Tournagrip too short

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by damasta55, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. damasta55

    damasta55 Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2005
    Messages:
    296
    Is it me or does tournagrip never have enough to cover the entire handle? When i use wilson pro, i have more than enough? BAsically that's the reason why i stopped using tourna. Could it be i was overlapping it too much? Has anyone else encountered this?
     
    #1
  2. SFrazeur

    SFrazeur Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Messages:
    6,478
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Regular Tournagrips are too short for modern handels, but Unique does make

    Tournagrips in XL and I believe I saw XXL Tournagrips in the Unique catalog.
     
    #2
  3. d_frank

    d_frank Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Messages:
    242
    Tournagrips also wear out too fast for my liking. I cant stand switching them every couple hours' worth of play. I also use wilson pro overgrip, even if they do get dirty because of their color; imo they feel the best, and look good too lol
     
    #3
  4. tonyjh63

    tonyjh63 Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    166
    Yes, I've encountered that same problem. Unique should go ahead and resize their Tournagrip, since most newer racquets have longer handles on them.
     
    #4
  5. nViATi

    nViATi Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,223
    Wrap the tournagrip with less overlap and slightly stretch it.
     
    #5
  6. imadeulook

    imadeulook Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    126
    buy tournagrip xl. they should have it where u get ur tournagrip.:mrgreen:
     
    #6
  7. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,026
    Unless you use a racquet with a reeeeally long handle, and/or a size 5 or 6 -- you are probably overlapping too much. If that is the feel you like, get the XL.

    Better yet, switch to Yonex supergrap or Wilson Pro Overgrip. They feel better, last longer and fit my size 6s with over three inches to spare.
     
    #7
  8. goober

    goober Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    8,491
    I have given up on tournagrip. I have tried lots of different overgrips and it is by far the shortest. You have to really stretch it and have minimal overlap. It also lasts the shortest. I suppose I could go to the XL version, but I with so many good alternatives which feel just as good and last much longer, I don't see why I should.
     
    #8
  9. avdiscolo

    avdiscolo New User

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Messages:
    51
    I agree with you completely. With all racquets today having extended grip lengths, I can't imagine the standard Tournagrip length fitting more than 4 3/8" grip size. The other thing I don't like about Tournagrip is that it is not trimmed for the butt of the grip.

    With the Wilson Pro reel priced less than the Tournagrip reel, the Wilson Pro is my choice.
     
    #9
  10. javier sergio

    javier sergio Professional

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2005
    Messages:
    924
    Try Yonex, it's a lot better and I believe cheaper
     
    #10
  11. vinnier6

    vinnier6 Professional

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    1,378
    i used tourna grip for 10 years and hated the fact that they were just too short, then the xl came out and its still too short...when the wilson pro overgrips came out i tried them and never went back...
     
    #11
  12. chiru

    chiru Professional

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    1,455
    it depends on your handle, i can actually grip a ncode tour 90 handle completely with a tournagrip xl, and IMO the handle on the tour 90 is pretty long, the longest of any racket i've ever owned by far. i think pro over grip is probably longer, but you should decide based on what you like better. for me i use pro in the cold (better tack) in the cold and tournagrip (more absorbent for sweat) in the heat.
     
    #12
  13. Caswell

    Caswell Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Messages:
    454
    Location:
    Satellite Beach, FL
    I overlap about a quarter of an inch, and pull with moderate tension while I wrap. I've never had a problem with 4 1/2 Dunlop handles from the first Revelation to the M-Fil 300.
     
    #13
  14. SCSI

    SCSI Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    332
    Recommend going with the XL version or Yonex one, as others have suggested. It shouldn't be so much work to put an overgrip on, as is with the regular Tourna Grip.
     
    #14
  15. cabernetjunkie

    cabernetjunkie Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Messages:
    323
    If you use a 1 hbh it really should'nt matter if it covers the entire length of the handle. I think(just my opinion)that it looks pretty cool when you dont cover the entire handle and you can see a little bit of the leather underneath. I can see why a 2hbh person would not like it. So I think everyone should just switch to a 1hbh........ JUST JOKING!!!!
     
    #15
  16. SGrosjeanFan

    SGrosjeanFan Guest

    I personally love tournagrip. The first time I got it, I found that I had to stretch it a little and use less overlapping. But now it works fine for me.
     
    #16

Share This Page