Thin replacement grips--Any suggestions?

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  1. The Dampener

    The Dampener Professional

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    Hi all,

    I now use a PK 5G with a 3/8 grip AND an over grip. But the handle seems "fatter" than my past Wilson and Dunlop 3/8 handles. I prefer a playing with a thick overgrip (Wilson Pro, Gamma Supreme).

    So I was wondering if anyone could recommend a thin replacement grip that would a) allow me to continue using thick overgrips, and b) get the grip closer to my old, thinner-feeling 3/8 grips.

    Any thoughts are truly appreciated.

    John
     
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  2. chowdhurynaveen

    chowdhurynaveen Rookie

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    try head softac with traction and then stretch it when applying....very thin!

    good luck! :D
     
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  3. The Dampener

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    Thanks, chowd. Anyone else? Surely, some of you out there have some wisdom on this matter.
     
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  4. boxingguy

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    try an overgrip over whatagrip.
     
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  5. LudaKrisKG

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    it feels different because the grip shapesare different
    try leather
     
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  6. SpinItIn

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    I had similar issue with my PK grips - felt just a bit big for 4-1/2. I've been happy with Gamma Pro Lite replacement grips. They're quite thin & just the right amount of tackiness to suit me (no overgrip). You might want to give them a try.
     
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  7. The Dampener

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    Spin, thanks for the suggestion. I like Gamma products.

    Luda, why use leather? Is it thinner?

    Box, what is "whatagrip?" Never heard of it.

    Thanks.
    J
     
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  8. boxingguy

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  9. andrew_b

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    I just switched to Babolat's original VS overgrip. Nice dry feel, and according to the marketing blurb they are the thinnest of all overgrips.

    TW has them HERE in the more-economical 10-pack (plus you get 2 free, IIRC).

    I like the feel, and they are very thin. Durability seems to be slightly above the tournagrip I was using, or at least very similar. Still on the first pair after ~8 sets (so, 4 sets per racket/overgrip), so we'll see how they hold up better as time goes on.

    play well,
    Andrew
     
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  10. need2paint

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    Use a leather grip, a Wilson MD Feel, or a Laserfibre Tour Fit.
     
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