Placing lead tape on the side of your racket at 3 and 9 o’clock will add more stability and stiffness to your racket. This is great if you are looking to reduce the flex and additional vibrations in your racket, as adding weight to these positions increases the racket’s torsional stiffness.
Thereof, where should I put lead tape on my racket?
One may also ask, how do you tape a badminton racket?
How heavy is Federer’s racquet?
Federer, for what it’s worth, is using a racket that weighs in north of 12.5 ounces — far too heavy for the average club-level player or even high-level junior for that matter.
Many tour pros apply lead tape to their clubs to alter the weight of the club, how it feels, affect the ball’s trajectory, and to help cure a swing defect. Despite the increase of weight adjustability features in modern drivers, lead tape’s enduring prominence in today’s game is necessary to note.
If you have concerns about using lead tape, you may prefer to use a tungsten version. Tungsten has the advantage of being even more dense than lead, so smaller quantities are needed to produce the desired effect.
One inch of lead tape weighs about 1.8-2 grams, depending on the thickness. That also equates to about one swingweight, so be careful not to use too much or you’ll drastically affect the feel of the club head and balance point of the club overall.