I was playing tennis today with my favorite partner, Javier, the best player in Cuba. I have recently been experimenting with lead tape on my racquet and had added some more strips. It certainly adds to power, as well as stability, but it also allows you to make solid shots without too much effort or swing amplitude. I wish I had started using it years ago. It enables you to customize your racquet easily and cheaply. The moment of contact feels firm and chunky, with little loss of maneuverability. It’s also good to feel physics doing its work. We all need more lead tape in our lives.