I've cut off 1/4 inch from my NSRQ 7and it does feel better. My question is, about how much weight is that? How much lead tape to I need to put to replace that lost weight of 1/4 inch and keep the balance. I'm assuming I'd need to put the weight in the handle as cutting off 1/4 inch from the bottom would make it more head heavy. Any help would be appreciated. I love the NSRQ-7, but don't like the 27.5 length. I've realized that this frame plays better than both the RDS 001 and 003. I thought the 003 would match it, but it doesn't. Must be the material/composition. I want to keep the 6-points head light after removing the 1/4 inch. How much lead tape do I need and where? Thanks.