Problem with homemade balance board. Can someone help?(Craig Sheppard are you there?)

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by pmata814, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. pmata814

    pmata814 Professional

    Dec 6, 2005
    I built my own balance board based on "Craig Sheppard's" sticky post (thanks by the way) except I used 7/16" dowel instead of 3/16". The problem is I can never get my racquet to balance exactly.

    For example: I'm balancing my M-fil 200 plus and once I get the butt to 12 1/2" (8pts. HL) the racquet will either topple one way or the other if I move it even 1/16" either way. I can never get it to balance out straigth the way I've seen on a post here.

    What could be the problem? Is it safe to say that the racquet is simply 8pts HL? Or could the balance board be way off? Why can't I get the racquet level? Thanks in advance.
  2. TheShaun

    TheShaun Hall of Fame

    Jun 9, 2007
    i have the same problem with my balance board. when i'm in the mood i'll try to put a bigger dowel, that may help. but for now i just assume that it's at 8pts. hl. i don't need to be exact.
  3. psp2

    psp2 Banned

    Apr 8, 2006
    It shouldn't matter too much. As soon as the racquet begins to tip, you're at your balance point.

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