Best Dry Over Grip

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  1. dekko1

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    Hey guys. In the 90s and 2000s I was using Tourna Grip, the original one. To me that was the best, as I sweat quite a bit in my hands. But for some reason, all of a sudden Tourna Grip became really bad, durability was terrible, and it became more tacky.
    So I started using the Pacific orange grip, I think it's called XTR dry or something like that. I have been using it for a few years now, it has been really good, BUT, last pack I bought was very tacky, to the point that I can't barely hold the racket after a few games. I am really sure that it's the same grip, and all 3 grips of the pack feel the same.

    So, can anyone suggest me another really good Dry Over Grip?
    How is Tourna Grip lately?
     
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  2. Ramon

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    My favorite dry grip is Dunlop Viper Dry (the white one). It's thicker than other grips I use (like Supergrap and XtremeSoft), but it absorbs much better than both of them.
     
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  3. fusion91

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    I've also used Tourna Grip since the 90s when I was a junior. Last year I tried Solinco Heaven and it's been my overgrip of choice ever since. It feels similar to Tourna -- dry and gives you an assuring grip when you sweat. But it is a bit thicker, softer, and definitely lasts longer than Tourna.
     
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  4. Geology_Rocks!

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    One more vote for Solinco Heaven. I also switched from Tourna.
     
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  5. 808

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    Yep, Solinco Heaven Grip is where it's at. As fusion91 said – tiny bit thicker, a touch softer and longer lasting than Tourna.
     
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  6. db10s

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    This and Tourna...
     
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    Thanks guys. I think I'll give Solinco a try, sounds like this is what I need. I'll might also get a small pack of the Dunlops.

    Thanks again!!!
     
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  8. darklore009

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    solinco heaven grip
     
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  9. Rjtennis

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    The Heaven grips are very nice and way more durable than Tourna, but they are also thicker. I bought a few 30 packs but ended back with Tourna because of the thickness despite the horrible durability. If anyone wants to trade for Tourna Grip I probably have 40 Heaven Grips left.
     
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  10. jrxl

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    I will take you up on that. Shoot me an email at jrxl99@aim.com.
     
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  11. Dragan

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    Babolat VS Overgrip.
     
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  12. Gus88

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    u need to try the heaven grip. Great for sweaty hands.
     
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  13. Francis27

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    Sweaty hand - Tourna Grip Original (lacks durability though)

    Babolat VS Original grip ( i love this grip, used by pros)
     
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  14. Matchball

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    Dunlop Viper Dry - dry and durable as much as it gets . . .
     
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    Are you serious? I just give it a try last week and it doesn't absorb. It IS the best over grip for people who doesn't sweat, but it doesn't absorb anything. I put a droplet of water on the grip and it just stays there forever. When I put one on my tourna tac it absorb it pretty quick.

    I just love how it looks and feels!
     
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  16. Ramon

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    I haven't tried that test. What I know is that my grip doesn't slip when I have Viper Dry on in the summer.
     
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  17. canny

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    I reallly dislike the tourna dry grips. Tacky. They're better. But my favorite is Wilson Pro Overgrip. Just the right balence. Perforated is even better and received top reviews by all tw play testers this year.
     
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  18. Ramon

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    Considering the title of the thread, I would personally disqualify any mention of Wilson Pro. It's a good grip in the Fall, but it's dangerous in the summer. It literally flew out of my hand one day and nearly hit an elderly lady playing in the next court.
     
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  19. db10s

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    Only in the winter...
     
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  20. mctennis

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    Try MasterWrap overgrips. THE best dry overgrip I've ever used. Never gets soapy feel or slick feel like so many of the other ones do.
     
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  21. Matchball

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    Yep, unfortunately it does not absorb. Nada.
    Durable and dry yes.
     
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  22. Zolar

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    Ribbed Grip

    I use a ribbed grip and the tackiest overgrip I can find, usually a Babolat or Gamma. I haven't changed the ribbed grip in so long I can't remember where it came from, there's no wear on it at all. Great system for me, I hate a slippery overgrip!
     
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  23. tennis_enthusiast

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    Wilson has a grip called the advantage overgrip. I just tried it today and I thought that it was pretty good for absorbing sweat.
     
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  24. Winners or Errors

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    I just tried Viper Dry. I like the grip, but it's pretty thick for those worried about increasing grip size too much.
     
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  25. Ramon

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    I agree. Viper Dry is on the thick side. None of the thinner grips I tried (Wilson Pro, Head XtremeSoft, Yonex Supergrap) work well in summer.

    One consolation is that Viper Dry doesn't give me blisters. Other thick over grips, like Prince ResiPro, give me blisters in the places where they overlap.
     
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  26. mikeler

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    Where you been lately?
     
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  27. Alex78

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    I use Gripsy - classic feel.
     
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  28. djones23l

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    try the dry grip by msv
     
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  29. robbo1970

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    Au contrare, I don't find the Viper Dry thick at all. If anything it seems thinner than Supergrap. Saying that, I do always pre-stretch out overgrips as not to impact grip size too much. But you are right, it is not absorbant, just dry feeling as opposed to tacky. There is obviously dry feel and absorbant and there is a difference.

    I have recently started using Viper Dry and I think its really good. It has that rubbery feeling to it, similar to ResiPro, whereas Supergrap and Wilson Pro have that slightly spongy feel, which I guess gives them absorbant qualities.

    In my experience, for tacky grips I would put Supergrap ahead of Wilson Pro, the tack seems to last longer. The tackiest I have found is Wilson Profile, but that one does feel thicker than most, but it certainly grips your hand back well. I tried TournaTac....a big no no for me. I didnt like that at all.

    For absorbancy, probably hard to beat the original Tourna. The pros use it for a reason, but durability is an issue. Dunlop Hydramax isnt bad. Decent absorbancy and fairly durable.
     
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  31. Payam

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    I am actually surprised that no one has yet mentioned Dunlop Osmo-Dry (white)as the best dry overgrip. I have tried several others including the ones mentioned here and none of them can absorb as much as this one does.
    I recently bought a 3 pack of black ones as well, but it was nothing like the whites.
     
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