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I played with almost these specs setup (added about 1.5 gram to 3+9 o'clock after):I did...I could not play it Stock...
I went with Baghdatis setup and it plays awesome but you lose maneuverability and serving was much harder than say stock dr98 (I prefer head lights for serving)
Went with kafelnikof setup for a while too and it was lacking plow of baggy setup.
Than went with sort of combo setup where it was about 353g 32cm bal and it was good almost perfect but it's too demanding I the long run.
Yesterday I hit with tc95 and 252 and finish the match with dr98
Tc95 I won 6-2
Second set I started with tc95 switched to 252 both heavy around 350gr frames and I was toast...frames just tired me out I almost lost 6-0 but eventually lost second 6-2
I switched to dr98 in the 3rd I almost golden setted the guy 6-0.
If your body can stand newer racquets by my estimates I play with 40% less effort. Sure tc95 feel awesome but stats don't lie.
Tc95 did play softer than modified 252 btw but by a hair
SW 345 (estimated/calculated)
33.5 cm balance
I already gave details about customized mass distribution. Forgot to mention that used light basic grip (12 grams) - really helps playability not to use too heavy grip. I could make balance more HL by additional tailweighting (I'll probably do that), but it was ok even at these specs.
Just calculated MgR/I for these specs, and in fact it's 21.0. I didn't specially target perfect value, it's coincidentally, but I did look to increase MgR/I by putting 14 grams of lead at 7''. And racquet feels fast to swing with.
True that you lose some maneuverability whenever your SW or TW is higher, but it's the mass distribution that decides how much you lose.
It's paying attention to MgR/I that made my racquets more playable. Won't make you tired because you don't have to fight to even out head speed through swing by pushing RHS you need.
It's whatever you add to 12 o'clock what especially slows down the racquet speed. Say, if I wanted to add another 3 grams to 12 o'clock, MgR/I goes down to 20.86; if I then add 3 grams at 7'', which is a perfect place to compensate, MgR/I goes to 20.91; notice that it didn't return to 21, even if I used same mass at near perfect spot on racquet (if I put it on throat it gets to 20.92).
I use Novak's approach, lead all around the hoop from 9 to 3 o'clock, this helps make the sweet spot widest possible, but also this distribution doesn't lower MgR/I as much as it would lower it if I put it mostly at 12 o'clock. So 14 grams of lead at 7'' was enough.