increasing racquet weight via handle

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by hukstar, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. hukstar

    hukstar New User

    Mar 18, 2008
    I'm looking for some advice as far as how to go about adding weight inside butt cap of a Wilson frame. So far I've stuck 6" (6g) of lead tape in there, but thats not heavy enough and there is no room to put anything else in. There are 2 little holes filled with foam. Am i supposed to dig holes into the foam and put something heavier in there or what? Help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. TenniseaWilliams

    TenniseaWilliams Professional

    Mar 25, 2008
    I use tungsten fishing sinkers, they are denser than lead. If you do this, be careful, usually the frame is hollow and open all the way to hoop, with some staple ends holding the dampening foam up. You don't want any movement of the weights, (wrap with tape until they are hard to push in) and add some of the dampening material back between the weights and the butt cap to keep it from vibrating. I have also tried seating the weights w/ non-expanding foam, which works great on larger openings.

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