Best Head Base Grip

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  1. TheLambsheadrep

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    I just bought a Head Softac Traction to replace a crapy original grip on my Head Ti.Carbon. I think it will work for now, but it doesnt feel too solid. What is the best quality Head replacement base grip?
     
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    I think there are fans of head's leather grip out there, but I personally like their hydrosorb. that grip has it all.
     
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  3. Hominator

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    +1 for Hydrosorb. Some people say it's too cushiony, but I find it just right - especially if you pull it tight when you install it.
     
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    HEAD Protech
     
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  5. TheLambsheadrep

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    tried out a racket w/ a leather base grip, gave me a wicked blister. i know it will be covered with overgrip, but still idk. the only base grip i know by name is hydrosorb, i think that may be the way to go. theyre pretty durable right? I think the base grip on my LM Radical was hydrosorb, and that lasted, never wore or tore either

    does white or black make a difference? one isnt meant to mean better quality right?
     
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    There shouldn't be any difference when it comes to the color. For the record, the one I was referring to was the white one. and by durable, do you mean that it retains its tackiness or that it doesn't peel? cuz either way, I've never had a problem with the hydrosorb.
     
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  7. Xenakis

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    +2 for hydrosorb. Currently my favourite grip.
     
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  8. Bashi

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    hydrosorb is good while it lasts. which isnt long though
     
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  9. tennisdude083

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    The LM Radical comes with the hydrocontrol grip
     
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  10. TheLambsheadrep

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    oh, i remembered the hydro part then I guess.

    I always use an overgrip (tournagrip 99.9% of the time, love the stuff) so im not too worried about wear from my hand. but I want it to last a long time regardless
     
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  11. TheLambsheadrep

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    so theres this list ( http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/catpage-HEADRG.html ) and i know theres Head Ergo Feel, are there any more not listed?

    also, I bought some rackets that came with replacement grips, but with no label. im gonna get pics up and hopefully someone will know what they are
     
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    awesome, thanks oliversmith. theres no Gama logo on it tho, right? bc i dont see one on my rackets.
     
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    Do you use overgrip? It should last a very long time if if you always use overgrip.

    I have found that I actually prefer the Hydrosorb Tour grip over regular Hydrosorb.
     
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  16. TheLambsheadrep

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    awesome, thanks oliversmith. theres no Gama logo on it tho, right? bc i dont see one on my rackets.
     
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    Another vote for Hydrosorb. Hydrosorb Tour is nice as well, not that much difference.
     
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  18. TheLambsheadrep

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    oliversmith?
     
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  19. Icedorb217

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    I like hydrosorb but the tour version feels thinner i like the original more
     
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  20. TheLambsheadrep

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    oliversmith?
     
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  21. TheLambsheadrep

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    whats the difference between

    http://cgi.e b a y.com/Gamma-Ultra-Cushion-Contour-Tennis-Replacement-Grip_W0QQitemZ250594604930QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3a589a3782

    and

    http://cgi.e b a y.com/ws/e B a yISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250441271192&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    connect the spaced out auction site in the links to get there

    i recently bought the hi tech contour grips, but the ribs feel bigger compared to the grip i posted pics of earlier in this thread. did i get two similar, but different grips?
     
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  22. pheonix6579

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    It will take a while to get used to the leather but after you break you hand in...you cant beat. Put a gamma supreme OG on it and I wont use anything else...well babolat leather is goo as well :)
     
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  23. OliverSimon

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    I'm not too sure about the difference of those two grips, but they are not very good base (replacement) grips at all. Head Hydrosorb is much better.
     
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