Lead Tape @ 3, 9 AND 12

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
Does it make sense to add lead tape to 3, 9, and 12 positions? What would the advantages be, if any?
Yes it makes sense, depending on what you want to achieve.
3 and 9 for stability.
12 for more outright power.

If you simply want to make your racket heavier overall, just add tape to 3, 9 and 12 and also the butt cap (same weight as what
you added to the head).
 

joah310

Professional
3 and 9 increases twistweight that will increase stability, 12 will increase swingweight the most. If you dont want add as much lead, I suggest adding lead at 2 and 10, but otherwise there is no problem.
 

Rusbus

New User
3 and 9 increases twistweight that will increase stability, 12 will increase swingweight the most. If you dont want add as much lead, I suggest adding lead at 2 and 10, but otherwise there is no problem.
What are you helping him fix?
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
I actually have this setup on my Wilson Clash Tours. I started initially with a half a gram of tungsten tape at the 12 o’clock position. I decided I wanted to add more weight and put a half a gram on the 3/9 o’clock positions as well. To me it balances the racquet with the weight being equally distributed. I don’t mind the new swing weight and i don’t feel the need to add any weight to the grip either.
 

TennisCJC

Legend
Does it make sense to add lead tape to 3, 9, and 12 positions? What would the advantages be, if any?
Yes, I have done this in the past. at 12 will increase SW more for the same amount of weight being added than if you added it at 3/9. 3/9 increase twist weight. I actually like to add a little at noon to match rackets and get the SW up and then add at 3/9 for stability. Both areas increase power, stability and spin potential but to different degrees. Just try it.
 
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