Where can I buy Western Grips?

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  1. SuDan

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    I have played for a long time w/ Continental Grip. Now my new coach says that I should change it for the Western Grip. I can't find them anywhere so can anyone of you please tell me where can I buy them. Do they sell them in small packages? I don't want to use so much money on them... My coach says that my forehand could work better with Western Grip.

    Thanks for answering!
     
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  2. goober

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    1/10

    possibly 0/10
     
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  3. All Court

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    I guess your post was amusing, I chuckled.

    But for your first post, you're not exactly displaying a lot of intelligence, are you?

    You should go buy yourself a semiwestern grip. ;)
     
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  4. SuDan

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    I found that Semiwesterns are quite a bit more expensive than the regular Westerns? Is there a big difference between the two?
     
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  5. Lakoste

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    is this guy serious??????





    i think you should go buy a Hawaiian Forehand Grip ;)
     
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  6. All Court

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    Ah, but I believe you can only buy those in Hawaii! :D Could pose some problems, you'll have to get that one on ****.

    SuDan, have you tried Eastern? Eastern and Semiwestern are my picks. Of course, like you said, the Semiwestern grips are quite expensive, but you pay for results, right?

    Maybe get an Eastern with a Semiwestern overgrip.
     
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  7. Ronaldo

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    Western should be called a Southern grip when your palm ends up under the grip. Guess you can also call it an Aussie grip, eh? Would they want it? So your name is Su, how do you do? These grips may be worthless anyway
     
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  8. Capt. Willie

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    I suspect this is a long time poster using a new screen name in order to mess with us. If so, very funny....gave me a much needed laugh.
     
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  9. BreakPoint

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    Contact Bjorn Borg. I hear he's selling his Western grips dirt cheap since he doesn't need them anymore.
     
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  10. zAllianceBmx

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    western grips are going for 1.99 on ****. what a catch. but be sure to watch out for those high shipping prices.
     
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  12. Jon Terminator

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    I've got some western grips, they don't come cheap though. LOL
     
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  13. Joe12

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    Best post EVER.
     
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  14. devilish_duke

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    just when you thought it couldn't get better....
     
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  15. goober

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    ... fixed

    :)
     
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  16. SageOfDeath

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    why did your coach tell you to buy a western? those are so cheap, go get a eastern/semi-western hybrid for like a dollar extra. Then buy yourself a drop shot, backhand overhead, 1 handed backhand, slice backhand, twist serve, and volleys.

    I heard they have an entire package for only 10.99
     
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  17. ShooterMcMarco

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    i purchased my isozorb semi-western grip off eb ay.
     
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  18. tedmeister

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    Whatever you do, never buy used ones. Even from a guy named Bjorn.
     
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  19. BigboyDan

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    Actually one can buy a western grip - $2500 and months of lessons with a teaching pro.
     
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  20. austro

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    I think you should go for the Atlantic one (aka diametrically opposed to the Continental). They are expensive and it may look a little snobbish on court at first but that's the price of true luxury... If you really want the tops, get a mink overgrip over it!
     
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  21. USCfan

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    hilarious...
     
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  22. USCfan

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    Don't waste your money on the brand name grips...
     
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  23. Matthew

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    After all this joking, what REALLY would be funny is if he WASN'T joking, and you all just confused the hell out of him.

    Jokes aside, welcome to the forums.
     
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  24. CivicLx

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    now when you play tennis with your new western bacon cheeseburger grip, you can yell out WestSiiiiiiide when you go for winners...

    what about the new Middle Eastern grip?
     
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  25. If i were you i would buy a semi-western grip. they are the best......



    is this guy serioous?
     
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  26. SteveI

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    Hi,

    I was having a bad day.. until I read this post..... THE BEST.. THE BEST...


    LOL LOL LOL.

    Steve I
     
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  27. Backcourt Pickup

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    And the hilarity of this post will live on forever...
     
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  28. fishuuuuu

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    I found mine at a garage sale.
     
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  29. homagegnu4

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    I don't want to sell any, but I will trade you one for Scarfino's backhand
     
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  30. austro

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    OK, SuDan... it's time to speak up: were you serious or just wanting to give us all a good laugh?
     
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  31. liionel

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    OMG MIDDLE EASTERN. now we're talking about going global!
     
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  32. dbnet03

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    Beware of the fake western grips. The real ones are only sold on the west coast.
     
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  33. Shyyre

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    i'll echo an earlier sentiment... i was having a crappy day, but this really cheered me up:) thanks a lot... (edit: this should go on that thread colecting the funniest threads... someone put it there, i don't know how)

    btw, i inherited mine from my grandfather... but he was a golfer so now i'm really screwed up! i don't have a slice but a hook, but everything still goes to the left!
     
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  34. gurj_v

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    I have a western grip and it increased the size by 1/2. If you want a smaller handle then buy a semi western. In the UK western grips are £15 ($30) and takes a while to get used to.

    Best thread EVER!
     
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  35. Shyyre

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    i have a question... doesn't the idea of a western grip depend entirely on your geographical location (put aside the fact that we live on a sphere for a moment)... the furstther west you go would eventually become east right? as in the far east... well where are you talking about that from? hawaii? surely hawaiians say that japan is west of them, not REALLY REALLY east. so buying a western grip seems a like a hot bed of bad black market rip offs. you could buy what you think is a western grip, but it turns out it was made in the far east or even eastern europe (not knocking the quality of products from those areas... just that they are east) then you are in fact getting an eastern western grip. be sure you know not only where it was made, but also where you are buying it from and where it was beign sold... because having one type fo grip when you htink you have another is a sure fire way to hurt yourself...

    by the way, the best grips i ever bought were in amsterdam... but then i've never been to thailand:)

    just kidding ;)
     
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  36. couch

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    I think SuDan has left the building.
     
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  37. bookem

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    I'd be careful with the new Westerns you see around... they're just frying pans with paintjobs...
     
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  38. timmyboy

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    is this supposed to be funny?
     
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  39. CivicLx

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    I think he left to look for a western grip...he'll probably hit the used sporting goods shops first. hey I wonder if they sell holsters for your western grips...you can have 2 racquets and when you hit winners, you can pretend there's smoke coming out from them and blow on them and then twirl the racquets and put them away like a cowboy
     
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  40. max

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    If you find out, let me know: I hear they're the next big thing.
     
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    I already put it there about a week ago. :lol:
     
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  42. Lambsscroll

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    I got the chuckles from this post. Funny stuff.
     
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  43. fishuuuuu

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    Did Nadal, Roddick, and Ferrero buy them all?
     
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  44. CivicLx

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    you should get that checked out by a Dr then...I thought I caught a case of the chuckles one time from this wh0re in bankok but it turns out it was just a bad rash :mrgreen: turns out I gave her the chuckles when I pulled it out...it's because it's cold really...I swear...just give him a second :|
     
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  45. Klippy

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    let me just summarise this whole post as johnymac would've:


    you cannot be serious!
     
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  46. K!ck5w3rvE

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    HA! Funniest post ever...
     
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  47. Fxanimator1

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    I think they still sell Western grips in the Middle-east.
     
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  48. doriancito

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    look look and look LOL LOL LOL
     
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  49. stc9357

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    I bought mine from my local tennis store. I have tried it for the past week and I think I'm going tosell my semi-western grip and trade in for the western the spin I get is unbelieveable and I don't feel the stress on my arm( think lifting the weights helps).
     
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  50. KickServer

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    SuDan, you should buy a semi-western grip. If you don't like it, you can always flip it inside out for an extreme western grip. It's really 2 grips for the price of one. That's a good deal.

    Hehe:D
     
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