Overgrip for blisters?

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  1. mike84

    mike84 Semi-Pro

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    Is there such a thing?

    I've been having issues with blisters, can barely last few games before blood on palm fingers.

    Currently using Wilson Pro Overgrip.

    (Had better success with Gamma Supreme blue color but it doesn't seem to be available anymore)
     
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  2. taurussable

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    try tourna grip. Tacky grips like wilson pro tend to cause blisters.
     
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  3. Ramon

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    My experience has been different. Tourna gave me blisters but Wilson Pro did not. I find that the thinner the grip, the better it is for blisters because you don't get ridges with thin grips, and Wilson Pro is very thin. My advice is to use bandages and athletic tape until your hand gets better.
     
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  4. mike84

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    Never tried Tourna grip is that the original version?

    .......I use bandages and athletic tape work on fingers. Difficult to tape up middle of palm.
     
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  5. LeeD

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    Some people say soaking hands in rubbing alcohol toughens the hands, but the saying was started for toughening the feet for stiff new hiking boots.
    Make callouses, end of blister problem.
    However, making callouses might cause a few blisters on the way.
     
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  6. Ramon

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    I recently got blisters with Tourna XL, which is the same as original but for longer handles. Tourna is thicker than Wilson Pro, so it does have ridges at the overlaps.

    I get blisters near the base of my fingers, never in the middle of my palm. That must hurt!
     
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  7. 2Hare

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    I found the new Wilson Pro Overgrips to be absolutely horrible. They give me blisters unlike the old Wilson Pro Overgrips, not to mention they stretches like pieces of gums and don't return to shape. It's not as tacky either. I've given up on them unless Wilson return to the old manufacturer for the Pro Overgrip.
     
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  8. Chotobaka

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    Soaking in vinegar is along the same line of therapy. This is a longtime "cure" for hard throwing baseball pitchers who develop blisters.
     
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  9. struggle

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    My professional music buddies soak their fingertips in alcohol to ease the pain from too much picking (acoustic instruments, flatpicking etc).

    Seems to help, although they didn't really have "blisters", usually just tender from over-use while touring.
     
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  10. mike84

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    thanks for help

    will give alcohol try
     
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  11. Tamiya

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    your base grip might be too hard/thin... try something thicker & spongier.
     
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  12. BLX_Andy

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    All Tourna Grip is the same. They just have different length/width (whatever) variations. The other version is Tourna Tac.
     
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