Tourna Grip Newsflash!

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  1. Tournagrip

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    Tourna Grip is now available in the Middle East & Africa!

    Tourna Grip and the world renown Unique Sports line which consist of hundreds of tennis and sport accessories are now available throughout the Middle Eastern and African markets. View: http://www.tournagrip.org

    Contact: ivor@tournagrip.org
     
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  2. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    why are the grips shorter than they were a few years ago??? and yet the price has gone up?

    The standard length barely covers the entire girp. I have to buy the extended length because of this, and it is even more expensive?

    what gives???.
     
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  3. Rorsach

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    You've kinda answered your own questions there.
     
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  4. Tournagrip

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    The standard grip covers the entire standard grip handle.....and yes, we do have the XL and XXL Tourna Grip for longer grip handles.

    Thank you for being a Tourna Grip supporter!!!
     
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  5. drakulie

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    No, it doesn't. Not anymore. Wake up and answer my question.

    How convenient. You shorten the regular tourna grip in order to force people to buy an "XL", which is the same size a "regular grip" use to be, in order to charge the consumer more money.

    Nice, real nice.

    I'm switching to pro supex. Their grips are cheaper, just as good, and their standard size grip covers the ENTIRE grip.
     
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  6. cknobman

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    I fully agree with Drakulie here. Tourna grip is the shortest of any manufacturer and 100% DOES NOT COVER THE ENTIRE STANDARD GRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    For this reason alone I will never buy Tourna grip.

    Also if you have ever seen the Bryan Bros. Tourna grip commercial it is clearly apparent that the tourna grip does not cover the entire standard grip. Heck the Bryan bros even hold the racquet a special way to try and cover it up!!!!!!
     
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  7. [d]ragon

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    I just don't like how the XL isn't really longer, just wider.
     
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  8. mozzer

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    Tourna Tac's more than cover the entire grip.
     
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  9. Dags

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    I guess you'd have to direct such a question to someone from Unique. Ivor here is a distributor at most.
     
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  10. mikro112

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    Guys, this guy is NOT from Tournagrip/Unique.

    His company is:

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    Registrant Name:Ivor Savage
    Registrant Organization:IHS Enterprises,LLC
    Registrant Street1:1132 Wilmington Island Road
    Registrant Street2:
    Registrant Street3:
    Registrant City:Savannah
    Registrant State/Province:Georgia
    Registrant Postal Code:31410
    Registrant Country:US
    Quote from his facebook page:

     
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  11. drakulie

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    ^^^scary how good some of you internet cia guys are.
     
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  12. mikro112

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    lol.

    I refrained from posting his facebook profile though! :D
     
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  13. gsquicksilver

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    i used to use tournagrip, but after they shrunk the lengths, plus i use an L5 grip, i can barely get up to 3/4 the way up the grip.
     
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  14. martini1

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    I agree. I use the XL and it barely covers a L3 grip. Unless you are suppose to do zero overlap when wrapping, the normal length may be enough.
     
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  15. Federerkblade

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    for an grip 2, will the standard tournagrip not be enough
     
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  16. ronalditop

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    The only way a standard lenght Tournagrip could cover the whole handle would be by wrapping it without overlapping.
     
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  17. West Coast Ace

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    Another vote for you. I wondered if I was messing up - could never get it to get even close to the top.

    Thanks for the tip. I'll have to look for them.
     
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  18. rudester

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    This is a great forum for exposing this scam, I wonder how long the tourna grip people thought that their shortening of grip length would go unnoticed. I suppose someone somewhere at some time, thought this was a great marketing strategy, as mentioned previously, there are other alternatives to tourna grip.
     
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  19. DrpShot!

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    Huh? I've been using original TG for 15 years and the length hasn't changed a bit, its always been 99cm x 25mm. The XL version came around years ago I guess to cover longer handles and it more than cover's mine, I don't need it. Tourna Tac is also the XL version and more than covers my handles, I have to trim it.
     
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  20. Kot_Bigemot

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    I use TG for 2 years now and in order to cover whole grip length, i must stretch the last few inches of the grip and even then it barely covers all handle.
    And i buy XL version. It is not longer, it is wider i think.
    See, i used to think that i am messing up because i do not stretch it all the way but, now i know it is not me.
     
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  21. armsty

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    The XL just covers my 4 1/2 with an overgrip then the tournagrip. Stretch as hard as I can plus overlap by <1mm
     
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  22. Ambivalent

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    I hate tournagrips and always will. How do you guys play with that coarse, dried out rag?
     
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  23. stingstang

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    XL just about reaches the top if I yank it on my 4 1/2 wilsons

    How much did cutting the "dried old rag" (well described!) too short save them, a dime every million? Unbelievably stingy.

    I grudgingly buy them when the weathers too sticky for supagraps or dunlop hydratacs, unfortunately they still are the only grip that works
     
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  24. armsty

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    I buy for the summer period which here in Aus is over so I can go back to WPO's and Supergraps.
     
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  25. Overheadsmash

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    Gamma Supreme is the best I like that way better. Get it right from TW!!
     
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  26. stoble

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    I agree. Unique is the only company I know of that doesn't give it's customers a one size fits all overgrip. They make 3 sizes BECAUSE it obviously doesn't fit on many handles. For those of you who say it's fine the way it is, then why would they offer 3 sizes?

    I use a 4 1/2 with 2 overgrips and even with XL it is VERY difficult to get it to fit over the entire handle of some of my frames. Tournagrip is also not very stretchy and feels best with minimal stretch but the only way I can get it to fit is by stretching the life out of it.

    I love the Tournagrip material but whenever I apply one of their overgrips I feel I'm getting short changed, especially since I'm already paying extra for the XL size.
     
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  27. AJK1

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    I agree, it sucks bigtime.
     
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  28. TennisNinja

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    No it doesn't...... Using a 4 3/8 the only way to get it to go up the entire handle is to wrap it with a 1 mm overlap. Literally.
     
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  29. Kick Serve 14

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    Where can I find this? I've never seen anyhting bigger than XL...
     
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  30. Kot_Bigemot

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    It is a simple matter of personal preference. I could ask you same question. How do you play with that white, slippery sh1t?
    Some like TG, some like Yonex, some like Wilson.
    So why bash people on the head and call names? Just because they prefer something different? Not very wise to say the least.
     
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  31. AJK1

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    You're a bit sensitive!
    Everyone has an opinion, get over it.
     
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  32. mozzer

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    Not sure if tourna tac are longer but i seem to manage to wrap them pretty damn high for my 2hbh

    [​IMG]
     
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  33. stoble

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    Tournatac is longer and much stretchier. We are talking about the original.
     
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  34. AJK1

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    Jeez, that grip looks like a lumpy mess!
     
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  35. TennisKid1

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    If you go to the unique website they sell xxl and apparently a 30 pack is 54.99..... Guess I'm not getting shoes anytime soon.....
     
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  36. stoble

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    Get the shoes... Paying 55 for 30 grips is crazy. Don't do it man. Power to the People Brother!
     
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  37. austinjbrunner

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    I can get a reg. tournagrip around my racket, but by stretching it a lot. XL usually work fine, but I have pretty small grips on my rackets. All are 3's or 2's.
     
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  38. Lefty5

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    I know people like Blake and Karlovic demand the shorter length because they don't like a lot of overlap. On the flip side, Roddick and Isner demand the XXL length. I think the XL is more than enough for the average joe as long as you wrap it right. Exposing a scam? That seems a little far fetched as I've also been using it for my whole life and nothing has changed.
     
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  39. adaan

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    TG not just shorter, for those of you who use TG in the past decade would know that TG has got thinner, and less durable.. It shreds just after a few use and back then, TG was known to be extreamly durable.. It's just sad to see another good thing goes bad. I am no longer a loyal TG user..
     
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  40. SFrazeur

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    I've been using Tourna Grip for the past 10 year and have not noticed a difference in length/width or quality. Same greatness.

    -SF
     
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  41. ChevyTennis

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    Wilson Pro Overgrip is far superior now IMO and Wilson is more the generous with the length of each wrap which is welcome coming from Tournagrip!
     
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  42. Kot_Bigemot

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    Yeah, it is good for winter. But summer time Wilson starts to slip. So far nothing absorbs as good as TG.
     
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  43. Cup8489

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    you're comparing apples to oranges. wilson pro is a tacky overgrip, and while alot of people here say it's 'absorbent', i have yet to find the wilson pro they are talking about, because mine get wet and slick within 10 minutes. Tourna grip is designed for sweat absorbency, and in this regard there is no other competitor. Wilson pro is nice to look at, and stretches well, but nothing beats Tourna grip for absorption. I have once accidently spilled a water over my racket, including the tourna grip wrapped handle, and it dried on its own within 2 minutes. so yeah, in my opinion, i'll deal with the price and size issues because tourna grip works.
     
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  44. fantom

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    If you all used Whatagrip you wouldn't have this problem. Plus, the grip actually gets longer the more you use it.

    heheheh
     
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  45. Hidious

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    I need clarification. Some say Tourna Grip has changed over the years (shorter, slimmer, etc) while others say they have been using it for years and everything is still the same.

    So who's right and who's seeing things?
     
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  46. OKUSA

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    i can get the regular at the top for 2-handed backhand. very little overlap and stretching it as hard as i can all the way around. maybe too much work just for a grip though
     
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  47. OKUSA

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    i just gripped my babolat apdc and even had some left over, this is a 4 1/2 grip with 2 overgrips already under it. don't know how you people grip your racquets but it seems to work fine

    [​IMG]
     
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  48. Azzurri

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    confused. how long did you play TG for? TG is a grip all by itself, while there are grips that feel like Pro (Supergrap, babolat VS, etc.). Your post is odd, if you did not like TG then why did you play it?
     
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  49. Azzurri

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    I have to cut 1/2-1 inch off of mine. I have a YTPMP and have more than enough and I use regular TG.
     
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  50. ronalditop

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    That's because Head racquets have the shortest handles among all brands.
     
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