Gamma Leather vs. Völkl Leather

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  1. Lavs

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    Considering to buy one of tem but would like to know some other opinion..
    Which grip is heavier? Which is softer feeling (less stiff)?

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  2. Automatix

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    Volkl is heavier.
    For me Volkl leather was also softer.
     
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  3. robbo1970

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    Firstly, I have not tried Volkl.

    But I have Gamma on both my rackets. Its a nice leather to wrap, feel very good quality. I would say its average weight for a leather grip, but check out ChicagoJacks thread for those details. And it doesnt feel stiff. Firm, as leather is supposed to be, but not stiff.
     
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  4. vintagefan

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    Do these leather grips all have logos on them?
     
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  5. robbo1970

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    The Gamma one does, but it is not in big gold writing like some. It is a small Gamma logo.
     
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  6. robbo1970

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    An update on this post.....

    I have just received a couple of new Gamma leather grips and they have changed their branding. They used to have a small oval embossed logo in the leather, with no colour in it. However, they now have huge black print with GAMMA written across it.

    I was very disappointed. Having a leather grip that almost looked unbranded was nice, but this new version looks ugly.

    I'm back with Dunlop Tour leather anyway now.
     
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  7. alanl228

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    Volkl one also has logo on it. It weight heavier than most, and feel thicker as well. It feels like half a size up when compare to TW private label leather grip.
     
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  8. LafayetteHitter

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    I always found the Gamma to be a little thin and flimsy feeling and this is coming from someone that prefers the thinner 1.3 TW leather grip. Out of the Gamma and the Volkl I would say Volkl hands down.
     
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  9. saigonbond 2.0

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    Volkl leather is far superior: Much heavier, thicker, supple, and more pronounced bevel feel. On par with Balmforth Fairway IMO, for 1/3 the price. I actually prefer the Volkl black leather (if you can even find it) because its a bit softer and more supple. Boris Becker leather is close to Volkl.
     
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  10. Shangri La

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    Totally agree. I've bought black Volkl from TW before and now am using Volkl brown or BB black depending on racquet colorway :)
     
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  11. BreakPoint

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    Compared to which TW private label leather grip, the 1.3mm or 1.5mm thickness? Thanks.
     
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  12. BreakPoint

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    Really? I'm a bit confused how it could be both "thicker" AND have "more pronounced bevel feel"? :confused:

    Care to elaborate?

    Thanks. :)
     
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  13. ChicagoJack

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    TW 1.50 mm, Volkl, and Becker are pretty close in terms of thickness. Most would say that Gamma is thinner, but nobody has thickness digits for Gamma as far as I know. If you do have it, I'm happy to add to the grips specs thread list that is linked below.
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=465717

     
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  14. saigonbond 2.0

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    The Volkl black is without a doubt heavier and thicker than the Gamma. I've tried both. The Volkl black seems to stretch and wrap smoothly over the handle pallet better than the Gamma, thus giving it a slightly more pronounced bevel feel, IMO. The Volkl brown and Gamma don't wrap quite as well because it seems to be a bit more "dried out." However, they are both good products. It comes down to personal preference and the feeling in the hand. Don't know if that completely answers your query....
     
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  15. BreakPoint

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    OK, thanks.
     
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