Tennis Racket Lead Tape
Lead tape is used for customizing racket weight and balance.
Locations for Lead Tape
* 12 o’clock: Sticking tape in this position will give you a big power boost and expand the sweet spot toward the tip of the racquet, which will appeal to baseliners. The potential downside? The racquet might become head-heavy and cumbersome.
* 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock: Weight placed at these positions will increase the frame’s power, add stability on off-center hits, stretch the sweet spot toward the upper edges, but also reduce maneuverability significantly.
* 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock: The most popular configuration enlarges the sweet spot toward the sides of the frame, where players frequently mishit the ball, and makes the racquet considerably more powerful.
* 6 o’clock: If you place tape here, your racquet will be a bit more stable, a bit less maneuverable, and a tad more powerful. The sweet spot will be pulled down, which will help those who miss shots low.
* Handle: Lead tape under the grip will increase the racquet’s stationary weight with little effect on swingweight (how heavy the frame feels when you swing it). This position is best for net-rushers who want a heavier racquet without sacrificing maneuverability.
Widths 1/4″ and 1/2″
Length 36 Yards
Weight One inch of this lead tape weights .5 grams
Backing 5 mil Lead Foil (100%)
Tape Thickness 6 mil without liner
Peel Strength >60 oz/inch
Breaking Strength 18 lb./inch
Shelf Life 1 year when stored under conditions of 70°F and 50% R.H.
Also known as: lead tape tennis racket, lead tape tennis racquet handle, tennis racket weight tape, tennis racquet grip weight tape, weighted lead tape
Video: Dunlop USA
1/2" (12.7mm), 1/4" (6.3mm)
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