I'm trying to share my thoughts/opinion and playtest results from the information I found in the thread about adding up to 2 oz to the area right above the top of the grip/handle.... Now I'm generally open to experimenting on frames....God knows "I'VE" butchered a few....with working on lengths/counterweights/string combos/etc...etc... When I first read the thoughts on adding such a large amount of weight....I just thought : ????????????????????????????? !!!!!!!!!!!!! EsPECIALLY TWO OUNCES !! So I figured I'd start out with an ounce...I got a tub of plummer's putty and grabbed an old Head Comp Master (white/flexy/102"/etc...) and added 1 oz evenly around the racquet just above the top of the handle --- smoothed it out and made it as 'uniform' as I could. I then wrapped the handle with an overgrip and covered the putty as well (finishing with electrical tape). I then went to 'The Wall' just to see.............. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the....!??!? HUGE increase in stability....worth REPEATING !! Directional control and ease of followthrough increased OVER 50% (easily!!). I thought; 'maybe I'm just enjoying the DIFFERENCE that it feels...' I then got in to the 'rotation' for some doubles............... YOU MUST TRY THIS...........!!!! Forget anything else....including how it might 'look' or how il-logical it might seem !! I'm sold....and I wanted to share my enthusiasm, because it really DOES add to the racquet's performance....and I do NOT feel the increase in weight !! I can't wait to try it on one of my more 'serious' frames !! I WOULD like suggestions on other alternative for adding that amount of weight; what other materials might 'work' better ???