Dark's Overgrip Review

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  1. darklore009

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    i can still take request, it just i wont review them til after winter break.
     
  2. Nostradamus

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    is there a overgrip that will be so sticky it will stick to your hand and Not move ? even with waterfall like sweat rolling down your palm.
     
  3. darklore009

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    ^^^i guess that would be tourna mega tac. i tried it and i was satisfied with it
     
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    I have switched to it and is using it. but when my hand gets very sweaty like waterfall coming down, it does become slippery.
     
  5. darklore009

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    i never found something that is tacky and absorbent the same time. your best bet would be either dunlop viper dry or solinco wonder grip.
     
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    which is better ? so you are saying these two are tacky and absorbent at the same time ?
     
  7. darklore009

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    they both have good absorption. i would towards the dunlop because it gets tacky when you sweat on it. just remember to towel it frequently as Rozroz says. if that doesnt work, i would give rzr tac a try.
     
  8. Rozroz

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    towel the Viper after each point like the pros and
    you'll see the difference ;)
    i don't have waterfalls in my hands so cannot be sure.
    anyway always have a big towel. my medium towels are not
    enough in the summer.
     
  9. Nostradamus

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    Does that SHAM Wow towel work really that well ?? do you think that can work for tennis too as advertised ?
     
  10. Rozroz

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    no idea. do a review ;)
     
  11. berdych31

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    I currently use Yonex Super Grap but It doesn't hold it's tackiness long enough for me. What would be a better option?
     
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    Tourna Mega Tac.
     
  13. darklore009

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    mega tac is your best choice for the most tackiness. solinco wonder grip is another contender
     
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    After a long time consideration, i decided to go back reviewing overgrips. i thought i'm taking a break from this til spring, however i guess i cant hold it back for long. So, i bought the gamma RZR React. i'm gonna use this grip around a week and see how its goes. so far, it's pretty tacky and thin out from the package. could this be the competator for the wilson pro or yonex grip? whos knows, if it does better than those two. call me a convert to these.
     
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    Gamma RZR React

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?): it's not the stretchiest grip that i came across. but it's already thin out for you. the back side of this grip has a rough side to it, so i guess you can use that side if you have a sweaty hand, however i wont be using that side.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?): The sizing is perfect. its good enough that the end of this grip meet yup where the throat of the racket is.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?): It's tacky like a solinco wonder grip. with i like. its not like a tourna mega tac like, buts it around there.

    Thickness: this grip is designed to not build up the grip size. i have a 3/8 grip and it still felt like a 3/8 to me. This can go up against wilson pro overgrip sensation.

    Longevity of TackinessPleasantly surprised on on how long these grip last. the stickyness of this grip is still there. which i'm happy for it.

    Level of sweat absorption: It's decent on absorption. never felt that the grip is getting wet because of my sweaty hands if playing in a hot, humid day.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?: this caught my eye. It plays like a solionco wonder grip, but it lasted longer than that. I'm switching to this grip after trying out so many grips that i reviewed so far.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. berdych31

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    You couldn't take retirement?
     
  17. darklore009

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    i just cant stop using overgrips. for some reason, i like doing overgrips better than strings. lol maybe i'm lazy to string my rackets as oppose to wrapping a grip around. no margin of error with overgrips i guess
     
  18. SJSA

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    Darklore009,

    Which thin overgrip is best for durability?
     
  19. darklore009

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    the thinest yet durable i tried so far is tecnifibre pro player
     
  20. Jocke

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    Don't know if you can get the Mantis Performa Tac in USA, but it's definitely one of the most tacky AND durable overgrips I've tried. The tack/rubbery feeling stays longer than above mentioned Tecnifibre. I personally didn't find the Tecnifibre-og anything special compared to Mantis Performa Tac, Gamma Supreme, Solinco Wondergrip.
     
  21. darklore009

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    tennis warehouse doesnt have mantis overgrips apparently. is that grip thick or thin?
     
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  22. anhuynh16

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    Nice job on the pro contact review. My stringer said that pro contact is his recommended grip now, and it's surging in popularity at my local shop.
     
  23. Jocke

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    It's thin. 0,50 mm, and feel as that too.
     
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    i had my eye on that. i'll see if i have a chance to try it out.
     
  26. TheVuMan

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    Try it out and let us know! haha

    I've also been meaning to try it out, but I don't really need anything else at the moment so I don't want to just buy a pack of overgrips from TW. Although if they sold them locally I would have definitely tried them by now.
     
  27. darklore009

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    just got the grip today. gonna grip this up and see how this plays. expect a review in a week or so
    [​IMG]
     
  28. BLX_Andy

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    Nice to have you back... somewhat :)
     
  29. TheVuMan

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    I actually have a pack going my way too. But the weather has been awful where I am so my package got delayed. :(
     
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    I have to disagree with this one. If it is very absorbent, how can you get a racket slip? Shouldn't you maintain a good grip if it absorb and stays dry? This OG doesn't stand no where the tourna grip. And this grip absorbs nothing. If you don't trust me put a droplet of water on the OG and see how long it will absorb it, and compared that to the tourna grips.

    I think this OG is the best over grip for people without sweaty hands. For people with sweaty hands, get rid of the sweat by having it condensed out of your hands. Works for me. It last so much longer than the tourns grip. It pretty last until the top layer starts to peel off.

    I would only agree that it doesn't stretch much and if you don't pull with enough force while wrapping, it slides out of place over time.
     
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  31. tennissavvy

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    If possible please review few of kimony overgrips. In another thread few people praise the overgrip. They paid $10-$12 for 3 packs so it must be something...:shock:
     
  32. parasailing

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    Wilson Pro Overgirp used to be the best grip but durability suffered greatly when they switched to using less material a couple years ago. The one made a couple years ago lasted twice as long as the current one. Darklore mentions that he gets about 20 hours but I only get about 6 hours of hitting using the new when when the old one use to last twice as long.

    My favorite at the moment is the Yonex because it feels the closest to the Wilson Pro but lasts long. I know they also use less material but at least they didn't skimp as much as Wilson did.

    The Pro Contact grip is very good and offers good tack and durability. The only issue I have with that grip is it is slightly thicker than the Wilson one. Those that don't have issues with this should consider this.

    Head Prestige Pro is slightly thicker but I definitely give it a 8/10 and not as low on the rating scale as Darklore. It's pretty tacky but if you are a heavy sweater then it doesn't last very long.

    I was not impressed with the Volkl grips as they don't have the feel of the Wilson Pro overgrips.

    If you looking for some tack and feel, nothing beats the original Wilson Pro made a couple years ago but since it's no longer made, I think the Yonex will have to do.

    Darklore - where do you purchase the Genesis grip as I don't see it being listed on TW?
     
  33. darklore009

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    ^^^ i cant tell you where cuz its from a competitor's site. just google it and you should see it

    Also, i used the older version of the wilson pro overgrip. just to point out.
     
  34. darklore009

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    Gosen OG-110

    ***in progress****
    Installation: This grip is on a thicker side. very little stretch to this too. the back of this grip has a rough side which not likely to use. The perforation isnt very good either. there is some dimples of leftover overgrip that hasnt been pierced through is on my replacement grip. the finishing tape wasnt stretchy to make it a clean finish.

    Feel:: i definitely notice the grip is more rounded. even with a leather grip on it. It does have that plushy, pillowy feeling to it. the tack is ok, although the package says its extra tacky.

    Duration & absorption:TBA

    Overall Thought:TBA
     
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  35. BLX_Andy

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    I think it's better to test overgrips available on TW because it's easy to get. Just my opinion.
     
  36. tennissavvy

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    no he should review whatever is available in US.

    Some of your review on overgrip is spot on.. solinco for example..
     
  37. TheVuMan

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    I haven't played with mine yet, but this grip isn't the easiest to install. I agree that the perforations are subpar. I actually rather the grip not be perforated at all. The grip isn't as tacky as a supergrap, but decent. It's also soft in the hand. I'll have to see how it feels while playing to come to a conclusion on this grip.
     
  38. KaiserW

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    Anyone try Gamma Rzr DRI? I like the dry feel and like tourna grips but they don't last long. Looking for same feel as tourna that last longer. Any suggestions?
     
  39. darklore009

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    solinco heaven grip is a dry grip. you should give that a shot. i seen RZR dri around my area, but hesitate because i'm not a fan of dry grips.
     
  40. darklore009

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    more reviews incoming tomorrow. looking forward to write more detail and in depth this time around.
     
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    Very excited for the reviews Darklore :)
     
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    Very cool. Thanks for all the reviews you've written thus far, too - a great contribution to the forum!
     
  43. darklore009

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    Gamma Neon Tac

    After playing around with the RZR tac, i saw there is a neon color version of these. Although i'm very used to using white overgrips and it looks great every racket i use, however i wanted to be radically different. Bought these and they are a total standout. My friend commented that the neon color stand out from far away.

    ***Note***: if you put this grip next to a racket that has a white overgrip, it will leave traces of that neon color on the white overgrip. although i never experience any neon colors going into my hand.

    Was the grip easy to apply: As for all Gamma grips, its really easy to apply. The adhesive didnt slipped out while installing it. towards the end, they already cut the grip to make it a clean finish if gripped correctly. This really complimented a clean look to my frames, as in the past i wrap the excess towards the top without cutting it off. (+)

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?): As stated on top, the sizing was perfect for my case, however this may not always be the case for those who apply a large overlap to their grips. the end of the grip might come short. (never tested this, but its a theory) (+)

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?): In comparison to the RZR Tac that i like, it doesnt have as much tac because of the dye that they use, but it isnt that far behind. it isnt tacky like a solinco or the ATP pro contact, but it above average for my standards. (+)

    Thickness:: Not the thickest nor the thinnest, i felt it landed in the middle road. I didnt notice a grip build up, so for those who are concerned about the grip building up, this grip shouldnt worry you too much

    Longevity of Tackiness: It hold up pretty well in cooler weather like when it's cloudy or at night time. In hotter weather, it does hold it well but not as great as playing with it in cooler weather. The dirt might affect the tack of this grip, but i keep running it with a towel to maintain the tack of this grip.

    Level of sweat absorption: Its pretty good absorption. never experience any issue with the grip getting wet on me. It would say better than supergrap for sure in absorption.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?: Because this grip is the same product as the RZR Tac, i wont mind playing this grip again. however the neon dye does leave it's color on white grips. I wont be officially switch to this, but i'll buy this when my favorite grips is out of stock or decided to make my grip eye flashing.
     
  44. darklore009

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    Was the grip easy to apply: This grip is not the easiest to apply. This grip is thick and makes it difficult to apply. This process may take longer than a standard overgrip.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?): It was long enough for me to finish wrapping the handle. I had to actually cut the grip because i cant wrap the excess around the top of the handle because it didnt look nice and make the top part thick.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?): I would stack up as the same as supergrap in the level of tackiness.

    Thickness:This one is pretty thick, felt like it increase the grip size by one size. It requires a break-in to get use to the thickness of this grip, however it gives you a soft and cushion feeling. This grip isnt favor those who wants a thin grip like supergrap. however, it could compliment to senior people that wants to have a plush feeling onto their rackets and make it a comfortable ride when rally or playing a match.

    Longevity of Tackiness: The longevity is above average. It lasted longer than the supergrap, but by a short margin.

    Level of sweat absorption: Pretty absorbent for it's kind. Never experience slippage when rallying with this grip.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?: I didnt like this grip because it away from my range of overgrips that i use, but it was fun. The rib design does complement my hands of not throwing my racket across the court. the cushioning and the soft feel is a standout of this grip, even with a leather grip. playing $4 for one grip, this is my second reason why i wont switching. i thought $5 for 2 overgrips was bad, but this one just bump that ranking up. The feel will need some time to get used to. However, it would be worth it if your looking making your handle a pillow like feel.
     
  45. darklore009

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    Was the grip easy to apply: It was easy to apply, although you cant stretch this grip easily. installation wasnt a issue with this grip

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?): This overgrip was enough to reach to the top of the handle. No issue with shortage nor too long of a overgrip.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?): It felt tacky after the installation. I would place this grip behind solinco wonder grip in the level tackiness that this has.

    Thickness: This might be only stand out from this grip. It really thin and doesnt build up the grip size. Might be on par with wilson pro in terms of thinness

    Longevity of Tackiness:: It felt great initially. However, after 4 hours of playing matches (4 days worth of tennis), the tackiness was lost. This was tested under hot weather. When i played this grip around cooler weather, these performed fine.

    Level of sweat absorption:: Absorption was ok to me, wasnt the most absorbent grip out there. not recommended to heavy sweaters.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?: From a price stand point, you get what you paid for. It isnt the worst grip nor the best. It landed in the middle for me.
     
  46. liam1

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    Hope your right. Used it for the first time last night after reading these reviews and not all that impressed so far but hopefully it gets better with use as you say.
     
  47. darklore009

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    Incoming Review: Tourna Mega Tac

    After many people in the forums and the people around me are telling me to try this grip out, i finally decided to pull the trigger and go for it. buying this grip this weekend and expect a review around next week.
     
  48. mikeler

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    I just put 3 of these on my old Exos last night. They do not come with a tapered end which I don't like. The grip is very tacky as expected.
     
  49. darklore009

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    i know what to expect since i read the reviews. thanks for the heads up mikeler
     
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    is there any Super tacky overgrip that does NOT become slippery when your hand starts to sweat a lot ???
     

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