what is the best leather grip?

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Which leather grip to choose?

  1. Babolat Natural Leather Grip

    53.8%
  2. Wilson Premium Leather Grip

    34.6%
  3. Pacific Leather Grip

    11.5%
  1. Gee

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    I would like to replace my Head MG MP with a leather grip and add weight at the 12 o'clock position because I want to increase the swingweight (and power).

    I didn't customize my frames before so I have a few questions about this.
    For example about which leather grip I should choose out of the following:
    • Babolat Natural Grip 2.00 mm
    • Wilson Premium Leather 2.00 mm
    • Pacific Leather Grip 1.5 mm
    Which one is the most comfortable one?
    My first impression is choosing the Wilson because it is the most expensive one so I guess it will be of a good quality. Too, I prefer Wilson over Babolat as a brand. I don't know why. Just a matter of taste (but maybe Babolat is much more comfortable for me).

    I would also like to know the weights of each of these grips and of the original Head hydrosorb grip as well because I need to know the difference.

    Can anyone advice me?
     
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  2. Pleepers

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    Between the wilson and babolat...I like the babolat. Babolat is not as firm/stiff. Never tried the Pacific.
     
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  3. iplaybetter

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    i hate the babolat very slippery, i actually like gamma
     
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  4. meowmix

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    Tennis Warehouse's leather grips are really nice too.
     
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  5. Fedace

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    Vokle leather grip is the best by far
     
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  6. In)SpiRe

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    What do leather grips do besides make the racquet more head light?
     
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  7. vsbabolat

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    The Tennis-Warehouse Leather grips are much better than the Babolat or Wilson leather grips. The Tennis-Warehouse leather grips remind me of the old Balmforth Leather grips that were the best grips available.
     
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  8. nickb

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    Vantage leather...

    Nick
     
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  9. Gee

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    Leather grips (with overgrips) have the following advantages against synthetic ones:
    • Better feedback because of the good vibrations that come from ball contact. Syntethic grips are much more cushioned because they dampen many vibrations;
    • Better ball feel tells you how well you hit the shot;
    • You can feel the bevels more prominently with a leather grip that enables you to distinguish your different grips better (for example eastern fh, continental, etc);
    • More actual grip size due to the more emphasized bevels.
     
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  10. In)SpiRe

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    Thx alot Gee, your awsome :].
     
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  11. kingdaddy41788

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    TW leather all the way. Babolat for 2nd place
     
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  12. Pleepers

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    Congratulations :confused:
     
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  13. TnTBigman

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    i liked the gamma. but overgrips over leather grips arent for everyone. it can be quite harsh.
     
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  14. BigGriff

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    I'll throw in another vote for TW leather. I have it on all of my PDR's.
     
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  15. SFrazeur

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    I have used Wilson, gamma, Babolat and TW is the best I have used.

    -SF
     
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  16. Gee

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    What is the weight of Babolat Natural Grip?

    Does anyone know the weight of Babolat Natural Grip?
    Somewhere on this forum I read it is about 25 grams and somebody else claimed it is 15 grams. Who can confirm this is true?
     
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  17. MrBluefin

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    That's the way I see it now as well. Had used Babolat leather on everything until I tried the TW leather, I'm sold. I do overwrap with supergrap.

    Nick, how thick are the Vantage grips? Any other grip you would compare it to?
     
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  18. iplaybetter

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    tha babolat was unusable without an over grip, the gamma is soft and comfy
     
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  19. t0nym4c

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    Head Calf Skin, but those are expensive and hard to come by. I would recommend Wilson leather grips.
     
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  20. BiGGieStuFF

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    Vantage. It's suede like and has tons of tack.
     
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  21. Gee

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    Thank you all for joining this poll.

    I finally decided to buy Babolat Natural Grip. This week I 'll receive my new Head MGMP. Then I 'll customize it by replacing the Hydrosorb with Babolat leather and adding 3 grams of lead at 12 o'clock position.

    I 'm very curious how it will play. :)
     
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  22. iplaybetter

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    so was it just the one i got or does anyone else find the babolat super slick
     
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