Headheavy tail weighting question

Gut4Tennis

Hall of Fame
Lets say you take a stock Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 O/S (110)

Q. How much tail weight would be needed to make it even balance?
Q. Where do you recommend placing the weight?

Length: 27.5"
Weight Strung: 251.5g/(8.8oz)
Composition/Construction: 15%Hyper Carbon/85%Graphite
String Pattern(Mains X Crosses): 16x20
Balance: 37.5/(14.8 in)-Head Heavy
Stiffness/Flex: 71 RA
Swing Weight: 301 kgcm
 

loubapache

Professional
The minimum amount of weight you need to add to make it even balance is 19-20 g. You would need to add all that at the butt end. That racket would probably play weird for most people.

This type of racket needs the johncauthen weighting system. This is serious.

If you add 38-40 g at around the 7" position from the butt, i.e., near the top of the grip. It should play much nicer than the first option. Try to tape 8 nickles there and give it a try. You may be surprised.

If you like that neutral weighting more, then eventually, you need to spread the weight around a bit: some in the the throat, some at the top of the grip, and then some at the butt cap.
 
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Gut4Tennis

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The minimum amount of weight you need to add to make it even balance is 19-20 g. You would need to add all that at the butt end. That racket would probably play weird for most people.

This type of racket needs the johncauthen weighting system. This is serious.

If you add 38-40 g at around the 7" position from the butt, i.e., near the top of the grip. It should play much nicer than the first option. Try to tape 8 nickles there and give it a try. You may be surprised.

If you like that neutral weighting more, then eventually, you need to spread the weight around a bit: some in the the throat, some at the top of the grip, and then some at the butt cap.

thank you guys

what do you think with 38-40 g at around the 7" the swing weight will be?
 

loubapache

Professional
thank you guys

what do you think with 38-40 g at around the 7" the swing weight will be?

It will add very little from your original 301 kg-cm^2 to about 303 - 304. The main thing of adding that much weight at the 7" position is to achieve the even balance and also make the racket much more neutral.
 
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