Discussion in 'Racquets' started by PM_, Jan 30, 2006.
This one's pretty self-explanatory.
Not sure: how ever many grams one Wilson Cushion Aire Super Tack Overgrip, a strip of Gamma Clear head tape, and 3/5 of a #64 rubber band weighs.
However, I have not added any lead tape.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO im so sorry take my vote of 7-9 whoops lol i have 8g at 3 and 8g at 9 on my 03 Tour
I have 18 on mine (2 grams at 3 and 9 O'clock each and 2 grams at 2 and 10 O'clock each) (10 under the grip, 3 overgrips (how much does one weigh by the way?) and a vibration dampner on my Prince NXG MP.
On my Racquet that I use for Match play I have a total of 3 Grams of Lead Tape. That is 1.5 Grams at both 3 O'Clock and 9 O'Clock. Sometimes on Clay I will add a touch more. But the 3 Grams is pretty much my go to set up.
It depends on the racquet. Typically for my Volkl C10 Pro, 10 grams, for my PK 5g, 24 grams.
I've added about 90 grams to mines - yeah, that's a little over 3 ounces.
I thought I was going to trump this thread, but Midlife, you have me beat. I add 54 grams, not including overgrip, damper, and head tape.
Midlife, how do you do it?
I grew up with wood racquets but am now playing with a granny stick, a Prince Triple Threat Rip. When I first started playing tennis again about a year ago, I wanted a lighter racquet, but gradually I've moved towards wanting it to be heavier and heavier. The racquet now has about the same swingweight as a medium/heavy wood frame and it seems to be right where I want it.
I believe the racquet was about 270 to 280 grams when new, and now weighs 376 grams so I might even have a bit more on there than 90 grams. I have 13 grams on each side at 3 and 9 o'clock, and at least a couple of ounces inside the handle. There's probably four or five inches of 3/8" solid core lead wire inside there, held in place with a large amount of shoe goo.
For such a stiff and now-heavy racquet, it is still amazingly controllable. When I want to crank it hard, I can really get an amazing amount of ball speed, but hitting a drop volley is a piece of cake too. I just hope my current stash of two racquets will last me until I'm too old to use these any more!
Total weight of my RDX´s is about 368 grams (13,1 oz). No lead tape at all, but leather grips, supergraps and head guard tapes make ~30 g (over an ounce) more. Original strung weight ~340 g.
i've added 18grams on my old babolat pure drive. but now i use rdx500 mid without any lead tape at all.
Midlife, I'd better not arm wrestle with you ... you must now have tree trunks for forearms!
I take a 400G stock and add 1.2 oz with lead tape...3 and 9 and under the handle.
i have a head lm radical with 15g in hangle 5 @ 9,3 and 6
I replaced the handle with a dumbbell and I poured mercury into the racquet.
You must get a great workout during tennis ...
13 grams on each side? :shock: Are you talking regular lead tape? I think 13 grams is about 8.5 feet of 1/4 inch wide lead tape. Are you using solid gold tape?
No, I'm using this:
One inch is one gram. I have two strips around 3 1/4 inches long stacked on top of each other, on each side of the stringbed, on each side of the racket. That should be 26 inches of tape total or 26 grams.
Wow, that stuff is four times as heavy as the Unique tape I have now. I'm getting ripped off!
Well, don't know about that, but this lead tape is very nice. The only issue I have with it is that it comes folded, and the lead layer separates a bit from the double-backed tape layer. If you don't stretch the tape hard so that the separation realigns properly on the lead, it'll bulge where it was folded.
It is also wide enough to fit on the bezels of the handle.
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