Best leather grip brand??

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  1. Eugene Choi

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    I want some more weight on my prostaff 95 so im gonna put a primary leather grip on it. Are all leather grips the same or do diferent brands make different grips??
     
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    Thanks man and do you know which one is heavier cause the prostaff 95 is kinda light so want some extra weight on it
     
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    ^^Give me one second. I get it to you by tonight.
     
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    Omg thank you so much!
     
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    So would that mean the head leather grip is thinner than others?
     
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    i don't know if it's the thinnest but imo it feels the best, i guess it's all preference.

    good luck
     
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    Thanks man ill look up the head ones
     
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    Sorry Eugene Choi. I have been really busy lately. If you still want the weights of the leather grips I can do it for you as soon as I can.
     
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    Its all good roger it would be great if you could please i need the weight of a head, babolat, wilson, volki, and dunlop please.
     
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    I can get you the weights of the Wilson and Babolat for sure. I'll see what I can do for the others.
     
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    I've tried mostly everything and to be honest, TW is the best offering in my opinion
     
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    i've tried alot of brands and i prefer the Fairway grips over everything else. the TW leather grips are too dry and rough. i have found that applying shoe polish and some elbow grease, the feel and softness improves greatly.
     
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    Are you planning on using an overgrip? I've found that wider leather grips such as Babolat work best with Tournagrip's offerings (especially the XL) where if you're using an overgrip that isn't as wide such as Yonex you're better off with Gamma or Head. As to weight, I've tried Gamma, Babolat and Head and I feel the Babolat (which I use) grip is the heavier of the three. The Head grip is thin and really gives you sharp edges but is probably the lightest of the three.
     
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    Same. I'm loyal to TW leather .
     
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    Yep. Balmforth Fairway calf skin grips are the b.o.m.b.
     
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    I looked into this too when I put leather on my racket to add some weight and make it a little headlight.

    The heaviest available to me was the Wilson and it wraps really well.
     
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  20. Eugene Choi

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    Thanks everyone i decided on the xpacific leather grip weight seemed good, if too light ill go for the wilson one.
     
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  21. paul_tennis

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    I've tried Wilson and TW leather grips and I prefer TW leather grips over Wilson.
     
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    Babolat leather grips are my favorite.
     
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    Volkl is made from quality leather, wraps well and is a heavier option...
     
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    I agree one of the best leather grips, most of my rackets i have leather, and with the leather ones i do not use overgrip, I still have to try the tenniswarehouse ones, next week probably i will, so for the moment my personal preferences are:

    Fairway
    Balmfort
    Volkl
    Prince
    Pacific
    Babolat
    Head
    Wilson
     
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