# Racquet Customization Help

#### Shaun

##### Rookie
Hi
I'm looking to customize my racquet and make it a little more heavy in the head by adding lead tape. My racquet is 10.7 oz or 303g strung, 16x18 string pattern and is 7pts HL unstrung and 3pts HL strung. Taking the strung balance and weight into consideration, how many grams of lead tape will I have to add to the head of my racquet to make it from 3pts HL to 1pt HL? Should I add weight at 3 o'clock 9 o'clock or 12 o'clock? Can anyone tell me how many grams of lead tape is 1pt? Also if I have one Wilson overgrip on already then how much more HL will the racquet be?
I'm very confused and any help would be great. Thanks

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#### loosegroove

##### Hall of Fame
Use this tool:

http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/customizationReverse.php

A 27" evenly balanced racket would have a balance of 13.5. Each "point" is 1/8 an inch, or as decimal that would be .125. So a 27" racket that is 3 points headlight would have a balance of 13.125. Knowing that you can enter in the info in the above customization tool.

If your racket really started at 10.7 oz and 3 point HL strung, then according to the tool you need about 8 grams at 12 o'clock to bring it to 1 pt HL if you factor in your overgrip estimated to be about 4 grams.

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#### Shaun

##### Rookie
Okay so how many grams do you think is 1pt?

#### Muppet

##### Legend
I add weight and balance the racquet on a wooden soup spoon, then measure the distance from the handle end to the new balance point. Then I do it again and again until it's where I want it.

#### dtomelden

##### New User
Balance your racquet on edge of table, place lead tape at 9 and 3 evenly until the balance point is 13 5/8" (13 1/2" + 1/8") measured from the butt to edge of table. Every 1/8" is a point.

#### Shaun

##### Rookie
Will it be fine if I put lead at 12oclock? Doesn't putting lead at 12 put the sweetspot a little higher? What is the difference at 3 and 9oclock?

#### loosegroove

##### Hall of Fame
Okay so how many grams do you think is 1pt?

Dude, I've given you a link to the customization tool along with pertinent info, and gave you general info to obtain the specs you wanted by using that tool. C'mon, become a little self sufficient.

#### Shaun

##### Rookie
Dude, I've given you a link to the customization tool along with pertinent info, and gave you general info to obtain the specs you wanted by using that tool. C'mon, become a little self sufficient.

Yeah thanks I figured out what I'm gonna do like 2 hours ago.
Thanks for the help.

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