The HEAVY RACQUET LOVER'S CLUB

rev200g

Rookie
I think I just made it:

3 Dunlop Revelation 200gs at 357g/357g/358g respectively.

I upped the stock weight with hockey tape (head protection), 2 overgrips and 1 rubberband dampener. Sorry no lead weights.
 

ReopeningWed

Professional
FXP Prestige Mid at 401g, PS90 at 393g.

I can play like Jesus with both for the first 20 minutes, and then I'll pass out. But those would be the best 20 minutes of my life :)
 

VSlice

New User
Wilson Pro Staff 85 Taiwan - 13.5 oz, 8pts headlight.

love that racquet, anyone knows how the KPS88 compares to it? havent gotten my hands on it
 

harryz

Professional
Long overdue update

The Heavy Racquet Lover's Club

1. HarryZ
2. HydroYang PROVISIONAL pending use of LEAD TAPE
3. VGP
4. Tofi
5. Thepowerofchoice
6. RestockingTues
7. Markwillplay
8. Mick
9. Goosala
10. fuzz nation
11. ag200boy
12. T1000
13. In D Zone
14. JackKYKung
15. vndesu
16. mcLovin
17. madmanfool
18. lilxjohnyy
19. Run
20. Drakulie (until #69 is available)
21. mdqm
22. a-naik.1
23. Matchmaker
24. Robby C
25. Bud
26. Coonio
27. jayserinos99
28. timokabo
29. Keifers
30. Kalic
31. paintthecorner ? COME ON AND GET WITH IT
32. am22fcw
33. a_2c+
33. syfo-dias
34. dunno
35. CountValkyrie
36. hellojeffo
37. RanchDressing
38. dexlan
39. rev200g
40. Sentinel
41. V205
42. Dino Lagaffe
 

GPB

Professional
I'm not sure how heavy my Vantage is, but I know it's enough to get into this club. Demoing around, trying to find a frame that feels similar, I added a bunch of weight to a Babolat PST to make it about 360g, and it's still lighter than my Vantage.

So, Vantage specs:
head size: 95si
balance: approx 8pts hl
weight: approx 375g?
sw: approx 350?

Specs on the PST that I'll probably purchase soon and customize:
head size: 98si
balance: 11pts hl
weight: 360g
sw: approx 340
(that said, does anybody know of a frame with similar specs, instead of me buying a pst with plans to customize it right away?)
 

harryz

Professional
Time to add a few more members....

The Heavy Racquet Lover's Club

1. HarryZ
2. HydroYang PROVISIONAL pending use of LEAD TAPE
3. VGP
4. Tofi
5. Thepowerofchoice
6. RestockingTues
7. Markwillplay
8. Mick
9. Goosala
10. fuzz nation
11. ag200boy
12. T1000
13. In D Zone
14. JackKYKung
15. vndesu
16. mcLovin
17. madmanfool
18. lilxjohnyy
19. Run
20. Drakulie (until #69 is available)
21. mdqm
22. a-naik.1
23. Matchmaker
24. Robby C
25. Bud
26. Coonio
27. jayserinos99
28. timokabo
29. Keifers
30. Kalic
31. paintthecorner ? COME ON AND GET WITH IT
32. am22fcw
33. a_2c+
33. syfo-dias
34. dunno
35. CountValkyrie
36. hellojeffo
37. RanchDressing
38. dexlan
39. rev200g
40. Sentinel
41. V205
42. Dino Lagaffe
43. VSllice
44. LoganSC
45. racquejunkie
45. sureshs
46. LuckyR
47. GPB

(Drak, I'm saving your magic number)

Harry
 

betofranca

New User
Hi, I have my 3 Head Microgel Prestige Mid I think unstrung weigth is 330g I think with strings is about 355g and added 15grams of lead at 3' and 9'.
 

Jack & Coke

Professional
This is my test racquet.. it's just for fun and to experiment with.

I use it to see just how heavy I can go. It's modified more out of curiosity than practicality.

My primary match sticks are about 425 grams.

Oddly, it's not as difficult as you would think.. you just can't be whippy or late. Being relaxed and smooth, with plenty of early preparation is the key.

Needless to say, it doesn't just hit like a brick wall, it IS a brick wall.

Warming up with some practice swings using a head cover with 2 balls stuffed inside really gets the arm loose and primed for using this beast. When I do this, I feel like I’m in the on-deck circle warming up with those heavy bat weights.
 

harryz

Professional
Jack!

That's insane. I don't know if you're my hero or a whack job, but since we're all probably whack jobs I love it. Am going to warm up by swinging a racquet in it's cover from now on. Used to do this with wood frames in the presses, if you can remember those days...
 

Jack & Coke

Professional
Just drop down and crank out 2-3 sets of 50 push-ups.. pretend like you're in Vegas with your buddies and you hit theweight room right before you go poolside.. you know.. pump up those guns! haha j/k ;)
 

goosala

Hall of Fame
I can't hit with anything under 12 ozs. I just got done demoing the Dunlop Aerogel 100 which is listed at 11.7 oz. It was way too light and was not stable. Although I did like the feel and flex I needed more weight. Currently I use a Yonex RDS001 90 with five inches of 1/4 inch leade tape at the 3 and 9 positions. It hits great now and is a lot more stable. I am very used to the Pro Staff line of frames going back to the PS85 6.0 and going through the Classic 6.1 95, Tour 90, and K90. I have owned other frames: POG mid, Pro Kennex Redondo, Yonex RDX500, Donnay Pro One International TW version but the extra weight of the Pro Staff line is just awesome when you are pounding away at the baseline.
 

harryz

Professional
Updated List

The Heavy Racquet Lover's Club

1. HarryZ
2. HydroYang PROVISIONAL pending use of LEAD TAPE
3. VGP
4. Tofi
5. Thepowerofchoice
6. RestockingTues
7. Markwillplay
8. Mick
9. Goosala
10. fuzz nation
11. ag200boy
12. T1000
13. In D Zone
14. JackKYKung
15. vndesu
16. mcLovin
17. madmanfool
18. lilxjohnyy
19. Run
20. Drakulie (until #69 is available)
21. mdqm
22. a-naik.1
23. Matchmaker
24. Robby C
25. Bud
26. Coonio
27. jayserinos99
28. timokabo
29. Keifers
30. Kalic
31. paintthecorner ? COME ON AND GET WITH IT
32. am22fcw
33. a_2c+
33. syfo-dias
34. dunno
35. CountValkyrie
36. hellojeffo
37. RanchDressing
38. dexlan
39. rev200g
40. Sentinel
41. V205
42. Dino Lagaffe
43. Betafranca
44. Jack&Coke-- A Man Among Boys and Honorary Initial Member of The Heavy Racquet Lover's Hall of Fame
45. ACM
46. Gooseala
 

ReopeningWed

Professional
This is my test racquet.. it's just for fun and to experiment with.

I use it to see just how heavy I can go. It's modified more out of curiosity than practicality.

My primary match sticks are about 425 grams.

Oddly, it's not as difficult as you would think.. you just can't be whippy or late. Being relaxed and smooth, with plenty of early preparation is the key.

Needless to say, it doesn't just hit like a brick wall, it IS a brick wall.

Warming up with some practice swings using a head cover with 2 balls stuffed inside really gets the arm loose and primed for using this beast. When I do this, I feel like I’m in the on-deck circle warming up with those heavy bat weights.
And I thought I was hot stuff for playing with a PS90 and Prestige Mid leaded up to 395g :?
 

Jack & Coke

Professional
This procedure is for a No. 2 grip size.

For larger grip sizes, I would use a different method that I have also experimented with (using a utility razor to channel out slots for the steel plates).



naked pallet

(yes, I swapped out the original butt cap for a black one)




carefully cut it open



sans pallet



steel mending plates from Home Depot.
 

Jack & Coke

Professional


used Gorilla Tape to secure the metal plates together






Bevels still feel great!

(yes, my Fairway grips are upside-down... I'm a lefty)

 

Jack & Coke

Professional
I adjusted the balance by adding lead tape head under the bumper.

I don't have pics of this step for the KPS88, but it is extractly what I did here for my PST:












Nice and clean look. No evidence of lead modification.
 

Jack & Coke

Professional
Just to be different.. it's black, and it's rounded like the original. Feels the same, just a different color.

My other 2 KPS' have the original stock white ones.
 

Jack & Coke

Professional
Here are some other techniques I used to embed steel plates into the pallet.


These test racquets came out to around 400 to 430 grams, depending on how many plates I added.








 
i am 220lbs and 6.4 so i crave a heavy bat and have my NXGs Mps wellleaded.. they vary a bit but are all in the 345-360 gram range now. awesome plow and cuts and spin as a result. super loopy groundies that catapult off the court high and heavy.
polys on the mains with VS gut on the crosses helps out.
 

harryz

Professional
More new members

The Heavy Racquet Lover's Club

1. HarryZ
2. HydroYang PROVISIONAL pending use of LEAD TAPE
3. VGP
4. Tofi
5. Thepowerofchoice
6. RestockingTues
7. Markwillplay
8. Mick
9. Goosala
10. fuzz nation
11. ag200boy
12. T1000
13. In D Zone
14. JackKYKung
15. vndesu
16. mcLovin
17. madmanfool
18. lilxjohnyy
19. Run
20. Drakulie (until #69 is available)
21. mdqm
22. a-naik.1
23. Matchmaker
24. Robby C
25. Bud
26. Coonio
27. jayserinos99
28. timokabo
29. Keifers
30. Kalic
31. paintthecorner ? COME ON AND GET WITH IT
32. am22fcw
33. a_2c+
33. syfo-dias
34. dunno
35. CountValkyrie
36. hellojeffo
37. RanchDressing
38. dexlan
39. rev200g
40. Sentinel
41. V205
42. Dino Lagaffe
43. Betafranca
44. Jack&Coke-- A Man Among Boys and Honorary Initial Member of The Heavy Racquet Lover's Hall of Fame
45. ACM
46. Goosala
47. OTMPut
48. swedechris
49. Satch

Looks like I'm barely in myself, as I'm switching to the K95 18x20. The stock frame, strung, is 349g. I do put some lead at 10 and 2, plus an overwrap, but that only makes it around 360. Seems to be the perfect "Goldilocks" frame for me these days-- just right. I may have to play around with a leather grip and more lead on one of them....
 

acm

Rookie
If you can play well with a frame that weight 425 grams for a period of 2 hours you are the mannnnnnnnnnnnnn. Nice pics
 
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