Becker Leather Replacement Grip

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  1. Keifers

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  2. Keifers

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    Bump...

    Anyone?
     
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    Bump. I wonder if its tacky.
     
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    Ordered one from TW and installed on my new PB9 last night; havent had a chance to hit with it yet.

    First impression is this thing is very solid - dead heavy and thick. 36g straight out of the box, 28g trimmed. For comparison, the Volkl leather (also black) that came in at the same time is 32g untrimmed, and is slightly smaller than the Becker in size. I didnt pull it too tight during installation but it felt a bit thicker than the thick TW leather. With a thin Babolat VS overgrip, the grip size went from L3 to about L4. It is plenty long for any handle. Nice black with embossed Becker lettering and logo on it.

    I feel I can play without an overgrip - it is soft and tacky in your hand, and has very good cushioning for a leather. I bounced a few balls in the room, the racquet is a lot more solid compared to wtih stock DNX synthetic grip, although the ball feel is hard to say - the frame/string/grip are all new to me so dont have a good baseline to compare to. But overall, it is very finely crafted and feels solid and rich in your hand - like a Hugo Boss of leather grip.
     
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  5. BorisBecker1872

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    I use a Becker Leather Replacement Grip as well. I was wondering what are the positives of such a thick grip might be. Might shock be absorbed better? Anything else?

    BorisBecker
     
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