Prokennex Leather Grip

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  1. ffrpg

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    I bought some Prokennex leather grips awahile ago from TW and I'm having trouble putting them on my racquets. The grips don't come with an adhesive strip on the back and I thought I would be able to put the grip on w/o it. I've tried, but the leather keeps slipping. Anyway, I'm wondering if I can buy that adhesive strip that replacement grips come with. I've seen double sided tape, but they were all fairly thick.
     
  2. Kirko

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    take it to a pro shop they can staple it which is has to be done and then they can put doulbe faced tape and install.
     
  3. !<-_->!

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    I had an old leather grip that had neither a staple on it nor adhesive backing. All I did to make sure to keep it on the handle was duct tape the beginning and worked from there. No double sided tape used. Turned out fine for me, so you could try that.
     
  4. jayserinos99

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    if you could, go to an office store like staples, office max..or even the local wal-mart, target, etc. and you could pick up a roll of 3m double sided tape. it's fairly cheap and you don't have to use staples since you can cover the entire handle with double sided tape.
     
  5. Young Pete

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    just hold the end really tight as tight as you can and start wrapping the kennex grip slowly.
     
  6. K!ck5w3rvE

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    How good is the PK leather grip?
     
  7. ffrpg

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    Well, I figured out how to put it on. The double sided tape I was talking about turned out to be mounting tape. I took Jay's advice and went to Walmart and found "normal" double-sided tape. The Prokennex grips seem to be thinner and I had trouble wrapping it (it came undone where the handle and the butcap meet). I didn't need any staples. I originally tried wrapping it by holding onto the end really tight, but it always came undone at that one area I stated above. I have a fairway grip that doesn't have adhesive backing and I was able to wrap it w/o any double sided tape. I thought it was ackward until I realized the PK grips were thinner. Double sided tape is the way to go.

    The PK leather grip is actually pretty good. It feels a lot better than the Wilson leather grips. It feels fairly soft for a leather grip.
     

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