Dark's Overgrip Review

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  1. ricki

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    I bet that those Genesis grips are 100% same as Pros Pro grips are and these are cheapest available here... Good grips for little money. Too bad that "Pro's Pro" sounds so "non-brand"...
     
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  2. Rozroz

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    i'm on the 6 hour on the Viper dry, and it's my first choice now!
    (i'll jusr say it again) the thing is that you have to "activate" the chemicals when you play, so that after 30 minutes or so with frequent toweling the magic starts happening ;)
    i think it will hold 1-2 hours more.
    (i'm talking about 90% humidity, yes?)
     
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  3. djosbun

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    I played 1.5 hours this past Sunday in a drills clinic with my new Tencifibre 315 LTD, which has a leather grip. A blister almost started to form on my thumb but luckily all it ended up being was a sore spot. I do like how the leather feels and it looks gorgeous on the racquet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't have to use an overgrip, but I have Babolat Pro Tour ready in my bag if the need arises.

    Dave
     
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  4. darklore009

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    i'll do more playtest starting next week. i'm bombard with assignments from college and cant find free time to hit. expect 1 or 2 new reviews next week.
     
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  5. Baxter

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    Supreme and RZR Tac are similar, but according to the "tacky" and "absorbent" specs on the back, they are slightly different. RZR is a 3 in absorbency and supreme is a 4.
     
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    Can't blame you. High School's got me pretty busy too.
     
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  7. robbo1970

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    I have used a few of the overgrips in this excellent review (thank you Darklore). One thing I have noticed is that the feel of the overgrip is different if I use a leather grip or a synth grip.

    It seems the softer the base grip, the less tack I need in order to maintain a decent hold on the racket. My only guess can be that the softer grip allows the hand to relax more on the grip as it sinks in slightly. I hope that makes sense.

    Just a personal observation.
     
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  8. berdych31

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    What do you think the best the grip for a moderate sweater is?
     
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  9. robbo1970

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    I would always class original tourna and the other dry grips for the heavier sweaters.

    For moderates, of which I am one, I think its hard to go wrong with either Wilson Pro or Yonex SuperGrap. They don't rely on moisture to get their tack and have a nice feel to them.
     
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  10. berdych31

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    I have yonex supergrap now but I am thinking of switching to wilson pro because it is thinner.
     
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  11. robbo1970

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    Wilson Pro Sensation is thinner. The standard Wilson Pro and SuperGrap are about the same, give or take 0.05 of a mm (which is pretty small).

    Wilson Pro Sensation will feel a bit different I expect. If you like Supergrap but want it a bit thinner, just pre-stretch it out and wrap tighter.
     
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  12. darklore009

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    If you want something thinner, try the sensation version. It's a lot thinner than the wilson pro original and the yonex.
     
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  13. berdych31

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    I think the sensation will be too thin I'm gonna go with the regular pro.
     
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  14. robbo1970

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    Just pull it a bit tighter when you wrap it, you should be fine with that.
     
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  15. berdych31

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    Can you try babolat pro team tacky?
     
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  16. SCRAP IRON

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    I think your review is spot on. I have used dozens of grips, and while this is slightly thicker than I'd like, it does what a tacky, durable grip should do.
     
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  17. BLX_Andy

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    Can you review the **** overgrips?
     
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  18. berdych31

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    What is the most tacky overgrip you have used?
     
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  19. Chotobaka

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    ^^^^^^^

    New king of tacky for me is Kimony Hi-Soft EX Ultra Thin (.33mm thin). It also happens to have tremendous feel paired with a Skin Feel grip.
     
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  20. mykoh

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    Toalson Ultra Grip in White! tackiest, most durable OG i've used.
     
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  21. darklore009

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    sorry for the inactivity, college is really taken more of my free time than expected. i have babolat pro team tacky on my list. never heard of **** overgrips before. but i'll look into it after
     
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  22. berdych31

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    Where did you buy the grip?
     
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  23. BLX_Andy

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    **** is like a customization service. I think you can compare them to Priority One.
     
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  24. Rozroz

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    Dunlop Viper Dry - sticks to your hand like glue (when you wipe it dry frequently).
     
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  25. Lefty5

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    obviously you guys have not tried Mega Tac yet. There is no further discussion about the tackiest grip after you try it. I'm loving it now that its getting chilly at night.
     
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  26. spinovic

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    I just put the Wilson Pro Sensation on one of my sticks to try it out. If you like thin, this is an excellent choice.
     
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  27. BLX_Andy

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    I used it, the sweat absorption is bad. I had it for less than a week and the grip was moving all over the handle. I could feel the grip shift up and down the handle when I hit the ball.
     
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  28. spinovic

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    Yeah, should have clarified my comment. I was only referencing the thickness as I haven't tried it on the court yet. Like anything, it probably varies from person to person. I'm not a bad sweater, so that may not be as much of an issue for me as it is for others. All I can say for now is that I like how it feels initially...
     
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  29. BLX_Andy

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    It did feel great initially. And I actually liked it during its short lifespan. But I didn't realize how much more cushioned the regular Pro Overgrip felt so I decided to switch to it.
     
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  30. spinovic

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    I was surprised at how much thinner it felt. It is advertised as 25% less, but it feels like more. I like the regular Wilson Pro as well. I have it on a second stick and Yonex Super Grap on a third to do a direct comparison. I had previously used Tecnifibre Pro Contact & Pro Players and really liked both.

    Trying to do a little OG testing to find one that I like best and that I am willing to pay for. I was pretty disappointed to see the Super Grap go up in price as I have read so many great comments about it.

    Of the ones I've tried, the Pro Contact & Pro Players have been my favorite, but I would prefer to find something a little cheaper than 3 grips for $5.95.
     
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  31. darklore009

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    Wilson Shock Shield Overgrip 2-Pack

    Comment: I think this is one of the most pricy overgrip that i tried so far. $5 for 2. kinda weird when other company does it for 3 for $5. Just hope this grip is worth my money. :/

    Was the grip easy to apply: its fair, had to be careful of not over stretching the grip since it has the gel on the back of the overgrip.

    Was it sized appropriately: just enough to cover the handle

    Level of tackiness: similar to the wilson pro, but it has the shock shield has a bit more.

    Longevity of Tackiness: plays real nice in cooler weathers. however, in hotter weathers, it suffers greatly.

    Level of sweat absorption: same as the wilson pro

    Would you consider using this overgrip?: for the price stand, i wont use it. However, it was an interesting playtest

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance: The feel was muted because of the overgrip. it has a jelly like cushion that i like.

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  32. Rysty

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    Thanks. But how thick is that one?
     
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  33. mikeler

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    Dark, which one have you found is most similar to Supergrap? Now that Supergrap has raised their price again, I may start experimenting with others.
     
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  34. darklore009

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    its slightly thicker than the pro.
     
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  35. darklore009

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    I tried pro's pro overgrip and it plays the same thing as the wilson and yonex. i never wrote a formal review of it, but i will later. pro's pro is your best bet.
     
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  36. Phantasm

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    Is the shockshield thick enough that it adds about 1 grip size or is it not that thick?
     
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  37. darklore009

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    it felt like a one grip size increase for me. also, this grip is one of the heaviest grip that i tried so far.
     
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  38. Nostradamus

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    Tourna Megatac is the BEST ever. it is so tacky, it is great
     
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  39. Rozroz

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    yea but expensive.
    and there are no "reels", so...
     
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  40. BLX_Andy

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    Ding ding ding! Yep. That "Mega Tack" is a turnoff too. Wilson Pro Overgrip, which I heard is not very tack, gives me blisters occasionally. And I heard the sweat absorption is subpar too.
     
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  41. Nostradamus

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    all good things are expensive, just like women
     
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  42. 3fees

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    Head HydroSorb Comfort Replacement Grip

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    with Wilson Pro Overgrip,,Supergrap is equivalent

    :)
     
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  43. Rozroz

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    i know a few women that are not expensive and still "good",
    since you mentioned it.
     
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  44. darklore009

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    i decided to pause my overgrip journey. i might try more in the future. i'm moving on to reviewing strings. I might return playtesting more overgrips around the spring season. thanks for those to rated this thread and bring some discussions to this thread. cheers to you all.
     
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  45. fuzzfactory

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    If your string reviews are anywhere as in depth or informative as your overgrip reviews, then I must admit I'm excited :)
     
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  46. BLX_Andy

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    Any chance you will do reviews on other string types other than multis? I'm pretty sure Mikeler got that type covered. Would like to see a poly review thread.
     
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  47. darklore009

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    i am going towards the poly department. check the new thread that i created in the string section. i listed polys that will be coming into the thread,
     
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  48. mikeler

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    Looking forward to the string reviews. You write well and give great details so keep 'em coming.
     
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  49. darklore009

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    bumping thread..
     
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  50. BLX_Andy

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    Even though you're taking a break from overgrips can we still do requests? So you can do them when you plan to revisit this thread?
     

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