Is lead tape bad for teenagers

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by The forehand, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. The forehand

    The forehand Rookie

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    Hi, i am thinking of putting some lead underneath my undergrip and at 3 and 9 o'clock but am a bit worried about the risks associated with lead also would it help if i covered it in tape airtight.
     
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  2. Triskadekaphilia

    Triskadekaphilia Semi-Pro

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    Lead is highly toxic for children.

    That being said, I don't know that teenagers will be injesting the lead tape. Bottom line is I don't know.

    When I use lead tape (which is very useful stuff) I cover it with electrical tape or bumper guard and wash my hands after use. Tape is not airtight obviously but it prevents exposure.
     
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  3. esgee48

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    It's airborne lead based paint particles that are bad for human beings. Also lead that could be ingested via food. Lead tape by itself is stable and poses little threat to people. 2 cents.
     
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  4. LeeD

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    Esgee48, do you play IN San Francisco?
    I"ve been thinking of expanding my horizons, maybe play some 4-4.5 pickup doubles in SF.
    That level used to exist at Marina, Kahn, and sometimes, AltaPlaza.
    Do you know if there is still pickup doubles in SanFrancisco?
     
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  5. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    Sometimes I put duct tape on noisy teenage girls. Oh wait, you said lead tape. :) I suspect it is harmless unless ingested.
     
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  6. struggle

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    teenagers are bad for lead tape.

    really, do it. experiment. i use it now and i used in HS in
    the mid-late 80's.

    now i tend to put on leather grips then add lead to the hoop, adding no lead to the handle, but that may change over time.
     
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