What are the cons / disadvantages of customizing your racquet ?

LocNetMonster

Professional
I want to chase maneuverability, less head heavy, and also stability and plow-through - sometimes I think I can handle more weight and I am limiting my game with a 305 grams racquet. But I want to validate my hypothesis and Im not sure whats the right experiment to do so.
Given the four attributes you are looking to improve, I think you should be looking at demoing tour-level frames and moving in that direction.
 
My 'disadvantage' is that it is quite addictive, and can get a bit out of hand 'science' wise.. As I am trying to calculate and control everything. And sometimes I look at the numbers too much than actually 'listening' to the racket and my body when playing..

One one hand it can be really great if you have found, for you, the best setup! But on the other hand you have to know when to stop.. many times "a little more this, maybe a litle more that" has ruined a good setup for me, and I have to re-do it :censored:
 

aaron_h27

Professional
My 'disadvantage' is that it is quite addictive, and can get a bit out of hand 'science' wise.. As I am trying to calculate and control everything. And sometimes I look at the numbers too much than actually 'listening' to the racket and my body when playing..

One one hand it can be really great if you have found, for you, the best setup! But on the other hand you have to know when to stop.. many times "a little more this, maybe a litle more that" has ruined a good setup for me, and I have to re-do it :censored:
Very accurate!
 

Curtennis

Rookie
Whether it’s switching racquets or customizing, you’re never going to find the perfect set up that you play best with every time you go out in the every condition against every opponent.
Eventually you just need to pick something that seems to be working and just settle down. Learn the frame the way it is. If that’s with some lead here and there, awesome, but don’t fall into the trap of changing lead everyday in search of the best setup.
 

joah310

Professional
Whether it’s switching racquets or customizing, you’re never going to find the perfect set up that you play best with every time you go out in the every condition against every opponent.
Eventually you just need to pick something that seems to be working and just settle down. Learn the frame the way it is. If that’s with some lead here and there, awesome, but don’t fall into the trap of changing lead everyday in search of the best setup.
for this situation you need a collection of rackets in your bag at all times :)
 

acintya

Legend
I am no fan of customizing. Better to buy and buy and buy new frames until you get a stock frame that actually suits you - and you stay with it.
the ****tiest thing with customizing is you have always in your head: "did i put the lead in the right place, and it is enough?ohhh maybe its too much, it feels slugish".

its a neverending story for me. so its a big NO NO.
 

WYK

Hall of Fame
I've played tennis for a few decades and have a good idea what I like to swing, so modding a stick to get there is fairly straight forwards. I spend most of my modding time matching sticks when I have to.
The thing about modding is, if you know what you like, you only do it once per stick. Done and dusted.
 

Lukhas

Legend
Depends how neurotic about it you are. The biggest downside is basically knowing that you most likely never really have two racquets that are the same. I probably was better off not knowing how bad racquet QC generally is... :whistle:
 

Crocodile

Legend
Adding weight under the handle on an already head weighted frame is probably a good thing so I wouldn’t hesitate. It only becomes a pain if you have 4 racquets that you need to do this too
 
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