Looking for Thin Replacement Grips (Leather or Synthetic)

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by ShahofTennis, May 8, 2013.

  1. ShahofTennis

    ShahofTennis Semi-Pro

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    Hey Talk Tennis.

    I am looking for a thinner replacement grip for my Head Youtek Innegra Prestige Mid whose 4 3/8 grip size runs abnormally large(Almost 4 1/2). Any suggestions from the community as to what the best thinner replacement grips are will be very appreciated. Thanks.
     
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  2. Chotobaka

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    I've been using Babolat Skin Feel grips to bring grip sizes down a little. They work well for me and feel fine -- a little cushioned compared to very thin leather grips. Leather is always an option.
     
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  3. darklore009

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    i agree with Chotobaka. skin feels is the thinnest synthetic that i tried so far. if you choose to go with leather, make sure you get a thin over grip like wilson or yonex to prevent blisters.
     
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  4. Bartelby

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    Skinfeel 1.55 mm or 0.06 inches wide, according to the packet.

    And attractively smooth, as I don't like ridges and holes.
     
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  5. Jocke

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    Another choice is Prince Resithin, thickness 1,50. I use it myself and think it works well in reducing size.
     
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  6. Govnor

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    I have the skinfeel on one of mine, it's very thin, but I do use an overgrip too. Just about to put the Gamma Lite on another, i'll see how it compares. I suspect they're so close you won't even notice.
     
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  7. eidolonshinobi

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    Another +1 for skin feel. I own the Yonex 97t and didn't realize that the grip would be slightly larger than what I'm used to. Skin feel solved that.
     
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  8. Govnor

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    OK, i have put the Gamma Pro Lite on my other stick, it definitely offers more cushion than the Skinfeel, whilst still being a thin grip. So much more that I'm going to try it without an overgrip.

    The skinfeel is so thin that I feel you have to have an overgrip unless you really like that maximum feedback, minimum cushion feel. Which is just a little too raw for me.
     
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  9. Govnor

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    Just wanted to update on the Gamma Pro Lite after playing a full match with it. I actually really liked it with no overgrip and will play with it some more, but I could see this being my go to grip from now on. The test will come when it gets hot, of course.
     
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  10. corners

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    The grip that comes with the Babolat Smart Grip system is about as thin as Skin Feel but tackier and more cushioned. I wish they would sell this grip separate from the Smart Grip bundle.
     
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  11. lgbalfa

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    if you wanted to go with leather get the TW thinnest one.
     
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  12. rjkeene

    rjkeene New User

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    I just received some Babolat Skin Feel grips and when applied they seem similar in thickness to two Yonex Supergrap over grips. The Babolat feels more cushioned.
     
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