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musicc
06-01-2006, 04:43 PM
I think so... look at their ad in the latest TENNIS magazine

tennis_nerd22
06-01-2006, 05:15 PM
if thats true, thats disturbing... pretty soon we'll need putters and caddies

Zeph
06-01-2006, 05:22 PM
i guess they could be useful in times of serious need, such as a hand covered in blisters. Cant even hold a racquet without pain. Though i still would never wear a glove playing tennis.

Rob the Tennis Player
06-01-2006, 06:08 PM
i guess they could be useful in times of serious need, such as a hand covered in blisters. Cant even hold a racquet without pain. Though i still would never wear a glove playing tennis.

Well it depends maybe when its really cold it could be used for warmth?

samster
06-01-2006, 07:03 PM
Welcome to tennis, Tom Brady!

Rob the Tennis Player
06-01-2006, 07:17 PM
Welcome to tennis, Tom Brady!
Haha. dont forget Ben R

tonysk83
06-01-2006, 07:38 PM
If they provide good warmth but still have good feel, I will get some. Playing in early March in Chicago sucks.

woody6.1
06-02-2006, 12:01 AM
i've never been to fond of the idea .. but i suppose there could be a few times where it might be needed as a last resort ..

does anyone know how tacky it'd be ? and low long it'd last if so ?

hummer23
06-02-2006, 12:26 AM
This actually is appealing to me. If they are for warmth, and if they are thin enough to still provide good feel, then i'd be all for the idea. I hate having my hands get really cold when i play during winter/early spring, and this would be a great help in for that.

Duzza
06-02-2006, 01:26 AM
My dad told me to do this with bike gloves to stop wearing grips and causing blisters. I told him he was an idiot

Greekness
06-02-2006, 06:00 AM
Pics anyone?

JRstriker12
06-02-2006, 06:32 AM
I wouldn't wear gloves unless it was cold, but I've seen a few players were baseball (batting) gloves when playing. Seem to be mainly old-guy junk ballers.

Duzza
06-02-2006, 07:24 AM
search tennis gloves in google. Theres some made by advantage and they look exactly like golf gloves..

jamauss
06-02-2006, 07:26 AM
I might give a glove a try - I tend to get big blisters if I play a lot.

Duzza
06-02-2006, 07:49 AM
i prob won't until they're accepted as a normal part of tennis gear(ie. when advertising and pros use them)lol

Greekness
06-02-2006, 08:09 AM
Do you think any babolat sponsered players will wear the glove? Nadal? Roddick?

Rob the Tennis Player
06-02-2006, 09:19 AM
Do you think any babolat sponsered players will wear the glove? Nadal? Roddick?
I doubt Nadal would wear them. It doesn't seem to be his style

austro
06-02-2006, 09:57 AM
What's so new about this? Tennis gloves have been around for ages.

Greekness
06-02-2006, 10:27 AM
I still need to see pics. Maybe Roddick since he wears the Babolat shoes...?

Jassy_B
06-02-2006, 10:28 AM
My dad told me to do this with bike gloves to stop wearing grips and causing blisters. I told him he was an idiot
hahaa

geesechops
06-04-2006, 05:48 PM
I don't think its going to be a tennis glove. That Ad says, "Because your hand is not flat.." What does having a non flat hand have to do with gloves? You have to think about what is now flat that could be rounded, and has to do with tennis?? I don't know? But it doesn't sound like gloves. If it is a glove, that doesn't make any sense in the advertisment.

DX_Psycho
06-04-2006, 06:29 PM
i've worn a golf glove to play tennis. when you have a big *** blister that hurts like hell i don't think you'll be caring about looks.

Viper
06-04-2006, 11:17 PM
My sisters dreams have finally come true

OrangeOne
06-04-2006, 11:22 PM
You have to think about what is now flat that could be rounded, and has to do with tennis?? I don't know? But it doesn't sound like gloves.

A rounded grip - no bevels maybe?

BaseLineBash
06-05-2006, 01:07 AM
I would have thought Babolat would have come out with their own medical insurance before some gloves.

Skppr05
06-05-2006, 06:13 PM
if they came in yellow and black to match my aeropro then i'll prolly consider them....you know for those cold winter days

hewitt9
06-05-2006, 06:52 PM
i think this idea is ridiculous who would need gloves while your playing tennis,i mean it might be good to prevent blisters but u could use some simple medical tape for your hand.:rolleyes:

goober
06-05-2006, 07:54 PM
Tennis gloves have been on the market for years. Nothing new other than that somebody else is getting into the market. I can't imagine it is a very big market unless they plan to grow the market by getting some pros to wear it.

hewitt9
06-06-2006, 09:43 AM
Tennis gloves have been on the market for years. Nothing new other than that somebody else is getting into the market. I can't imagine it is a very big market unless they plan to grow the market by getting some pros to wear it.




well i bet you would see alot more ppl wearing them,if Andy Roddick and Rafeal Nadal were to wear them.but iduno if i ever would

hewitt9
06-06-2006, 09:44 AM
I would have thought Babolat would have come out with their own medical insurance before some gloves.



nice haha

ppw350Zunit
06-06-2006, 10:30 AM
i use a one (forehand) wide receiver nike glove when i get blisters. :)

geesechops
06-06-2006, 11:05 AM
Babolat is not dropping a 2 page ad in Tennis Magazine for some gloves. Rounded bevels sounds more reasonable.

geesechops
06-06-2006, 06:25 PM
Or it could be about the cortex system in the new Pure Drive's.

Melissa
06-07-2006, 01:09 PM
I hate wearing a glove. I hit a one hand topspin backhand and often times change to my BH grip by just spinninning the raquet without using my left hand if I am on the run.~GiGGle~Lot of "n"'s there~GiGGle~

Anyway, down here (southwest Fl.), I wear one (glove) anyhow, during July, August and Sept. The combination of mid 90 temps and 60-80 % humidity makes my hands perspire so much I sometimes let the raquet slip out of my hand.

I keep a towel tucked in the waistband of my skirt. But it's not enough.
I have tried resin, dri-grip, various overwraps and other aids. Nothing works. Except the golf glove. But I hate it.

Greekness
06-11-2006, 03:38 AM
Any pics of teh "Glove" yet?

staedtler
06-11-2006, 03:53 AM
Its not a glove but a new kind of grip. Heres the thread on it.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=102718&page=4&highlight=babolat+grip

http://www.bottegatennis.it/images/speciali/big/s060606_18.jpg
http://www.bottegatennis.it/images/speciali/big/s060606_19.jpg

Greekness
06-11-2006, 05:46 AM
I dont get it.....smart grip??

xtremerunnerars
06-11-2006, 07:43 PM
If you've noticed the grips on nadal's racquet, as well as some other babolat sponsored players, you'll see a bulge in the racquet. I dunno where he found that above image from, but that's what they look like. They let them get more grip on them....sorta like the wonder wedge.

mctennis
06-17-2006, 09:27 AM
I use a battle glove when playing baseball. My hands sweat and maybe the glove would prevent the hand from slipping as much. I use to use a certain company's overgrip that worked great for sweat but they went out of business. I have not found anything else that works as well.

th41291
06-18-2006, 12:40 PM
haha, how did you guys think that babolat was making a "tennis glove"...smart grip looks cool, but isn't practical in the way that everyone's hands are different.

Tim Tennis
06-18-2006, 04:02 PM
haha, how did you guys think that babolat was making a "tennis glove"...smart grip looks cool, but isn't practical in the way that everyone's hands are different.

I am very glad to see the tennis industry finally addressing the shape of the handle. From what I have seen of the Bablot grip it looks like it favors those players who use the EF, which is usually what people get started out with. Maybe that is why they put it on their lowend/staters frame. I am not too sure how easy it will be to find the other grips but I have not tried it so it is not fair to say too much.

Food for thought: You said, "but isn't practical in the way that everyone's hands are different." You can't argue that but is this not this true with a standard shaped handle also. I come across this logic all the time where people make a statement concerning the Power -V- Grip yet don't apply the same logic to a standard shaped handle. Not being critical, that is just human nature.

http://www.tennisgoemetrics.com

betiYonex
06-21-2006, 02:47 AM
Hello guys.
I have a pupil wearing one of them picked from E.E.U.U. I tried and I think it's possible to play with it. The palm side is pretty thin to feel the racquet. An old bear like me prefers the blisters.
Yonex also has them but with the palm open.
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7839/racketshopf18884421645xd7se.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4478/racketshopf18884710507fx7ic.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
At the other side and thinking in winter cold days, when feeding balls to pupils is difficult, no feeling in your freezed hand, I've seen a tennis glove like motorcycle riders have in their handles. It's like a fleece tube sock and fixed with a rubber band to the wrist and other to the upper of racquet's grip.
There's one in the Japan Yonex catalog an other sold in E.E.U.U.
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1371/capturar38gp8pz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://www.hotglove.com/hothands.html

Greats for teachers. Great for boys.
I've made my own home versíon with a fleeced sleeve as worn by bicycle riders.

Regards

Kid Carlos
06-22-2006, 09:14 AM
There is no tennis glove, its a new grip that Babolat is coming out with. The grip indents at the middle. Whoever told you that its a glove is false.

nn
06-22-2006, 02:09 PM
There is no tennis glove, its a new grip that Babolat is coming out with. The grip indents at the middle. Whoever told you that its a glove is false.

cool you are the same guy who told us about Nadal string and other info