Anyone Else Wrap Over Plastic On Grip?

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  1. CivicLx

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    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?
     
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  2. dancraig

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    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.
     
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  3. kchau

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    just use scotch tape where the tape starts
     
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    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.
     
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  5. tennisnj

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    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.
     
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  6. gb93433

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    Have you had any problems with the overgrip slipping?
     
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  7. tennisnj

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    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.
     
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  8. CivicLx

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    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:
     
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  9. Verbal_Kint

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    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.
     
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  10. yoga

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    i simply cut off the adhesive part
     
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  11. Court_Jester

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    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.
     
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  13. tennisboy87

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    I also just cut off the adhesive part.
     
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