Remedies for restoring tackiness to overgrips

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  1. Gymrat

    Gymrat New User

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    I typically get about 4 days worth of playing before my overgrips (Yonex Supergrap) completely lose their tackiness. Once this happens, I change overgrips, but feel this is a waste of money because other than the loss of tackiness, the overgrips are perfectly fine.

    Is there something I can do to the overgrip to make it tacky again? (Any products or home remedies)

    If not, can anyone suggest an overgrip with the same quality as the Yonex but that retains its tackiness longer?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.:)
     
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  2. Fedace

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    Just switch to ProSupex Super tacky overgrip, it lasts like 5-6 matches.
     
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  3. winter2334

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    put glue on it
     
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  4. meowmix

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    ^Uh, right...

    Use a chalk bag. Supposedly, it restores the tackiness to the grips.
     
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  5. blackfrido

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    wash them, and put them back!
     
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  6. Conquistador

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    Theres tacky spray they sell for overgrips..Its really cheap like 3 dollars a bottle..
     
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  7. tbini87

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    i have never tried any remedies for this problem, only because it seems like more of a hassle than it is a help. i use supergrap too, and it is only a dollar per grip right? so if you are getting 4 days out of it i think it is money well spent.

    i have, however, flipped supergrap and tournagrip over when i didn't have another grip with me. it gives you a bit better grip than the old worn out side, but isn't quite up to par and doesn't last too long. maybe you can flip it after the 4th day to get one more day out of it. but like i said, hardly even worth the trouble.
     
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  8. Blade0324

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    The best solution is to not be so cheap and just replace it when you feel it has lost what you like about it.
     
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  9. Gymrat

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    There's an adage you may not have heard of: "Mend, don't spend" :)
     
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  10. Nanshiki

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    Buy in bulk... and use a grip enhancer like Prince Grip Pro. You can buy them on... other sites.
     
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  11. nCode747

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    how is this prosupex overgrip. the price cant be beat.
     
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  12. Blade0324

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    I would agree with this in some cases but not when it comes to something as inexpensive as overgrips. Seems to me that the time you would invest in trying to do this offsets any money you would save.
     
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  13. imajica77

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    there are a few things out there you can use. Prince makes a spray for this, you can also use a rosin bag, and they is also a very tacky cloth but I can't remember the name of it right off the bat. But if you really want to know the name let me know and I can look it up.
     
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  14. Nanshiki

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    Prince does not make a spray. It's a lotion. And to be honest the package it comes in sucks.
     
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  15. lwto

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    I've used those Yonex overgrips..

    1st they are the worst overgrips I have ever used.

    the lose their tackiness.
    they feel like sandpaper and chaff your hands.

    Gamma and Babolat original are very good.

    Gamma especially, they are very thin but retain it's life quite well.
    cheers!
     
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  16. Don S

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    That tacky cloth is called Gorilla Grap and it works great but you have to use it VERY sparingly. Conjures up images of Chevy Chase in "Christmas Vacation" where he gets tree sap on his hands and rips the pages of the magazine he's reading. It's just like that.
     
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  17. kelz

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    buy a new one
     
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  18. Nellie

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    You could use a rosin bag.
     
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  19. wilfreb

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    supergraps are the best overgrips you could get, to improve it get the prince grip enhancer, thats what i do.
     
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  20. blackfrido

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    clean them up with clorex and ready to go again
     
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  21. ClubHoUno

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    I use a normal hand creme and voila, the Supeegrap feels alive again.

    If you want a super tacky overgrip that lasts well, but only works for people with dry hands, then get the Gamma Supreme overgrip in white.
     
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  22. rich s

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    Get a Gamma Tack Rag/Towel to restore tackiness......they are almost too sticky when new......

    http://www.gammasports.com/gamma.cfm?product=91
     
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  23. fattsoo

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    Too much hassel to do this, replace it:)
     
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  24. Irvin

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    I played once with a guy that put spray deodorant on his grip. He said it was very tacky. After shaking his hand after the match I would have to agree. It felt like he had honey on his hand. Gives me chills again thinking about that.

    I have heard of others using a tack rag. You can buy them at hardware stores. They are used to remove all sawdust before you finish woodwork.

    These two options may provide more tack than you want though.

    Irvin
     
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  25. film1

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    pour a little coke or other soft drink on the grip. (not diet)
     
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  26. ebrainsoft

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    Rub your hand on the mesh wind breakers hanging on the fence.
     
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  27. blackfrido

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    don't use glue to restore tackiness, unless you want to carry your racquet everywhere
     
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  28. Thunderbrat

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    Go Lendl.

    Fill your pockets with sawdust. Rub your grip with it after every point. Be sure to sprinkle some extra sawdust where your opponent sets up to serve.
     
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