Over grip a la gasquet?

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  1. brownbearfalling

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    Does anyone overgrip their racquets a la gasquet?(only half of the handle) Mainly for one hand backhand players although someone out there with a two handed may do this as well. The reason I'm wondering is because recently I've noticed that the top portion of my over grip stays relatively new and usable while the bottom portion gets trashed. So no I'm experimenting with doing overgrips on only half the handle. So far (with wilson pro overgrip) it's not quite long enough to split comfortably between two racquets.

    So I'm wondering if anyone out there uses only half overgrips and what grip brands do you use? Happy to hear opinions as well? Is it look weird? My other issue is that the grip tape tears away at the base grip because by gripping it only halfway you apply the finishing tape onto the base grip.

    Also, does anyone know why does gasquet do this? I imagine it works for him because he has a one handed but does he do it to save time or money?
     
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  2. JW10S

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    Gasquet does not cut his overgrips in 1/2. He overlaps them quite a lot plus the leather grip underneath is built up a lot at the end which also contributes to the overgrip not going higher. He uses Tournagrip regular grips (not XL) and again does not cut them in 1/2.
     
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  3. njboy

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    i have

    The same idea.
     
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  4. THESEXPISTOL

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    This..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY3xehx-z-Q
     
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  5. eidolonshinobi

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    I knew his overgrips were placed at only about half of the racquet, but I didn't know that his leather replacement grip was also only put on half of the handle!
     
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  6. Muppet

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    If you want to save money by conserving on overgrips, and you only need 1/2 of the grip covered, and you want to build up the size of the grip, overlap the overgrip by 1/2 as you wrap it. This doubles the thickness of the overgrip and saves on the second grip that you would normally use to build up the grip size.
     
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