Sweaty hands - what's the best thing to put on them?

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by magogami, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. magogami

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    My hands get really sweaty when I play. I've tried the prince grip enhancer and its ok but it doesn't last long. Has anyone used the "dry hands" (dryhands.com) product or the "dry grip" http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=DRYG lotion? Any other suggestions? Thanks.
     
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  2. KerryJ

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    I just have a towel behind me when I play.
     
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  3. Booyah

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    I heard tournagrip is great for people with sweaty hands, actually many people on here have said its pretty much designed for sweaty hands.
     
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  4. North

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    I just keep a rosin bag in my pocket - the kind baseball players use. Works fine.
     
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  5. martin8768

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    rosin bag
    10 char
     
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  6. alcap26

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    gorilla grip enhancer tacky towel
     
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  7. magogami

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    How long do the bags last? And is the Unique Sampras one good?
     
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  8. magogami

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    Anyone know?
     
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  9. Lefty5

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    YES, rosin is rosin. Unique's is fine.
     
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  10. beedlejuice22

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    Use the Unique Tournagrip. It is great at absorbing all fo your sweat and doesn't slip at all. I have extremely sweaty hands and it is great!
     
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  11. MAX PLY

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    I typically use Dry Grip (available from TW). It does a pretty good job (and I am in the very humid southeastern US) and is the best I have used (over Dry Hands and the Prince stuff). I prefer not to use an overgrip and if I need to supplement the moisture management, I use rosin (and I go through a couple of wristbands and towel frequently). I also keep my grips clean and replace them as often as needed (I use a Wilson perferated replacement grip). If I have to use an overgrip (some days the humidity is just too much, particularly if playing on Har Tru or a similar surface), I use Tournagrip (imo by far the best for moisture management). Good luck.
     
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  12. rasajadad

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    If you use a leather grip, you can use a product by Gamma called "Tacky Towel". It's basically a beeswax impreganted cloth that will keep you stuck on no matter how much your hand sweats. I don't think it works on synthetic or overgrips.
     
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  13. RanchDressing

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    this is what i would do.
    get 2 mini shamwows, cut 1 in half.
    put each half in your pocket.
    between points put one hand inside your pocket and grab it. repeat with other hand.
    during breaks use the other non cut mini and thoroly dry your grip, and hands.
    sory for mediocre spelling and grammar. you could read it so...
     
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  14. larry10s

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    in addition to above i try to play with 2 or 3 racquets and change to a dryer one each changeover. also change wrist band on changeovers
     
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  15. Nellie

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    I find that the sweat does not come from my hands, but drips down from my arms, so I need to play with wristbands. Likewise, I find that the racquet will fly off if I do not use the wristbands, even if I put stuff on my hands.
     
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  16. nCode747

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    or just plain old chalk
     
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  17. Kirko

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    thats it. sweat that runs down your arm. sweatbands. thats it.
     
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  18. beedlejuice22

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    That's genius!
     
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  19. PlayTheClay

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    10 years or so ago, there was an overgrip created that actually got tackier as it got wet...their tag line was "the wetter the better"...I used to use them on my baseball bats in college as well...anyone know if this product is still around?
     
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  20. Lefty5

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    sounds like Tourna Grip. not sure about that tag line but it fits.
     
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  21. theace21

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    For everyone that rips Tournagrip because it doesn't last - it is still the best when you sweat a lot during a match.
     
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  22. s2000red

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    I used a product called ProGrip by Krunch Products when I used to shoot in action pistol competitions. It comes in a small pump bottle or a "lotion". You just squirt a small amount (about the size of a pea) on your hands and in about 30 seconds it dries to a white chalky appearance. It is a great product, I used to reapply half the initial application about every hour. Search for it online and see what you think.
     
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  23. MSL

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    Try the overgrip from Prince called "No Sweat!"... I'm not sure if it's new, but I just found it a month or 2 ago and it's by far the best IMO.
     
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  24. Lefty5

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    the prince stuff is kinda gross. You could also just put Speed Stick or Old Spice on your hands too, same thing. I don't like when it gets in my eyes either.
     
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  25. Chris Dono

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    def getting a wrist band.
     
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  26. Jhm37

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    Invest in a number of double-wide wrist bands and cycle through them during the day. Towel off your arms frequently; the pros aren't doing that just to slow the game down. Have a couple of racquets to cycle through as well. Or, if not that, then a few of your favorite overgrips. I like the Wilson Pros. Also consider taking a couple of moister wicking shirts with you. A new shirt can really help keep the sweat from running down your arms as well as making your feel a bit cooler for a while.

    Also, not be be overlooked, is being careful when you've got some down time on the court to keep the grip from hitting your arms or legs. I've got a bad habit of holding my racquet high up the throat when walking and letting it swing too much so that it brushes against my forearm.

    Hey, I live in hot, humid San Antonio and sweat a lot, so it takes a lot of management to keep the grips dry. I've tried of number of different lotions, powders, chalk, grips, overgrips, and tar/glue-like substances. Nothing works as well or is as mess-free as the above.
     
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  27. magogami

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    I tried a rosin bag and it works pretty well. I don't really like wristbands because they make my wrist really hot and uncomfortable, but I don't think much sweat comes from my arms anyway...

    I was at the store and I saw something called "No Sweat" (http://www.nosweatlotion.com/) which claims to stop your hand from sweating, and they had a tester so I put some on and it seemed to work (but I also wasn't running around in the heat). Has anyone tried it?
     
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