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      How to remove head heaviness

      Hey guys so I got a new setup: stiga offensive classic non wrb with h3neo prov forehand and ritc729 Med pips 1.8mm backhand

      The overall setup is pretty light but the thing is that it is extremely head heavy for my backhand side. Because I feel that the h3neo is very heavy while my pups are light. It is very hard for me to do backhands as my wrist is very weak.

      What should I do?

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      pips*

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      If you don't mind some DIY work, open the handle and fill the cavity with ball bearings (WRB is basically hollow handle). If you can't, the add counter weights to the end of the blade. Lead tape wrapped around the end should work. Worst case scenario, 80 grit sand paper and make the head smaller.

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      I have rather similar setup but instead of pips I have a Donic Bluefire which is on the heavier side on my BH and I do not find my setup to be head heavy at all.... as yours are pips it should be even lighter and more balanced.

      Not sure that a blade can be head heavy only for one side (BH in your case...)

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      So you feel that it is heavier on the forehand side? Try thicker short pimple to level it out.

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      I think he means that it's too heavy while playing the backhand, because it's more reliant on wrist involvement.

      Whereas your forehand relies more on lower body and arm which don't have as much problem playing the shot with some modicum of proper technique.

      I've had the same problem when going back to my Stiga All round classic. It feels really hard on the wrist to get the bat moving when playing a backhand (especially something like a banana flick, that's nearly all wrist)

      The answer he's looking for is as mentioned, to make the WRB handle end heavier.
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      But he do not have a WRB handle as far as i can understand.

      I also have a hard time seeing that it can be so heavy so you have trouble moving your wrist.

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      As suggested you can perform a DIY by opening the handle and adding some fillings in the wood cavity. Other option could be to use a grip tape on the handle which would bring the balance more towards the handle.
      Most of the times practice, patience and an observant mind answers all your questions

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      Sorry I misread. He said non-wrb, so not hollow. Try the weighted tape or hot glue some nuts/bolts on the handle end before making the blade smaller.

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      Yea I do not use wrb

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      Do u think changing to a lighter fh rubber will help

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      Wear heavier shoes?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lula View Post
      But he do not have a WRB handle as far as i can understand.

      I also have a hard time seeing that it can be so heavy so you have trouble moving your wrist.
      A lot, I mean a LOT of Stiga blades made these days have hollowed out handles and some even the neck of blade is hollowed out.

      Adding weight to the handle makes it easier to initiate movement of the bat. This really comes in handy for a flip, especially by flip.

      Sometimes grip tape is enough... sometimes removing a handle piece or two and filling/reinforcing the empty space is needed.

      I have written about this throughout my years on tt forums and coined the phrase "Beast Mod" to describe this modification.

      Why did I choose that name?

      It was a suggestion from the Brooklyn Krooklyn District Good Squad Commander.

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      lighter fh rubber or heavier blade would solve it
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      Quote Originally Posted by KM1976 View Post
      As suggested you can perform a DIY by opening the handle and adding some fillings in the wood cavity. Other option could be to use a grip tape on the handle which would bring the balance more towards the handle.
      I agree totally to what u said. By applying grip tape head heaviness can be reduced to a great extent.

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      Just apply grip tape to lower end of the handle. Tape a coin at the bottom of your handle if it's still head heavy. Plenty of ways to add some weight to balance.

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      A coin at the base of the handle.

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