How Often to Change Replacement Grip ?

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When to change replacement Grip

Poll closed Nov 6, 2012.
  1. When adjusting the grip slightly up ?

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  2. When adjusting the grip slightly down?

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  3. Every leap year ?

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  4. Never ?

    29.4%
  5. When the comfort squeeze is gone ?

    29.4%
  6. When Uncle Toni tells me too ?

    23.5%
  7. Other Factor, which is, post please ?

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  1. 3fees

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    When do you change the replacement grip and why ?
     
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  2. robbo1970

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    When they start to wear down, compress too much or shift position so they're not wrapped evenly.

    Whenever those happen, no real timescale.
     
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  3. fortun8son

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    Or when it starts to crumble, leaving small specks all over your hand.
    That may not be an issue in the UK, but it's common here in Las Vegas.:)
    Overgrips help a lot.
     
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  4. robbo1970

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    Yes, extreme heat is never a huge issue in the UK lol

    in fact a replacement grip can last 6 months here and the dunlop ones I get are £2.50 each, works out cheaper than a packet of overgrips each month. But that's just UK I guess.
     
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  5. LeeD

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    When you start to think it's the reason you missed a shot.
     
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  6. robbo1970

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    I'd be forever changing grips in that case lol
     
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  7. LeeD

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    Exactly.
    Change to new grip, one you like the looks of, the feel, and the tackiness/size.
    Go it some tennis balls.
    That is how you hit with a new grip.
    Don't accept any less.
     
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  8. purple-n-gold

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    I tend to switch raqs before the grips need replacing usually, unless I change out to a leather one to add weight or just 'cause. The last ones I remember needing to replace were my old Ncode 6.1's 5 yrs ago.
     
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  9. zapvor

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    i change them whenever i get a new racket. most frames i play with are used, so the first thing i do when i get the racket is to slap a new grip on.

    for those already in use its just based on wear and tear.
     
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  10. raemuel9323

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    every 5-7 hours of play!
     
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  11. db10s

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    What?.... Maybe with an overgrip. :???:
     
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  12. fortun8son

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    Not to mention low humidity. :lol:
    Here we also have to change our windshield wipers after every rain (about once a year).
     
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  13. struggle

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    i change to leather immediately and leave it alone unless attention is required.
     
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  14. raemuel9323

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    nope i used to use Head Hydrosorb Tour and my hands get really sweaty, so i had to change grips every 5-7 hours, so i switched to a leather grip with an overgrip as it was the cheaper option haha
     
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  15. d wayne

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    I use Head Hydrosorb Tour grip under an overgrip- I replace the replacement grip at the beginning of indoor season, then again when outdoor play begins- having a fresh grip feels great
     
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  16. 3fees

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    I'm going to start changing mine more often,twice a year sounds good,especially when you practice/play almost every day..

    :mrgreen:
     
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  17. goran_ace

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    Once (if the racket didn't come with a leather grip from the factory, I immediately replace it with a leather one) and then never again. I go through a lot of overgrip in a year though.

    If you use a bare synthetic grip I'd recommend once a year, but if you have to do it often you should probably use an overgrip.
     
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  18. paul_tennis

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    ^^^ This, I always use Wilson Pro Overgrips on top of leather grips so generally I don't need to change the grip.
     
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  19. Muppet

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    I use Gamma Supreme overgrips. If I'm playing frequently, I'll wear through the top layer and the fabric underneath will give me good traction for a while. If I play only now and then, the dirt from my hands will mix with the tacky surface and make it feel gummy. I have some Dunlop Viper overgrips on order. I wonder if I'll be able to adjust.
     
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