. And racket head speed on serve.
So I then went the other way - removing the lead and switching to a leather grip.
For me this is the best set-up so far.
A tad heavier and more HL.
The feel was good stock - but IMO has been enhanced by the leather grip.
I am more of a serve/volley dubs player and have always preferred heavier more HL frames.
I use Yonex Poly Pro Tour 46m and 44c.
 

Eiki Saito

New User
Today I had my second training session with GP+Leather Grip..

How is good crush the ball without effort.... just swing...

But the cons are:
- need better footwork (like other heavier rackets)
- my back muscle got tired (part that I using finish my one hand back hand), I changed my moviment too..

Another thing I have notice is my string was minor used... i dont no why... but will more durable...

tks
 

pico

Semi-Pro
I have been experimenting and agree that the Pro plays much better with a leather grip (and without lead).
I played mine stock for a couple of months and really liked it.
Then experimented with 6g of lead at 3 and 9 (to see if the extra SW would help or hinder).
The extra power on full swings was great - but I struggled with the reduced maneuverability when volleying. And racket head speed on serve.
So I then went the other way - removing the lead and switching to a leather grip.
For me this is the best set-up so far.
A tad heavier and more HL.
The feel was good stock - but IMO has been enhanced by the leather grip.
I am more of a serve/volley dubs player and have always preferred heavier more HL frames.
I use Yonex Poly Pro Tour 46m and 44c.
Try 2g of lead at 12!!! Ooooh baby!
 

mogo

Semi-Pro
Hi guys....

Today I switched to the leather grip and my Gravity Pro becames another racket!

I tested at the same time, a racket with leather and the other with the original synthetic grip ....

The stability increased a lot, it felt like I was using the POG107 but with more control.

Everybody needs to try this simple setup.... really is another Gravity Pro... I crushed the balls without effort.... just try... worth the test..

I added a Wilson leather grip and it does make a difference in hitting with the Pro. For me the touch is better and plow through. I have keep the same lead tape on 3 and 9. I may keep this combo for a while and see how it feels during this trial run.
 

Fuersterer

New User
I tried lead at 12 (2g). But balls kept ging long especially with new balls. Also tried 1g each at 10 and 2 because I do not really like headlight rackets. But same Problem, too much plow through. Swings nice but too heavy. So after all went back to stock balance. Just changed to head hydrosorb comfort because it is thicker (2,3)than stock grip. All in all the head gravity pro is a great Stick, won't switch back to my pure strike since it has more feel and control
 

Raizu

Rookie
For Gravity Pro users out there, I am curious as to how you use lead if you do use it to customise your frame and how the response is. Please let me know.
I gotta agree with a few others. The Pro is perfect the way it is. All my racquets weigh 355-362g with high swing weights and I hated the way this felt with lead at 3 and 9. I said it in another thread but it’s the first stock frame I actually love.
 

Fuersterer

New User
What getting improved with that 2g lead?


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It swings slower but heavier and is less manouverable. It really crushes the ball as pico said, but if you take a full swing, in my eyes the power is too much then and you need more time for preparation. For blocking shots, I think this setup is better. However you can crush the ball also with stock setup, just with more control
 
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pico

Semi-Pro
It swings slower but heavier and is less manouverable. It really crushes the ball as pico said, but if you take a full swing, in my eyes the power is too much then and you need more time for preparation. For blocking shots, I think this setup is better. However you can crush the ball also with stock setup, just with more control
I can relate to this. Since that post i posted, i have been playing with 3g of lead at 3 and 9 and nothing at 12. However, I still find this a powerful setup. Since most ppl here have spoken well abt the stock setup, i have removed all lead. I will try this setup tmr. So now my Pro just has a Gamma leather grip and is strung with BHBR 1.25mm on mains and Ghostwire on crosses. I think the tension is 55 or 56.
 
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xlv

New User
It swings slower but heavier and is less manouverable. It really crushes the ball as pico said, but if you take a full swing, in my eyes the power is too much then and you need more time for preparation. For blocking shots, I think this setup is better. However you can crush the ball also with stock setup, just with more control
Thanks for explanation, I will try 2g on 12 for that 'Crush' feeling. I have a pair of gravity pro and also I can test the control difference.
 

xlv

New User
I can relate to this. Since that post i posted, i have been playing with 3g of lead at 3 and 9 and nothing at 12. However, I still find this a powerful setup. Since most ppl here have spoken well abt the stock setup, i have removed all lead. I will try this setup tmr. So now my Pro just has a Gamma leather grip and is strung with BHBR 1.25mm on mains and Ghostwire on crosses. I think the tension is 55 or 56.
How is Gamma leather grip feel? Do you use overgrip on it? My only leather grip experience is RF97A and I feel it is too thin and stiff even if I put over grip on it.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
How is Gamma leather grip feel? Do you use overgrip on it? My only leather grip experience is RF97A and I feel it is too thin and stiff even if I put over grip on it.
I like it but i am not too picky on grips tbh. I do use an overgrip on top. I prefer slightly more headlight feel on my racquets which is why i put the Gamma leather grip on all.
 

Fuersterer

New User
I like it but i am not too picky on grips tbh. I do use an overgrip on top. I prefer slightly more headlight feel on my racquets which is why i put the Gamma leather grip on all.
But if you like head light rackets, then lead at 12 is not what you should do‍
 

mogo

Semi-Pro
I actually took off all the lead at 3 and 9 to see how it hits and still has good pace. You just really have to crank up the take back to get momentum. I broke strings today, but I am going to restring in the low 40's with Hyper g 17g to see how much dwell time I can get and readjust the lead tape needed.
 

snr

Semi-Pro
Was wondering for those with a leather grip on the Gravity Pro.. I typically play with a leather but I had not modified the Gravity Pro yet. I love the "fast" feeling of my G360+ Prestige Mid but when rallying and having fun don't mind the Gravity Pro. perhaps it can come back as my main racquet someday if it gets that fast feeling. Before I "waste" a leather grip , can someone confirm that it has the tail weigh effect even on the Gravity Pro? I can confirm this works on most racquets but seems there is quite a bit of weight in the middle of this racquet (i could be wrong).
 

kingnike12

New User
Was wondering for those with a leather grip on the Gravity Pro.. I typically play with a leather but I had not modified the Gravity Pro yet. I love the "fast" feeling of my G360+ Prestige Mid but when rallying and having fun don't mind the Gravity Pro. perhaps it can come back as my main racquet someday if it gets that fast feeling. Before I "waste" a leather grip , can someone confirm that it has the tail weigh effect even on the Gravity Pro? I can confirm this works on most racquets but seems there is quite a bit of weight in the middle of this racquet (i could be wrong).
I think it definitely does have an effect. I put a leather grip and added 9 grams of silicone in the buttcap to make it from 5.5 points headlight to 7 points headlight. I can whip the racquet a lot better and it works a lot better for me and my game.
 
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