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ZZdark
09-23-2006, 05:11 PM
yeah pretty much as the title says, i was just wondering have anyone ever used electrical tape? Is it decent? It's soooo much cheaperr!

nViATi
09-23-2006, 05:13 PM
Grips are supposed to grip ;)

Forehand Forever
09-23-2006, 05:20 PM
Grips are supposed to grip ;)

true true, why would you use electrical tape?

Nextman916
09-23-2006, 05:21 PM
Well Gamma hi-tech is almost exactly like electric tape....I hit with a M speed pro which had it wrapped pretty fresh, felt so stiff and gave me blisters.

Nextman916
09-23-2006, 05:22 PM
Well Gamma hi-tech is almost exactly like electric tape....I hit with a M speed pro which had it wrapped pretty fresh, felt so stiff and gave me blisters.

-Also the answer to your questions is written clearly in his post, BECAUSE ITS CHEAPER.

ZZdark
09-23-2006, 06:03 PM
well yah i'm not expecting wilson pro overgrip quality, but i was just wondering if it felt decent and prettttty good so sometimes i can wrap it up with electrical tape to save a couple bucks

nalbandian_fan
09-23-2006, 06:21 PM
go ahead and try it, just make sure that you get a width thats similiar to an overgrip, dont use electrical tape thats like a cm thick.

xtremerunnerars
09-23-2006, 07:25 PM
don't try it. I did it on an old racquet, and it's stupid. The grip is completely impervious to sweat. It will build on the outside (practically condensation) and the racquet will slide all over the place. Also, you'll get a couple blisters, even if you have tough hands already.

soucaseya
09-23-2006, 07:38 PM
I used electrical tape once b/c I was cheap and there weren't any tennis equipment stores within reach. This was a terrible idea. Electrical tape is SUPER DUPER SLIPPERY! So unless you want your racket flying out of your hands on every other shot do not try it. I even went so far as to try and scratch it all over in order to make it bumpy and grippable but even that didn't work. The sad thing is is that I left the tape on for almost a year and played with it on the racket until the frame broke in half. But it was never easy to play with it like that ...

Nuke
09-23-2006, 07:40 PM
No. But I've used duct tape for head tape.

RiosTheGenius
09-23-2006, 08:02 PM
try putting some butter as well on the grip with that electrical tape... super grip

nalbandian_fan
09-23-2006, 08:26 PM
try using that super tack spray on it, that might help stop it from slipping

Voltron
09-23-2006, 08:31 PM
No......just no, I don't want to talk about what happens when you do that.

Voltron

Roffey
09-23-2006, 09:30 PM
This makes me curious about bouble sided tape...