How to Customize Your Pickleball Paddle Lead Tape Best Paddle 2021

How to Customize Your Pickleball Paddle Lead Tape Best Paddle 2021

The Best Pickleball Paddle is the one that is perfect for you and your game play and strategy. The Drive, the spin, the control is up to you and we will show you an easy way to use tape weights (lead tape) to customize you pickle ball paddle the best way for 2021. The Professional players like zane and Ben John do it so why not you.What is pickleball, pickleball reviews, how to play pickleball, pickleball rules, best pickleball, is Zane Navratil better than Ben Johns and Tyson McGuffin, app tour Vs ppa tour, spin, drive, drop, serve return, serve, drop serve, pickleball highlights, and what paddle is the best are all questions we will answer on this channel so subscribe a we will keep making great videos for you!

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00:00 Intro
00:14 3 Ways to Customize Your Paddle
00:35 Hand Speed & Stability
01:11 Power & Stability
01:41 Max Power
02:13 How to Set Up Your Paddle
02:51 Giveaway

50 Comments

  1. Freefalln73 on November 23, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Love the videos. I had planned on #1 but now have more options to try by putting the lead on the tape. Awesome idea. Do you have any suggestions or guidance on how much weight to start with and the typical total amount?

  2. Andrew Low on November 23, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    How to buy these tangten tapes? I want to try these.

  3. Trey Witzel on November 23, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    I definitely starting with power & stability tape and then slowly moving my tape either higher or lower will help me find that sweet spot. I have one paddle that’s a pretty light/control paddle I might try a power tape on to see if I can reclaim it.

  4. Doug Niwa on November 23, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks for the info, I had not heard of using tungsten tape in lieu of lead tape. My taping differs with each paddle, depending on the paddle balance before modification. I tend to tape for stability and to slightly modify the balance (generally moving from head heavy to more neutral balance).

  5. Joe Pombo on November 23, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    I am aging a little, but I think I like the butt idea and the 4 and 8. Thanks

  6. Craig Morford on November 23, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    I’m interested in testing tungsten tape. Would the same length of lead weigh the same as tungsten? How much do you know to add. Any general guidelines like 3 grams per side?

  7. Josh T on November 23, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Gonna need to experiment to try out both the hand speed/stability and the power/stability ones. I could use a bit more power to be sure, but mishits are definitely my bigger problem.

  8. Spencer Lanier on November 23, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    I think the stability and control would be best for my power game
    Thanks👍

  9. Joe Nenninger on November 23, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    I’ll give 10 and 2 a go if you send me the tape. 😉

  10. rey dela cruz on November 23, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Very useful information! Will definitely share with other Pball friends.

  11. thomas n on November 23, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    What is the white weighted tape they use?

  12. Tom Mayer on November 23, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I don’t need any tape, but the recommendations are useful. In my younger days, and as a small fellow with not as much oomph on my strokes as the big guys, I used to put weight on the top of my tennis racquets. However, in my old age, I’m pretty sure my response time is slowing. So, I think I’ll take some ten-year-old coated lead tape that my son used to use on his racquets and try making my paddled heavier on the handle side. Maybe my response time will improve? (Don’t worry. I’ll be careful.)

  13. lorizen1 on November 23, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I was just thinking of adding lead tape to my paddle and would probably try out the hand speed and stability set up. I could always be a little quicker at the net.

  14. Victor Llamas on November 23, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    My paddle feels like a well balance paddle. I believe I will benefit placing the weight at the 10 and 2 o’clock for stability and power.

  15. Michael Fargarson Pickleball on November 23, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Wow, been using lead tape since my younger tennis days. I’ve never used tungsten tape. Please save me from the lead tape!!!

  16. MattsHair on November 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    This is the best.. you guys are easily becoming the most entertaining pickle channel ! I’d love to leaden you my face around the handle for more stability as I have a long handle and hold it real low on the knobber

  17. DTOWNTX214 on November 23, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I think I’d like the 2nd set up best but I’ll have to try them all out.

  18. MrNiftyy on November 23, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    I originally played with pure drive and power, but now I am slowly turning towards spin and placement. I still enjoy to drive a ball with power for serves.

  19. Jonathan Bernard on November 23, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    I do a hybrid of example 1 and 2 but closer to example 2. Noticeable difference. I wasn’t aware of a tungsten tape option – good idea.

  20. Kim Gubricky on November 23, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Hand Speed and Stability.

  21. Jim Cole on November 23, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    I’m going to try the 10 and 2 method bit need clarification….start a strip of tape at 10 o’clock on one side and another strip at 2 o’clock on the other side and then go down how far on each side?
    ?

  22. racketrick on November 23, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    30 years of working on tennis rackets suggests to me that ADDING weight(anywhere) can’t increase your hand speed. It can surely change the balance; but you won’t swing a HEAVIER object FASTER with the same swing.
    Otherwise, a thought-provoking and informative video.

  23. Bill Kennedy on November 23, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    i used to tape my tennis racquets at 10 & 2 so that’s a good starting point till I find what is best

  24. Caleb Armstrong on November 23, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    10 and 2 seem to be the way to go.

  25. Sadie Sie on November 23, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    I am going to try power and stability. I would love to try the tape. Thanks

  26. bermsky on November 23, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    I think I would benefit from tape at 3/4 and 7/8. Watch out if you’re on the other side of the net!!!

  27. xentrik1 on November 23, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    What tungsten tape do you use?

  28. Jason Gaston on November 23, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Probably stability for me

  29. Tyler Cox on November 23, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Lol you guys are great! I’m loving the content, keep it up! I like lead on the throat on my control paddle, and 10&2 on my power paddle. That way I grab whichever paddle I’m feeling for the day! I’d love to try the tungsten tape though!

  30. Christie McFarland on November 23, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Hand speed and stability and power

  31. kelly harrington on November 23, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I’ll have what she’s having 😏

  32. Wyatt Thompson on November 23, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    I would add tape to the end of the paddle. The only thing that matters is power of course

  33. Michael Hauck on November 23, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    So how much extra weight does a few straps of tape add. If heard that so pros add 4 ozs. extra, which seems like a lot.

  34. Pedro Paytuvi on November 23, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Great video and set-up…

  35. Eric Anderson on November 23, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    I’m really enjoying your channel. Very interesting and entertaining. Keep ‘‘em coming👍🏼👍🏼

  36. Thejoeb on November 23, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Throat for stability is how I set up. I like the head heavy setup for power, but it ends up wearing on me.

  37. Bobby Rek on November 23, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Power tape at the top

  38. Laurel Heilman on November 23, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    I think I would try #2. Would love to try your kind of tape!

  39. terraXR on November 23, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I’ve been using my stash of lead tape for ages on my tennis racquets and table-tennis paddles. Had no idea tungsten is now available! I usually prefer head-light balance on tennis racquets but because the swing-weight is so low with PB paddles (due to shorter length) I place my tape higher up around mid-height.

  40. booskin13 on November 23, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Another great video!

    I guess I use a combo of two methods. I place lead tape all the way across the top of the paddle and half way down the sides. This makes for quite a heavy paddle (9.3 oz), but since I still play a lot of tennis, this set-up still feels light as a feather to me.

  41. Richie Kalikow on November 23, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Never heard of tungsten tape before. I’ve always used lead since playing tennis in the 1970’s. Am now eager to try this! Thanks

  42. Jimmy Jimmy on November 23, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    stability for me

  43. Thomas Sember on November 23, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Great Video. Im relatively new to Pickleball and im very inconsistent . im going to have to try some of these setups to see what helps me out.

  44. Robert Templeton on November 23, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Best set up for me would be at 4-5 and 7-8. Like the suggestion to put the lead tape on the tape to be able to adjust to fry the right feel.

  45. Shea Underwood - Pickleball Road to Pro on November 23, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    I think we should have a bench off next video 🤔

  46. Tim Rogan on November 23, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Definitely the control area. Never thought of leading up the base of the grip.

  47. MICHAEL SLOAN on November 23, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    I would love to have more power, but with shoulder and elbow issues I think I would prefer putting the weight on the handle and 5/7 o clock

  48. Edwin M on November 23, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Power and Stability is what I think I would be looking for.

  49. Jim Tobolski on November 23, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Never even knew there were so many options . I like both the power setup at the top of the paddle as well as adding 4 & 7. Going to try it out and will let you know how it goes. Thanks.

  50. Jack Bonawitz on November 23, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I use tape from 3 to 4:30 and from 7:30 to 9. I find it gives me more control and more power on my elongated Selkirk paddle.

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