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gkamieneski
10-05-2012, 06:10 AM
I posted this in the "other" category and have received some good opinions, but I am interested in learning what the pros do in this regard.

I play exclusively with Head Radical MP racquets although for me it doesn't matter if it is an iRadical, LM or MG. Whenever I pick up a new one it is usually 1 model behind, like right now I am considering a Youtek Radical MP (but not the IG).

When I pick up a new Radical MP I usually play with the HydroSorb OEM grip until it needs replacing and then I overgrip with Tourna Grip or Tourna Tac depending on the season. So for the most part, my quiver of Radical MPs have "used" HydroSorb grips overgripped with Tourna. Note that I prefer the Tournagrip to the Hydrosorb grip anyway but usually use the OEM grip while it's still good.

My question is am I missing out on something by "wearing" down my Hydrosorbs and then wrapping with the Tourna? If I get the new Youtek, should I immediately wrap the virgin Hydrosorb grip with the Tourna Grip?

Perhaps my grips would have a "softer" feel if I changed my procedure? Welcome opinions. What do the pros who use Tourna do?

Marcus2137
10-05-2012, 06:52 AM
A lot of pros that use Tourna (and a LOT still do) often have leather base grips, so you can't really compare.

I've also had hydrosorb and used them, both new and worn out, with tourna grips over. I see no difference.

If you want it softer, maybe wrap the hydrosorb a little looser, or put 2 overgrips on. But you'll basically loose the bevels/edges with 2 overgrips on top of a hydrosorb (or any synthetic base grip).

Bdarb
10-08-2012, 07:33 PM
I would wrap it right off the bat. I imagine it would be softer and you're going to wrap it anyway might as well keep the grip fresh.

3fees
10-11-2012, 07:55 AM
I would wrap it right off the bat. I imagine it would be softer and you're going to wrap it anyway might as well keep the grip fresh.

Concur-wrap it right away and save the hydrosorb.