What grip do you prefer to use?

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What grip do you prefer to use?

Poll closed Jan 20, 2005.
  1. Light Blue Tournagrip

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  2. Wilson Pro Overgrip White

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  3. Yonex Super Wrap

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  4. Other, please specify

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  1. el_mago

    el_mago Semi-Pro

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    I've used Tournagrip the most and its the grip that I currently have on my racquet. Only gripe that I have is that it's not very durable, but a very nice grip. I haven't tried the Wilson Pro Overgrip White or Yonex Super Wrap. I'll try the Overgrip White once I don't have anymore Tournagrips left.
     
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  2. matchpoints

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    I've tried the wilson pro and for some reason it doesn't absorb enough for me. I don't even think I have that sweaty of hands or do i?

    Tourna all the way baby.
     
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  3. Kirko

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    Ditto ! tourna-grip reminds me of chamois. It is so close its unreal. It is the standard.
     
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  4. raftermania

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    I like Tournagrip, but it's durability was too poor for me. I was changing grips after 3 or 4 hours of play. Too expensive!!!

    After going through some grips, I've fallen in love with Technifibre's White Players Grip! :D
     
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  5. TripleB

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    Wilson Cushion Aire Super Tack Overgrip. I have very dry hands (especially in the winter) so I need as much tack as possible so this grip is perfect.

    TripleB
     
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  6. equinox

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    TournaGrip.

    I tried Wilson White Pro Grip found it too tacky and was causing blisters on my hands.
     
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  7. LafayetteHitter

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    I really like the Babolat Symbio, but it's not a tacky grip it's a smooth soft grip.

    Scott
     
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  8. Sean Dugan

    Sean Dugan Rookie

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    Of late, I have been wrapping my grip with barbed wire marketed under the "Passion" brand from Papal Sports International. I find it provides the ultimate in "hold" as the barbs cut into the palm of my hand. Sure, changing grips from FH to BH can be difficult at first, but in time, one becomes quite adept at grip changes especially after adequate scar tissue develops. One downside; blood. However, I discovered that packing the grip in a layer of kosher salt adds just the right amount of absorbency. As an added benefit, the excruciating pain from the whole "salt in the wound" thing keeps me alert on those days when I'm not feeling so perky. It also deflects my attention away from my sore rotator cuff. ;o)

    Sorry! I think I've read this post too many times so I had to try to write something funny.

    If anyone produces a grip that absorbs as well as Tournagrip and lasts a good long time..........they'll be rich; rich, I say! ;o) Supergrap is pretty good. The white is nice except for the disgusting brown yucky color they turn after a hitting session or two. (Hard courts are kinda dirty, huh? ) In 90% humidity nothing works very well because evaporation becomes almost impossible. I rotate racquets; saturate one go to the next. I assume that all these white overgrips are identical and come out of the same plant, just are branded differently. Super Grap is the same as Pro Grip,Gamma Supreme, etc.?....They sure seem suspiciously similar. I bought a bunch of Alpha Excel II grips, tacky and absorbent. They're okay. The tacky side becomes slippery when wet though. I actually made out better with the non-tacky textured side. Absorbed the same, but the texture enabled me to keep my grip better. I used to scoff at the theory that grips of different colors absorbed differently and/or lost tack at different rates. But, I'm a believer now. I checked out Fusion, opened a container, it smells just like saw dust. Loser! Last summer, I was using a grip spray called Pow'r Tac. Primarily for baseball; an alternative to pine tar. Spray glue in a can with a lovely fresh chemical scent. If used very sparingly, it yielded good results in humid conditions. If used liberally, one's hand becomes glued to the racquet and grip changes become.....shall we say......inhibited. ;o) It is also great for keeping your hair in place on extremely windy days. In short, I'm still searching for the ultimate grip solution.






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  9. el_mago

    el_mago Semi-Pro

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    Anyone use Prince Microtac or Tourna Grip High Tak? How do they work for you?
     
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  10. battousai555

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    Winn Absorb-mor, very tacky and doesn't dirty easy.
     
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  11. danniflava

    danniflava Rookie

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    I use Tournagrip right now, but it's not as good as Wilson Pro Overgrip because WPO is much more durable, and more flexible, and it can actually cover my whole staff.
     
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  12. matchpoints

    matchpoints Professional

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    Seriously, what's the deal with the length of Tournagrip? Why won't they just make it a couple of inches or so longer so i can wrap it all the way to the top!!!! btw, i stretch it a lot already and i hate doing that.

    I still rather use Tourna since a buck isn't worth losing performance especially in a tournament.
     
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  13. Rickson

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    Tournagrip for me. I can never go back to the feel of the black rubber grip. I haven't played without tournagrip in almost a year.
     
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  14. jayserinos99

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    i used to use that, but i found that wilson pro overgrip white is tacky like the absorbmor but not as thick.
     
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  15. !<-_->!

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    I think I too used the Winn Absorb-mor at one point. It has nice tack, but it didn't absorb sweat really well to the best of my collection. I've tried Tourna and liked it, but it just doesn't last long enough, even with constant flipping. I've tried Wilson Pro, nice grip, but seems to get soggy too fast. Same goes for the Yonex, but that one seems to last longer. When it comes down to it all, I like the Yonex. But being cheap, I use a China bootleg version of the Wilson Pro. Doesn't last at long, but it's a lot cheaper. So it's all good.
     
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  16. Ace

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    Prince No Sweat overgrip w/ Babolat Leather grip
     
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  17. Richie Rich

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    tournagrip only lasts 2 maybe 3 sets. wilson pro feels better and lasts longer.
     
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  18. OnyxZ28

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    Head Control Overgrip is very durable and has a nice soft feel at the same time.
     
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  19. K!ck5w3rvE

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    Wilson Pro tames tourna...BTW, we need a sticky on this or someone new posts this exact thread every week.
     
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  20. el_mago

    el_mago Semi-Pro

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    I started the thread and I'll make a post in the TW Questions/Comments section to see if they could sticky it.
     
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  21. PHSTennis

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    Wilson Pro.. used nothing but it for a year. Best grip ever.
     
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