tacky and absorbent overgrips?

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  1. sleepydragon

    sleepydragon New User

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    Hello everyone,
    I am currently using the Gamma Supreme OverGrip, thought it's very good. Do you know any other brand that is better in tackiness and absorbency? My hand gets sweat a lot.
    Thanks
     
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  2. nCode747

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    if your hands sweat try tourna grip
     
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  3. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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    also try wilson pro...
     
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  4. rabidturtle

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    Yonex Supergrap > Wilson Pro> Tournagrip
     
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  5. Booyah

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    sweaty hands= tournagrip.
     
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  6. Conquistador

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    Ive tried a lot of overgrips..To me Gamma Supreme is the best in my book. It stays tacky the longest out of anything ive tried..I love it and will use it until I can no longer play the game.
     
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    Tournagrip easily absorbs more sweat than any other overgrip on the market, although there is next to no tack.
     
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  8. gh65721

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    I like Pro Supex overgrips, very tacky.
     
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  9. mikeler

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    Another vote for Yonex Supergrap. It is very tacky.
     
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  10. sruckauf

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    I can't believe no one has recommended Tournagrip 2. Absorband like the original stuff, but some serious tack as well.

    do it
     
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  11. TonyB

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    I agree 100%. Gamma Supreme is the best. Tournagrip is horrible if you sweat a lot. So are Wilson Pro and Yonex Supergrap. They both get slippery and do not wick the moisture from your hands.

    You can certainly try those other brands, but I assume that the reason that you're asking for advice is to avoid spending money on overgrips that won't work. After having tried all of the overgrips recommended so far on this thread, I can honestly say with 100% certainty that the Gamma Supreme is the best.

    I actually like the thinner version, Gamma Super Sport, but it's hard to find and TW doesn't sell it. Dick's Sporting Goods has it sometimes. The Supreme is just about the same, but a little thicker.
     
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    Yonex SuperGrap, Wilson Pro, and Tourna Grip generally seem to be the most widely accepted on these boards, I've tried all three and personally prefer Wilson Pro.
     
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  15. phucng_10

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    I'll second TonyB's post. Gamma Supreme Overgrip is one of the best tacky overgrip out there.
     
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  16. sleepydragon

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    Thank you everyone for telling me your experiences with different overgrips. Like I said, I am currently using the gamma Supreme and I like it so far. I personally think it's better than the Wilson Pro in absorbency. I guess I will try the Yonex Supergrap to just feel it for myself. I did try the Tournagrip but I did not feel much tacky and it gave me blisters.
    Stay cool everyone!
     
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  17. Azzurri

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    Gamma??
    ..............
     
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  18. Fedace

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    why is that crap so short though ?? did you put it side by side with Wilson pro Overgrips ??? it is short by like 2-3 inches.:shock:
     
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  19. phucng_10

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    You know it. http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGAMMA-GSO.html

    Sucks Wilson Xtra Tack Overgrip is discontinued, otherwise Gamma Supreme and Wilson Xtra Tack would go hand by hand with each other.

    Oops, they're not discontinued. They're no longer sold in sporting good stores anymore though from what I've seen.
     
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  20. Petekbladetour1

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    Tournagrip!
     
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  21. princemidplus

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    i use Head XtremeSoft grips. find them good with sweat and rain. no slipping yet
     
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  22. dwhiteside

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    I have very sweaty hands.

    I tried Gamma Supreme - it was HORRIBLE for me. Was tacky at first, then it just began to slip and slide as soon as things got wet. Yonex Supergrap was the opposite. Supergrap was tacky even though my hands were incredibly wet.

    TonyB reports the exact opposite. He is not lying, and I am not lying. How can this be?

    Some people swear by certain overgrips and say they're the best, "objectively". Other people say they're the worst, "objectively".

    I've tried 5 overgrips, all 5 have been said to be the worst for sweaty hands and also the best for sweaty hands. What worked personally for me so far has been Supergrap, so that's what I'm using. Gamma Supreme was the worst for me after playing with it for about 30 minutes, because of my sweating. If I had dry hands, Gamma would have been fine. Overgrips are cheap anyways. Spend 20 bucks and get a couple of the well reviewed brands. Try them ALL out. It's the only way to find what fits YOU, not someone else.
     
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  23. Mansewerz

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    how durable is Gamma supreme and Yonex supergrap over tournagrip?
     
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  24. phoenicks

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    Tournagrip works for a lot of people who have the same problem as OP.
     
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  25. MagPro

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    Tourngrip works well for me and I have some sweaty hands. I like the fact that it isnt that spongy, I like a firm grip. Supergrap was too spongy but, absorbed adequately. Tournagrip is nice because I can flip it over and get more use out of it. I will pick up some of the Gamma Supreme and try that out.
     
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  26. dwhiteside

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    I *dislike* tournagrip because it isn't spongy (it's spongy initially but very quickly loses that); it feels too thin/dry/clothy when it's worn slightly. Goes to show you that different people prefer different things - everyone has different hands and different subjective experiences!
     
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  27. phucng_10

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    Gamma Supreme = Yonex Super Grap > Tournagrip.
     
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  28. rafael17_13@hotmail.com

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    New babolat team tacky 220% absorbent and really tacky so its pretty long lasting and
     
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  29. rafael17_13@hotmail.com

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    New babolat team tacky 220% absorbent and really tacky so its pretty long lasting
     
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  30. Storm_Kyori

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    I second that, I use and find it really tacky. It helps if you wipe the sweat off your hands, on a towels or shorts to make it last longer. I use white, so it doesn't last long, but the draker colors might give you some more lifetime.
     
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  31. hellojeffo

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    As for me, I have a bad case of sweaty palms when playing, and the Tourna II absorbs really well. Thing is, even though it gets soaked up, the tacky feeling is still there. But.... the durability of this grip is another thing.. lasts me about two tennis outings only.
     
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  32. MagPro

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    Try some of the Babolat grips there pretty nice too.
     
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  33. Mada

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    Tournagrip has worked wonderfully for me. I had sweaty hands and it was like my regular grip just turned to "slippery gum", if you will; then I got tournagrip. Very firm and doesn't get slippery at all, I love it. But that's just me, in the end it all comes down to personal preference.
     
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