Western Grip v Tourna Grip

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  1. DarthCow

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    I don't know which grip i should choose.

    I've heard the western grip is really really good for spin. Is this true?

    The tourna grip is purple/blue as I've seen on TW, and its not very durable.

    But apparently the Western grip comes in heaps of colours.
    Is the western grip more durable?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. DarthCow

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    Of course not.
    What do you take me for?
     
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  5. beedlejuice22

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    Nice job copying a thread...
     
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  6. IanRadical

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    Isn't Tourna grip an over grip you put on a racquet and western grip is a grip that you hold on your handle.:)
     
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  7. the wise wizard

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    **** poor thread
     
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  8. Zielmann

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    Okay, lets clear things up before anybody else attacks you for this.

    The western grip is a way that you hold the racquet, not a type of grip that's wrapped around the handle to prevent slipping and make it more comfortable. And it comes in as many colors as people's skin does. And yes, it is a great grip to use to create topspin.

    The Tourna Grip is an overgrip that you can put on your racquet. No, it's not the most durable thing out there, but it's also pretty inexpensive. Some people love it, others hate it. If you want to, give one a try and see what you think. Not like you'd be wasting a lot of money. I mean, 3 bucks for a three grip pack is reasonable for experimenting.

    I use wilson pro overgrips. They're usually white, though you can find them in some other colors if you look hard enough. The white is the only thing I don't like about them, because they get dirty real fast. Other than that, they're fairly durable. A little bit more expensive (like a dollar) for a pack of three.

    So if you want, you can use a western grip for creating spin while also using a tourna grip on the handle.
     
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  9. 2nd_Serve

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    LOL. Funny. Anyways. You should thank you man up there for clearing it up.
     
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  10. DarthCow

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    Lol thanks Zielmann.
    I was joking.
    But thanks anyway.
     
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  11. Zielmann

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    Haha. Sometimes it's hard to tell a joke when it's typed...

    Oh well, I'd rather risk falling into a joke now and then, than not help somebody out who needs the help.
     
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  12. adams_1

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    Points for effort, but the joke has been done.
     
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  13. firefox838

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    lolzy um you should clarify because your post doesnt really make sense at all

    I use the western Grip

    The Western Grip= Its a grip that you use its not grip tape. Its a way you hold the Raquet. It does create major spin... Just like me!!!

    lolzy Everyone makes mistakes so just clarify
     
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  14. phucng_10

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    Tourna Grip - overgrip used to wrap around the replacement grip.
    Western Grip - pickup grip used mostly for topspinning.

    Well since Zielmann cleared up a whole bunch of stuff for you, you should really thank him. Anyways, Tourna Grips are durable but it's only best to use when your hand is moist.
     
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  15. adams_1

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    If we aren't all clear on this by now, he was JOKING.

    Let this die...
     
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