Matching 2 rackets with lead tape

Rudi Bergner

New User
hello fellow tennis people,

My case is 2 yonex ezone 98 (305) brand new.
They have the same balance but 2 grams difference.

mine weights 305g as labelled and the other weights 307g.

usualy I put lead on3 and 9 o’clock on my rackets, but beber more than 4 grams... maybe it’s less.

my question is
can I match them with lead tape on the head?
Imagine: the one that is 2 grams heavier I’d put 2 grams of lead for example at 7 and 5 o’clock and the the lighter one id put 4 grams at 10 and 2 o’clock.
This is an example, I would have rondo maths which I don’t know how.
Could I managed that or would i need tons of lead to even match them just regarding the rackets head?
and Will it play the same with different mass on the head?

My logical solution would be just adding 2 grams of lead on the beard of the racket, in the middle balance point...
This way they would be balanced and weight the same. But will it play the same?

how Do you match a racket perfectly to play the same?

regards to all
 

Wheelz

Hall of Fame
I'd get the balance of both before adding lead. You can get an approximation of SW as well with the TW method. At least find the balance of both if you want to match
 

esm

Legend
do you know the balance point of both racquets?

out of the both, which one do you prefer? if it is the 307g one, then imo it'd be easier to add lead to the 305g, depending on the balance point of both and then place the lead accordingly....
 

Rudi Bergner

New User
Yes I’ve measured the balance point and it’s the same unstrung. The only difference is the 2grams.
I’ll take the rackets to a pro stringer I know but I’d like to understand a bit more about it.

I know I can make them even if I put the 2 grams of lead on the balanced center point.
But my doubt is if it will play the same just by having the same weight and balance
 

esm

Legend
Yes I’ve measured the balance point and it’s the same unstrung. The only difference is the 2grams.
I’ll take the rackets to a pro stringer I know but I’d like to understand a bit more about it.

I know I can make them even if I put the 2 grams of lead on the balanced center point.
But my doubt is if it will play the same just by having the same weight and balance
you are on the right rack by adding 2g at the balance point to match, provided the SW, string type and grip size are the same.
It gets trickier when the unstrung weight and/or balance is the same and the SW differs....

Tennis Warehouse University has a cool customisation tool for a simple match, as long as you have the weight/balance/SW figures to match.
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
Well this is a little disappointing to hear. I just ordered two Yonex Ezone 100’s. I thought Yonex was know for their quality control?
 

Rudi Bergner

New User
you are on the right rack by adding 2g at the balance point to match, provided the SW, string type and grip size are the same.
It gets trickier when the unstrung weight and/or balance is the same and the SW differs....

Tennis Warehouse University has a cool customisation tool for a simple match, as long as you have the weight/balance/SW figures to match.
Can you provide me that tool?
Thank you
 
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