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Lax Hack: Use a Crayon to Save Your Tape

0 - Published August 20, 2013 by in Gear, Lax Hacks, The Life

This week’s Lax Hack should help you nail that perfect tape job.  I think I speak for most of you when I say I hate when my tape peels and I constantly have to fix it.  I’ve got a few tips that will keep your tape job looking good.

The first thing to keep in mind, is which direction you will be taping in. As a natural right handed player I like to think about how my hands will be moving on the shaft.  If my hand rotates against the tape, it can peel up and become annoying.

Rotating your hand forward against the tape will promote peeling

Rotating your hand forward against the tape will promote peeling

Rotating your hand forward won't disturb the tape

Rotating your hand forward won’t disturb the tape

I also like to tape from the bottom up to avoid going against the grain of the tape layers.  Shooting generates a lot of force and when your hands are forced down with the tape, it doesn’t peel up.

What happens when your hand slide against the tape layers

What happens when your hand slide against the tape layers

With these things in mind I like to finish my tape job by rubbing a white crayon over the seam to keep it from peeling up.

Just rub the crayon over the seam to keep it from peeling up

Just rub the crayon over the seam to keep it from peeling up

If you’re using another color of tape just find a crayon to match. I’ve been using the crayon trick for a while and haven’t been disappointed.  Notice how the tape doesn’t peel back.

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