Leading up the Prince TT Bandit MP

GotGame?

Rookie
Hi,

I have been playing a bit with this frame, but only the stock version. Did anyone else using this racquet feel that it needed lead? Where did you put the tape and how much tape did you put? Reading through some threads here, I get the idea that adding some lead will make this frame more suitable for advanced players.

Thanks in advance
 

Gaines Hillix

Hall of Fame
In general, adding weight to a lighter frame will make it handle pace better and it will be more stable on off center hits. It will also be more powerful depending on the placement of the weight. For pure power add weight at the 12 o'clock postion. For more stability and less power add it at 2/10. For more stability and only a little power bump, add it a 3/9. If you just want to weight it up so it handles pace better, but nothing else add it at the throat(6 o'clock). You might also want to offset any weight added to the head by adding some to the handle to maintain the frame's balance. There's a good piece on doing this in the learning center(link on the TW home page). It's best to start with small increments(like 6 grams split between 3/9) and 6 grams in the handle and work your way up from there. Lead tape makes that easy to do.
 

GotGame?

Rookie
Thanks, Gaines. When I feel that I'll need to handle pace better and I have a necessity for more stability, I'll start with the small increments you recommended. Thanks again for your knowledgable answers, Gaines, this will surely go into my "future reference files".
 

GotGame?

Rookie
Hi,

Calling those who have played with a leaded up TT Bandit MP! How much lead did you put with which brand of lead tape(Babolat or Gamma)? Where did you put it and why?

Thanks in advance
 

Diablo

Rookie
I'v added approximately 18g of pacific leadtape on the handle, under the replacement grip, to make the racket now 10.7ounce, and headlight.

Will start to add lead tape at 3/9o'clock to fine tune the stability.
 
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