Tourna Grip Bands / Rubber Rings - replacement for finishing tape, DO YOU SELL THEM ?

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    We could have them in about two weeks.
    How many would you need?

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    Just heard that these from Tourna are stiff and not very durable.
    Is it possible you could get a ship load of the black ones from Babolat perhaps ?

    I would like to buy 10 Babolat in black :)
     
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    I´ll check that. But are you sure on this?

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    Just thought I'd add my two cents worth and say I recently bought some of the Tourna bands and they are by far the stiffest such bands I've ever seen. I broke the first one trying to get it on, but managed to get the second one on by slowly and carefully rolling it up the handle. Not recommended. No way I'd ever buy them again. Thanks to this thread, though, I know to keep my eyes out for the Babolat ones.
     
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    I'm sure Stefan :)

    Will order a 220 meter reel of Lux Alu Rough soon anyway, so if the Babolat rubber grip securers could be in the shop at that time, it would be nice :)
     
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    I´ll check that with our buyers.

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    We will order the Babolat Grip Bands on Monday for you guys.
    They should be in our Warehouse in about 2 Weeks.

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    Thx :) 10char
     
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    Actually I searched TalkTennis for such kind of information about Tourna Grip Bands but could not find anything negative. Where do you found that information?

    Thanks,

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    Hey CluHoUno, what do you mean when you say you found out they actually work?
     
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    Stefan, I can't find the original thread, but Jim in the above post confirms what I read in the other post :)
     
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    The thing is, when I first started to use the grip bands, I actually used them OVER the finishing tape, that came with the overgrip and this was not a good idea, because the finihsing tape is very slippery and smooth, and the grip bands would slip and always end up at the top of the handle thus being a PITA and uselss.

    That was until i tried actually using them for what they were made for - finishing tape replacement.

    As soon as I skipped using the actual finishing tape, and just used the grip bands, it didn't slip and stayed in place for ever :)

    This was how I found out I preferred the grip bands.
    Call me an idiot please :oops:
     
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    Makes perfect sense. I also use them because I have mild OCD and I like to take off my overgrips and wrap them again almost everytime I play, sometimes even in between sets, and if I use finishing tape the overgrip shreds at the top and looks awful.
     
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    Not really. He only used Tourna Grip Bands once. One of them broke.
    He apparently has never tried other Grip Bands. I actually do use Grip Bands as well. And I have never noticed any real differences. Not on Prince, Wilson or other racquet company grip Bands. And also not on the ones from Tourna.
    As any other products containing rubber they are losing their elasticity, go soft or even break, when they are exposed for a longer to time to sunlight / UV. But thats a common thing, imo. Don´t you tink?

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    Yeahhh maybe so :)

    Then please sign me up for 8 of the red Tourna rubber rings !
     
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    Here is a thread that confirms what i said - Tourna bands sucks, because they are too tight compared to the Babolat ones, that comes with the racquets:

    LINK: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=343071
     
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    We will forward this information over to Tourna.

    Thanks, Stefan / TWE
     
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