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DavidGarcia
06-06-2009, 10:28 AM
I don't think I have seen any playing with NO overgrip.

rosen88
06-06-2009, 10:40 AM
Davydenko?

ericsson
06-06-2009, 10:40 AM
Tim Henman only used a basic grip Karakal PU, Mc Enroe and Edberg used Leather.

lacoster
06-06-2009, 10:43 AM
Lleyton Hewitt

vbranis
06-06-2009, 11:45 AM
I know the following players were NOT using overgrips at one time or another: Calleri, Capriati, Davenport, Woodbridge, Ferreira, Henman, Kafelnikov, Myskina, Mauresmo (who uses a raised contour type grip), Petrova, Rubin, Saretta, Gambill, Sluiter, and Llodra.

My guess as to why so many players use overgrips is that they are easier to remove/replace on the court quickly, and also replacing a base grip can significantly alter the grip feel depending on how much overlap is used.

DunlopDood
06-06-2009, 12:01 PM
I remember seeing photos of augustine callieri plying with bare calfskin

ronalditop
06-06-2009, 03:09 PM
stephanek.

Gugafan
06-06-2009, 05:00 PM
Calleri and Gasquet have both used Head calfskins without an OG.

ericsson
06-06-2009, 11:15 PM
I know the following players were NOT using overgrips at one time or another: Calleri, Capriati, Davenport, Woodbridge, Ferreira, Henman, Kafelnikov, Myskina, Mauresmo (who uses a raised contour type grip), Petrova, Rubin, Saretta, Gambill, Sluiter, and Llodra.

My guess as to why so many players use overgrips is that they are easier to remove/replace on the court quickly, and also replacing a base grip can significantly alter the grip feel depending on how much overlap is used.

I have Mauresmo's racket and currently she uses VS overgrip over a basic white grip.

madmanfool
06-07-2009, 12:01 AM
Leander Paes too yesterday.

vbranis
06-07-2009, 08:28 AM
I have Mauresmo's racket and currently she uses VS overgrip over a basic white grip.

That's why I said "at one time or another".;-)

A few years ago, she was using just a special contour replacement grip.

Tennis_dude ^_^
06-10-2009, 09:20 AM
What i want to know is leather grips are fancy
but why make them if your just going to over grip it

taylor15
06-10-2009, 08:11 PM
What i want to know is leather grips are fancy
but why make them if your just going to over grip it

I prefer leather (as do many others) because you can feel the bevels much better with an overgrip

viktorkwan
06-10-2009, 08:48 PM
Calleri and Gasquet have both used Head calfskins without an OG.

doesn't Gasquet play with a Tournagrip over his leather replacement grip???

slice bh compliment
06-10-2009, 08:53 PM
I remember seeing photos of augustine callieri plying with bare calfskin

Yes. And also Hingis and Edberg. Gasquet and McEnroe, too. What else do these players have in common?

I love the feel of bare leather, but only when it isn't dripping with sweat. The only time I get to use that is in the winter.

Anyway, since the international circuit generally follows warm weather (or climate control on the indoor circuit) and there's sweating involved, I think most pros use a nice, fresh, thin overgrip over the leather.

topspin
06-10-2009, 08:58 PM
Tim Henman only used a basic grip Karakal PU, Mc Enroe and Edberg used Leather.

I use a Karakal PU grip on my badminton racquet and find I don't need to add an overgrip on it. It feels amazing and luxurious and does not slip.

michaelavich
06-11-2009, 08:50 AM
i love my karakal PU grip. i use it for tennis badminton and squash racquets. they stay tacky for a really long time.

ericsson
06-11-2009, 10:40 PM
i love my karakal PU grip. i use it for tennis badminton and squash racquets. they stay tacky for a really long time.

True! you just can't beat them for that price.

WilsonFX
06-14-2009, 09:25 PM
Odesnik.Grips like a tornado.He's a GT user :D which i really want to demo

dsa202
06-18-2009, 05:17 AM
Johnny Mac