Leather VS. Synthetic Grip

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by tennismonster, Jul 31, 2008.

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Leather or Synthetic?

  1. Leather

    42 vote(s)
    60.9%
  2. Synthetic

    27 vote(s)
    39.1%
  1. tennismonster

    tennismonster Rookie

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    I recently got a babolat pure storm ltd. and wanted to see whether or not i should keep the leather grip

    Just wanted To make a poll on the pros and cons of the leather and synthetic grip.
     
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  2. nCode747

    nCode747 Semi-Pro

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    put leather on your racquet then put overgrip on top will give it a great feel
     
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  3. ODYSSEY Mk.4

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    i have one as well i ened up putting my Extra Tw leather grip on (removing the stock one ) and yes use an over grip
     
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  4. shavenyak

    shavenyak Rookie

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    Leather all the way.

    Only synthetic I'll even consider is Gamma Hi-Tech...if they even still make it.
     
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  5. Nuke

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    No grip -- a couple of overgrips on the bare handle.
     
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  6. 2nd_Serve

    2nd_Serve Professional

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    Leather grip. Gives you tons of feel, with an overgrip. Synthetic grips are a bit too cushiony for me. And not even feel. But leather grips do give you man hands. Like...Callus all over.
     
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  7. LafayetteHitter

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    Just curious why you pulled the Babolat grip off? I use the TW label grip as well on my racquets but have been happy so far with the stock leather on the LTD.
     
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  8. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    If you have any joint pain in your arm or shoulder, be aware that a leather grip may aggravate it. Had a sore elbow until switching from leather. The Fairways are now rolled.
     
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  9. babolatchaznike

    babolatchaznike Rookie

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    I use babolat syntec grip with tourna grip over it.
     
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  10. ATIRagePro

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    I like leather better because i like feeling the bevel more. Even with the supergrap over the leather the bevel is well-defined and it feels perfect.
     
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  11. ag200boy

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    i actauuly prefer just 2 overgrips over a bare hndle
     
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  12. BCEagle01

    BCEagle01 New User

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    Leather. More bevel feel and a little bit of extra weight. Less lead tape for me to add on the handle.
     
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  13. yoh4u

    yoh4u New User

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    i've never tried leather so its one sided=\
     
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  14. ODYSSEY Mk.4

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    1.i use both sides of my tourna so i hate how one side turned brown
    2.i prefer the 1.3m thinness sharp bevels is a must for my big hands
    3. ...i love the TW
     
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  15. [d]ragon

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    try playing with it first and see if you like it?
     
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  16. b0oMeR

    b0oMeR Rookie

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    yeah , this is the only way to tell....
     
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  17. tennisfreak15347

    tennisfreak15347 Banned

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    I have the factory syn.grip but I like leather :].
     
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  18. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

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    Leather with an overgrip.
     
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  19. Racquet Man

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    What's your understanding of the correlation of leather grip to your joint pain?
     
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