Let's Gather All Grip Specs (Weight & Thickness) Into One Thread

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  1. Oakland510

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    Does any one know the weight of the fake leather grip on the Pro staff 95s.
    Sorry if this had been answered
     
  2. ChicagoJack

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    Hi Oakland510,

    TW lists the stock grip on the 95s as Wlison Sublime. (click on the specs tab) If that's the case, the leather colored version is only available on the racquet, while the white and black versions are available A la carte. Torres has noted his sublime grips were fairly inconsistent, ranging from 16g to 20.4g out of the box. We have one listing for sublime as 12g installed.

    Regards, J
     
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  3. Oakland510

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    Thanks
    Im thinking of switching to true leather grips but im a bit worried about the more jarring feel. Is this a reality or is the difference barely noticeable.
    Im thinking about it for the weight bump and to counterbalance for lead in the hoop
     
  4. corners

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    In physics terms, any effect from the more solid feel of leather is counterbalanced by the greater weight. The more weight the less shock.

    In terms of feel, it's probably individual. Personally, I don't find leather grips to be jarring at all, especially with a luxurious overgrip like Wilson Pro on top. I often use just two overgrips on bare handle. Still, no extra shock, from my point of view. The only downside is that two overgrips leave the bevels a little too sharp.
     
  5. corners

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    Wilson "Synthetic Leather" from Pro Staff 97, L1: 15 grams, 1.65mm
     
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  6. robbo1970

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    Hi thin grip lovers.

    Pacific Smash grip.
    1.5mm thick
    18g untrimmed

    Quite a firm feeling grip and quite tacky.
     
  7. g4driver

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    Let's Gather All Grip Specs (Weight & Thickness) Into One Thread


    Sublime grips have to be one of the most cheaply made and terrible grips ever produced IMO. I immediately removed them from all my Steam 99S frames and trashed the Sublimes after weighing them. The lightest was 12 grams installed on my Steam 99S. Thankfully Volkl leather grips are $10 :)
     
  8. Pmasterfunk

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    I contacted Klipper about their leather grips, and I was told they're 1.48mm thick.

    I'm going to try and scavenge one from an old racquet this weekend, I'll weigh and measure it and see what I get.
     
  9. B Cubed

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    I just ordered some **** Artificial - is it good stuff? I like feeling the bevels, and I like Leather grips. But I'm looking for something like a hard babolot skin feel at the moment. Specifically, to lower the static weight on my POG 107.
     
  10. B Cubed

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    NM, I saw this was actually also mentioned specifically the other day on another thread.
     
  11. Pmasterfunk

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    Klipper leather

    So I scavenged some leather grips from my brother's old racquets, and this is what I've measured.

    The black one was 1.32mm thick, did not weight it.
    The tan one was 1.42mm thick, and weighed 24 grams installed.

    Hope this helps.
     
  12. TennisManiac

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    Wow... I thought it would be heavier then that. :???:
     
  13. HellsBells

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    4 Head leather grips taken off stock Head Graphene Prestiges:

    22g, 23g, 23.5g, 25g.
     
  14. Bartelby

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    Anyone know anything about Babolat's Syntec Feel?
     
  15. Ussy

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    Wilson pro hybrid

    Just took off an old Wilson Pro Hybrid grip (black, gold lettered version) from my Wilson Pro Open 2011, the grip is leather with a synthetic coating and has been discontinued :(, it came in at 22g including the finishing tape.
     
  16. bert96

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    does anyone know the thickness of a wilson true and/or wilson featherthin?
     
  17. ChicagoJack

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    Thanks to corners, robbo1970, Ussy, HellsBells, PmasterFunk for the digits, much appreciated. Big list has been updated.
     
  18. 808

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    Babolat leather grips have always been a favorite of mine, so naturally I was interested in their new black offering. Here are some measurements from 3 samples.

    Untrimmed weight (with backing tape):

    (1) 32.0 g
    (2) 33.0 g
    (3) 32.7 g

    Installed weight (Pure Drive L3):

    (1) 27.6 g
    (2) 27.5 g
    (3) 27.9 g

    Thickness: a hair more than 1.4 mm on my caliper, very consistent across all three

    It seems this new grip is both a touch thinner and a bit heavier than its predecessor and has a higher quality feel to it. On average I'd say it adds about 11 g over the stock Syntec Pro on a Pure Drive. Definitely recommended.
     
  19. oble

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    I noticed that there isn't any data on the installed weight of the Wilson leather grip. I recently pulled the stock Wilson leather grip off my RF97 grip size L2, and it weighed 22.3 grams.
     
  20. mt89

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    By any chance does anyone know the trimmed weight on a Bab Woofer replacement grip? The site says .55oz/16g from the package. I assumed it being a comfort grip it'd be on the heavy side but am surprised- if its untrimmed is 16g where the trimmed falls.
     
  21. Galdust

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    Anyone knows the weight of Wilson Synthetic Leather grip? The replacement grip that comes installed on the PS 97.
     
  22. morten

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    I think i remember it being 16g
     
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  23. jonestim

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    I believe they claim 1.2mm. It's enough to reduce the thickness by almost a full size. With an overgrip on I believe it to be a hair thinner than a normal grip with no overgrip. Weight is 7g on my 8.5" long grip Graphite Longbody. A normal 7.5" grip would have it be around 6g. Grip and overgrip combined are 10g on mine, replacing an 18g standard grip.

    Wilson Featherthin: 7g installed on a 4 1/2" Graphite Longbody - 8.5" long grip.
     
  24. eyl77

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    Hi, anyone know the weight of tecnifibre x-tra feel replacement grip?
    Thanks
     

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