Suggestion for Wilson Pro overgrip alternative

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by parasailing, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. parasailing

    parasailing Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,469
    I recently purchased a roll 30 Wilson Pro overgrips and noticed they are different than the previous pack I purchased about a year ago. The new one has a different picture of Roger Federer on it.
    I have been a fan of the Pro overgrip due to the tack and cushion they provide. However, the recent ones are not as tacky and durability has suffered. I used to get about 6 hours with the old Wilson Pro grip and now I only get about 3 hours before they become dry and worn out. I also noticed when wrapping the grip, the grip wrinkles which didn't happen on the old one which to me means they cheapen the grip.

    I have tried the Yonex, Volkl, and Tourna overgrips and feel they are not the same as the Wilson Pro overgrip. Has anyone has tried any of these listed below and if they are comparable or better than the Wilson Pro overgrip?

    Kirschbaum Touch IT
    Mantis Performa Tac
    Pacific X Tack Pro
    Technifibre ATP Pro Contact
    Technifibre Pro Players
    Technifibre Player's Wrap
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
    #1
  2. MK2411

    MK2411 New User

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    26
    Kirschbaum touch it is the best grip I have ever tried. The black one that is, they claim the colour makes a difference. I also used to use Wilson pro overgrip but have never gone back after trying Kirschbaum. very good feel, very durable and what i like most is that i don't get blisters nearly as fast as i do with other grips.
     
    #2
  3. ArliHawk

    ArliHawk Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Messages:
    1,897
    Which Volkl did you try? I really like the V Tac. Of those you mentioned, I also tried the Pacific amd it is extremely tacky, much tackier than the Wilson.
     
    #3
  4. Relinquis

    Relinquis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    4,335
    Location:
    On the courts; hard & clay ...
    dunlop gecko tac overgrips are very tacky and are feel soft, almost rubbery compared to the more paperlike grips some other manufacturers provide.

    worth checking out.
     
    #4
  5. leroy_sunset

    leroy_sunset Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    Messages:
    343
    I liked the Gecko Tac, but it's nothing like Wilson Pro. Nothing whatsoever.

    I'm using the SuperGraps. They aren't amazing, but they get the job done.
     
    #5
  6. maxpotapov

    maxpotapov Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,519
    Location:
    Ukraine
    Did it have strong smell too?
     
    #6
  7. parasailing

    parasailing Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,469
    I didn't notice the new one smelling worse than the older grips but the biggest gripe I have is they definitely used less material since it wrinkles when you start wrapping it around the handle which the previous one didn't. It also is less durable.

    I guess I will give the Technifibre ones and Pacific one a shot since no one has tried those yet.
     
    #7
  8. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,681
    Location:
    Central Florida
    They just got the Tecnifibre ones in at my local shop. There is also a new Wilson Shock Shield overgrip that is out.
     
    #8

Share This Page