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stormholloway
10-21-2007, 05:37 AM
Am I the only one who thinks that it's stupid that Wilson puts their leathers on the K90s with the angle of the leather lined for a lefty? I like to have my fingers run along those creases on the grip, and this is just stupid.

Are all of these gripped like this... and if so, why?

sunflowerhx
10-21-2007, 05:46 AM
Are you sure u dont have a fake?

http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/big/K61T90-big.jpg

dacrymn
10-21-2007, 09:54 AM
"Run along those creases?" They're not supposed to. Sounds like the way you want it IS the one for leftys, and the one you have is wrapped for right-handed people. Not a problem though, just flip the grip.

stormholloway
10-21-2007, 10:46 AM
I'm talking about the creases running along the same lines as your fingers, so your fingers kind of slide ride into those creases. As you can see in that picture, the fingers would be perpendicular to the creases.

I know I'm not the only one who likes it when his fingers run along the creases of the grip.

quest01
10-21-2007, 10:47 AM
[QUOTE=sunflowerhx;1823103]Are you sure u dont have a fake?

How can you distinguish a fake K90 or K95 from a real one?

Noveson
10-21-2007, 10:50 AM
I'm talking about the creases running along the same lines as your fingers, so your fingers kind of slide ride into those creases. As you can see in that picture, the fingers would be perpendicular to the creases.

I know I'm not the only one who likes it when his fingers run along the creases of the grip.

You know I've gotten used to reversing my overgrips, but now that I look at it, the grips seem like it would be the other way. I'm all confused now. Are the creases supposed to run with your hand or against?

haerdalis
10-21-2007, 10:58 AM
No matter what they will be with your hand on one side and against on the other. A righty with a righty grip will have the fingertips along and the base of the fingers against.

mrw
10-21-2007, 11:16 AM
[QUOTE=sunflowerhx;1823103]Are you sure u dont have a fake?

How can you distinguish a fake K90 or K95 from a real one?


The fakes have their grips wrapped for a lefty :twisted:

Rabbit
10-21-2007, 11:39 AM
Sounds like your frame is wrapped for a right-handed person. I'm left-handed and play with a right handed wrapped leather grip with a left-handed overgrip on top of that.

dacrymn
10-21-2007, 12:01 PM
You know I've gotten used to reversing my overgrips, but now that I look at it, the grips seem like it would be the other way. I'm all confused now. Are the creases supposed to run with your hand or against?

Against. At least, i never noticed UNTIL i held a lefty-gripped racket. You can feel the difference

LafayetteHitter
10-21-2007, 02:31 PM
I'm a lefty and actually like my grips wrapped as they come for a right handed player.

Commando Tennis Shorts
10-21-2007, 05:41 PM
I'm a lefty and actually like my grips wrapped as they come for a right handed player.

same here except the opposite---wow, that sounds weird

stormholloway
10-22-2007, 01:18 AM
Weird indeed. I'm confused. People like their fingers NOT running with the creases?

bsandy
10-22-2007, 01:49 AM
I wrap my leather grip, so ther are no decernable creases,

I sure don't neet anything else to think about, when I'm hitting.

. . . Bud

AlpineCadet
11-08-2007, 03:06 PM
Those grooves give me a secure grip, as opposed to having a smooth surface which slides on me at times.