There are many ways of adding weight to your racquet. You can use lead, tungsten or copper tape, use specific trapdoors, silicone, blu-tack..
I have received some samples of new ways of adding weight to your racquet (applies to both tennis and pickleball). One is the new Katana Sports copper tape, which is a lead-free alternative to lead tape. There is also the traditional lead tape, whether you use Gamma or Tourna (or some other brand). You can also use tungsten tape if you want to add weight in the racquet head.
For adding weight to the racquet handle, you can either use silicone, blu-tack (or white-tack), tungsten putty, yeah, there are many methods. Some of them are irreversible though. The easiest one is if the brand offers some kind of weighted trapdoor. Donnay has done so in the past and now it’s Solinco’s turn to offer a weighted trapdoor (adds around 10g) to their Solinco Blackout and Whiteout racquets.
I talk about all this and more in my YouTube video below.
Different methods of adding weight
One new tool for adding weight that you can purchase from MSV, is the QP tennis modules. They add about 1.8 grams each and is added in a similar way to a dampener to the racquet head (in between the strings). I tested it and it’s a good tool for seeing whether you want to add weight to the racquet and where. I don’t see it as a permanent solution as the QP tennis weights can move during play and seem to add a small wind drag factor to the racquet.
Some extra weight can help increase power, stability and plow-through, but the usual compromise is maneuverability.
Are you customizing and adding weight to your racquet? Are there any questions you have about customization? Let me know in the comments below and I will deal with those in future content.