Most absorbent overgrip?

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  1. Unfrozen Caveman

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    I broke my racquet today when it came out of my hand and I spiked it while hitting an overhead. I was using Yonex Supergrap as my overgrip. I guess it is back to Tournagrip unless anyone has a recommendation for a grip that works well in super sweaty conditions,
     
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  2. mctennis

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    Masterwrap is THE best for absorbing sweat. It stays dry and doesn't get that soapy feel to it either. Great stuff!!
     
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  3. Lefty5

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    Tournagrip is popular for a reason...don't over-think it.
     
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  4. IA-SteveB

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    I'd also have to say Tournagrip. It is the best combo of absorbtion and grippiness I have found to date. I always have to use an overgrip and I am picky.
     
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  5. ChadW

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    Interesting. I'm a SuperGrap lover myself. What color was yours? Just curious as I know the coloring can have an effect on tackiness and absorption.

    I'm one sweaty-handed son of a gun!
     
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  6. Unfrozen Caveman

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    Mine was black. I spiked my racquet twice on overheads using it. Once I got lucky, once I did not.
     
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  7. mikeler

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    Rotate through a few wrist bands during play.
     
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  9. Overheadsmash

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    Gamma Supremes are pretty good. And yes, change those sweatbands. The double-wide Adidas are good and the absorb a lot of sweat. You can also wipe your serving hand on your non-serving hand wristband and that helps too.
     
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    In hot, humid weather I like Dunlop Viper Dry. I'll probably be using it year round after I use up all my Supergrap. I like the somewhat tackier feel of Supergrap, but Viper Dry is definitely better at absorbing moisture.
     
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  11. galain

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    TournaGrip is a go to for absorption. A few years back Klip made a great overgrip as well - not sure if they still have it.

    My hands sweat horribly and I find, at least for a set, the white Yonex Supergrap does me well. After that it's a disaster.

    I know it's not all that logical, but I'm also convinced that the white Yonex grips are better than any of their other colours.
     
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  12. fire_eaters

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    the thing i dont like about tournagrip is that i dont find it sticky at all! While it is pretty sweat absorbent, it feels too smooth and almost slippery for me. I have used wilson pro overgrips for a couple years now and the grip on them is amazing. once my hand grips the racket it isnt going to be moving. I just dont see what the big hype about tournagrip is
     
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  13. mikeler

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    Tournagrip also gets too slippery for me. It does seem to absorb a little more sweath but the way I drip, nothing will ever absorb the amount of moisture I need.
     
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  14. Unfrozen Caveman

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    Yep, I definitely need the double wides. I have a few pairs of the "normal" sized and they get soaked in no time. When I was a junior, I have some vague recollection of having something like a bean bag that would ooze sticky stuff. Is there anything on the market like that?
     
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  15. Lambo

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    tourna is the best ...only prob is its a bit rough
     
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  16. Ronaldo

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    Like a rosin bag? http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/catpage-GRIPCOVER.html
     
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  18. Boj

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    I'm liking Gamma RZR Dri overgrips lately. I have not been happy w/ Touna Tac, it gets pretty juicy....
     
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  20. ben123

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    i have the same problem... yonex supergrap (white) doesnt do it. might be durable for ppl who dont sweat much. actually almost all people i see dont have problems with sweating they can play with whatever overgrip. i couldnt even touch something like head extreme soft or whatever this grip is called.
    supergrap absorbs my sweat and gets slippery and thats it.
    and btw wristbands dont help at all i only use them to get rid of the sweat in my face

    besides tournagrip, whats with solinco heaven grip didnt some ppl recommend it? do these solinco heaven grips absorb better than supergrap?
     
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  21. Govnor

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    Tournagrip wears out quick, but there is a reason so many people use it. It works.
     
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  22. JT_2eighty

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    Dunlop Hydramax overgrip is like a tournagrip that doesn't fall apart after a few matches. I'd honestly say it can last 3-5x longer than a tournagrip and absorbs sweat like a sponge.
     
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  23. tennismastermine

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    i very much recommend tourna grip. the light blue grip that does not slip
     
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  24. Gus88

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    good grip to absorb sweat in those conditions i would have to recommend the Solinco heaven grip. ive been playing with it ever since it marketed and no complaints on my end.
     
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  26. mikeler

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    Viper did not jive with me. Just did not like the feel.
     
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  27. Rjtennis

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    For absorbent grips its either tourna or solinco heaven grips for me. They are both great with the heaven grips being more durable but also thicker.
     
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  28. Tennisguy3000

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    Thanks Mike & RJ, I will try the solinco heavin grips out ;-)
     
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  29. DrpShot!

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    Tourna original.
     
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  30. rufus_smith

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    In highly sweaty conditions, I've been using Gamma Supreme Power Tennis Overgrip which has built in large ridges that secure the racquet. Even when wet the racquet stays put in your hand. I also use a rosin bag. Btw be sure keep the bag inside another plastic bag.
     
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  31. corbind

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    I use that in non-summer weather and it works just fine. But in the summer it's still slippery and the only thing keeping me from throwing it is the ridges!

    For me in the summer summer there is no substitute: Tourna Grip
     
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  32. Rjtennis

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    No problem. if you like tourna grip, you wont be disappointed with the heaven grips.
     
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  33. djones23l

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    Try MSV Prespi Absorb. Very similar to Tourna Original but last much longer.
     
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  34. Firstking

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    My favorite is Head Super Comp, never had any problems and I get really sweaty palms.
     
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  35. ben123

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    could you make a comparison between tourna and heaven? tourna is my favorite grip n i rly dont want to buy a 30 pack of heaven without actually knowing anything. how it feels compared to tourna etc
     
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  36. willlee

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    Another vote here for Tourna. I live in Miami and need super absorbancy during the summer months. Have tried out other grips but keep on coming back because of price and availability everywhere. Once I find something that works I tend to keep with it. Is there a reason you didn't like Tourna?
     
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  37. Moz Fan

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    I have used the Head Pro Grip, with a lot of success.
     
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  38. NJ1

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    Tourna turned my 5.0 pushing game into a 6.5 S&Ver.

    In all seriousness, it really does help my grip on the racket on 90-100 degree days. I change it every four hours or so, and at only $1 a grip it's a cheap and effective way to ward off sweat.
     
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  39. Eugene Choi

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    Wear a wristband on your hitting arm and sweat wont go down to the grip. Th best grip that stays tacky while abosrbing in my opinion is The Babolat Pro Team Tacky.
     
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  40. Geology_Rocks!

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    Does the solinco heaven also has the tourna dry feel?
     
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