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bossass
08-01-2007, 09:16 PM
So, I unwrapped and rewrapped a leather grip tonight on a used racket I got to rid the pallet of some modification lead. The black tape that holds the leather grip up has lost it's ability to hold for the most part. What kind of tape is best to use at the top of the grip? I've been wondering this as once in a while through play I'll work the "wilson" tape that comes with the pro overgrip off at the very end, which annoys me, but you only get one tape per grip, so I can't just pop on another.

tennis_hand
08-01-2007, 09:26 PM
just use some Scotch tape to seal it. Or any other high-quality adhesive tapes. Those transparent tapes sold as stationary for school kids won't be good enough. Scotch is good.

No big deal.

swordman2000
08-01-2007, 09:38 PM
you have hockey tape or duck tape?
those things bite onto the racket like there's no tomorrow.

If you dont like the rough surface, then put another layer of scotch on top of the duck tape.

bossass
08-01-2007, 09:49 PM
What about the black tape you see on stock grips sometimes. Is this basically electrical tape? I'd like it to look semi clean.

jonline
08-01-2007, 09:52 PM
you have hockey tape or duck tape?
those things bite onto the racket like there's no tomorrow.

If you dont like the rough surface, then put another layer of scotch on top of the duck tape.

haha. quack...quack. j/k Anyways, just for reference people, it's duct tape, but back to the question...

Finishing tape would work best. I'll see if I can find you a link once TW comes back up.

jonline
08-01-2007, 09:53 PM
What about the black tape you see on stock grips sometimes. Is this basically electrical tape? I'd like it to look semi clean.

Ehh, sort of. Finishing tape is what it is. I'll go find a link...

jonline
08-01-2007, 09:55 PM
Many people just use electrical tape. I'd find you a link to the real stuff, but TW is still down.

swordman2000
08-01-2007, 09:58 PM
i tried it so many times with electric tape. but it seems it keep slipping and lose it's adhesion easily.
and yeah. it's duct tape. hmmm but Duck also make duct tape! and they call it the duck tape! =(

haha i am struggling to keep my ego.

jonline
08-01-2007, 10:00 PM
i tried it so many times with electric tape. but it seems it keep slipping and lose it's adhesion easily.
and yeah. it's duct tape. hmmm but Duck also make duct tape! and they call it the duck tape! =(

haha i am struggling to keep my ego.

Whatever you say...

jonline
08-01-2007, 10:03 PM
Here we go: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/searchresults.html?search=products&searchtext=finishing+tape

If you want it to look like the factory finishing tape (slick and plasticy, for lack of a better word) choose the vinyl one.

Voltron
08-01-2007, 10:03 PM
Finishing tape is quite similar to electrical tape (in fact, tourna grip comes with red electrical tape), so you may as well use that if you've got it lying around.

jonline
08-01-2007, 10:09 PM
Finishing tape is quite similar to electrical tape (in fact, tourna grip comes with red electrical tape), so you may as well use that if you've got it lying around.

I noticed that...didn't think about it at the time, but it was electrical tape...good catch.

bossass
08-01-2007, 10:17 PM
I ain't got no elec tape and I have to order some grommets anyways, thanks for the link. Does that stuff last a while (one roll)?

jonline
08-01-2007, 10:26 PM
I ain't got no elec tape and I have to order some grommets anyways, thanks for the link. Does that stuff last a while (one roll)?

I looked on Unique's site, and it says that the tape is 66 ft. long. It says two reels per pack, but I'm not sure if TW gives one or two rolls. So either 66 or 132 ft. I've never bought it before, but it seems like it would last for quite along time, being as you're using easily less than 6 in. each time. Good luck.

Here's Unique's accessory page (http://www.uniquesports.us/prod_tennisacc.htm) if you want to look at it for yourself.

tbini87
08-01-2007, 11:00 PM
i use electrical tape when needed, and i think it looks better than duct tape or scotch tape.

tennis_hand
08-02-2007, 01:29 AM
i agree. Tourna's tapes are the best. very adhesive and don't come off at all.

eagle
08-02-2007, 02:31 AM
I have medical tape in my bag. I sometimes use it to supplement the tape that comes with the overgrip.

Thanks,
eagle

aidenous
08-02-2007, 05:54 AM
I usually don't use any tape. The rubber thingy covers the top of the overgrip and hides the tape anyway.

tbini87
08-02-2007, 07:51 AM
the rubber thing never slips off or moves up the handle? i would be too worried about that haha.

ProStaff Legend
08-02-2007, 08:31 AM
heres the real stuff: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-UFTB.html
i use electric tape and cut its width in half

nhatduongchi
08-02-2007, 11:39 AM
I always electrical tape, about $1 roll @ electrical supply store.

Lloyd Barcenilla
08-02-2007, 01:26 PM
electrical tape as others have said

tennis_hand
08-02-2007, 05:08 PM
I usually don't use any tape. The rubber thingy covers the top of the overgrip and hides the tape anyway.

that thingy does slip away.

Lloyd Barcenilla
08-02-2007, 05:10 PM
that thingy does slip away.

On my double handed backhand, so i took it off and just use tape

aidenous
08-02-2007, 05:25 PM
that thingy does slip away.
My thingy stays in place.

Lloyd Barcenilla
08-02-2007, 05:37 PM
My thingy stays in place.

How many hands on the backhand do you use?

stevekim8
08-02-2007, 06:18 PM
yea. electrical tape is the THANG

aidenous
08-03-2007, 03:57 AM
How many hands on the backhand do you use?Just one..

Lloyd Barcenilla
08-03-2007, 03:59 AM
Just one..

if you use two, it sometimes moves it

Ethan
08-07-2007, 10:45 AM
LMAO i once borrowed a friends racquet but there was no grip just electric tape wraped around it, it was a heavy racquet too one of those old ones its not a brand name just blue wif thunder stick written on the side very heavy hurted my wrist every time i returned a ball cuz of the grip and the racquets weight LOL

thundaga
08-07-2007, 07:42 PM
electrical tape definitely does the trick