Post Pics of Racquets with Head Finest Calfskins

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  1. esky_lid

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    I think the finest calfskin grips are the best going around. Personally, I like them more than fairways, or any other of the leather grips off the shelf.

    Yes, they are hard to come by, and a little more pricey than others. But if you are lucky enough to acquire some, the feel of them is just sooooooo good.

    Not only that, I reckon they are the best looking grip around. The faded pink/peach/flesh colour is awesome, with the simple gold writing. I just wanted to make a post dedicated to any racquets with the grip. (Which probably means there will maybe be a few head pro stocks posted here as well).

    I dont want this to be an argument, i understand many people have other favourite grips out there.

    But i'll start things off. Heres my personal frames with finest calfskins.
    w=325.5g
    sw=302
    bp=311mm
    Just stock youtek radical mp's.

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    Some more pics of the radicals:

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  3. Pocky

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    If been trying to get my hands on those grips for a very long time. Where do you buy them?
     
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  4. esky_lid

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    Heres my last frame with a finest calfskin:
    Head TGK 263.2 (Pro Stock Youtek Speed MP 18x20)

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    Enjoy!!
     
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  5. dantesinferno18

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    yea where can i get some?
     
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  6. esky_lid

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    There is one place which has them. search on google. or the customising companies also have them but they up the price ridiculously.

    or if you have a contact or two you can get your hands on them.

    or try and find a prostock head frame (they pretty much all come with them).

    I worked pretty hard to find mine, and want to find more. But i'll never wear them down, always overgrips. So now that i got them they'll stay until the racquets die!
     
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  7. Pocky

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    What's a prostock head frame? And where can I buy them?

    The Youtek paintjob looks very nice but I'm worried that the Youtek racquets crack easily. Do you have trouble with them?
     
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  8. dr325i

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    ssssssssssseeeeaaarrccccchhhhh button
     
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  9. dr325i

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    Or, you can contact one famous customizer in South FL and get them for about $10 apiece which is not any more expensive than the retail leather grip...
     
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  10. [d]ragon

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    Nice Radicals!
     
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  11. esky_lid

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    which famous customiser? im wondering if its one of the ones im thinking of..

    if you cant say it here email me esky_lid@hotmail.com
     
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  12. Pocky

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    me too johnkilly00@gmail.com

    And dr325i, I've tried but all I see is people trying to sell them when Im'm trying to get them brand new
     
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  13. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I must be the only person who can't play with leather grips. That, or I'm too worried i'd get them dirty, haha.

    The first thing I did when I got my PC600's was to put two overgrips on them...

    But I do prefer this Head's tan color than Wilson's or Prince's (unusually) dark tan.
     
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  14. dr325i

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    I am with you here.
    Using Head shaped grip + Leather is a No-No for me. On the other hand, putting the Hydrosorb grip feels great
     
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  16. karophiteblu

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    Hmmm...You said they're stock but I see lead tape? Whaaaat???

    Haha just kidding :p

    Those are some really nice looking grips. i look all over google but find nothing about someone selling finest calfskins. Though this one guy on eblay selling a pt57a with finest calfskin for 500 bucks haha
     
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  17. Jeewalk

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    is that a prostock radical? if not then how do you get the normal grommets on it?
     
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  18. Cooper_Tecnifibre4

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    Nice grips! How do they compare to normal Leather?


    ;)
     
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  19. AwTennis

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    Wow very nice those radical!

    I have a YT radical MP as well w/ the normal head tour leather. Just didn't realize the calfskin much heavier than the tour leather grip. Mine weighs 330g strung w/ over grip n a dampener. What a beauty those racquets.
     
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  20. suppawat

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    Head Calfskin are soft, thin and easy to install, but they are pretty dry. Some certain synthetic overgrips keep slipping down after playing for a while.
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    I'm in... If you wouldn't mind emailing me:). prjacobs@aol.com
     
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  22. dr325i

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    See one of my posts above -- Bosworth it is...
     
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    no contact on Bosworth www

    Did you just email to Bosworth? I dont see any "for sale" section on their www or "contact us" email to get the FC leather grips?
     
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  24. elucius

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    Can anybody tell how thick they (the leather base grips) are in comparison to others?
     
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    those PC600's :) :) :) :) i want them
     
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  30. xtreme tennis

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    Could somebody confirm or not, I have two old head f calskin from tgk 238.1 (#3 xl 29, and 32 grs) they are heavier than some new one (from ig youtek pj handle #4 xl, 24 and 24.5 gr)
    Are the old finest calskin heavier and thicker??
    thank s
     
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  31. dr325i

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    Yes, because the old ones are soaked with...crap...

    Seriously, they come in different thickness and depending on that the weight may vary...
     
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  32. xtreme tennis

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    Thank s dr.
    What brand would be similar to the head finest calfskin, something we could easily order from TW?
     
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  33. dr325i

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    Not sure as I don't use leather...
    I'd think that any calfskin on TW would be comparable, not sure
     
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  34. courtking

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    I like Head finest calf skin leather grip but deep deep down compare to Fairway leather grip, it is a better grip.. Head leather grip looks nice, professional on Head Pro Stock that is why many guys looking for it but if you play with fairway leather grip, it's much softer, more moist and come in many difference color.. Fairway leather grip can also install in any brand of rackets including Head. Head calfskin seems easy to dry up over time and crack..
     
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  35. ChicagoJack

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    If anybody has weight or thickness specs for Head Finest Calfskin grips, it would be super awesome to provide here, or in the Grips Specs thread we have started in the "Other Equipment" section of the board.

    There are only a few sources listed for weight there, and we only have one source listing the thickness at 1.20mm, which would make it the second thinnest leather grip available, second only to the Kimony Techni. Additional digits would be welcome, and especially needed is confirmation of this fairly unique thickness spec.

    Let's Gather All Grip Specs (Weight & Thickness) Into One Thread
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=465717

    Thanks!
     
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  36. dr325i

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    They vary all over the place...
     
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  37. ChicagoJack

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    Yes of course. If you purchase any 10 leather grips of the same brand and model, it's not unusual to see a spread between the lightest and the heaviest is 8 grams or more. The whole purpose of asking for digits and actually compiling this data, is to get some idea of the range and the average. Given the lightest leather is 10-13 grams (Kimony) and the heaviest is 36 grams, (Becker) I'm pretty sure the Head Finest Calfskin falls somewhere between these two extremes. With enough samples, an average can be guesstimated. That's the information I'm after.
     
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