View Full Version : Lead tape

Dec 4th, 2005, 10:20 PM
Where would I find lead tape for my racquet? I want to add some weight to the bottom on my racquet to even out the head with the base. Should I go to a tennis store or a hardware store? About how much does it cost?

Dec 4th, 2005, 10:30 PM

Dec 4th, 2005, 10:35 PM
i dont know much it costs but you can probably get it wherever you bought your racket

Dec 4th, 2005, 10:49 PM
^ exactly.


or anywhere else..

Dec 4th, 2005, 11:00 PM
not every tennis store sells it - but you can buy online. You also want to be careful to make sure the racquet still has balance - so find a website that shows you were to put the tape (for the effect you want).....

Dec 5th, 2005, 02:15 AM
Golf shops usually carry it... thats where I got mine.

Sometimes it comes in pieces, sometimes in a roll. Easy to cut.

Dec 5th, 2005, 02:51 AM
I know where to buy it now, thanks guys. Does anyone know if i can use it on a head heavy racquet (Flexpoint 4) to counter balance the weight on the head or should I go to the stringers at my club and have them see what's up with it?

Dec 5th, 2005, 05:04 AM
It really depends on what kind of racquet you have. Some of them will allow you to simply open up the butt cap and enter in any sort of weights, a typical choice is fishing weights,and place it in there as long as there is ample cushioning. others though will be much more complicated...

Dec 5th, 2005, 06:34 AM
my tennis-shop has it for around 8Euro

Dec 5th, 2005, 03:34 PM
my racks are head-light so i added 1.5 ounces of this stuff up top. Definitely a better feel now. Don't know where to add for head-heavy racks though.

Dec 6th, 2005, 12:17 AM
Well i don't know now. I hit tonight and just used a freshly strung racquet and everything feel good again. I think that i was in a rhythm tonight as well, but I still would like to invest on something to counterbalance the head when my string is not fresh.

kosmikgroove, I saw what you are talking about on a site, but I don't want to mess up my 200 dollar racquets w/o knowing what to do. THANKS GUYS!!