Slippery Leather Grips

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  1. kenshireen

    kenshireen Professional

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    I perspire from the joints in my fingers and once my leather grip
    gets wet it is tough to serve. What are mt alternatives.. Somebody
    suggested spraying anti-perspirant on my hands?
    I am willing to try an overwrap but it must be very thin.
    Or even a new type of non-slip grip
    Any suggestions.

    Thanks, ken
     
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  2. Power Game

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    Try Gauze tape. It is extremely thin and tacky.
     
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  3. Hal

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    I would switch to either Fairway or Volkl leather grips. Fairway is the best, but Volkl isn't too far behind. I've tried most other brands and none have the lasting tack that these two have.
     
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  4. kenshireen

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    Fairway Leather Grip

    Hal, I have been using Fairway and am on my last grip. The company went out of business. Where do you get your Fairway Grips from... When I check the web they are being sold for $20 for seconds.

    I would really appreciate any input. What do you do when the grip gets wet from sweat. I find it very hard to grasp even after you towel dry it.

    Regards, Ken
     
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  5. Hal

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    Ken,

    I think currently the only available Fairway grips are the seconds. TW sells them for ~$20. That's one of the reasons why my racquets now have a Volkl grip. As for the sweat issue, I'd either try an over grip (like a Wilson Pro Overgrip) or use something like this Fusion <http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageAC-FUSION.html> product. I've used a rosin bag, like a baseball pitcher uses, too. That said, I'm lucky and my hands don't really sweat all that much.
     
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  6. spinbalz

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    Use the same thing as Ivan Lendl.
     
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  7. Gaines Hillix

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    Many people that like leather grips use a Unique Tournagrip over them because they are dry feeling and not particularly tacky, similar to the original grip.
     
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  8. Power Game

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    Speaking of leather grips. does anyone know which kind is the lightest?
     
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  9. Hal

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    I'll agree with Gaines comments and add that I don't like the spongey feeling of a synthetic grip, either.
     
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    ~Bump~ Don't make me create a new thread

    My leather grip is slippery because it's dry! My hands don't sweat and it seems ideal if there is some moisture between hand+leather. Only solution so far is to spit on grip every once in a whiles. But I'm getting thirsty.
     
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    armand,
    that's a point penalty! completely inadequate behaviour on a tennis court and a major offence.:D
     
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  12. bagung

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    babolat and wilson leather is thinner than pacific.
    thinnest overgrip is babolat vs grip.
     
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