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krp312
09-13-2007, 08:48 PM
hey,

anyone know what the thinnest replacement grip is? just regripped my max 200g's with leather and it feels *way* too big. to think that i'll have to get rid of those grips--what a waste.

i had rpny grips on them before.. taking them off was a bad move. :(


-kris

Dangus
09-13-2007, 08:59 PM
LaserFibre TourFit.

krp312
09-13-2007, 09:02 PM
how thick is it?

OnyxZ28
09-13-2007, 09:21 PM
Rewrap the leather, and this time pull HARD to stretch the leather out.

krp312
09-14-2007, 04:54 AM
oh yeah, i've heard of people do that before. pulling hard... that's all there is to it?

morten
09-14-2007, 05:00 AM
pull hard doesnt help much, you will have to wrap more wraps because it will be narrower...

krp312
09-14-2007, 09:10 AM
so the laserfibre grip is the verdict? but i'll try the leather stretching thing first.

MichaelChang
09-14-2007, 10:14 AM
did you try Gamma? I have seen people saying Gamma is pretty thin grip. I am actually using Gamma on my stick, and I tend to agree with them.

aeroman
09-14-2007, 06:09 PM
The babolat vs overgrips USED to claim that they were the thinnest overgrip in the world...
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACBAB-BVS10PK.html

krp312
09-15-2007, 02:40 AM
did you try Gamma? I have seen people saying Gamma is pretty thin grip. I am actually using Gamma on my stick, and I tend to agree with them.

yeah, i did use gamma. surprisingly, the rpny grips were even thinner.

bagung
09-15-2007, 07:13 AM
TW has the thin versions leather grip too.....

YonexDude
09-15-2007, 09:36 AM
The babolat vs overgrips USED to claim that they were the thinnest overgrip in the world...
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACBAB-BVS10PK.html

they are. try and find an overgrip thinner than .44 mm. you can't

we're talking about replacement grips here though. i searched for the thinnest grip possible too because i really need to feel the bevels on my racquet and i need to use both a grip and overgrip, and i've found that Laserfibre Tourfit is indeed the thinnest grip you can get. laserfibre coupled with babolat VS grip is probably thinner than your average leather grip.

bagung
09-15-2007, 02:27 PM
how heavy is the laserfibre tourfit...? i am looking for lightest replacement grip...
thanks

aeroman
09-15-2007, 05:46 PM
Sorry, I feel like such an idiot....

todot62
09-15-2007, 06:17 PM
I am using the new TW 1.3mm leather and it is very thin. I have no idea how that compares to the LF though. BTW, If you switch to leather, be prepared for blisters!

try and find an overgrip thinner than .44 mm. you can't

Kirschbaum Touch It Ultra Thin Overgrip is .38mm, so I guess you can :smile:

Tod

krp312
09-16-2007, 04:40 PM
Sorry, I feel like such an idiot....

haha that's alright man

they are. try and find an overgrip thinner than .44 mm. you can't

we're talking about replacement grips here though. i searched for the thinnest grip possible too because i really need to feel the bevels on my racquet and i need to use both a grip and overgrip, and i've found that Laserfibre Tourfit is indeed the thinnest grip you can get. laserfibre coupled with babolat VS grip is probably thinner than your average leather grip.

i guess i'll get me some tourfit's! but does anyone know the mm thickness of them? i just wanna compare to rpny. btw, i e-mailed them asking how much they were, and they're $18 *each* without shipping. gotta love high profile dives like that.


-kris

AmericanTemplar
12-11-2007, 09:31 AM
So none of the Laserfibre Tourfit users can tell us the weight and thickness of these grips?

weed
12-11-2007, 09:59 AM
are the tourfit replacement grips firm as well?

Loco4Tennis
12-11-2007, 10:06 AM
the blue tourna grips are some of the thinnest over grips i've tried

AmericanTemplar
12-14-2007, 03:24 PM
I got my hands on some of these and while they still round out the bevels more than leather they way considerably less--about 15 grams uncut. Unfortunately I don't have calipers to measure the thickness but they are definitely thicker than the two overgrips that I had on there before.

For anyone who decides to try these out, make sure that you don't use much force when pulling the last bit before applying finishing tape, as they rip quite easily.

Loco4Tennis
12-14-2007, 06:38 PM
i use electrical tape instead of the tape that comes with the overgrips, its a lot easier on the grip when pulling them off, and it works just as good