leather installation?

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by moosryan, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. moosryan

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    OK, I just got my first leather grip...to install it, do I have to do anything different than I would with a normal synthetic replacement grip?

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    moos.
     
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  2. thejackal

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    no, but some people like to staple it to the buttend of the grip.
     
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  3. Cruzer

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    If the grip has adhesive backing you shouldn't need to staple the end to the butt cap. I have put some two sided tape on the racquet handle in cases when the leather grip does not have adhesive backing. It works quite well. I don't see the need to drive staples into the racquet when you really don't need to. I also give the grip a gentle stretch before installing.
     
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  4. Aeropro joe

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    i always leave the backing on and strech it as hard as i can several times around the handle to really get it thin so you can feel the bevels. then, i take the adhesive off and apply it, getting the overlaps as thin as possible, 1mm.
     
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  5. moosryan

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    I think I'm gonna staple it. I've never done a leather grip, so I figure stapling it on the first one is probably a good idea.
     
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  6. moosryan

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    anyone else?
     
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  7. palikero

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    only unless it has no adhesive backing would i staple it.
    why would u want to put uncessary holes in your butt cap, it doesnt make sense to me...

    but anyways, just presretch the leather grip a few minutes and then try to overlap it as least as possible for maximum bevel feel.
    some ppl like to put some oil or powder to soften the leather, but i personally use an overgrip so it doesnt matter.
     
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  8. moosryan

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    just finished....no staples. that was actually pretty darn easy. i probably should have stretched it a little more, but oh well.
     
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