Question about Prince hand gel alternative

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by tvanhooz, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. tvanhooz

    tvanhooz New User

    Aug 26, 2007
    I play here in Florida and am constantly fighting to keep my hands dry during play. So far, I have been pretty successful using that Prince hand gel drying stuff and switching rackets. I have 2 questions:

    1. Has anyone found an alternative that is similar to this Prince hand gel stuff that may be cheaper than the $9.99 I spend for each bottle? I was wondering if some type of deodorant would do the same.

    2. In those late sets when I am drenched in it against the rules for me to keep a bottle of that stuff in my pocket and use either between points or between games? Right now I re-apply between switchovers, but sometimes I would love to re-apply before my serve..between games. Not sure if I am allowed to have it either in my pocket or by the back/side fence with a towel I have brought out to the court.

  2. investorofmercy

    investorofmercy New User

    Jun 15, 2007
    I love that stuff also. I just ordered some wristbands to see if that helps. I also use tournagrip and sometimes I have to change grips at the set change even though I alternate 2 racquets.....

    Has anyone here compared rosin to Prince gel to maybe the tacky towel?
  3. Rorsach

    Rorsach Hall of Fame

    Jul 7, 2008
    Do like Ivan Lendl and stuff your pockets full of sawdust.

    It worked for him.

    Or you could use powdered chalk in your pocket. Or this:
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2008
  4. Il Mostro

    Il Mostro Banned

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sunny SoCal
    I prefer Dry Grip (sold here at TW) to the Prince. It keeps my hand drier and isn't nearly as messy. Do try a wrist band. I was getting sweat on the lower part of my grip from a wrist support. After I put on the wrist band, problem solved. Now that my injury is healed and I do not need the wrist support, I still use the wrist band because it is an excellent way to mop my head without having to run for a towel.

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