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Hominator
01-01-2010, 03:19 PM
Hello all,

Looking for a replacement grip that does not have ridges or indents between "layers." I like a nice flat grip surface so I can hit from either side of the racquet w/out my fingers sliding into the ridges or indents.

Can anyone recommend a grip for me? Thanks.

[d]ragon
01-01-2010, 04:53 PM
No grip other than contours should have that provided that you wrap it properly. Your grip is probably wrapped with too little overlapping

Hominator
01-01-2010, 06:10 PM
My stock Volkl Power Bridge 8 has those ridges that I dislike.

lawlitssoo1n
01-02-2010, 10:17 PM
they have overgrips that slide on to the handle

Jonny S&V
01-02-2010, 10:28 PM
My stock Volkl Power Bridge 8 has those ridges that I dislike.

Rewrap the grip, or get a new one.

Irvin
01-03-2010, 03:46 AM
Grips have a thinner outside edge so when you wrap your girp there will not be a hump where the grip overlaps. If you have valleys you are wrapping your grip with too little overlap and if you have ridges you have too much overlap.

Irvin

Hominator
01-03-2010, 05:39 AM
Rewrap the grip, or get a new one.

Right. So I can avoid ridges with any replacement grip? It seems like the Volkl grip was designed to have these ridges. Looks like Volkl intended this on purpose. Thanks.

Irvin
01-03-2010, 05:50 AM
Right. So I can avoid ridges with any replacement grip? It seems like the Volkl grip was designed to have these ridges. Looks like Volkl intended this on purpose. Thanks.

No there are some grips that have a ridge in the center like Wilson Contour grips. But if you buy a smooth grip yes you can avoid this with any grip.

I would not re-wrap a grip. Most synthetic grips have double faced tape (or glue strip) on the bottom side and removing the grip and tape is easier said than done. You will probably have a grip with less tack to the handle. This may cause your grip to separate where it overlaps and you have your problem all over again. Buy and new grip and make sure you wrap it so there are no valleys or ridges.

Try a Prince DuraPro grip it makes for a nice smooth grip.

Irvin

COPEY
01-03-2010, 06:14 AM
The Prince Resisoft grips are nice as well. If you hands sweat, the Resipro may be the way to go.

AJK1
02-06-2010, 08:31 PM
Try what i've done for years, i'm a right hander, but i wrap my grip left handed, so i don't get that channel effect, it works a treat.

EasternRocks
11-11-2014, 09:41 PM
Don't want to revive a dead thread, but figured its better than starting a new one.

Has anyone noticed that on all Yonex frames, the Synthetic grip is gripped with not enough overlap thus created ridges throughout the grip top to bottom? Thus, there is not a flat surface.

JackB1
11-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Don't want to revive a dead thread, but figured its better than starting a new one.

Has anyone noticed that on all Yonex frames, the Synthetic grip is gripped with not enough overlap thus created ridges throughout the grip top to bottom? Thus, there is not a flat surface.

Uhhmm....replace it maybe???

EasternRocks
11-12-2014, 08:36 AM
JackB1, I have already, just want to make sure that this is something people encounter in all Yonex frames and it wasn't just the ones I bought that required me to swap them out.... You're very knowledgable in Yonex frames and have playtested many. Can you confirm that your 98D and other frames like the SI98 and AI 98 have come gripped in a different fashion that say, a Wilson/Bab/Head/Prince frame?

I have another thread re: this in the TW Questions section, with a bit more description and a photo

JackB1
11-12-2014, 11:07 AM
JackB1, I have already, just want to make sure that this is something people encounter in all Yonex frames and it wasn't just the ones I bought that required me to swap them out.... You're very knowledgable in Yonex frames and have playtested many. Can you confirm that your 98D and other frames like the SI98 and AI 98 have come gripped in a different fashion that say, a Wilson/Bab/Head/Prince frame?

I have another thread re: this in the TW Questions section, with a bit more description and a photo

all Yonex grips are installed the same way