Increasing Swingweight, never used lead weights

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by iradical18, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. iradical18

    iradical18 Professional

    Mar 16, 2004
    Lorton, VA
    Can anyone tell me where to add led weight to my Head I.radical mp in order to increase the headweight. When i serve i want it to feel more like a tour 90, any advice would be greatly appreciated
  2. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

    Feb 11, 2004
    That's one good thing about lead tape. You can easily add more or remove it if you go too far. 3/9 are the best postions for a combination of power and stability. If you want to bias more toward the power side, add it at 2/10. I you want all power, add it at 12. If you want to preserve the balance point you will need to add weight to the handle of the frame to offset the weight added to the hoop. The racquet "morphinator" function on the USRSA website says that the Tour 90 weighs 47 grams more than the i-Rad. That's a lot of weight to add, but here is where to add it if you want to match the Tour 90;

    Add 6.45g at 68.58cm, 9.66g at 53.34g and 30.89g at 2.54cm.

    These distances are in centimeters from the butt of the racquet. There are 2.54 cms in 1 inch. If the location is in the hoop, split the weight in half and add it on each side.
  3. BLiND

    BLiND Hall of Fame

    Apr 18, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    Gaines Hillix I'm impressed... good calculations.

    I have a Yonex RDX 500mp... how much to make it like the tour 90 also?

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