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    Posted: 08/05/2018 at 1:04pm
Hi All,

Why do some professionals, say Lee Sangsu, play with edge tape that is only at the bottom of their bats? Does he add a few layers of edge tape there for the FH to feel more powerful due to the added 2-3 grams?

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That's the part of the blade where he can hit against the table
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bokai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/06/2018 at 11:41am
So the extra weight isnt the reason?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote assam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/06/2018 at 12:47pm
I think this is not the case, otherwise it would be all over the head

Edited by assam - 08/06/2018 at 12:53pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote patrickhrdlicka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/06/2018 at 1:05pm
Originally posted by assam assam wrote:

That's the part of the blade where he can hit against the table

That. I do the same.
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I think they want to protect rubbers from peeling off accidentally, but they don't like the added weight of the tape all over the racket.
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fair points guys. Thanks!

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Allows the sponsors name on his bat without the extra weight of it going all the way round. 
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Interesting.  I have not see that done before.
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Originally posted by pingpungpeng pingpungpeng wrote:

I think they want to protect rubbers from peeling off accidentally, but they don't like the added weight of the tape all over the racket.


+1. This. But I also think the point about it maybe being an "edge balancer" is fair (though I've never seen one that broad. Usually they're just the width of the blade).
I have used edge balancer just at that point before, if I only needed one and didnt want it all the way out at the tip of the blade.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ludo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/17/2018 at 1:24am
Originally posted by pingpungpeng pingpungpeng wrote:

I think they want to protect rubbers from peeling off accidentally, but they don't like the added weight of the tape all over the racket.

Very common for choppers.
it's the area of the paddle most likely to make contact with the table during pushes.

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