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How to make your racket more head heavy without Destroying it

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Jason, Jan 20, 2002.

  1. Jason

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    yah... i wanna try to make my MP100 more head heavy... i cut off little peices of towel grip and taped it onto the rim where scratches have already occured (mind you know I've only used this racket for about 8 hrs) and i was wondering wut else i can do...
     
  2. jackson

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    who cares
     
  3. Jason

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    haha.... if ur not gonna help.. mite as well not put ne thing down~... it's not like people'll say ur mute if u leave this message alone u kno~ =P
     
  4. ^shaz^

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    I heard u can get lead strips to stick on to top of racket in order to make it head heavier...dunno where from tho
     
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    I have seen players using lead tape stuck along the head of the racquet. Also have seen racquets with black electrical tape. One extreme was a racquet with wire wound around the head. I did not see any racquet head flying off as a result, but then I never stuck around too long playing with those guys who use those racquets. (oo)
     
  6. jon

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    its actually quite dangerous to use wires...or even lead... as an additive...
    I honestly dont suggest adding things to your racquet to make it heavier...

    Mainly because of the fact that its dangerous... Also, I think you should consider just buying a heavier racquet to train with...

    However if you feel that your mp100 isn't head heavy enough, then i'd just suggest you better start looking for a new racquet...
     
  7. Jason

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    lol... thx... i think the lead is a bit excessive ^^"
     
  8. Jason

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    i do have a heavier racket that i train with... but just the fact that it's a different feeling than the MP100.... cuz the MP100's simply so much lighter... so... yah... i guess i'll have to get used to the MP100 with the way it is... thx
     
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    Dear Jason,

    There are acutally two ways to make your MP100 more head heavier :

    1. Use lead strap stuck on the 3 and 9 o'clock position of your MP100.
    Actually, there is no such lead strap for badminton racket, instead, this lead strap is mainly used in tennis rackets. However, I think it is also applicable to badminton rackets.

    2. Reduce the size of your grip, if possible. You can peer off the original synthetic grip and apply a thinner grip or towelling trip on it. In this way, the balance of the racket, I mean the weight will then slightly shift from the handle towards the head.
     
  10. jeetz_2

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    I often make my racquets more head heavy in a very ingenious way! I go to the local pond and find a fairly heavy rock. Then I get some black string...and well why dont you see for yourselves.
    http://www.engr.uvic.ca/~jpanesar/racquet.jpg
     
  11. Mag

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    That deserves a standing ovation!

    :D :D :D
     
  12. Mag

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    But seriously though, 2-3 grams of lead tape is the way to go.
     
  13. Jason

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    1. lead straps.. isn't that dangerous?... wut if it falls off??

    2. I alreadi changed the grip on it to a much lighter one... but still.. i think i like the weight distribution when it's like a Ti7... a lot more head heavy... any more bright ideas? :)
     
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  15. Jason

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    hmmm... is this lead tape thing removable withought killing the frame?... and if it is... any idea where to get this thing?
     
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    i am still chuckling. thanks jeetz_2 for the awesome humor and artistic skills!

    :) :) :)
     
  17. jeetz_2

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    Im glad you all got a good chuckle out of that! :)
     
  18. Mag

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    The lead tape is removable. You find it in tennis shops or in stringing shops. It usually come in 3 gram strips, which are too wide for a badminton frame. You need to slice the strip in three, length-wise, so that you get long narrow 1 gram pieces. These will fit neatly to the inside of your frame. Placement is a question of taste, but I'd suggest you try with 1+1 gram at 12 o'clock. If you feel you need more, try adding 1+1 at 3 and 9 o'clock. If you're a hard hitter I wouldn't suggest you add more than 4 g overall, though. You could risk breaking the frame. And if you have a 3U racquet then you should perhaps be even more careful.
     
  19. Jason

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    i see... thanks a million! ^^
     
  20. kgen4

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    head wight??

    Hi everyone, first time post, so here goes, I currently have a isometric vf96long (yes, ive read the reviews, so please don't flame me, ive even put a review of it), and after playing with it for a year, and just recently testing out a number of new racquets, i realized that my racquet was severly underpowered, especially when clearing from the back.

    My question is: does anyone know/have an idea on how to make the head a little heavier,(preferrebly without making the racquet look too wierd).

    The raquet really isn't that bad, and seeing as to how i don't have enough for a new raquet, im hoping this could solve my problems for the time being.

    Thanks again~
     

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