Blue overgrip EVERY pro seems to use?

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  1. Lilguy1456

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    Specifically, what is that blue overgrip that we see on nearly every single pro racquet? I'm sure this had been said before, so my apologies...
     
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  2. Amp1

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    It's Tourna over grip. Very thin and absorbent, but low durability.

    Has a paper type feel to it
     
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  3. Lilguy1456

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    Excellent...thanks!
     
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  4. El Zed

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    Quite a few pros (notably. Andy Murray) use the XL variant; just something to consider.
     
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  5. Francis27

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    I personally hate the tourna grip because if you look at it it looks like some sort of cheap material they use and theres like spots on it with tiny hairs
     
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  6. LanEvo

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    I'm not a big fan of it either after I switched over to Yonex and Wilson over grips. Too thin and dry for my hands.
     
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  7. Frankauc

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    it gives me blisters, too rought for my hands
     
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  8. federer_fan90

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    Tourna is very absorbent but, as has already been mentioned, it isn't very durable or soft on the hands. Durability obviously isn't a problem though for pro's who can change OG's as much as they like.

    Personally, I prefer Wilson Pro Overgrip or Yonex Super Grap. These are much more comfortable and still last ages, even with my unfortunately sweaty hands :s
     
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  9. NJ1

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    I love Tourna, so absorbent and cheap. I change it every 3 sets, very quick and easy to do. Little bit rough on the hands but being male I don't care what my hands look like.

    Just make sure to buy XL or XXL, as the regular length is too short for most modern racquets.

    As re Andy Murray, unlike most his overgrip is actually branded by Head, the only company that paid Tourna to replicate their grip (and thus was not sued back in the day). Same thing as Tourna, but figured I'd mention it.
     
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  10. 2ManyAces

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    I use whatever white tacky grips I can find.

    What are your thoughts on Yonex Supergrap?
     
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  11. maxpotapov

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    Are you a sponsored player?
    It is very nice for the first 2 or 3 sets though....
     
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  12. slowfox

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    I think Supergrap is great. Not too tacky but still grippy enough. Thin but still thick enough. Perfect balance for me. I've only used the white color.
     
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  13. lcalamar

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    I just switched to volkl OG after using yonex for years. like them both a lot. I also like yonex wave Og
     
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  14. cluckcluck

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    I have used Gamma Supreme for the last 4 or 5 years. It's the only tacky OG that I has been consistent for me. Tourna is crummy as it hurts my hand. It feels like 800 grit sand paper.
     
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  15. MikeHitsHard93

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    This is my favorite. It lasts so much longer than Wilson pro over grip.
     
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  16. user92626

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    I've been using Gamma Pro Wrap for years. They're very economic. Very decent for my level of usage.
     
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  17. racertempo

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    Yonex Supergap is the best around, and you can buy a roll of 30 for about 1.10$ each, not bad for such high quality.
     
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  18. Francis27

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    it gave me callus's too
     
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  19. Francis27

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    To me i like

    Yonex Super grap (white)
    Wilson Pro overgrip (white)
    Gamma Supreme (white)
    Babolat VS original (white
    Babolat pro tour (white)
     
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  20. Migelowsky

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    when I bought my Völkl racquets they came with a 10 pack
    of grips, they are Völkl but I think Tournagrip made them,
    they are exactly the same but Yellow.
    On positive about this grips is that you can reverse them,
    use them on one side, then change it.
     
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  21. martini1

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    It feels great when new. It loses the grip ability and becomes slippery when my palm is sweaty. I actually had the racket flew off my hand on serve once!
     
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  22. luishcorreia

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    There is also a tac,version of the tourna overgrip. Check tennismwarehouse site
     
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  23. Fearsome Forehand

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    I think I have tried them all. :)

    Tournagrip is the best in humid environments due to the absorbency factor. It is more cloth-like than the tacky white overgrips like Wilson Pro, Gamma Supreme or Yonex Supergrap. The pros get them for free and change them every changeover. They are great at soaking up the sweat.

    I recently tried the white Kneissel Tournastar overgrips and they were sort of a hybrid in between cloth Tournagrips and the white plastic tacky ones. I think I got them on the bay. They were actually pretty good so I might get some more of those.

    I have used some other Alpha overgrips that became slippery when wet. Not such a good thing for an overgrip. :)
     
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  24. novak.20v

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    I have no clue how people like Tournagrip (blue). but meh, to each his own.

    I've tried just about every single overgrip out there & personally, my favorite is Klipper's white overgrips, it's definitely the most underrated overgrip out there, but I'm very picky about how grips are wrapped (it has to be wrapped perfectly) & with a 4 3/8 grip (+leather) it fails.

    2nd favorite is Solinco Wonder Overgrip.
     
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  25. Anton

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    I too tried them all.

    > 90 degrees = Tournagrip (like paper so needs to be slightly damp, otherwise very nasty feeling and abrasive)
    < 90 degrees = Tournatac (great comfort, easy on hands, not spongy and abrasive like wilson and yonex grips)
     
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  26. Anton

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    Tried Tournatac too?
     
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  27. NJ1

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    No, unfortunately not. But here in the US Tourna is only $1 per grip which is a small amount to spend for every 3 hours of play.
     
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  28. maxpotapov

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    To tell the truth, Wilson Pro and Yonex Super are also good for only few hours of play and then the initial tack is gone. It's just they don't become shredded like Tourna for weeks, so they seem like a better value. But I agree, we need to use fresh overgrip every time we go to court and in this case Tourna is probably my favorite in humid conditions. Have not tried Tourna Tac yet...
     
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  29. tennis_nut

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    I just started using a new overgrip that is fantastic. Pacific Xtack Pro Dry. It feels like a hybrid between Supergrap and Tournagrip. It's very absorbent and has the tackiness of Supergrap. I think those who like tacky grips but are looking for more absorbency should give it a shot.
     
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  30. Herdsman76

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    I basically do the same thing. But because I sweat a lot, I use Tournagrip as long as the weather is comfortable. Anything around 65-70 and above. Also humid days almost regardless of the temp.

    On colder days I use the Babolat Pro Overgrip for it's tackiness....

    H76
     
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  31. novak.20v

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    Yes. didn't like it.
     
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  32. texacali

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    I used that impregnated gauze alot when I was younger, so TournaGrip does not really bother me in terms of its roughness. I really like it.
     
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  33. beernutz

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    +1 though I just use Tournatac no matter what the temperature.
     
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  34. Adidas_Anderson

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    Not really, if your hands are very sweaty, they wont wear that fast.
    If your hands are always dry , it rips out the grip very fast.
    thats my experience,ofcoz i am the hands which are really sweaty ;)
     
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  35. texacali

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    Maybe overgrips can be made of Sham-Wow. Pretty absorbsent and soft, right?
     
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  36. zapvor

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    the babolat vs are crap
     
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  37. MAXXply

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    It's a damn annoyance that Yonex does not offer the very popular Deep Blue coloured overgrips as a bulk 30-pack, whilst they do offer the far less popular Wine Red as a bulk pack. And it's not even wine red - it's actually a deep pink colour. Yonex should really offer Deep Blue as a bulk pack.
     
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