Lead Tape

#1
What happen to the TW Lead Tape- by far the best! For me, all of the others wont stay on my racket (babalot, Wilson, Pete Sampras, and Gamma). I can't imagine that I am alone with this problem.
 
#7
if it is coming loose, just put some regular scotch tape over it, make the scotch tape piece is big enough that it extends over the outside of the lead tape.
 
#10
Make sure you're using rubbing alcohol to clean the racket before applying any lead tape.
This is a good idea, very good idea!

other pointers: if you're concerned about "lead poisoning" recognize that adults would have to consume a large amount of this, preferably airborne to really get into your bloodstream. Many, many men, myself included, use lead often and there is no harm. You really have to as an adult, work hard to poison yourself: takes sustained doses over time. This is why it's essentially harmless for tennis. No one is rubbing the stuff hours each day on their skin!

Also, I've always had the stuff eventually fly off it it's not tucked under the grommet strip. Not only does the strip keep the lead in place, but it looks tidy and neat, too.
 
#11
This is a good idea, very good idea!

other pointers: if you're concerned about "lead poisoning" recognize that adults would have to consume a large amount of this, preferably airborne to really get into your bloodstream. Many, many men, myself included, use lead often and there is no harm. You really have to as an adult, work hard to poison yourself: takes sustained doses over time. This is why it's essentially harmless for tennis. No one is rubbing the stuff hours each day on their skin!

Also, I've always had the stuff eventually fly off it it's not tucked under the grommet strip. Not only does the strip keep the lead in place, but it looks tidy and neat, too.
Yup - a good tip is if you're eating it, you're applying it wrong.
 
#12
I often use several layers of lead tape on the hoop, which makes it more inclined to come off due to the added inertia of the extra layers pulling on the adhesive. So I now use 6" long by 1/4" strips of black gorilla tape wrapped transversely around the frame between the strings to hold the lead tape in place more permanently.
 
#13
This is a good idea, very good idea!

other pointers: if you're concerned about "lead poisoning" recognize that adults would have to consume a large amount of this, preferably airborne to really get into your bloodstream. Many, many men, myself included, use lead often and there is no harm. You really have to as an adult, work hard to poison yourself: takes sustained doses over time. This is why it's essentially harmless for tennis. No one is rubbing the stuff hours each day on their skin!

Also, I've always had the stuff eventually fly off it it's not tucked under the grommet strip. Not only does the strip keep the lead in place, but it looks tidy and neat, too.
That is an incredibly irresponsible post. You have no idea how people are using it what other environmental contaminants they are exposed to and then; "In 2016, lead is believed to have resulted in 540,000 deaths.[2]"

From Wikipedia:

"Exposure occurs through inhalation, ingestion or occasionally skin contact. Lead may be taken in through direct contact with mouth, nose, and eyes (mucous membranes), and through breaks in the skin. Tetraethyllead, which was a gasoline additive and is still used in fuels such as aviation fuel, passes through the skin; however inorganic lead found in paint, food, and most lead-containing consumer products is only minimally absorbed through the skin.[28][unreliable medical source?] The main sources of absorption of inorganic lead are from ingestion and inhalation.[27] In adults, about 35–40% of inhaled lead dust is deposited in the lungs, and about 95% of that goes into the bloodstream.[27] Of ingested inorganic lead, about 15% is absorbed, but this percentage is higher in children, pregnant women, and people with deficiencies of calcium, zinc, or iron.[21] Infants may absorb about 50% of ingested lead, but little is known about absorption rates in children"
 

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#14
That is an incredibly irresponsible post. You have no idea how people are using it what other environmental contaminants they are exposed to and then; "In 2016, lead is believed to have resulted in 540,000 deaths.[2]"

From Wikipedia:

"Exposure occurs through inhalation, ingestion or occasionally skin contact. Lead may be taken in through direct contact with mouth, nose, and eyes (mucous membranes), and through breaks in the skin. Tetraethyllead, which was a gasoline additive and is still used in fuels such as aviation fuel, passes through the skin; however inorganic lead found in paint, food, and most lead-containing consumer products is only minimally absorbed through the skin.[28][unreliable medical source?] The main sources of absorption of inorganic lead are from ingestion and inhalation.[27] In adults, about 35–40% of inhaled lead dust is deposited in the lungs, and about 95% of that goes into the bloodstream.[27] Of ingested inorganic lead, about 15% is absorbed, but this percentage is higher in children, pregnant women, and people with deficiencies of calcium, zinc, or iron.[21] Infants may absorb about 50% of ingested lead, but little is known about absorption rates in children"
You're silly. Study this further and you'll find this this is a general public health review. Substantially more young children are impacted than old tennis players. You really need not go off like this: study the toxicology further. Adults would have to intentionally consume lead, over time, in substantial amounts, in order for a toxic buildup to occur. Be a lead miner 10 hours a day for about six months and you may reach this point. C'mon!

I should note that I wrote a paper on this topic about 8-10 years ago and consulted with a medical toxicologist. Much of the hullabaloo comes from dogmatic environmentalist legislators (or simply frightened unscientific people) living in California.
 
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#15
I recently purchase and used some SummerHouse black coated lead tape from A....n. So far so good.
I also discovered this not too long ago, and the black does a really nice job of blending in with my Prince frames which I love!

But I noticed the layer of coating actually adds a very subtle amount of weight if you go by the 4" per gram measurement, which can make more or less of a difference depending on how much weight you're trying to add!
 
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