best wet tarmac shoes

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  1. tennistim

    tennistim New User

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    some of my team mates can't get any grip when playing on wet tarmac. their shoes are brand new but still they keep slipping. the courts were in good condition and well cared for - just wet.

    any suggestions for tennis shoes that solve this problem?
     
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  2. babyhagrid

    babyhagrid Rookie

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    Its a hard question, but i would suggest Nike Courtballistec 4.3's. I try not to play on wet tarmac but when you're in the uk like we are, you have to take advantage of any dry spell. One shoe that sucks in damp conditions is Babolat's Propulse 3, I felt like I was on ice. I wouldn't mind trying clay court shoes on the moist stuff, i have this crazy idea that it might work.
     
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  3. justbecos

    justbecos New User

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    I can only really comment on 2 shoes I have had recently, barricade 7 and yonnex 308 both great shoes in general, but the yonnex are terrible on damp tarmac it's like being on skates. The barricades have much better grip when it's damp
     
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  4. vandre

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    in general, I think softer soles (i.e. shoes without a durability guarantee) work the best for slick courts. even on dry courts/ indoors with ball fuzz I've had problems with "best durability" type shoes and traction.
     
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