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babolat141
07-30-2008, 07:32 PM
Today i was in cinncinati and i was wtching nadal practive. After practice uncle toni took nadals racket and took off the overgrip. Under the grip it was black. I wasnt very close and couldnt see that well so i dont know what kind of grip it was. does anyone have any idea what replacement grip he uses.

nalk7
07-30-2008, 10:19 PM
I think its syntec, but could b wrong

babolat141
07-31-2008, 05:30 AM
Ya that makes sense but i dont get if it is a syntec why it isnt white.

Rysty
07-31-2008, 06:40 AM
Interesting. Some say he only uses three (!) overgrips without any replacement grip. Are you sure it wasn't the bare handle?

babolat141
07-31-2008, 07:18 AM
Ya im sure. It was a warmup right before his match and nadal had brought 4 rackets to the practice and only used 1. Uncle toni Had his own racket and was using a black grip without an overgrip. Nadal left his 1 racket that he used and uncle toni was unwinding it and there was a black grip underneath.

babolat15
07-31-2008, 07:36 AM
Today i was in cinncinati and i was wtching nadal practive. After practice uncle toni took nadals racket and took off the overgrip. Under the grip it was black. I wasnt very close and couldnt see that well so i dont know what kind of grip it was. does anyone have any idea what replacement grip he uses.

i just had a revelation, on the old apd the syntec was black, this proves that he is using a paintjob

babolat141
07-31-2008, 07:39 AM
o good call i didnt realize this thanks for pinting that out.

captinsane903
07-31-2008, 07:43 AM
They actually do manufacture a black sytec grip.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACBAB-BSG.html

Harry24
07-31-2008, 06:42 PM
Today i was in cinncinati and i was wtching nadal practive. After practice uncle toni took nadals racket and took off the overgrip. Under the grip it was black. I wasnt very close and couldnt see that well so i dont know what kind of grip it was. does anyone have any idea what replacement grip he uses.
Sounds like a stupid question I know but, what overgrip does nadal use?babolat syntec or VS?

babolat141
07-31-2008, 07:39 PM
he uses vs original Its a good grip if you wnat to change every set.

Harry24
07-31-2008, 08:40 PM
he uses vs original Its a good grip if you wnat to change every set.

Haha dosent sound like my kind of grip......its the same with tourna grip i love it the first day or so but when it starts tearing its horrible.

Harry24
07-31-2008, 08:49 PM
he uses vs original Its a good grip if you wnat to change every set.
how is syntec overgrips?never tried em....Im looking to try yonex supergrap right now I look wilson pro overgrips best and tourna grips for summer

Chris Dono
07-31-2008, 08:56 PM
supergrap is good but i rather go with gamma's grip.

Harry24
07-31-2008, 09:12 PM
supergrap is good but i rather go with gamma's grip.

surpreme overgrip or pro wrap?

consistency wins
07-31-2008, 10:17 PM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACBAB-BPT12PK.html

best grip on the planet if you sweat the least. Fell in love with it yesterday. I know it's not cool and white like Rafa's...but it's a sick grip.

RoddickistheMan
07-31-2008, 10:39 PM
so i guess this proves that rafa doesnt use 3 overgrips over a bare handle like everyone says.

consistency wins
07-31-2008, 11:03 PM
so i guess this proves that rafa doesnt use 3 overgrips over a bare handle like everyone says.

I think that was a wives tale....

RoddickistheMan
08-01-2008, 12:17 AM
I think that was a wives tale....

according to wikipedia he uses three overgrips over a bare handle

babolat141
08-01-2008, 07:03 AM
unless he uses 2 black ones and 1 white over the top. And trust me wikipedia is always right.

0d1n
08-01-2008, 07:06 AM
according to wikipedia he uses three overgrips over a bare handle

Any dimwit can edit the wikipedia stuff ... that's why it's called a "wiki". It's not exactly in the Encyclopedia Britannica's class when it comes to accurate information ;)

Harry24
08-01-2008, 04:52 PM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACBAB-BPT12PK.html

best grip on the planet if you sweat the least. Fell in love with it yesterday. I know it's not cool and white like Rafa's...but it's a sick grip.I do sweat alot.....especially now in the summer when its very hot and humid here, so I prefer tourna grip for summer and wilson for winter/fall/spring

babolatchaznike
08-04-2008, 08:35 AM
It could not be the bare handle, babolat racquets have a natural wood color handle.

babolat141
08-04-2008, 12:58 PM
i know it was a replacement grip cuz toni was using it and rafa was using it under his overgrip

Tennis Musician
08-04-2008, 02:35 PM
Not relevant to the conversation but, I was also in cincy for the tournament on that day. I was also at the practice courts watching Federer when Nadal showed up on the next court. Good times. I even got my high school tennis shirt signed by Roger.