anyonek know what kinda overgrip federer uses?

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  1. illuminati817

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    I've always seen him use that white one, back with the t90 and now with the nCode tour, anyone know what it is?
     
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  2. Power Game

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    Wilson pro overgrip. Great overgrip by the way
     
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  3. jings

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    It's actually Tournagrip with Wilson Pro Overgrip paintjob
     
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  5. illuminati817

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    that seems kinda silly, wilson never seemed to have a problem with sampras using tournas.

    So finally, it's the wilson pro overgrip right?
     
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  6. Chanchai

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    Yeah, it's the Wilson Pro Overgrip. And that other guy was kidding (thought that was hilarious :lol: ).

    Also, the Wilson Pro Overgrip is still my overgrip of choice--really soft, really tacky, I'd almost say it has a "warm" feeling. But I should start trying more alternatives soon (used to use tournagrip, what a grip, and even tried a couple others, can't remember).

    -Chanchai
     
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  7. dantyem108

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    GAMMA SUPREME OVERGRIP
     
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  8. bsandy

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    I'm not sure I'd use a white overgrip, unless someone else was paying . . . Bud
     
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  9. dantyem108

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    to be honest, white overgrips are the best because they stay tackier for longer, the only reason you think they don't last as long as other colors is because you can't see the dirt on the others.
     
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  10. bsandy

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    Why would a white overgrip, stay tackier, longer ?

    . . . and . . .

    Not so much worried about the dirt on it, more worried about it looking like crap, sooner.

    . . . Bud
     
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  11. Tim Tiger Henman

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    Agree with bsandy!
     
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  12. dantyem108

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    the white color deflects more sunlight

    ...............and.......................

    why does it matter what it looks like?

    ...............Dan
     
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  13. bsandy

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    You're Kidding, right ? Not much sunlight getting to where I'm holding the racquet.

    . . . and . . .

    You're Kidding, right ? I'd rather just have a blue one that doesn't show my hand oil (and the dirt it picks up) all over it.

    . . . Bud
     
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  14. @wright

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    I just tried Wilson super thin overgrip and I like it even better than pro overgrip. It is extremely tacky and isn't too bad at wicking moisture. It seems to last a pretty long time compared to pro overgrip also.
     
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  15. Chanchai

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    I'll have to give those super thins a try... Currently, the pro overgrip is my fav, but I do replace it faster than I've replaced most other grips. But I love the feel of it and it's fairly cheap (but so are almost all other overgrips).

    BTW, haven't found it on TW. Nor have I seen it at any of the local retailers (not that I know of anyways). Any recommendations on where to order some of these?

    -Chanchai
     
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  16. dantyem108

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    FROOGLE
     
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  17. Kick Serve

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    Wow, don't you people ever wash your hands. I play with Yonex SuperGrap in white. Sure, it starts looking a little dingy right before I'm ready to change it, but nothing too hideous. I guess if I refused to change it for an extended period of time it would start looking pretty bad. But who wants to keep an old sweaty, smelly grip on their racquet for months at a time. You guys do change your underwear on occasion, right? Seriously, I use my grip for about three matches, then off it comes. At $2.99 for a package of three why not? BTW, SuperGrap comes in a bunch of different colors but I like using the white because it looks good on my Volkl Tour 10's.
     
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  18. bsandy

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    I just know what my Tourna Grips look like after a week (8-12 hrs), and I can't imagine it white.

    . . . Bud
     
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  19. Nikeman0092

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    I've heard a lot about the Wilson Ultra thin overgrips. I heard you could use both sides of them or something.
     
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  20. sorkang724

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    forget the PRO OVERGRIP and TOURNAGRIP !!!

    you gotta use TOURNA HIGH-TEK ! best overgrip money can buy... 8)
     
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  21. You mean Tourna Grip High Tack, right? That's the worst overgrip I have ever used. Compared with my regular blue Tourna Grip, it starts off a little bit more tacky, but in a few minutes once it gets some use and dirt, it feels horrible. Actually, it doesn't even feel that good when it's fresh. High Tack takes even a shorter period to shred than normal Tourna Grip. Here's the feedback about it; the two most recent feedbackers got it right: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/feedback.html?pcode=TGHT
     
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  22. mileslong

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    i prefer my overwraps tacky and thin, kind of like paris hilton. i go back and forth between the touney grip and yonex super grap. i might give this ultra thin wilson a try if i can find it.
     
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  23. david aames

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    Tried it once, felt OK but it gave me a nasty blister. Never happened before with Tourna... Also, white is nice but there is a reason everyone is using blue...

    I've been using the Babolat Pro Team for about 6 months and couldn't be happier. Lasts forever, not too tacky, not too dull. It's also longer than Tourna XL.
     
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  24. The Ripper

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    I was told the Wilson overgrip is actually made by Yonnex! So the Wilson is a paint-job Yonnex!!! Horrors!! :shock:
     
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  25. @wright

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    Nice one, Miles. Yeah, on the package for the super thin, it says reversible, which I guess is nice, I've used both sides of alot of different grips and usually one side didn't feel too good to the hand. This grip is the same on both sides and extremely tacky. I use leather grips under my overgrips and last night my wilson super thin was soaked, but I still didn't feel like the racquet would fly out of my hand on serves. As for distribution, I'm not sure, I got it in the pro shop at a place called the Courthouse, where I'm a member. Just your basic tennis/workout facility. Check a pro shop near you. I'm very happy with this grip so far.
     
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  26. Lindsay

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    Mid West Sports has the SuperThins, but I wouldn't say they're any better than the Pro OverGrips. I used them for a while and after they were left in my bag after a match, the next day they seemed like the tackiness had turned to gel. Pro OverGrips get really dirty but I prefer dirt over slime.
     
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  27. ProStaffTour90

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    bsandy, white makes a difference because no coloured pigment has to be added to the grip which takes away tackiness!
     
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  28. Bhagi Katbamna

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    I actually have Yonex and Wilson and they feel different. The Wilson also lasts longer.
     
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    LOL at mileslong ... best simile I've ever read on these boards!
    Wonder if the analogy can be continued ... head light and tightly strung?
     
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  30. K!ck5w3rvE

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    Wilson Pro is 1000000000 times better than anything else.
     
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  31. speedofpain88

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    No doubt about that!
     
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  32. Frost5541

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    I would disagree... (sorry for digging this up) the Wilson pro held out for a day (7 hours at once) while the supergrap (black is best) held for 3 days (6 hrs, 7hrs, 5hrs) at which the first layer ,while still being very tacky without it, had come out as opposed to the Wilson pro overgrips which became untacky fast.
     
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    Does this set the record for oldest thread revival?
     
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    Currently just because of the time of the revival.. But older dated threads have been renewed. Still.. 12 years is ban worthy considering the plethora of comparison threads about Wilson pro vs supergrap, and the fact that they're not in this subgroup.

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    Please don't ban me...
     
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    To paraphrase Jamie Vardy, revive thread get banned :)
     
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  37. Ihatetennis

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    Because color dye takes away tack on certain brands. That's why Wilson pros mostly use white vs the other color offerings from Wilson


    Oh wow, didn't realize this was a 12 year revival. Whoops
     
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  38. Frost5541

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    I made a mistake. I bought the yellow Wilson pro and it is crap! I wouldn't recommend using the colored but the white only (no racism!!!)

    sorry about the revival... :/
     
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  39. slice bh compliment

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    Truth.
    Haha, i was reading it, thinking the same about the dyes, assuming this thread had ... dyed long ago.
    Well, if anyone wants the real answer about RF's grip...
    SPOILER ALERT...
    His grip varies on his forehand, generally between an eastern and a semi-west: the quarter-west grip.
     
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  40. Frost5541

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    usually its a full eastern. I played with a coach who had hit some balls with him previously in Dubai (I think) and he told me that he uses full eastern forehand.

    fun fact,,, I use a full eastern too! or a sem-western for very high balls but I have no problems with hitting above-the-shoulder balls with eastern.
     
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  41. slice bh compliment

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    Frost,
    Thank you for the insider information....and the fun fact!

    Back on topic. Federer has good taste in overgrips. Nobody has made a grip more to my liking than a white wilson pro overgrip and/or a white yonex supergrap.
     
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