do any of you use replacement grip only (no overgrip)?

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  1. mmaster

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    no more overgrip. i am considering this change because i found i like the thickness of my 4 3/8 just right without any overgrip. well it improves my forehand a lot. however it causes blisters despite being non-leather, but i think i can live with that once i develop some callouses.

    how long do these replacement grips last in comparison to over grips? same lifespan or about 2-3 times longer?
     
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  2. OliverSimon

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    It will last MUCH longer.
     
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  3. Bashi

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    they last longer - a lot of the wear on overgrips comes from it rubbing against the tacky replacement grip under it.
     
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    I agree they will last longer but my overgrips wearout on the outside, the inside is almost like new when I take them off after about 3-10 hours of play
     
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  5. Bashi

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    interesting - must be because i play with tournagrip a lot, they usually end up shredding after a few hours
     
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    I played with no overgrip for a couple years, just a synthetic grip. I had to regrip maybe once or twice a year. If you have multiple rackets I would suggest rotating them regularly so you can keep the level of dirt, wear, etc. somewhat consistent.

    I eventually went back to using overgrips because you can have a new clean and tacky surface any time you want and quickly - every week, before each match, change a grip before going into a third set, etc.
     
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  7. mmaster

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    yea but i am considering it mostly because i like the grip size w/o the overgrip. overgrip makes it a tad bigger handle than i want. it's not about the grip feel or tacky surface, it's about the size.
     
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    I don't care all that much for overgrips. I'm stuck on Wilson Sponge Grips, they have been lasting me for a good while - probably around 4-5 months. They are a bit thick when you first get them, but eventually wear down, not quite shaping to your hand, but close. I love one after you've got a good month of playing on it. Feels awesome!
     
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  9. mmaster

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    cool, i'm gonna go replacement grip shopping tomorrow. i don't really know which one to get though. any recommendations for a non-leather grip?
     
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  10. Pioneer

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    What's the life span of a replacement grip with and without an overgrip on it?
     
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    I was a OG user, then I started using replacement grips only because the size felt better.

    Since the tackiness is way better than any other OG I've tried, I bought dozens of the same replacement grip, and even though I switched to a smaller grip now( from L3 to L2 ) I'm still using the same replacement grip. Maybe when I run out of them, I start using OGs again, since I won't have problems with gripsize anymore.
     
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    I have never liked overgrips. My current favorite is taking a racket that is 1/8 too small and using the Unique ReGrip. It is thick, spongy, and a bit tacky. It feels great.
     
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  13. mmaster

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    i decided to just keep my current original replacement grip and use tourna grip tape over it. i'll try this first before replacing the original grip.
     
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  14. Tina

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    Thanks for the information. I just purchased two packages of overgrip today. It seems to me that the replacement grip lasts longer. I might give it a try in the future. Thanks, all.
     
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  15. tennis24

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    i used to- its just that the bevels protrude more- its a litttle more uncomfortable
     
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  16. Standupnfall

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    Or use a thin replacement grip like skin feel and and over grip.
    Or just 2 overgrips
     
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