Babolat coming out with Tennis Gloves...

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  1. musicc

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    I think so... look at their ad in the latest TENNIS magazine
     
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  2. tennis_nerd22

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    if thats true, thats disturbing... pretty soon we'll need putters and caddies
     
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  3. Zeph

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    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.
     
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  4. Rob the Tennis Player

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

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    Welcome to tennis, Tom Brady!
     
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  6. Rob the Tennis Player

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    Haha. dont forget Ben R
     
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  7. tonysk83

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    If they provide good warmth but still have good feel, I will get some. Playing in early March in Chicago sucks.
     
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  8. woody6.1

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    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 ?
     
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  9. hummer23

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    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.
     
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  10. Duzza

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    My dad told me to do this with bike gloves to stop wearing grips and causing blisters. I told him he was an idiot
     
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  11. Greekness

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    Pics anyone?
     
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  12. JRstriker12

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    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.
     
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  13. Duzza

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    search tennis gloves in google. Theres some made by advantage and they look exactly like golf gloves..
     
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    I might give a glove a try - I tend to get big blisters if I play a lot.
     
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  15. Duzza

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    i prob won't until they're accepted as a normal part of tennis gear(ie. when advertising and pros use them)lol
     
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  16. Greekness

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    Do you think any babolat sponsered players will wear the glove? Nadal? Roddick?
     
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  17. Rob the Tennis Player

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    I doubt Nadal would wear them. It doesn't seem to be his style
     
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  18. austro

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    What's so new about this? Tennis gloves have been around for ages.
     
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  19. Greekness

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    I still need to see pics. Maybe Roddick since he wears the Babolat shoes...?
     
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    hahaa
     
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  21. geesechops

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    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.
     
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  22. DX_Psycho

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    i've worn a golf glove to play tennis. when you have a big ass blister that hurts like hell i don't think you'll be caring about looks.
     
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    My sisters dreams have finally come true
     
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  24. OrangeOne

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    A rounded grip - no bevels maybe?
     
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  25. BaseLineBash

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    I would have thought Babolat would have come out with their own medical insurance before some gloves.
     
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  26. Skppr05

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    if they came in yellow and black to match my aeropro then i'll prolly consider them....you know for those cold winter days
     
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  27. hewitt9

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    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:
     
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  28. goober

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    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.
     
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  29. hewitt9

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    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
     
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  30. hewitt9

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    nice haha
     
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  31. ppw350Zunit

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    i use a one (forehand) wide receiver nike glove when i get blisters. :)
     
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  32. geesechops

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    Babolat is not dropping a 2 page ad in Tennis Magazine for some gloves. Rounded bevels sounds more reasonable.
     
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  33. geesechops

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    Or it could be about the cortex system in the new Pure Drive's.
     
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  34. Melissa

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    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.
     
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  35. Greekness

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    Any pics of teh "Glove" yet?
     
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  37. Greekness

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    I dont get it.....smart grip??
     
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  38. xtremerunnerars

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    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.
     
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  39. mctennis

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    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.
     
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  40. th41291

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    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.
     
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  41. Tim Tennis

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    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
     
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  42. betiYonex

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    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.
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    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.
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    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
     
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  43. Kid Carlos

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