Prince Resithin vs. Babolat Skin Feel

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  1. dadozen

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    Which one is thinner? I saw a post with the specs of each, Resithin with 1.50mm and Skin Feel with 1.55m, but sometimes one stretches more than the other.

    Which one do you prefer to keep the gripsize as small as possible?
     
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  2. Carolina Racquet

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    I've used both and I think the ResiThin is a little thinner. However, I like the feel of the Skin Feel better and it's what I use for all of my racquets.

    It's a firmer grip, more akin to leather than synthetic and I can really feel the bevels of the grip much better.
     
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  3. robbo1970

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    I think the difference in thickness is not noticeable, it's more about the feel. The resi thin has a very rubbery feel that does feel like it gives friction burns. The skin feel has a more standard tacky replacement grip feel. I prefer skin feel.
     
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    Skin Feel for me as well. Use it on all my 4 1/2 grips for a slight reduction.
     
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    Products like Skin Feel and Resi-Thin have taken the guesswork out of choosing the wrong, too-big gripsize nowadays. I wonder why Wilson and HEAD haven't jumped on board the "thin replacement grip" bandwagon. I'd be interested to see a competing thin grip from those guys.

    Note also Tecnifibre has one too which I haven't yet tried, although it is 1.70mm(?). Check it out.

    Like Robbo1970 I find Resi-Thin's feel mildly abrasive under extreme use/palm movement. I prefer Skin Feel for the sharper and firmer bevel feel and tack that doesn't go greasy under humid conditions (not yet for me anyway).

    I do also wish there was a replacement grip specifically marketed as a thicker option to "upsize" one's too-small grip, but then we're merely heading into Resi-Pro and Syntec Pro territory anyway. (Syntec Pro is a great thicker, fuller replacement grip BTW. Great firm feel too)
     
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  6. ChicagoJack

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    Hi Dadozen

    I'm not sure if you are referring to my grip specs thread or not, but in the event you missed it, there's about a dozen grips that are as thin or even thinner than both resi thin or skin feel.

    For synthetic options, Tourna ProThin is 1.25mm, **** synth is 1.25mm, Genesis Tru Comfort at 1.50, and Tourna Pro Tour at 1.50. For leather options, Kimony makes the Techni that is 0.80mm, almost half as thin as either of those two options you mention. The Techni is also gonna run you about 10-12 grams installed, which is even lighter than most synthetics. Gamma Leather is 1.20mm, and TW leather is 1.30mm.

    Jack
     
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  7. robbo1970

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    Definitely go for skin feel. The resi thin has a very high friction feel to it and its not comfortable after a while. I wanted to reduce my grip size but keep the firm feel of leather and the skin feel does that brilliantly. It's firm feeling and the surface feels great. Nice tack and feels durable. I highly recommend it.
     
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    Great info Jack! All this time I mistakenly thought Bab Skin Feel was the thinnest replacement grip. Nice to know I have other options. The Kimony Techni is the most surprising one of them all!
     
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  9. The_Question

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    I used both, Skin Feel is just a hairline thinner than ResiThinn. The Skin Feel is not tacky by all means. The surface is the exact texture as Gamma Hi-Tech. The ResiThinn is indeed, more rubber w/traction feel to it.

    I prefer the ResiThinn, as it is nearly as thin as Skin Feel, and much cheaper than Babolat.
     
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