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What is coating the wood on a yonex handle?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by nuspeed, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. nuspeed

    nuspeed New Member

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    Hi,

    I just recently took off the original wrap and noticed that the wood was a metallic silvery grey. Is that a lead paint of some sort b/c based on my understanding, the handle is just wood with the shaft running through it I assume. I would say lead paint as ppl use lead tape to alter their racket balance in tennis so its just a wild hypothesis that yonex utilizes lead paint to counter weight of the racket body.

    Any clues? or perhaps its just paint :D
     
  2. TonyWdq

    TonyWdq Regular Member

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    When i took my original grip off i only see a 2x4cm rectangle of the wood covered in the grey paint/tape somewhere near the cone. So maybe it really is used to balance weight to correct manufacturing errors... if so my racket head must be really really light lol

    still a guess until someone really knows comes out
     
  3. kwun

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    the paint is what is used to paint the rest of the racket. it spills over to the handle in the process.

    lead paint isn't any heavier than normal paint.
     
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    yeah.. mine are diff colours that correspond to the racquet color so thats what i assumed...
     

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