Roddicks Grip in Rome, and others

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by cmo871, May 13, 2007.

  1. cmo871

    cmo871 New User

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    Has anyone noticed that tournagrip users such as roddick, have had white..grips
    under their tournagrip...just look at the picture
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    and ive noticed others..safin has had it..
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    and even sampras
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    ok they all use tournagrips..and they all have had that white..material.
    what is it? who what where when why, etc? hahah im freakin out
     
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  2. McStud

    McStud Rookie

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    the bit of white in the picture of roddick looks ps'd.
     
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  3. Bogie

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    its just adhesive tape. nothing else. and in roddick's case, its actually a good idea to wrap it that high so that it would be more difficult for others who look at pics to notice that he isn't using cortex.
     
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  4. cmo871

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    what do you mean ps'd?
     
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  5. Ripper

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    Roddick's face, lol... Anyway, Roddick uses blue Babolat VS original. Fact.
     
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  6. califsurferboy33

    califsurferboy33 Semi-Pro

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    "Please note: now ships with cloth finishing tape - easier to rip and apply exact length and as preferred by professional players."

    from the Tourna Grip Overgrip XL 30 Grip Reel page...

    is that the cloth finishing tape? the pros get white tape?
     
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  7. cmo871

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    the finishing tape is red. and usually not as think as the ones in the pics.
     
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  9. tursafinov

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    Fact:

    Marat has been doing a Wilson Pro overgrip(white) over synthetic grip(black) and layering the Tourna (purple) on top of that.

    I suppose at this point he doesn't care about feeling bevels.

    Jim Courier is also doing this setup on the seniors tour, but with a leather grip(tan) base.

    ~Tursa
     
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  10. Jonnyf

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    Hasn't safin fully changed to Pro over synthetic and rumour has it Roddick HASN'T changed, so im guessing that if thats true since Unique don't sponsor players Babolat are using him to get some extra advertising
     
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  11. tennisguy7482

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    ive held two of those players racquets (sampras' a while ago and marats not so long ago) and its just white finishing tape, on all of them. period.
     
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  12. TalkingTennis91

    TalkingTennis91 Semi-Pro

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    Roddick clearly uses Tourna Grip. The Babolat VS Blue looks nothing like the Tourna Grip, and in every picture that I have seen of Roddick, he has been using the Tourna Grip, very clearly.
     
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  13. tursafinov

    tursafinov Rookie

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    True

    It all depends on humidity conditions, etc.
    Sometimes Marat is just Wilson Pro over Synthetic.
    Sometimes he'll throw the tourna on top.

    Babolat, like every company, is using thier contracted players to sell.
    Does Federer use that [K]blend NXT w/ Alu Rough...No!
    We all know he is using gut.
    That doesn't stop Wilson from puting him on the packaging!!!

    ~Tursa
     
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  14. wtennis206

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    I've done the same thing.

    Athletic tape wrapped around the finishing tape and a little of the throat.

    I did it after I saw that Safin had it done but it really serves no purpose.
     
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  15. chiru

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    i do it too, its just athletic tape or some other white tape. (at least i use athletic tape) It helps hide that bit of the leather that usually sticks out like on pete's racket.
     
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