what is it called???

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  1. kups

    kups New User

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    does any of you know the name of the black rubber band on the throat of a tennis racket and where to buy one?
     
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  2. ag200boy

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    they come with most replacement grips i believe.

    i dont know where to get one by itself
     
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  3. tennisfreak15347

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    I bought a replacement grip (wilson [K]ontrol) and I never received one of those. I'm interested in one as well. i know for certain that HEAD and Dunlop has them, not too certain about wilson. it probably reduces frame vibration
     
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  4. ag200boy

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    it does nothing, just for cosmetics
     
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  5. TheShaun

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    No it does not. It just helps keep things neat at the top of the grip. No funny ends of tape or grip can be seen. I personally hate them, I throw them out as soon as I get a racquet.
     
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  6. psp2

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    I use them to hold the end of my Tourna grip. Works well, and I don't have to deal with peeling off any tapes.
     
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  7. phucng_10

    phucng_10 Professional

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    Nope, just something for looks.
     
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  8. Teamtomo

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    yeah i was thinking where to get one of these as well... my babolat one has split!
     
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  9. tennisfever8181

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    Haha so did mine... so I just took both of them off my racquets
     
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  10. kups

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    i don't think TW sell this thing
     
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  11. Booyah

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    seriously guys, you don't need one, man up.
     
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  12. Zhou

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    You don't need one but it is nice to have one. If I am right, all Babolat racquets come with it. At least the APDCs and Pure Storm Ltds. come with one.
     
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  13. 40Love

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    I call them grip bands and the last ones I bought came off the Unique Sports site. I have never seen them listed on TW.
     
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  14. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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  15. x-height

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    That's finishing tape for securing the replacement grip to the racquet. I believe the OP is referring to the black "rubberband" (typically has the racquet's logo on it) that covers the finishing tape. I think I saw it referred to as a "collar" in a thread somewhere.
     
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  16. [d]ragon

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    they come with racquets and SOME replacement grips. i got one from when i bought a gamma leather grip but didnt get one any other time. typically, i just take em off demos (dont worry TW, i havnt demo'd from you guys :))
     
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  17. LeftiesAreAllRight

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  18. AlpineCadet

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    When I started to use one of those rubber collars on my grip, I actually went from a 3.0 to a shaky 3.5! When I applied two of them on the same grip, I became a pretty strong 4.5 with some amazing drop volleys.

    I recommend getting two at a time if you want to maximize your improvement.
     
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  19. Teamtomo

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    How???????
     
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  20. Teamtomo

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    How????????
     
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  21. Blade0324

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    Wow a whole thread wasted for this. My local pro shop has a bucket of them sitting on the counter in case any one wants one. I personally cut them off of all my frames. I wrap my overgrip past the regular grip so this thing just gets in the way.
     
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  22. meowmix

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    Lol. Nice one Alpine :)
     
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  23. samster

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    It does nothing but secures the tape on the overgrip.
     
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  24. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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    oooohhhhhhh that why do you need 1 they just rip and they dont do much my club gives em to me alot.
     
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  25. phucng_10

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    AlpineCadet is just pulling your leg. Don't you know what sarcasm is?
     
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  26. kups

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    this is why i'm asking. i don't like the tape to show.
     
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  27. Teamtomo

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    ah yes, i see now, i rushed to reply to him :)
     
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  28. Petekbladetour1

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    Prince has them i think.:-|
     
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  29. william7gr

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    I got one of them a while ago with a wilson sponge grip.
     
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  30. featherlight

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    all gamma replacement grp come wif it
     
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