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    Posted: 01/06/2020 at 6:05pm
I keep seeing high rated and professional players placing a short strip of edge tape on one portion of the paddle head, usually at the lower left hand corner from the handle.  Does anyone know what the purpose or reason that strip is there?  Is it for additional weight for the head, or is it to protect dents when stepping in for service returns?  This has been on my mind for a long time.  Thanks!
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That's the most easily damaged area. Honestly, just wrap around the whole edge.
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its because heavy pushes might make your rubbers lose when contacting the table.

Edited by Skyline - 01/06/2020 at 6:13pm
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Is it to due to some kinda aerodynamic advantage? Or is it just some placebo effect? 
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People who often hit the table alot for pushing and close contact with the table know where they usually hit it. I just do the whole thing it looks tacky without the whole edge wrapped
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Just like Skyline said. 
What is the point of playing safe shots when you can miss with style

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Originally posted by Skyline Skyline wrote:

its because heavy pushes might make your rubbers lose when contacting the table.
May be I am getting old. I remember I saw them at the upper part of the paddle. I thought it was because that part of rubber would be easier to lose. let me google some pic Wink
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