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cmo871
05-13-2007, 06:26 PM
Has anyone noticed that tournagrip users such as roddick, have had white..grips
under their tournagrip...just look at the picture
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/chrisme11/1489597_241X300.jpg
and ive noticed others..safin has had it..
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/chrisme11/safin1.jpg

and even sampras
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/chrisme11/sampras.jpg
ok they all use tournagrips..and they all have had that white..material.
what is it? who what where when why, etc? hahah im freakin out

McStud
05-13-2007, 06:34 PM
the bit of white in the picture of roddick looks ps'd.

Bogie
05-13-2007, 06:46 PM
its just adhesive tape. nothing else. and in roddick's case, its actually a good idea to wrap it that high so that it would be more difficult for others who look at pics to notice that he isn't using cortex.

cmo871
05-13-2007, 06:54 PM
what do you mean ps'd?

Ripper
05-13-2007, 06:59 PM
Roddick's face, lol... Anyway, Roddick uses blue Babolat VS original. Fact.

califsurferboy33
05-13-2007, 07:00 PM
"Please note: now ships with cloth finishing tape - easier to rip and apply exact length and as preferred by professional players."

from the Tourna Grip Overgrip XL 30 Grip Reel page...

is that the cloth finishing tape? the pros get white tape?

cmo871
05-13-2007, 07:31 PM
the finishing tape is red. and usually not as think as the ones in the pics.

Rulo
05-13-2007, 08:35 PM
Roddick's face, lol... Anyway, Roddick uses blue Babolat VS original. Fact.

Are you sure it's Babolat VS Original????
I've heard it's a Babolat Pro Team....
That's also what TW says....

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/player.html?ccode=ARODDICK

tursafinov
05-14-2007, 12:03 AM
Fact:

Marat has been doing a Wilson Pro overgrip(white) over synthetic grip(black) and layering the Tourna (purple) on top of that.

I suppose at this point he doesn't care about feeling bevels.

Jim Courier is also doing this setup on the seniors tour, but with a leather grip(tan) base.

~Tursa

Jonnyf
05-14-2007, 12:14 AM
Fact:

Marat has been doing a Wilson Pro overgrip(white) over synthetic grip(black) and layering the Tourna (purple) on top of that.

I suppose at this point he doesn't care about feeling bevels.

Jim Courier is also doing this setup on the seniors tour, but with a leather grip(tan) base.

~Tursa


Hasn't safin fully changed to Pro over synthetic and rumour has it Roddick HASN'T changed, so im guessing that if thats true since Unique don't sponsor players Babolat are using him to get some extra advertising

tennisguy7482
05-14-2007, 04:54 AM
ive held two of those players racquets (sampras' a while ago and marats not so long ago) and its just white finishing tape, on all of them. period.

TalkingTennis91
05-14-2007, 09:51 AM
Roddick clearly uses Tourna Grip. The Babolat VS Blue looks nothing like the Tourna Grip, and in every picture that I have seen of Roddick, he has been using the Tourna Grip, very clearly.

tursafinov
05-14-2007, 11:28 AM
Hasn't safin fully changed to Pro over synthetic and rumour has it Roddick HASN'T changed, so im guessing that if thats true since Unique don't sponsor players Babolat are using him to get some extra advertising

True

It all depends on humidity conditions, etc.
Sometimes Marat is just Wilson Pro over Synthetic.
Sometimes he'll throw the tourna on top.

Babolat, like every company, is using thier contracted players to sell.
Does Federer use that [K]blend NXT w/ Alu Rough...No!
We all know he is using gut.
That doesn't stop Wilson from puting him on the packaging!!!

~Tursa

wtennis206
05-15-2007, 05:14 PM
I've done the same thing.

Athletic tape wrapped around the finishing tape and a little of the throat.

I did it after I saw that Safin had it done but it really serves no purpose.

chiru
05-15-2007, 05:23 PM
i do it too, its just athletic tape or some other white tape. (at least i use athletic tape) It helps hide that bit of the leather that usually sticks out like on pete's racket.