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TheLambsheadrep
01-22-2010, 10:35 PM
I just bought a Head Softac Traction to replace a crapy original grip on my Head Ti.Carbon. I think it will work for now, but it doesnt feel too solid. What is the best quality Head replacement base grip?

shaysrebelII
01-23-2010, 01:21 AM
I think there are fans of head's leather grip out there, but I personally like their hydrosorb. that grip has it all.

Hominator
01-23-2010, 05:50 AM
+1 for Hydrosorb. Some people say it's too cushiony, but I find it just right - especially if you pull it tight when you install it.

adista4
01-23-2010, 08:32 AM
HEAD Protech

TheLambsheadrep
01-23-2010, 10:48 AM
tried out a racket w/ a leather base grip, gave me a wicked blister. i know it will be covered with overgrip, but still idk. the only base grip i know by name is hydrosorb, i think that may be the way to go. theyre pretty durable right? I think the base grip on my LM Radical was hydrosorb, and that lasted, never wore or tore either

does white or black make a difference? one isnt meant to mean better quality right?

shaysrebelII
01-23-2010, 11:54 AM
tried out a racket w/ a leather base grip, gave me a wicked blister. i know it will be covered with overgrip, but still idk. the only base grip i know by name is hydrosorb, i think that may be the way to go. theyre pretty durable right? I think the base grip on my LM Radical was hydrosorb, and that lasted, never wore or tore either

does white or black make a difference? one isnt meant to mean better quality right?

There shouldn't be any difference when it comes to the color. For the record, the one I was referring to was the white one. and by durable, do you mean that it retains its tackiness or that it doesn't peel? cuz either way, I've never had a problem with the hydrosorb.

Xenakis
01-23-2010, 12:04 PM
+2 for hydrosorb. Currently my favourite grip.

Bashi
01-23-2010, 12:17 PM
hydrosorb is good while it lasts. which isnt long though

tennisdude083
01-23-2010, 01:05 PM
tried out a racket w/ a leather base grip, gave me a wicked blister. i know it will be covered with overgrip, but still idk. the only base grip i know by name is hydrosorb, i think that may be the way to go. theyre pretty durable right? I think the base grip on my LM Radical was hydrosorb, and that lasted, never wore or tore either

does white or black make a difference? one isnt meant to mean better quality right?

The LM Radical comes with the hydrocontrol grip

TheLambsheadrep
01-23-2010, 07:44 PM
The LM Radical comes with the hydrocontrol grip

oh, i remembered the hydro part then I guess.

I always use an overgrip (tournagrip 99.9% of the time, love the stuff) so im not too worried about wear from my hand. but I want it to last a long time regardless

TheLambsheadrep
02-28-2010, 07:15 PM
so theres this list ( http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/catpage-HEADRG.html ) and i know theres Head Ergo Feel, are there any more not listed?

also, I bought some rackets that came with replacement grips, but with no label. im gonna get pics up and hopefully someone will know what they are

TheLambsheadrep
02-28-2010, 08:29 PM
here is my grip, what is it?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38221599@N05/sets/72157623406281143/

OliverSimon
02-28-2010, 10:15 PM
here is my grip, what is it?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38221599@N05/sets/72157623406281143/

Gamma Contour Grip.

-OS

TheLambsheadrep
02-28-2010, 10:28 PM
awesome, thanks oliversmith. theres no Gama logo on it tho, right? bc i dont see one on my rackets.

tennisdude083
02-28-2010, 10:45 PM
hydrosorb is good while it lasts. which isnt long though

Do you use overgrip? It should last a very long time if if you always use overgrip.

I have found that I actually prefer the Hydrosorb Tour grip over regular Hydrosorb.

TheLambsheadrep
03-03-2010, 06:32 AM
awesome, thanks oliversmith. theres no Gama logo on it tho, right? bc i dont see one on my rackets.

[d]ragon
03-03-2010, 10:34 AM
Another vote for Hydrosorb. Hydrosorb Tour is nice as well, not that much difference.

TheLambsheadrep
03-03-2010, 11:10 AM
oliversmith?

Icedorb217
03-03-2010, 09:30 PM
I like hydrosorb but the tour version feels thinner i like the original more

TheLambsheadrep
03-04-2010, 05:35 PM
oliversmith?

TheLambsheadrep
04-16-2010, 04:48 PM
whats the difference between

http://cgi.e b a y.com/Gamma-Ultra-Cushion-Contour-Tennis-Replacement-Grip_W0QQitemZ250594604930QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item3a589a3782

and

http://cgi.e b a y.com/ws/e B a yISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250441271192&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

connect the spaced out auction site in the links to get there

i recently bought the hi tech contour grips, but the ribs feel bigger compared to the grip i posted pics of earlier in this thread. did i get two similar, but different grips?

pheonix6579
04-18-2010, 05:47 PM
It will take a while to get used to the leather but after you break you hand in...you cant beat. Put a gamma supreme OG on it and I wont use anything else...well babolat leather is goo as well :)

OliverSimon
04-18-2010, 08:05 PM
whats the difference between

http://cgi.e b a y.com/Gamma-Ultra-Cushion-Contour-Tennis-Replacement-Grip_W0QQitemZ250594604930QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item3a589a3782

and

http://cgi.e b a y.com/ws/e B a yISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250441271192&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

connect the spaced out auction site in the links to get there

i recently bought the hi tech contour grips, but the ribs feel bigger compared to the grip i posted pics of earlier in this thread. did i get two similar, but different grips?

I'm not too sure about the difference of those two grips, but they are not very good base (replacement) grips at all. Head Hydrosorb is much better.