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You can generally just do a strip down the back of the shaft just below the grip and be fine. Have you experimented with adding headweight at all? You may find that produces similar results without needing tape on the shaft, and it won't require as much. 

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1 hour ago, Mp14forlife said:

I like the modus 120 stiff,  just a bit too light. Coming from rifle shafts. I read some info on  here about weighting shafts with lead tape.  Sounds like I want to find the mid point and then add tape evenly in both directions from mid point?


Modus 120 has its balance point DEAD ON the middle
(dont forget that 1.25" is hidden in the hosel when you measure if you want it spot on)

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1 hour ago, MFBach said:

You actually need to find the balance point of the raw shaft, which can be a little different from the “mid point”. But yes, after that, you add the required amount of lead tape to that spot to increase static weight without affecting SW. 


Adding wgt to the shafts BP ALWAYS moves SW, just like higher shaft weight does.
 

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7 hours ago, Mp14forlife said:

Thank you Howard. So if I have a cut shaft of 36 inches. I'd basically mark it at 18 inches where the BP is, and then go in both directions with an equal amount of lead tape. Correct? 


If you know for sure, that NET CUT shaft is 36", then you are correct.

"Nit pickers" would equalize for gross grip cap (about 0.25), so with grips on, a net cut shaft of 36.00" has its BP 18.25" down from the end of the grip. Both to make the tape less visible on the underside of the shaft, and to "improve" weight simulation to a higher shaft weight, we can split the lead tape lengthwise to make it longer in both direction when possible.

The limitation here would be grip length if grip is on. (about 10 inch +). For the 36.00" net cut shaft, this means you have about 8 inch in both directions from the BP available, or about 16 inch total length where weight can be added if grips is on. 

IF the lead tape used is 1 grams pr inch, 16 grams is maximum on one stripe at full wide, and split length wise it becomes about 8 grams max added who should be within what i think you plan to use. 

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I installed a ultra light steel shaft in my putter and used different combinations of lead tape along the shaft to manipulate static weight and balance point. Was surprised how much it changed the way the putter felt and swung. One can really fine tune feel and performance this way. Turned on to this concept by Bruce Rearick. 

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6 minutes ago, redbird59 said:

I installed a ultra light steel shaft in my putter and used different combinations of lead tape along the shaft to manipulate static weight and balance point. Was surprised how much it changed the way the putter felt and swung. One can really fine tune feel and performance this way. Turned on to this concept by Bruce Rearick. 


Putters is a fitting object of its own, different than all other clubs. Most players needs counter weighting to add resistance grip side to prevent that their wrists breaks, and to stabilize movement of the putter head during the stroke.

 Its a post of its own for that in my DIY driver tune up below the post for drivers and other clubs. Just follow this link directly to DIY putter tuning
 


 

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