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User Name
08-10-2007, 10:59 AM
Whats the best leather grip around $10's.

jonline
08-10-2007, 12:37 PM
Babolat IS the best. 9/10 of the more established tennis players on this board would tell you that.

EDIT: Okay, 6/10 easily lol.

babolatpdtp
08-10-2007, 01:08 PM
Personally I think Volkl is the best, though, i can only compare it to wilson and gamma since my pro shop doesnt have the babolat leather

Bodacious DVT
08-10-2007, 02:01 PM
babolat hands down. definitely the best

plowmanjoe
08-10-2007, 02:03 PM
what makes babolat the best? isn't best for someone different for another?

nickb
08-10-2007, 02:04 PM
I like the wilson leather best....just what im used to. The prince leather on my POGs feels pretty good....dont think they sell it.

CIoud
08-10-2007, 02:07 PM
I rather use turna but for leather i would say babolat or wilson im not really sure with leather.

snoflewis
08-10-2007, 07:24 PM
i've only tried wilson and babolat. babolat takes a few hitting sessions to fully break in...but i've had no troubles. the gold lettering comes off on your hands..but no biggie. the wilson wasn't so good to me. i've had it on many rackets and on my 6.0 95s, i found myself chucking the racket on serves....and that's never happened to me w/ any type of grip...so that made me question wilson's leather quality...but you can't really go wrong w/ babolat. cheaper than wilson, but just as good...if not better.

ProStaff Legend
08-10-2007, 08:06 PM
never tried babolat, is it easy to stretch (my handle is a touch too big)?

Bogie
08-10-2007, 11:34 PM
im using babolats right now and love them. head calfskin would still probably be the best in my opinion but they're fairly difficult to find and can be pretty costly so for the price, babolat is awesome in terms of thickness, durability, and firmness.

classic tennis
08-14-2007, 01:57 AM
Fairway is the bench mark though.

MaximRecoil
08-14-2007, 11:03 AM
Do Babolat leather grips come with a strip of finishing tape?

Chauvalito
08-14-2007, 11:10 AM
Free: I asked my local club pro, and he found a pile of them in a back room made by prince. The only issue was that they were very short, I have a one-hander so it worked out well.

Sinner
08-14-2007, 12:22 PM
Do Babolat leather grips come with a strip of finishing tape?

if memory serves, they do...

Prince doesn't make leather grips anymore, do they? my pro-shop has a stash, but they're all marked '1995'...

nickb
08-14-2007, 03:49 PM
Do Babolat leather grips come with a strip of finishing tape?

Yes (10 Chars)

Richie Rich
08-14-2007, 04:11 PM
i like the babolats since for me they are the best value for the money. but they aren't very tacky so if you don't use overgrip you may find them a little slippery when your hand gets wet.

bigfoot910
08-14-2007, 04:45 PM
Babolats are my pick, they last very well.

PROTENNIS63
08-15-2007, 01:20 PM
Have to give my vote to the babolat leather grip.. excellent grip!

Jonny S&V
08-15-2007, 01:21 PM
Babolat Leather, you can't go wrong.

Azrael
08-15-2007, 06:10 PM
I preferred the feel of Wilson, but I use Babolat cuz it doesn't increase grip size.

Klatu Verata Necktie
08-16-2007, 06:06 AM
I preferred the feel of Wilson, but I use Babolat cuz it doesn't increase grip size.

Does Wilson leather increase grip size?

Azrael
08-16-2007, 10:02 AM
Yes, by about half a grip size. Maybe a little less.

texastornado
08-16-2007, 08:45 PM
does the gamma leather increase the grip size, how do the bevels feel afterwards? thanks

Rafa freak
08-16-2007, 08:48 PM
I like the babolat the best.