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CivicLx
09-01-2006, 09:20 PM
or am I the only genius here:mrgreen: I wrapped my supergrap right over the plastic so when I replace the overgrip, I don't tear up the original grip since the supergrap starts out with the adhesive stuff. anyone else do this?

dancraig
09-01-2006, 09:52 PM
I just don't remove the little paper strip that covers the adhesive area. I don't use Supergrap, but I'm assuming it has this paper cover on the adhesive.

kchau
09-01-2006, 11:06 PM
just use scotch tape where the tape starts

Davai
09-01-2006, 11:30 PM
I think he means the entire grip. Yes that's smart, and I which I had thought of it before i put my overgrip over my new fairway; it's going to be painful to see how the color just disapperas right onto the white overgrip.

tennisnj
09-02-2006, 11:30 AM
Civic, I've been doing it for years as well! For the same reasons as you've detailed. Too often in H.S. & college I've ruined original grips by putting overgrip after overgrip on them. Then a pro I was teaching w/suggested it & I've been doing it & recommending it ever since. Doesn't change the grip shape or feel @ all.

gb93433
09-02-2006, 12:38 PM
or am I the only genius here:mrgreen: I wrapped my supergrap right over the plastic so when I replace the overgrip, I don't tear up the original grip since the supergrap starts out with the adhesive stuff. anyone else do this?

Have you had any problems with the overgrip slipping?

tennisnj
09-02-2006, 12:42 PM
I never have. When I put an overgrip on, I wrap it so tight there's no way it's going to move. Plus, the underside of the overgrip isn't slippery, so there's no concern there either.

CivicLx
09-03-2006, 12:15 AM
no, I haven't had any problems with it slipping yet and I only started doing it recently, but so far it seems to be fine...I haven't taken the supergrap off yet to replace it so I'm not sure how it looks...I have a blister on my thumb that rubs and tears overgrips a little, so hopefully it didn't go threw the plastic

dancraig had a good idea too to leave the paper on the adhesive end, but I need the adhesive end, because without it I'm not too good at putting on grips...you should see me try to put on tournagrip:mrgreen:

Verbal_Kint
09-03-2006, 03:00 AM
I just put the sticky part on a piece of paper a few times. This gets enough stick off the overgrip so that it will stick , but not leave a mark. I need the plastic removed though, my leather base-grip gets a little wet too.

yoga
09-03-2006, 03:40 AM
i simply cut off the adhesive part

Court_Jester
09-03-2006, 06:22 AM
I also leave the plastic wrapping on the handle before wrapping it with Supergrap but not for the reason you all mentioned. Even on my older racquets, I have never ripped parts of the grip when taking off the overgrip.

dacrymn
09-07-2006, 03:24 PM
leaving the plastic on is all well and good, but does it increase the grip size any?
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tennisboy87
09-07-2006, 04:46 PM
I also just cut off the adhesive part.