Do you use a leather grip?

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Do you use a leather grip?

  1. Yes

    69 vote(s)
    80.2%
  2. No

    17 vote(s)
    19.8%
  1. ATL Jack

    ATL Jack New User

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    I am just curious as to the percentage of people on here that use leather.
     
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  2. syke

    syke Professional

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    Yes I do. The firm feel is what I prefer.
    I just wished there would be comparison on thickness & weight.
    It's hard to polarize with a heavy grip.
     
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  3. wrxinsc

    wrxinsc Professional

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    volkl leather for me.
     
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  4. jedd

    jedd Rookie

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    leather forever
     
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  5. ductrung3993

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    Not currently but I'm seeking for one. Is there any one that are around 20gr or lower? Please list for me the lightest ones that you've ever heard of. Thanks!
     
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  6. syke

    syke Professional

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    There is... The Kimony 0.8mm definitely weighs below 20g untrimmed. Problem is, it's so thin you might as well not put it on.

    I am looking for a leather grip 1.3mm to 1.5mm that weighs below 20g untrimmed.
     
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  7. Champs990411

    Champs990411 Rookie

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    Babolat leather.

    Always OG though.
     
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  8. OriginalHockeytowner

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    +1, definitely a good choice
     
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  9. bigmalik76

    bigmalik76 Rookie

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    Head Leather with OG
     
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  10. PMac

    PMac New User

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    Dunlop leather with Tourna Grip.
     
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  11. toedragger

    toedragger Rookie

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    Diehard TW leather, and loving' it.
     
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  12. USS Tang

    USS Tang Rookie

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    Babolat leather grip. Great feel. I keep it dry using cornstarch, which I keep in my pocket.
     
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  13. dode

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    Gamma Leather is my preference, no overgrip.

    John
     
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  14. ATL Jack

    ATL Jack New User

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    I am surprised to see such a large majority use leather. I am guessing that the non-leather people arent voting.
     
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  15. Shangri La

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    10 Volkl leather grips
     
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  16. Bud

    Bud Bionic Poster

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    TW thin leather with no OG
     
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  17. Fuji

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    I've been a fan of Head Leather for a while now, really digging Fair way though, it's a bit pricey though!

    -Fuji
     
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  18. Enzo

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    dunlop leather with a wilson pro sensation og
     
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  19. robbo1970

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    Prince calfskin leather with OG
     
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  20. Rogael Naderer

    Rogael Naderer Semi-Pro

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    I'm a fan of Babolat although some times they really don't wrap flat no matter how hard I try!

    My favourite is an old Gamma that is slightly lighter in colour and thinner than the current batch, I'm trying to match it some how.

    How do you guys like the Dunlop? Thickness etc. does it wrap flat?
     
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  21. Noltae

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    Head Tour - seems good - cant imagine there being much difference between brands - especially when one applies an overgrip.
    Anyone used prince calf skin?
     
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  22. tistrapukcipeht

    tistrapukcipeht Professional

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    I may be looking for some leather sometime, does anybody know if Yonex sells leather grips, I'm mean, I have Yonex racquets and I wanted to have the Yonex leather as well.

    Besides Yonex, which one is the best one?

    Does Fairway still make leather grips?

    If so, how much?
     
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  23. Fuji

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    Fairway still makes them, they are distributed by Vantage however I believe. Something like 21 bucks a grip. :)

    -Fuji
     
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  24. flashfire276

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    Sadly, no.

    I tried TW Leather. Even with an overgrip, it was just too hard on my hand. I loved the pure and firm feel from it. But it wasn't as comfortable as a standard synthetic grip.
     
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  25. Doubles

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    I can't go back to playing with a synthetic grip, everything feels to mushy to me. I currently use Gamma leather, but I don't really have a preference, it just happened to be the cheapest.
     
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  26. recreationalplayer

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    I use Babolat Leather w/a Babolat overgrip because the leather does add a little firmness to the feel of the racquet and a little more weight, it may be my immagination but I think a leather grip makes for a more powerful racquet.
     
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