Tape at the top of an overgrip?

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  1. bossass

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    So, I unwrapped and rewrapped a leather grip tonight on a used racket I got to rid the pallet of some modification lead. The black tape that holds the leather grip up has lost it's ability to hold for the most part. What kind of tape is best to use at the top of the grip? I've been wondering this as once in a while through play I'll work the "wilson" tape that comes with the pro overgrip off at the very end, which annoys me, but you only get one tape per grip, so I can't just pop on another.
     
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  2. tennis_hand

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    just use some Scotch tape to seal it. Or any other high-quality adhesive tapes. Those transparent tapes sold as stationary for school kids won't be good enough. Scotch is good.

    No big deal.
     
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  3. swordman2000

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    you have hockey tape or duck tape?
    those things bite onto the racket like there's no tomorrow.

    If you dont like the rough surface, then put another layer of scotch on top of the duck tape.
     
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  4. bossass

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    What about the black tape you see on stock grips sometimes. Is this basically electrical tape? I'd like it to look semi clean.
     
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  5. jonline

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    haha. quack...quack. j/k Anyways, just for reference people, it's duct tape, but back to the question...

    Finishing tape would work best. I'll see if I can find you a link once TW comes back up.
     
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  6. jonline

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    Ehh, sort of. Finishing tape is what it is. I'll go find a link...
     
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  7. jonline

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    Many people just use electrical tape. I'd find you a link to the real stuff, but TW is still down.
     
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    i tried it so many times with electric tape. but it seems it keep slipping and lose it's adhesion easily.
    and yeah. it's duct tape. hmmm but Duck also make duct tape! and they call it the duck tape! =(

    haha i am struggling to keep my ego.
     
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  9. jonline

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    Whatever you say...
     
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    Finishing tape is quite similar to electrical tape (in fact, tourna grip comes with red electrical tape), so you may as well use that if you've got it lying around.
     
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  12. jonline

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    I noticed that...didn't think about it at the time, but it was electrical tape...good catch.
     
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    I ain't got no elec tape and I have to order some grommets anyways, thanks for the link. Does that stuff last a while (one roll)?
     
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  14. jonline

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    I looked on Unique's site, and it says that the tape is 66 ft. long. It says two reels per pack, but I'm not sure if TW gives one or two rolls. So either 66 or 132 ft. I've never bought it before, but it seems like it would last for quite along time, being as you're using easily less than 6 in. each time. Good luck.

    Here's Unique's accessory page if you want to look at it for yourself.
     
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  15. tbini87

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    i use electrical tape when needed, and i think it looks better than duct tape or scotch tape.
     
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  16. tennis_hand

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    i agree. Tourna's tapes are the best. very adhesive and don't come off at all.
     
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    I have medical tape in my bag. I sometimes use it to supplement the tape that comes with the overgrip.

    Thanks,
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  18. aidenous

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    I usually don't use any tape. The rubber thingy covers the top of the overgrip and hides the tape anyway.
     
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  19. tbini87

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    the rubber thing never slips off or moves up the handle? i would be too worried about that haha.
     
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    I always electrical tape, about $1 roll @ electrical supply store.
     
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  22. Lloyd Barcenilla

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    electrical tape as others have said
     
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  23. tennis_hand

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    that thingy does slip away.
     
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  24. Lloyd Barcenilla

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    On my double handed backhand, so i took it off and just use tape
     
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  25. aidenous

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    My thingy stays in place.
     
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  26. Lloyd Barcenilla

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    How many hands on the backhand do you use?
     
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  27. stevekim8

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    yea. electrical tape is the THANG
     
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  28. aidenous

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    Just one..
     
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  29. Lloyd Barcenilla

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    if you use two, it sometimes moves it
     
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  30. Ethan

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    LMAO i once borrowed a friends racquet but there was no grip just electric tape wraped around it, it was a heavy racquet too one of those old ones its not a brand name just blue wif thunder stick written on the side very heavy hurted my wrist every time i returned a ball cuz of the grip and the racquets weight LOL
     
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  31. thundaga

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    electrical tape definitely does the trick
     
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