Overgrip similar to Wilson Pro or Yonex Supergrab but thinner?

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  1. magogami

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    My racket grip (4 1/2) is pretty close to being perfect for my hand. I've used Wilson Pro and Yonex Supergrab and I like them because they are soft and tacky, but I think they make the grip too big. I want an overgrip because I like being able to put a new one on once the one on the racket gets dirty, and I feel like my grip would be even more perfect if it had a slight increase in size (but not as big as the Yonex and Wilson increase).

    Are there any overgrips with a similar feel but are thinner (like half the thickness or something)? Thanks!
     
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  2. Mig1NC

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    Well half would be about .3mm.

    I do not think any are that small.

    Try Gamma Grip II. It is around .4mm and is nice and tacky.

    With thinner you will loose durability.
     
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  3. magogami

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    I actually tried the Gamma Grip 2 and found that it didn't grip my hand as well as the yonex/wilson grips do. Maybe what I'm looking for doesn't exist. I guess the thickness is what makes the grip cushion-y and that's why I didn't like the GG2.

    Edit: Actually, I'm going to try using it again because I used it on a racket whose original grip was screwed up so the grip was too big. Maybe it will work better a second time around... However, I still don't like the sort of papery feel it has. I think if it were stretchy it would act more like the yonex/wilson grips.
     
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  4. dadozen

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    I'm using Gamma Dermagrip and it works wonders!

    Actually, I also need a thin and tacky overgrip, and this is the best one I've found. Also, it doesn't get as dirty as other overgrips, such Wilson Pro and Profile.
     
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  5. magogami

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    Do you find that it absorbs sweat well and is still tacky after? Does it feel cushiony or papery (if you get what I'm saying...)?
     
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  6. Mig1NC

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    Papery? Please don't take this the wrong way, but did you put it on inside out?
     
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  7. tsongaali

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    Pacific x tack. Loads better than wilson pro and super grap in terms of tack longevity. Thickness is .55mm
     
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    Haha no worries, I'm not offended. And no I didn't (plastic covered side facing out). What I mean by papery is like it feels like a sheet of paper (that's obviously a little thicker) that just happens to be sticky. The wilson/yonex grips are stretchy and "squishy/cushiony" and I find that this allows my hand to grip better - think Tempur-Pedic as an extreme exaggeration. That's why I don't know if its possible to find a thinner grip that feels like wilson/yonex.

    Edit: Would color have anything to do with it? The GG2 I tried is gray...
     
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  9. ClubHoUno

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    How is the Pacific XTra Tack compared to Gamma Supreme overgrip ?
     
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    I previously used Wilson Pro but have now switched to Volkl Super Grip II. It's probably not the thinnest but it is thinner and more importantly, available in bulk (30-pack).
     
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  11. tsongaali

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    It makes the supreme overgrip look like garbage. Seriously, supreme's tack lasts me three hitting sessions, while Pacific lasts me 5.
     
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  12. Mig1NC

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    Yes, color does have an effect on performance. The dyes used to colorize the overgrips change their properties.

    White tends to be the best in my experiance. I don't know why, maybe they use bleach instead of dye and has a different effect.

    I've never used it, but if you are willing to experiment, TW sells the Kirschbaum Touch It Ultra Thin Overgrip which is .38mm for $2.99.
     
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  13. magogami

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    Is this the same as the x tack pro?

    Maybe I should try the white. Did you notice the papery issue with the white or did you find it to be somewhat cushiony/stretchy (or do you still not have any idea what I'm talking about)?

    And I tend to go through overgrips really quickly so that Kirschbaum grip could get really expensive (it's just one per package right?)
     
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  14. Mig1NC

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    Yeah. That's the down side. They are expensive.

    I would definately not characterize Gamma Grip II as cushiony. Not like you would think of Super Grap. It does stretch a little though.

    With the super thin grips, the idea is to keep the grip size down and let you feel the bevels really well. I'm afraid you may not be able to find a sub-.5mm overgrip that has much cushion.
     
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  15. ClubHoUno

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    ThXxx :)

    I'm a huge Gamma Supreme OG fan and like tacky OG's.

    I'm about to order a 30 reel of both Tourna Tac XL White and Pacific Xtra Tack pro.

    Have you tested the Tourna Tac XL grip ?

    I hate the original Tourna, but Tourna Tac have been praised by tacky OG fans a lot in here.

    Do you know the difference between Pacific Xtra Tack OG and Pacific Xtra Tack Pro overgrips ?

    I can only get the Xtra tack pro in a 30 pack on TW Europe, not the Xtra Tack NON Pro.

    What's the difference between these two ?
     
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  16. tsongaali

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    Never tried tourna tac, but I doubt its good. Seriously, if unique is cheap ass enough to make the regular tourna grip way too short, how can you expect them to do a marvelous job on tourna tac?

    The difference between Pacific Xtra Tack OG and Pacific Xtra Tack Pro overgrips is pretty much nothing. The non pro version has the name of the grip and company etched on the overgrip, while the pro version has the name and company printed on the overgrip. Other than that, they are the same and last very long.
     
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