putting lead tape in 10 and 2

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Hewittfan22, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Hewittfan22

    Hewittfan22 Semi-Pro

    Apr 4, 2004
    im currently using ti-80 and i added 4 inches of lead tape in 10&2 i actually like it but i was just wondering what you guys think of this lead tape location, since almost everyone put it at 3 and 9
  2. andirez

    andirez Rookie

    Apr 14, 2004
    If you add lead tape at 3 and 9, you normally only add stability to your frame (and increase the swing weight). By adding to 2 and 10 o'clock, you will slightly raise your sweet spot. Look at the string wear on your racquet, if it is a bit high up, then adding at 2 and 10 is a good idea. Otherwise you will probably be better off by adding either at 3 and 9 or if you would like to keep it the weight at 2 and 10 counter-weighting in the handle or at 6 o'clock.

    I am not sure how many weight you need to actually feel the sweet spot being raised or lowered, but adding at 3 and 9 (even very small amounts) has always improved stability greatly for me.
  3. mary fierce

    mary fierce Banned

    Mar 11, 2004
    Are you insufficiently adventurous to try the lead tape both ways and see which you prefer? I understand when someone wants advice before spending $200 on a racquet but I'm puzzled when people hesitate to invest about 45 cents worth of lead tape. Much of the fun for me is experimenting with different set-ups to find what works best.
  4. bcaz

    bcaz Professional

    Feb 19, 2004
    10-2 will add more power than 9-3, other things being equal, and it will raise the sweet spot/hitting area. It will also slow down your racquet and make it more sluggish at the net.
  5. K!ck5w3rvE

    K!ck5w3rvE Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    how can you actually tell where 10 & 2 is? I know where, but how do you tell where 10 & 2 is, say, if you have 5 inches of lead tape (or do you just do layers?)?

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