Is synthetic grip causing palm fatigue?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by xmoustc, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. xmoustc

    xmoustc New User

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    I used to use POG and put a wilson Pro overgrip on it. I can play for 4-5 hours without any problems in my palm. I recently used wilson ncode Six-one 95, also used wilson Pro overgrip. But after 2-3 hours' of play, I felt fatigue and slight pain. Maybe it's because the grip is softer than the leather and I tried to hold it too hard? I remember I had the same problem when I used wilson hyper hammer two years ago, which also has a synthetic grip.

    I am wondering if this is normal? Is it really because of the grip type? Does anyone else has similar experience?

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Ripper

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    Maybe you're just getting older... 4-5 hours, geez...
     
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  3. nViATi

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    Is the grip too large or too small for you? Either one can cause pain.
     
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  4. goosala

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    I have the opposite problem. Leather grips are too hard and cause shock and callouses.
     
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  5. xmoustc

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    You may be right. The new racquet does have a smaller grip. (4 1/4 vs 4 3/8 for POG)
     
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