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Thread: Lead tape a danger for my MX 60?
03-01-2013, 08:11 PM #1
Lead tape a danger for my MX 60?
I added some lead tape to my MX 60 yesterday, reaching a BP of about 315. I was wondering if that would not be too much and be a danger for my racquet who was not designed for this! Specially as the racquet is mid flex and a 4U. Perhaps the racquet will rapidly loose its stiffness? Do some of you guys have experience on this?
03-01-2013, 08:55 PM #2
how many grams in total did you add?
if only 1-2g then should be fine, but if say 4-5g, then you'll be stressing the shaft prematurely
03-01-2013, 10:37 PM #3
err... I managed to have my 3u/g2 mx60 set at 314 mm with the following methods:
(1) remove the original grip, (2) have it strung at 27x29 lbs 4-knots, and (3) applying overgrip AC-143 (0.7mm) at 1/2 round.
No lead tape and continuous grommets applied.
just sharing my 2 cents
03-02-2013, 12:09 AM #4
I transformed my 3U racket to a U racket by adding 7grams of weight at top top of the racket, it's stiffer than N50 and that's all i know for the stiffness level, 322+/-3 BP. I don't see any danger on my racket either.
03-03-2013, 08:12 AM #5
Thanks everyone! I added about 5 grams to my racquet, and perhaps it is a bit to much. The thing is that i watched the pros' racquet with lead tape, such as Chen Long's, and the way it is done it must be between 5 and 10 grams (the whole upper part of the head is covered). But of course it is possible that the pros' racquet are a bit better.
thank you for your info Clawhammer, but I wonder how the tension on your string would change the BP?
03-03-2013, 09:38 AM #6
^they use athletic tape though
03-03-2013, 06:58 PM #7
That is what I heard, but I find it hard to beleive. Athletic tape is so light! To get two or three grams you would have to add quite a bit!
03-03-2013, 07:53 PM #8
and to add 5 to 10g on the top of a racquet would mean a broken one
03-03-2013, 09:01 PM #9