LOL Verdasco quality lead layout on his old Babos

mavsman149

Hall of Fame
It's almost as if his thousands of hours of training and sublime physical shape are more important to the velocity and trajectory of his shots than the straightness of his lead tape application.
While you obviously make a solid and humorous point, it is worth pointing out that it almost looks intentionally crooked. Look how the lead touches against the grommets in the center, almost as if cut around them!
 

RJYU

Rookie
The lead was probably straight when it was first applied. After a while, the lead start moving around on the frame due to the flexing of the frame during play. Since pro players put much more stress on their frames than recreational players, it occurs much quicker and is more pronounced. The cross section shape of the frame can also contribute to the moving of the lead strips. That particular Babolat frame shape is notorious for lead movement.
 
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Zoolander

Hall of Fame
The lead was probably straight when it was first applied. After a while, the lead start moving around on the frame due to the flexing of the frame during play. Since pro players put much more stress on their frames than recreational players, it occurs much quicker and is more pronounced. The cross section shape of the frame can also contribute to the moving of the lead strips. That particular Babolat frame shape is notorious for lead movement.
"Notorious for lead movement"?? Are you serious? Mr Yu if i didnt know you i would say you were trolling!

Do you really find that with the aero beam frames? I never noticed with mine tho i do cover lead with electrical tape. Will have to pay attention now to see if my lead is moving somewhere it shouldnt be!
 
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Attila_the_gorilla

Guest
"Notorious for lead movement"?? Are you serious? Mr Yu if i didnt know you i would say you were trolling!

Do you really find that with the aero beam frames? I never noticed with mine tho i do cover lead with electrical tape. Will have to pay attention now to see if my lead is moving somewhere it shouldnt be!
Usually around the end of autumn all my lead tape migrates from 3 and 9 to under the bumper. Shelter for the winter I assume.
 
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