Tourna Mega Tac Overgrip Playtest!

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  1. TW Staff

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    Attention Talk Tennis Members:

    We will be sending out 3-pack sets of Tourna’s Mega Tac overgrip for a playtest. This playtest is only for U.S.A Talk Tennis members.

    ***We are no longer accepting requests for this playtest.*** We will post a message here when the overgrips have shipped. Please check back here for any deadline revisions if you receive a set of overgrips.

    Please note that we have a limited quantity of overgrips to playtest and we select playtesters based on a number of factors.

    This playtest is FREE of charge. The only thing that we ask of you is to post your findings in this thread by Friday September 27th. When you receive your overgrips, please check back here for any deadline revisions.

    If you do not post a review, or if your review is clearly lacking effort, you will be excluded from future playtests. Please do not post “email sent” in the thread, as we want to make the thread easier to read.

    Include the following in your review:

    Do you typically use an overgrip?
    If yes, which one do you use?
    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)
    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)
    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)
    Longevity of Tackiness
    Level of sweat absorption
    Would you consider using this overgrip?
    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance
     
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  2. darklore009

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    for the playtest, are you sending only one grip in the mail?
     
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  3. TW Staff

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    Each player will get a 3 pack

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  4. MikeHitsHard93

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    If we are selected, when will we know that the grip is coming?
     
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  5. TW Staff

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    We will post a note in this thread indicating that the overgrips have been sent.

    Thanks,
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  6. neil1b

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    Thanks for another great chance to try out the new stuff
     
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  7. BLX_Andy

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    Do we need to put zip code in address? And if so how do I go about doing that?
     
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  8. TW Staff

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    BLX_Andy,

    Yes, we require a zip code in order to ship the playtest item.

    Brittany, TW
     
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  9. BLX_Andy

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    Will I still be part of the playtest? I re-sent a second email with my zip code a day after I sent the original (the original was during the sign-up period but the re-done wasn't).
     
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  10. TW Staff

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    BLX_Andy,

    We received your second email and you will still be considered for the playtest.

    Brittany, TW
     
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  11. Cup8489

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    Curious as to when you guys plan to get them out? Pretty excited to see if I hey them or at least to read about them.
     
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  12. zapvor

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    oh no i didnt sign up for any playtests this yr because i dont really care but overgrips i am always searching for a better one! darn it i missed this one!
     
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  13. TW Staff

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    Cup8489,

    The overgrips should be sent out by the end of next week. we will update here when they have been shipped out.

    Brittany, TW
     
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  14. zapvor

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    brittany hook me up please! :)
     
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  15. TW Staff

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    Attention TW Playtesters:

    The grips were shipped out from our warehouse on Tuesday (9/3). Please keep an eye out for them in the mail the next couple days to see if you were selected as a playtester.

    Happy hitting!

    Brittany, TW
     
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  16. mlocke1322

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    Got mine today just in time for a match tonight!
     
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  17. rdis10093

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    just got them today. tennis club starts next tuestday. will but them on the racquet then. review shall follow shortly after.


    boiler up!!!!
     
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  18. gino

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    Tourna Tac Review

    Hey everyone,

    Got to try out the new Tourna Mega Tac (MT) grip today. I am a 20 year old college player with an aggressive baseline play style, and a one-handed backhand. I have been through many different overgrip brands and pretty much tried everything. Recently I have settled back into using a Wilson Pro Overgrip and replacing them frequently. I am a big fan of grips with high tack levels. My favorite grip would have to be the Pro Kennex Super Wrap, which I believe has been discontinued. The Tourna MT grip is without a doubt for people who really enjoy the feel of tack and sticky-feeling grips. I don't see someone who is a big fan of Tourna Grip or a quick drying grip being excited about this grip. But for others like myself, this grip is a breath of fresh air. My first day playing with this grip was at my school tennis practice. The tackiness surprisingly held up through sweat in very humid conditions, something that most tacky grips fail to do. The Tourna MT also featured ample cushioning, an aspect that most brands seem to neglect when making a tacky addition. I am thrilled to have a grip with elite tackiness back onto the market that will actually feel comfortable and durable during matchplay. I plan to switch immediately to this grip and I feel comfortable trusting it in collegiate level match play.

    Racket of choice: HEAD IG Speed 300 (12.2oz, 8Pts HL)

    Playing style: Aggressive all court, one-handed backhand

    Playing level: NCAA Div. III, Nationally ranked junior
     
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  19. tinyman

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    Do you typically use an overgrip? If yes, which one do you use?

    Yes, typical overgrip is Yonex Supergrap (White). For the purposes of this post, I had one new Tourna MT Overgrip, and one Yonex Supergrap. Both of these are wrapped for Yonex V-Core 97 Tour (full wrap length).

    We had club tryouts, 3 hours, that I decided to use this for. When parking, the temperature readout was 100F, when leaving it was right around 90F (those numbers may be skewed, since it is just my car). The humidity went up the later we went. Keep in mind, that with a club tryout, it's not 3 hours continuous play.


    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)

    When opening the pack, I noticed that the first (top) overgrip had a number of wrinkles in it in the first eighth or so, and retained them when pulled off. Not a big deal to me, but this isn't something I have ever noted with Yonex. The grip does not have a taper cut - easy to make one, but it's a difference. Lastly, there is no small adhesive pad at the start of the grip - I prefer it this way, but again, a difference. I don't like to use the adhesive that comes with an OG, I've never seen the point.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)

    This overgrip was able to entirely cover a V-Core 97 Tour's handle, which may be one of the longer handles out there. There wasn't much left, but it did the job just fine. I can't see it having problems wrapping most rackets out there.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)

    This is indeed very tacky, more than I'm used to. However, it always had something of a slimy feeling. I quickly found that my hands were sweating, and it just wasn't going anywhere. I continually had to wipe my hands against my shirt, even during the points (forehand, wipe, forehand). When this really started happening, I switched back to Yonex, and didn't have this issue. I switched back to the Tourna grip later, and had the same issue reoccur.

    Longevity of Tackiness

    As far as I can tell, this grip has held tack throughout.

    Level of sweat absorption

    Yonex Supergrap far and away was more comfortable. When I used that racket, it felt like my hands were dry. When I used the racket with Tourna on it, I was constantly trying to wipe to get my grip back.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?

    I'll relate this little story - on court, a lady asked to borrow a racket. I gave her the one with the Yonex OG on it, because she held so far down on her racket (I swear, she only held the buttcap...) I had visions of her losing her grip and my racket getting smashed, or someone getting hurt. Maybe I'm just paranoid. I took the Tourna OG, choked up, and got slaughtered by college kids the rest of the night - in hindsight, I shouldn't have changed anything for a tryout!

    The short answer is that at least in this weather, no. The tack is higher than Yonex, but with the problems I was having with sweat on my hands, it just got negated. I just couldn't get around having sweat sitting on my hands.


    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance

    In cooler weather, this grip is probably more able to cope - that's where having the tack would shine. I had never thought of myself as having particularly sweaty hands before. Feeling the other side of the grip, I'm wondering if it is possible to just flip the grip, and rely on some liquid chalk to get something I'm comfortable with.


    Just a couple stats:

    Mass before wrap: 324g
    Mass after wrap: 333g

    Measured thickness: 0.81mm - this is hard to measure, because my calipers aren't very smooth, and I didn't have much time to take a few careful measurements. Take with a grain of salt.


    Thanks to TW & Tourna for the opportunity to try these. As I play with them more, I will update as situation changes. Tomorrow morning it should be cooler in the first part of practice, so there's some opportunity there.
     
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  20. Torres

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    At 9g that's a heavy overgrip. That said you can adjust for weight by changing the replacement grip. Even the same brand of replacement grip can vary considerably in weight.
     
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  21. rdis10093

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    Do you typically use an overgrip? If yes, which one do you use?
    I have been using yonex supergrap for the best five years and have been completely satisfied with it.

    was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)

    not at all I even kind of got a little mad. yonex overgrips come with a perforated edge. so it is very easy to start the grip. this you are just supposed to overlap it to start it I guess. It took me like literaly five minutes to finaly put the grip on. I payed for indoor court, and my hitting partner was even getting a little impatient. It takes me like one minute to put on supergrap.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)
    long enough for my 27inch vcores

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)
    it was very tacky, even more so than supergrap, but it did not feel very good when it got wet from sweet. felt nasty and as a result I felt like I did not have as good as feel when I was hitting the ball.

    Longevity of Tackiness
    I played with it for two hours, and it still felt the same as when I first put it on. still really tacky.

    Level of sweat absorption
    not that great. like I said it did not feel good and was gross to hold onto. my hands sweet though, so perhaps it would be better for someone who does not sweet so much.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?
    sorry no, supergrap absorbs sweet better and feels better to me. the only thing that this does better was the tackyness of it.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance
    I did not like that there was no perforated edge on the grip to install. also there was no little sticky thing on the back to help you install the grip like yonex overgrips have. I think it would have been much easier if there was at least that little stick thing on the back to help you install it. overall I would rate it a 6/10.

    as always thanks for letting me be part of the playtest TW
     
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  22. SonRK

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    I saw a package for me when I returned from classes, and it was the Tourna Mega Tac! I was getting a snack before heading to the courts to play singles and doubles so this was great timing. Went out to the courts at 6PM, played 2 single sets, and 3 sets of doubles, and got home at 10PM.

    Do you typically use an overgrip? If yes, which one do you use?

    I do normally use an overgrip. Tourna grip original size, have been using it for years now and never looked back even after trying Wilson Pro and Yonex Super Grap.

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)

    As someone else mentioned earlier, it was a bit wrinkly for the start of the first grip, but otherwise it seemed great. The test grip was incredibly easy to apply because I am used to the Tourna grip non tapered edges. I really like that system, as I hate using the little tape that the other overgrip manufacturers use.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)

    Put it on a Speedport Tour and had no troubles. I make an original Tourna grip reach the top with stretching so I don't think I will ever have a problem with any overgrip length.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)

    Wow, the level of tackiness is so high on this grip. Granted I use the normal Tourna grip, so anything will feel tacky compared to the dry rough feeling of that grip. I put it on, and was surprised that I couldn't rotate the racquet in my hand easily. It literally was stuck/tacked on, but in a good way. I felt like the racquet wouldn't be twisting in my hand or anything, very awesome feeling. I loosened my grip up a bit to something comfortable so I can rotate it around easily, and had no issue afterwards.


    I make Tourna grips last a long time because my hands do not sweat. The reason I don't use something like Wilson Pro/Yonex Super is because the tackiness kind of goes away and gets gross after hitting a bit. I would rate the tackiness on this grip higher than the other white well known grips. My friend who only uses Wilson Pros said "Wow this is some tacky thick grip."

    Longevity of Tackiness

    Hit for 4 hours, and it seemed the same as it did when I first put it on. No real difference in feel so far. The white got a little dirty, but that's to be expected. I absolutely hate white overgrips because they get so gross looking after sessions.

    Level of sweat absorption

    I am not normally a sweater so I really cannot judge on how the sweat absorption is like. One original Tourna Grip will last me 2-3 weeks if I want it to, since it doesn't even tear up for me. My main concern was that when I got nervous on the big points. Like down 2 break points late in a set, my hands will sweat a bit then, and it felt a little slick (maybe the right term is slimy? It didn't make it like super slippery or anything, just a little different than the normal dry feel). A quick rub down of my hand on my shorts and I was good to go again. Wasn't a big deal, as I didn't mind the ritual.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?

    Honestly, I would consider it. My main issue with the Tourna Tac is that it didn't feel tacky enough, and paled in comparison to the Wilson Pro and Yonex Super Grap. I would have much rather played with the original, which I did for the last few years. The new Mega Tac really blew me away with its feel improvement from the Tourna Tac.

    The tipping point for me to try it more extensively (and purchasing a pack of 30) would be if it came in the color of the original Tourna grip (which it most likely will, but hopefully the dye doesn't change the feel). That blueish purple color is something I absolutely love, just so unique.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance

    I am slightly concerned for the people who have really sweaty hands. If the slickness is really an issue then this grip would not be for them. My hands keep themselves pretty dry so this was great! Making me rethink my grip choices, which is never a bad thing if it lets me grip the racquet better. I guess having to use up the rest of my 22 original Tourna Grips will be the biggest hassle :p.



    Ultimately, I wanna say thank you Tennis Warehouse for letting me try out this product! I was actually impressed with it, considering I am not one who normally uses tacky grip. Now hopefully it comes out in better colors and I will give it a purchase of my own.

    I have a quick tennis lesson tomorrow so if any of my thoughts change, I will add it in an edit in this post!

    -edit- Had my lesson today and hit around afterwards, so 3 more hours logged. The eXtReMe tackiness that it had is fading, and the grip is turning the ugly gross color that most white grips turn. Still, it is somewhat tacky. Probably could get like 3-5 more hours of hitting before I decide to replace it. This means I would have to replace more often than Original Tourna Grip, but the feel is overall better than Original.
     
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  23. JDMasFCK

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    Do you typically use an overgrip?
    Yes

    If yes, which one do you use?
    I use the Gamma Supreme overgrips and sometimes the Solinco Wonder Grip

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)
    There weren't any wrinkles when I installed it onto my racquet. The grip held up nicely when it was installed and remained on there after several sets.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)
    The sizing was perfect. I was able to cover the whole handle of my racquet (IG Prestige MP) with a lot of grip left over.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)
    Tourna wasn't lying when they said that this is their tackiest grip. This grip had A LOT of tackiness. This grip was so tacky! My hand was literally stuck to the racquet when I was hitting! The grip didn't slip at all! I was pretty impressed of the level of tackiness that the grips had. I have been searching for an overgrip that had this level of tackiness and I finally found it! On my serves and groundstrokes, my hand was locked onto my racquet and my racquet wasn't slipping, especially with players who hit heavy balls.

    Longevity of Tackiness
    The tackiness lasted a set for me. It started to die down towards the end of my set. It was still tacky after my set but it wasn't as tacky as when I first put it on my racquet. I usually change my grips every other day, but I left this grip on for 3 days and I was still able to use it because of how tacky it was. Overall I'm impressed of how it remained tacky for so long, my other over grips usually wear out before a set is over.

    Level of sweat absorption
    My hands don't sweat a lot. I did spill some water on my hands when I was drinking, and quickly dried them off and played right after and I noticed that it didn't affect the tackiness of the grip.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?
    This overgrip is at the top of my list of overgrips that I consider on switching to. It's perfect! The grip is tacky and it last long!

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance
    Overall, I really enjoyed this playtest. The overgrip was perfect! The level of tackiness on these overgrips were SUPERB! Combined with the fact that the tackiness didn't diminish quickly sealed the deal for me! I tend to stay away from Tourna overgrips because they never made any tacky grips that I liked and the ones that they had made weren't tacky enough. I usually tend to rip my grips because I have a callus on the palm of my hand, and I noticed that this grip remained intact and there weren't any rips or tears. This grip completely changed the way I think of Tourna grips!
     
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  24. MadisonTennis

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    I have had a chance to play with Mega Tac for almost 4 hours the past 2 days. I played 2 sets of doubles last night and had a chance to play about 90 minutes of singles late this afternoon in hot, humid conditions.

    Do you use an overgrip?/If so, which one? Yes, I have been using the original blue Tourna Grip for years. Living in the SouthEast, I have found that Tournagrip handles sweat better than other grips. I have to admit that I usually change the Tourna Grip about every 2-3 hours during the Summer months but it stays dry longer that other grips. During the Winter months, I have experimented with Wilson and Prince overgrips and I have to admit they are really nice but, again, I just find Tourna Grip is better in the humid conditions in the Southeast and handles sweat better than other brands.

    Was it easy to apply? Yes, I did not have any problems. It really stuck to my Volkl grip nicely and took me maybe a minute to apply.

    Was it sized correctly? I use a 3/8 grip and I found this new grip to work perfectly. I did not have to cut any excess grip and it covered my original Volkl grip nicely. My wife uses a 1/4 grip and I would think I would probably have to cut a little of the grip for her racket but that would be a nice alternative option to have.

    Level of tackiness? As I mentioned before, I have used Tourna Grip as my main overgrip for probably 15+ years. However to be honest, I'm about to change when this one becomes available. For me, I found this grip to have the best of both the original Tourna Grip and other brands like Prince/Wilson. I've always thought Wilson and Prince grips had a nice tackiness but it was the sweat issue that I had problems with. This new Mega Tac has more tackiness than those brands and I have found it handles sweat even better than Tourna Grip. I primarily hit topspin probably 90% of the time on both sides and this one really grips your hand in a great way. I have found that I am hitting even better topspin with this grip because my hand is not slipping at all.

    Level of sweat absorption? Like my comments above, this one really surprised me. I really was a little hesitant due to past experiences with grips that have this type of tackiness. However after using it for 2 days in hot and humid weather, it is still going strong. I would have changed my original Tourna Grip after last night but this one seems to handle sweat at least twice as nice as Tourna Grip.

    Would you consider using it? Yep as soon as it becomes available, I will be switching to it.

    Other comments: I've noticed several other posters use Yonex overgrips and I have to be honest that I have never tried that brand. I live an area that is very active in tennis but Yonex is not carried by anyone in this area and I have never ordered Yonex on line so I cannot compare Yonex to Mega Tac.
    However, I'm sold on this one and I'm going to make the change after using Tourna Grip for years. This was a perfect time for me to have an opportunity to try this one with the hot and humid conditions. If it had been Winter, I would not have been able to give an accurate review because I do not sweat nearly as much during the Winter in my area. Again, I found this grip to have the best of both Tourna Grip and tackier grips like Wilson/Prince. It is better than all those grips in my opinion. One other note, I let my wife try it as well and she is just as impressed. She has used Tourna Grip for a long time but she will be making the change too.

    As always, thanks TW & Tourna for the opportunity. I look forward to having the chance to buy this new grip when it becomes available on-line at TW.
     
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  26. Andyroo10567

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    Do you typically use an overgrip? Yeah i do.

    If yes, which one do you use? Tecnifibre Pro Contact , Yonex SuperGrap

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?) Wrapping the butt cap it wrinkled a bit while wrapping. After wrapping the butt cap, the grip went on smoothly like every other grips. P.S, I'm using a TW leather grip beneath it.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?) Shorter than some of the other overgrips i have but long enough to wrap it around with some left. Width is the same as most of the ones i have also.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?) Very similar to Tecnifibre Pro Contact. Very very tacky. A little bit slippery at times when playing with it for an extended amount of time 2/3 hours. Otherwise, if your going to play with it for an hour or so it would be perfect if you like tacky overgrips.
    EDIT : Slipping more now.

    Longevity of Tackiness Hasn't lost its tackiness yet. No tears also. ( I usually tear all of my overgrips in the thumb area. )
    its been 2/3 hours. So durability is good as well.
    EDIT : Still tacky today.

    Level of sweat absorption Absorbed sweat well in the beginning. After using for a while it didnt absorb as fast. Same with Tecnifibre Pro Contact.
    EDIT : Gets dirty fast now

    Would you consider using this overgrip? Maybe. I still like Yonex SuperGrap and Tecnifibre Pro Contact. If i were to stop using Pro Contact, i would switch to this definitely. But i dont see a reason why i would stop using it unless they discontinue it.
    EDIT : Not going to bother switching.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance Love the thick overgrips like this. I can't stand thin overgrips.. Liked the feel while just holding the racquet lol. I think tourna did a great job on this overgrip. The last impression i had on them was pretty bad. ( After using the Tourna grip org. it was flat out terrible. )
     
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  27. PigPen

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    Do you typically use an overgrip?

    Yes, typically Gamma Rzr Tac, Yonex Suoergrap.

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)

    The wrinkles were not a problem but I did not like that the manufacturer does not taper one end nor put a sticky piece of tape at the end like other manufacturers. This makes the grip more difficult to apply. On my leather grip, the grip slid quite a bit and took me much longer to apply than normal.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)

    The grip was long enough for my racket and there was little excess, which is fine. As long as it covers the replacement grip.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)

    The grip is very tacky, which I really enjoyed.

    Longevity of Tackiness

    So far, I played for two hours and the tackiness is fine. I will report back when I have more hours on the grip.

    Level of sweat absorption

    It wasn't that warm so it is hard to tell as I have not sweated a lot yet.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?

    Definitely, liked it so far.
     
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  28. Lex

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    Do you typically use an overgrip? If yes, which one do you use?

    I typically use Yonex Super Grap or Wilson Pro Overgrip


    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)

    The install routine is perhaps my biggest gripe with this grip. The grip isn't tapered and it doesn't have a self-adhesive tab to anchor it when starting the process. BIG Turn-off!!!

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)

    Yes, it was sized about right for a standard length frame.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)

    The level of tackiness was much higher than my usual grip choice. I thought grip changes during points was going to be an issue. But, no problems at all.

    Longevity of Tackiness

    The grip maintained it's tackiness much longer than Yonex Super Grap. I was impressed as it's been quite hot and humid here in NC.

    Level of sweat absorption

    The absorption of sweat is about average with the other 2 grips that I use.


    Would you consider using this overgrip?

    No, I consider the non-tapered grip and missing self-adhesive starter tab to be a deal breaker for me.


    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance
     
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  29. Blitzball

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    Just some background info: I'm 20. I'm a 4.0 player with a one-handed backhand. I used Wilson Blade 98 with Volkl Cyclone 17g. I've played some college club tennis, but most of my competitive tennis is limited to playing in local tournaments at the 4.0 level for both singles and doubles.

    Do you typically use an overgrip?
    Yes.

    If yes, which one do you use?
    I use Yonex Super Grap during the cold/chilly seasons, and Tourna Original grips for when it's hot. And I live in Arizona, so it's usually hot.

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)
    There were noticeable wrinkles in the grip when I unraveled the package, but only on the outermost layer of grip. Also, when I applied it, the wrinkles went away so it was no big deal.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)
    The length was okay for me. Since I have a one-handed backhand, I don't mind if a grip doesn't reach all the way up the handle. But if I had a two-handed backhand, I think this grip would be plenty long (it's XL so that helps). Plus, when I apply my overgrips, I make thick ridges, meaning I use a lot of the grip for more comfort.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)
    This grip has an unprecedented level of tackiness. I've never felt a grip this tacky, and I don't think I'll ever come across one that's more tacky. It feels... sticky, like someone rubbed a sugary substance all over the grip. That's exactly what it feels like when freshly applied. However, I live in very hot -- albeit dry -- climates, so I did notice some slipping on my serve when I made a fast whipping motion. The racquet never flew from my hand though.

    Longevity of Tackiness
    I played for 4 1/2 hours. The grip is still tackier than my Yonex Supergrap.

    Level of sweat absorption
    This is what caused minor slippage. It is relatively poor for absorbing sweat. But, in my opinion, it's practically impossible to find a grip that is exceptionally absorbent and tacky. That's simply too much to ask of a grip -- I've come to expect that certain grips will be more suitable in certain conditions. Tourna Grip original, the most absorbent grip I've used, is perfect for hot and humid places where sweat is abundant. Grips like Yonex Supergrap and Wilson Pro overgrip are for people who like a little bit of both-- their level of tackiness is just pretty good, and the level of absorption is acceptable. For the Mega Tac, the sweat absorption was rather poor. But if I had used the grip in the Winter or early Spring, or anytime when it's relatively cool outside, I'd like this grip a whole lot more.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?
    Yes. I think I'll purchase a few more packs when it gets cooler. The tackiness is truly unmatched, so I expect this grip to perform incredibly well when heavy sweating isn't a variable.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance
    To reiterate, I like this grip for its exceptional tackiness, but, as expected, it doesn't absorb sweat very well. If it did, this would probably be one of the greatest overgrips in the world. For now, it'll have to settle for being a great tacky grip, which is perfectly fine in my book. I rate this grip 7.5/10.
     
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  30. MarinaHighTennis

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    Do you typically use an overgrip? If yes, which one do you use?
    Wilson Pro Overgrip
    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)
    there were wrinkles on the bottom so i had to restart several times for it to work.
    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)
    I use a graphene speed pro and it fit right
    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)
    Very tacky when my hand was dry. When sweaty palms it became slippery
    Longevity of Tackiness
    Only lasts as long as my hands did not sweat
    Level of sweat absorption
    Very bad, especially for me whos hands sweat a lot. The racket started spinning in my hand and slipping. I couldn't hit as hard as i normally could bc i was afraid of it flying off
    Would you consider using this overgrip?
    Unfortunately no. I have very sweaty hands
    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance
    It was a very nice tacky grip but the lack of sweat absorption doesn't cut to well for me and my game. I couldn't swing fast due to the reason of slippage. Fix that and it would be a good overgrip but Wilson pro overgrip has never let me down and i have no plans on switching from it.
     
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  31. PigPen

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    I used the grip 2 more times and it is still quite tacky. More tacky the Gamma RZR but the thickness seems the same. I didn't sweat much, so I cannot comment on how the grip behaves with wet hands. Like it very much so far except for the lack of tapered end and tape to stick onto the replacement grip.
     
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  32. Overdrive

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    An unbiased review of the Tourna Mega Tac Overgrip by Overdrive

    Do you typically use an overgrip?

    Yes, but the overgrip I have used in the past do not work for me.These include the Alpha overgrip and Wilson Pro Overgrip. I am in the process of finding another brand/model of overgrip to use.

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)

    In my experience, I did not experience any wrinkles during installation. I wrap my overgrips tightly and with precision. This overgrip does not have contain the tape and there was no adhesive surface on the bottom pad. It was something to get used to, but not too difficult.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)

    Because it was an 'XL' overgrip, there was a lot of grip remaining when I finished installing it on my racquet. It wasn't too much of a problem, but it was a waste of useful grip.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)

    This was the main problem for the Alpha and Wilson Pro overgrips that I have used before. During matches, the racquet would actually slip out of my hand and sometimes drop on the ground. Other times, my wrist twisted when returning serves. It was a pain in the rear when this happened. During serves, I would have to grip the racquet tightly to have a secure grip (as prolonged use of this method can cause injury).

    Anyways, when using the Mega Tac overgrip, it fitted my hand like a glove. I did not have to squeeze tightly to have a secure grip on my racquet, and I could use a firm grip to serve consistently, accurately, and more powerful shots. Heck, I could even apply the amount of spin that I wanted on my serves ( I couldn't apply much spin during use of the other overgrips due to the level of tackiness after prologned use).

    Longevity of Tackiness

    Another dealbreaker for the other overgrips were that they lost tackiness within 7-8 hours of use during the heat.They were very uncomfortable to use when they lost tackiness and absorbed a high amount of perspiration. Obviously, it maintained tackiness during the cold and cooler temperatures. Because I don't have sweaty hands, the duration of tackiness on the Tourna Mega Tac increased significantly. In fact, After 12 hours of use, there is still a considerable amount of tackiness where the other overgrips would have been extremely dirty. As always, white and brightly colored grips do not look very good after an extensive amount of use. However, light overgrips indicate when should it be replaced (because prolonged use of an 'expired' overgrip increases the chances of injury).

    Level of sweat absorption

    Like I stated before, my hands do not sweat. However, they did become dirty during a dozen hours of use (similar to the other brands). This is no surprise. If I would have tested this during the months of October-March, these overgrips would have lasted around 20-24 hours.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?

    When these overgrips become available to the public, I will buy them in bulk.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance

    I also found that this overgrip is pretty large. I weighed it to be around 10g. I measured it three times and received the same number. However, this wasn't a problem for me as I already use a racquet with a heavy swing weight.

    I would like to congratulate Tennis Warehouse on giving me the opportunity of testing this product. I hope to be given more opportunities like these in the future.

    Kind regards,

    Overdrive
     
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  33. PigPen

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    I noticed that the overgrip is starting to slip down my leather grip so I can actually see the leather toward the bottom of the grip. This is unacceptable.
     
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  34. Overdrive

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    If this is happening, remove the grip and go back to the grip you used prior to the playtest.
     
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  35. tinyman

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    I figured I'd try to give some update to this - torres, while that is true, I'm using a stock Yonex grip which seems to be about equivalent to wrapping your grip with paper. But for other people, it may be an option if they really want to use this overgrip. Alternatively, don't wrap the entire thing - particularly for one-handers.

    I tried again - trying to play at 8:00AM to avoid the heat. Unfortunately we had players no-show, so I didn't really get started until 9:00AM playing the singles guy in some Australian doubles. The overgrip still was quite tacky, however I quickly ran into the same problem - with having to run, and the heat already rising, I started some sweat, and the OG went slimy and I was back into the problems of poor grip. Back in the bag.

    At this point, I'm going to have to say 'no thanks' and put back my regular OG. Thanks for the opportunity on this; with the remaining overgrips I will leave in my bag in case a teammate needs one. Maybe they will have better luck (or bone dry hands).
     
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  36. Power Player

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    Do you typically use an overgrip?

    Yes

    If yes, which one do you use?


    Yonex Supergrap

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)

    Not for me. I have applied a lot of Tourna, but I found this one to unravel the first time I hit with it. I had to rewrap, and it still was sliding off my leather grip.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)

    Yes, no issue at all.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)

    Surprisingly good. I sweat a lo, and it is very humid here in FL. I got 6 hours out of it, which is 2-3 hours less than supergrap, but still much better than regular tourna, which lasts one session for me.

    Longevity of Tackiness


    6 hours

    Level of sweat absorption

    Better than expected, but no as good as supergrap. It is very humid down here and most grips are not good in the Florida conditions.


    Would you consider using this overgrip?

    Unfortunately it just can not beat out supergrap for me.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance.

    Very very very tacky feel. I really liked that. It just does not inspire the same confidence that supergrap does. Unraveling that easily did not help matters. It also is tougher to apply. Supergrab takes such little time, and lasts me longer, so there is no reason to change. I am very happy to see Tourna in white though!
     
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  37. PBODY99

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    Do you typically use an overgrip?
    Yes

    If yes, which one do you use?
    Wilson, Gamma Supreme

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)
    It installed like a normal Tourna product, it laid down fine.


    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)
    Plenty of lenght for my Speedport Gold, & a Head Speed MP

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)
    It was off the scale. By far the tackiest overgrip I have used. I installed one on Jr who wears out overwrap quickly and she wants to switch, as it did not lose it tack after 8 hours of her use. On my frame six hours on red clay and while dirty it still has an level of tack.


    Longevity of Tackiness
    Impressive. My hand does not sweat so this grip will be my cold weather setup and if it comes in a darker color I'll use it outdoors on clay. The grip is redish now but the tack level is still high after 10 hours with today{9/11} being the 1st 90 degree day for awhile.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?
    Yes.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performanc
    I expect to try the Blue and Black version for myself as I do not use white grips regularly. A great product.
    added 10/11/2013.....Tourna continued to last an Extremely long time. The Blue & Dark gray/Black models were not quite aa tacky, but equally long lasting.
    Thank you one and all.
     
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  38. damicm

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    Do you typically use an overgrip? If yes, which one do you use?
    I have been using the original Tournagrip for as long as I can remember. Occasionally I will go with Yonex supergrap if I want more tack.

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)
    It was challenging at the start of the first grip because of wrinkles. After that it was very easy to install. It does not have a tapered end at the start like most overgrips, but because I use the original Tournagrip I am used to this and it is no problem.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)
    The over grip was plenty long for installation on my Dunlop 500 Tour. This grip should work with just about any length grip as far as I can see.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)
    Coming from using the original Tournagrip most of the time anything else will feel tacky. As I mentioned I will occasionally go with Yonex supergrap just for a change. The TMT was very tacky. Much more than the Yonex supergrap. One of the evenings I played indoors and it was very hot and humid. The feel of the TMT got less and less as it got wet from the sweat. There was very little sweat absorption by the TMT.

    Longevity of Tackiness
    I played two matches with it, probably 3-4 hours total. The tackiness after this amount of time was still there.

    Level of sweat absorption
    Not the best if you are playing in hot/humid conditions and sweating a lot with your hands. It just does not feel that great once it starts getting wet, not the best absorption. TMT will work best for someone who does not sweat so much.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?
    As I mentioned earlier I have been using the original Tournagrip for a very long time. A much different grip than TMT. Because of the lack of feel when TMT gets wet I would probably go with Yonex supergrap if I am looking for more tackiness on an overgrip.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance
    This overgrip is going to work best for people who do not sweat a lot on their hands and it would be best in cooler weather conditions. For someone who prefers tacky overgrips this is an overgrip that would be worth giving a try.

    Thank you TW for letting me participate in the playtest.
     
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  39. jonestim

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    My review will come later, but I also experienced slippage of the overgrip over leather. About 45 minutes into my first session with it the grip moved and I had to finish off with another racquet. I generally use a Wilson Pro or the Pro Perforated. With these grips I find they are tackier if I use a lighter stretch while wrapping. It appears that this grip needs to be stretched tightly - at least over leather. I have rewrapped and will continue the playtest.
     
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  40. McLovin

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    Do you typically use an overgrip?
    Yes.

    If yes, which one do you use?
    I've been jumping around lately trying to find the perfect grip (Dunlop, Gamma, Yonex), but currently it is Tournagrip in the summer months, Wilson Pro all other times.

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)
    Yes, it went on quite easily (see photo below). Unlike some users, I've used Tournagrip in the past, so the lack of tapered ends did not affect me.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)
    Yes, although my package said 'XL' and I believe the amount of grip on my handle is pretty much 'standard' length. The non-XL would have been too short.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)
    I equate the level/type of tackiness with that of Gamma Supreme.

    Longevity of Tackiness
    For me it lasted ~ 3 matches outdoors. Again, this was similar in duration to Gamma Supreme. I assume indoors it would have lasted a bit longer.

    Level of sweat absorption
    Once again, on par with Gamma Supreme, which for me, is not good. Those here who have hit with me know that I sweat a lot (really, it is quite gross). During summer months, I've been known to wring out 3-4 oz of sweat from my wrist bands. And once the sweat starts rolling past my wrist band, it is all over. It actually becomes harder for me to hold onto it.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?
    Possibly, but it depends on price point. As mentioned above, for me it is on par w/ Gamma Supreme, which right now is $29 for a 30-pack. I see no advantage to this grip over Supreme (old or new), so if it costs more, why would I buy it?

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance
    As I said earlier, when using these kinds of grip (ones with an extreme tacky feeling), once I begin to sweat buckets, it is all over for them. They actually become harder for me to hold on to. Under less humid conditions, they are great, but under 90-degrees, 90% humidity, the only grip of choice is old-fashioned Tournagrip.

    The one thing I've noticed the last few years is that Wilson Pro and Yonex Supergrap seem to absorb so much from my hands, that during the cold winter months my thumb & index finger become so dry that they crack & bleed. I may give this (and/or Gamma Supreme) a try & see if things improve.

    Here's the photo of it on my racquet (no, I'm not left handed. I've just always gripped mine backwards):

    [​IMG]
     
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  41. aced_Tezuka

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    Do you typically use an overgrip?

    Yes. I prefer the original grip layered with one or two overgrips on it.

    If yes, which one do you use?

    The grip I use most often is Solinco Wonder Overgrip. Before switching to Solinco I was previously a Wilson Pro Overgrip user.

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)

    This is where I have the most negatives. I have never used Tourna before (I have been meaning to test it though so correct me if I'm wrong) and I noticed there was no tapering or adhesive at the end of the grip like every other overgrip I've used. It was pretty difficult to apply, took about twice as long as usual until I used part of the finishing tape to keep it on at the beginning. There were wrinkles but I never felt them.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)

    Although it was an XL grip it did not cover my entire handle, but I have a single handed backhand so it was not a problem anyways.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)

    This is where I have the most praise. This grip is extremely tacky! I think it's more tacky than Solinco Wonder Grip and that's a very tacky grip. I definitely noticed this straight out the package when I was applying the grip.

    Longevity of Tackiness

    It lasted a doubles match and was not very dirty afterwards. In total I played around 4 hours and I expect it to have around 7 hours of rallying or 3 matches until it loses the tack.

    Level of sweat absorption

    Pretty decent, but I had to wipe my hands so I wouldn't ruin its tack and durability.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?

    Most definitely! But it depends how much the bulk packs cost.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance

    This grip is very good, but the only gripes I have with it is application and sweat absorption. I feel if it were to get dirty or wet it would lose all of its magical properties. :)
     
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  42. ten11

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    Tourna Mega Tac Overgrip - thumbs up

    Do you typically use an overgrip? Yes. I always play with an overgrip for the softer feel. I want to feel out the underneath bevel but also enjoy the extra cushion of overgrip

    If yes, which one do you use?Yonex super grab.

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)Yes, but to open the packet is a bit hard. I have to get knife to cut the outer wrap. After that, nothing tricky.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)Size is very generous. Since it is XL, I have an good overlay for each loop. It ends up in standard handle very nicely.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?) Great. In the beginning I feel it is a bit too tacky for me. After one hour of hitting to get use to it, I liked it a lot. I feel the extra tacky give me more confident in throw and not worried about the racket will fly out of my hand, which happened before.

    Longevity of Tackiness Pretty good. 10 hours into the play and still feel good.

    Level of sweat absorption very good. The overgrip is thick and able to absorb more sweat, IMHO.

    Would you consider using this overgrip? Yes, definitely. I also will recommend this to my friend to try.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance I feel this is very good overgrip offer from tourna. I liked the more popular tourna grip but I liked the extra tacky a bit more. It give extra cushion, tacky and sweat absorb. thumbs up.

    Thanks for tw for the testing opportunity.
     
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  43. FoxHound

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    Do you typically use an overgrip?

    Yes I have used the Wilson pro, Supergrap, Gamma supreme and the Blue Tourna grip. I live in Colorado in the mountains and it’s very dry and can get very cool so sticky grips work well. My favorite grip so far is the gamma supreme because of the level of tackiness and durability.

    Was the test grip easy to apply?

    It was very easy to put on. I wish Tourna would taper the beginning like most other grips so that it goes on a little smoother but just pulling a little tighter solves the problem. Tourna did very well on this grip as length goes. The grip was nice and wide and went all the way up the handle and then some, great for two handed backhands. I wish they did this sizing with all their grips.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)

    This grip was super tacky almost to the point that it was tough to make quick grip changes on the return of serve. The nice thing about the tackiness was it didn’t slip on ground strokes and volleys. It helped a bit on miss hits as the racket didn’t twist as much. After a little bit of play it smoothed out a bit and felt perfect.

    Longevity of Tackiness

    I have played about 7 hours with this grip and I’ve only needed one because it still feels great. I have been playing doubles so I’ve been abusing it with fast grip changes and its has just the right amount of tack right now.

    Level of sweat absorption

    This grip absorbs sweat like the original blue Tourna grip, my hand never slipped once. However, as the grip absorbed the sweat the grip got a little bit squishy. It felt like it was just holding the sweat inside so it felt a little awkward at first but it dried out fairly quickly.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?


    I can’t wait to buy some more of these. The longevity and the tackiness are the best I’ve found and the length of the grip is spot on.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance

    I think this would be an awesome grip for anyone that lives in colder climates because of the tackiness. The durability of this grip is amazing too, 7 hours of play and it still has good tack to it.
     
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  44. !<-_->!

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    Do you typically use an overgrip?
    - Yes

    If yes, which one do you use?
    - Wilson Pro Overgrip or Yonex Supergrap

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)
    - Didn't really have any troubles putting it on. Typically used to a taper start, but not having one didn't make it any harder. Not really much of a wrinkle. Maybe a little bit at the beginning, but nothing too noticeable.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)
    - Play with a Yonex VCore Tour 97. Yonex tend to have longer handles and it made it to the top just fine.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)
    - Too tacky. Far too tacky. I felt like i couldn't really rotate the racquet freely to find the proper grip for each stroke. The only stroke that I felt ok with while using this grip was the serve, where I could really emphasize keeping a loose hold on the grip. Other than that I found it to be fairly miserable while playing with the grip.

    Longevity of Tackiness
    - Used it for 3 2-hour sessions. By the 3rd one, a bit of tackiness did fade, but it still remained far too tacky for my liking. Removed the grip after the 3rd use. Just couldn't play with it.

    Level of sweat absorption
    - It's been cooler lately, so hard to accurately judge how well it absorbs sweat. It did feel a bit slimy when I perspired a bit more. However, I didn't notice any signs of slippage. This may be due to the level of tack and not so much it's ability to absorb sweat.
    Would you consider using this overgrip?
    - I would never use this grip. It felt far too uncomfortable to use. The tack was too much and made making grip changes difficult.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance
    - For those who are fans of extremely tacky overgrips, I think this would be worth a try. For those who are used to Wilson Pro or Yonex Supergrap, I don't think it'll be a worthwhile trial as the tack is exponentially higher.
     
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  45. lawrencejin

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    Do you typically use an overgrip? If yes, which one do you use?

    Yes, I use Wilson Pro Overgrip (white).

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)

    It was easy to apply. The overgrip was soft, which made it easy to stretch and avoid wrinkles during install.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)

    I use a thick 5/8 grip, and the overgrip was sufficient. It seems to be a little shorter than Wilson Pro Overgrip, but length should not be a problem for most people.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)

    It was soft and incredibly tacky, which made the overgrip feel slimy and almost gel-like. Due to its stickiness, it immediately became a dust magnet. During play, I found it to be very uncomfortable and it actually interfered with my game. My hand did not slip. But because of its slimy texture, I found myself always worrying about slippage and as a result gripping my racket tighter than usual.

    Longevity of Tackiness

    Tackiness lasted for a surprisingly long time. After one week it is almost as tacky as it used to be.

    Level of sweat absorption

    Sweat absorption was about average, comparable to Wilson Pro Overgrip.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?

    No.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance

    This overgrip certainly lives up to its name: Mega Tac! While some may like this texture, I suspect that for the majority of players, it is too tacky to be comfortable.

    Thanks TW for the playtest!
     
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  46. kpktennis

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    Tourna Mega Tac Overgrip Review

    Do you typically use an overgrip?

    Yes

    If yes, which one do you use?

    Black Yonex Super Grap

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)

    I was a little surprised to find that this was not a tapered grip as that is what I typically use. The non-tapered end didn't end up being as hard to install as I thought. While starting the grip was a little tricky (rather different to what I'm used to), I found that grip laid down neat and without wrinkles.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)

    I use a Dunlop AG 4D 100 and the overgrip was appropriately sized, with quite a bit to spare at the end.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)

    This overgrip, as the name implies, was extremely tacky. I was a little off-put at first because the handle had a really 'sticky' texture and was collecting dust and felt readily. After some use however, the tack settles into a comfortable level. I personally enjoyed the extra tack as it allowed me keep a relaxed grip on the handle while still being able to swing out on shots.

    Longevity of Tackiness

    This was the best feature of the grip for me. While it is perhaps too tacky when you first begin to use it, the grip settles at a good level of tackiness after some while. I think I prefer this to overgrips with a normal level of tackiness which become unimpressive after one hitting session. I played three 2-hour sessions with the Tourna Mega Tac overgrip and I found that even in the third session the grip had an ample amount of tack.

    Level of sweat absorption

    My hand doesn't really sweat that much as I play during the night and it hasn't been too warm outside lately. In the few instances the grip became slightly moist during play, I found it did not affect the feel of the grip as much as I anticipated, but I feel if it were to get very wet/sweaty it would change the overall feel of the grip.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?

    Probably not, as I prefer the ease of installation of the tapered grips with the adhesive ends. I would consider changing to this during the colder months as I feel this grip would shine more in lower heat/lower sweat settings. The longevity of the grip was a strong point for me personally and would be the main reason I would consider changing to this grip.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance

    After some use this grip settled down into an excellent amount of tackiness. I think it's a great grip if you like your grips extra-tacky, and probably better for the winter months than for the summer months. While some may find it too tacky to begin with, I find this is probably a necessary evil in order for it to settle into that 'just right' level of tackiness. In my experience many grips lose their 'freshness' after the first hitting session, but this one still felt fresh & tacky, but not overpoweringly so, even the third time I went out to play with it.
     
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  47. donnayblack99

    donnayblack99 New User

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    My review

    Do you typically use an overgrip?
    YES

    If yes, which one do you use?
    Tourna Grip regular or Wilson Pro Overgrip.

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?):
    It was easy to apply. However, I HATE the fact that Tourna grip is not tapered the way other overgrips ofter are.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?):
    Mine was not quite long enough for my Prince EXO3 Tour handle
    . I like to wrap mine with a lot of coverage over the layers to add to the handle's padding.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?):
    I thought this was WAY TOO TACKY! My hand felt almost sticky especially on a hot day.

    Longevity of Tackiness:
    It stayed tacky for the entire week that I had it on my stick...

    Level of sweat absorption:
    It didn't absorb as well as regular Tourna Grip or Wilson Pro grip. I guess the excessive tack was the problem.

    Would you consider using this overgrip?
    NO- too tacky for me.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance.
    I don't have any additional comments. I think the above answers covered it all... short and sweet! :)
     
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  48. mlocke1322

    mlocke1322 Rookie

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    Do you typically use an overgrip: Yes

    If yes, which one do you use: Solinco Wonder & Heaven Grips

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?): As I have experienced with other Tournagrips, these came with some wrinkles out of the packaging that did not really smooth out. I know it is a matter of personal preference, but I don't like overgrips that don't have a tapered starting end or adhesive start point. I felt like these did not wrap as cleanly as either of the Solinco grips I usually use.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?): Plenty of grip to cover my 315 Limiteds

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?): These grips are exactly what they are named, mega tacky. Easily more tacky than my usual Wonder grip which has a good amount of tack to it. To be honest there was almost too much tack for me. I felt like it was more difficult to move my hand around to change grips because my hand was sticking so much.

    Longevity of Tackiness: Grip holds its tack well. It was tough for me to gauge how long it lasted because I had serious sliding issues with all 3 that I put on. One completely slid apart on the handle in about 45 min and the others lasted about 3 hours before doing so. All were still very tacky at the point that they slid apart.

    Level of sweat absorption: This grip does not absorb sweat well. Its like moisture just sits on the grip. This results in kind of a gross feeling after a bit of use. I also felt like this led to the grip sliding apart in my case. I think having leather underneath creates a slippery base when all that moisture is just sitting on the grip. I have had some sliding issues with Wonder Grip in high heat and humidity before but not as quickly as this one did it. I have switched to Heaven overgrips for hot weather and am using the Wonder grips in cooler conditions.

    Would you consider using this overgrip: No. The over tackiness and sliding apart issues are deal breakers for me. Even ignoring those things, I wouldn't buy it simply due to the lack of a tapered end or adhesive start point. This grip just doesn't go on as clean as others, moves around way too much and just has an unpleasant feel to it once you sweat on it.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance: This could be a nice cool weather option for someone who likes a lot of tack in their grip and maybe doesn't sweat as much. I don't think it lends itself well to having leather underneath it. I'm sure some will like it but it just didn't work for my setup and what I want out of my overgrip.
     
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  49. Centryx

    Centryx Semi-Pro

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    Do you typically use an overgrip?

    Yes

    If yes, which one do you use?

    Wilson Pro Overgrip in White

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?)

    The first overlap always sucks with tourna this one is no different, i wish they would put a sticky tape and have it edged like every other brand does.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?)

    yes it didn't seem like an xl length though

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?)

    most tack I have ever used! I am not a huge tack guy but as my hands got sweaty it worked great after 3 sets!

    Longevity of Tackiness

    still tacky on a warm day after 3 hours!

    Level of sweat absorption

    really good i usually towel off on changeovers so it wasn't too much

    Would you consider using this overgrip?

    Probably not, I am not a big fan of this level of tackiness, I like to spin the racquet in my hands and this actually stopped me from doing it as often.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance

    Pretty good except the lack of adhesion and the fact that it was white and got dirty easily. performance wise best tack on the market!
     
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  50. jason n

    jason n New User

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    Do you typically use an overgrip? Yes, always put one over a leather grip.

    If yes, which one do you use? Wilson Pro overgrip

    Was the test grip easy to apply (any wrinkles during install, did the grip lay down nicely?) There was some slight wrinkling on the first couple of wraps but pulling tighter helped a little.

    Was it sized appropriately (e.g., was it long enough?) Yes and had extra for those racquets with longer grips.

    Level of tackiness (did your hand stick/slip too much?) This overgrip was extremely tacky and was kind of hard to maneuver my hand when changing grips. It became easier to change grip after a couple hours of play though. The only time it started to slip is when it got kind of slimy with sweat.

    Longevity of Tackiness? So far ive played about 4 hours and the tack has gone down a little and i prefer it like this but still had good tack.

    Level of sweat absorption? It didnt seem to absorb sweat good at all and became slimy.

    Would you consider using this overgrip? I would consider if the price was very low.

    List any additional thoughts on the overall performance: It was just was to tacky for me but if you are looking for something that has insane tack then this is for you.

    Thanks for the opportunity TW.
     
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