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Cup8489
12-26-2012, 10:03 PM
What grip/overgrip combo did becker use during his career? It looked like a dark blue color... tried searching both here and through google but had no luck.

pundekman
12-26-2012, 11:08 PM
What grip/overgrip combo did becker use during his career? It looked like a dark blue color... tried searching both here and through google but had no luck.

prob babolat

RFRF
12-27-2012, 05:01 AM
It was a vs original grip in navy blue

Seth
12-27-2012, 06:25 AM
TW had some of Becker's actual frames a few year ago. I believe they had no basegrip, just two VS Original overgrips in dark blue.

vsbabolat
12-27-2012, 06:44 AM
It was a vs original grip in navy blue

And before Babolat came out with VS Grip it was Gripsy. Babolat was the distributor for Gripsy before they developed their own grip in 1990.

Cup8489
12-27-2012, 07:46 AM
Thank you everyone!

Sticklacer
12-27-2012, 02:02 PM
At his peak, he used 2 overgrips over the bare handle (ie, no leather). The first was always the salmon color gripsy -- then a blue one on top. Odd little superstition he had I guess. The brand was def Babolat "gripsy", then VS grip later on.

Cup8489
12-27-2012, 05:13 PM
At his peak, he used 2 overgrips over the bare handle (ie, no leather). The first was always the salmon color gripsy -- then a blue one on top. Odd little superstition he had I guess. The brand was def Babolat "gripsy", then VS grip later on.

Yeah, That's interesting. He and Guga both did that. I tried it out before I knew that some pros have done it, back when I first got my Radical (two tournas), but I didn't care for the uneven feel. Nowadays it's just the Leather with minimal overlap and the tourna sliding into the gaps. Have always liked VS overgrips, but didn't like the finishing tape that they came with. Might give them another try, and just get a few different grips out there, like Supergrap (loved that, never picked up another 30 pack though).

ericsson
12-28-2012, 03:35 PM
After the VS grip (around 1993-94) he used overgrips called "Conte Tech" grip in colour lila till the end of his career....

mctennis
01-01-2013, 09:00 PM
After the VS grip (around 1993-94) he used overgrips called "Conte Tech" grip in colour lila till the end of his career....

Always great info from you ericsson, thanks.