Where can I buy Western Grips?

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by SuDan, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. jtreed2000

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    Great Post

    If only it were that easy... haha.:) I know a guy who puts popsicle sticks on his grips to force him to use eastern.

    "WESTSIIIDE!!" That cracked me up.
    I think I'll try that my next match.
     
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  2. legolas

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    is he serious
     
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  3. ZhangM58

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    haha, eastern to a western? It will be a BIG change, a bigger change then you can ever imagine :p. First of all, your contact point will be out in front by a LOT more, and you will need a lot more racquet headspeed to be able to hit a proper western forehand. My suggestion, switch to a semi-western. It will feel a bit different then what you're use to with a eastern grip, but its much better then a western.
     
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  4. legolas

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    this guy must be kidding, he has a coach and he seems lost, lol
     
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  5. doriancito

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    this guy must be new in tennis or a different language speaking person who doesnt understand
     
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  6. doriancito

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    not that he is necesarly stupid
     
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  7. Sgnoob

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    Gee...I am from Aisa.
    I guess I use an Asian grip?Its totally differnt from your 'western' grip.
    Somehow my grip is lighter.
    LOL!!!:D
     
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  8. Klippy

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    I use a semiwestern grip. But I come from the east side
     
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  9. 156MPHserve

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    Don't worry, I dumped my coach immedietly when he mixed up his grips. He started with continental, then semi-western and western. He didn't show me the ACTUAL western grip either.
     
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  10. dennis1188

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    Seemed to recall when the GI Joe came out with the 'improved Kung Fu grip'.
     
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  11. joe1987

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    this guy is nutz!
     
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  13. Kaptain Karl

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    SuDan - KickServer's suggestion might work, but I have another creative one. In our area the Eastern Grips are so unpopular you can find them on the Clearance Rack. Just apply it three facets to the right, and you have an inexpensive Western. (Ta-da!)

    (The only problem will be when spinning for serve. Instead of "M" or "W" it's "E" or "3"....)

    - KK
     
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  14. Rickson

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    OK OK. I am SuDan. I checked in from another IP and decided to play a gag on you all. I never knew my Western grip thread would get such a huge response.
     
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  15. ShooterMcMarco

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    Oh SuDan, SuDan, where art thou SuDan?
     
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  16. SuDan

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    Yes indeed... I'm Rickson and I would like to confess more. I always hit my 2nd serve underhand. And when I'm serving for a match I get so nervous I hit my 1st serve underhand too. And that's not all... I like wearing those t-shirts with holes in the back.
     
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  17. raftermania

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    Behold! RETURN OF THE KING!!!! <cue LOTR music>

    someone doesn't like Rickson oh oh why does every good thread have to get messy???
     
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  18. RiosTheGenius

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    wow, you nailed that one pretty good.... congrats.
     
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  19. tnig469

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    Make It Stop
     
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  20. battousai555

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    Don't you mean wherefore?...
     
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  21. SageOfDeath

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    Yup I agree Capt nailed it. Though I don't think its Rickson, its definately a long time user. :cool:
     
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  22. Klippy

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    Hey! It was Rickson all along! Wasn't it?! Ahahaha!!
     
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  23. Rickson

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    Yes it was me and I finally bought those western grips. Thanks go out to everyone who helped me find those darn things.
     
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  24. Noelle

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    I'm waiting to see if "SuDan" confirms that statement, Rickson. ;)
     
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  25. Rickson

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    I can't go back and forth all the time from this IP to that other computer. If I post as SuDan on this IP, I'll be banned so just take my word for it.
     
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  26. Mr.Federer

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    OMG! Rickson why did you confess it was you? You just screwed up the legacy of Sudan...at least for me.
     
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  27. dmastous

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    What did SuDan do to get banned? Pose as Rickson?
     
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  28. Rickson

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    Oh for crying out loud! I use another computer when I post as SuDan.
     
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  29. Kaptain Karl

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    Trouble is ... the only people who could confirm this are the TW Admins....

    - KK
     
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  30. Rickson

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    As a mod on 2 other boards, I don't condone using multiple IDs from the same computer. Using a different computer is another story.
     
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  31. Noelle

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    You only have to go to that other computer and post as "SuDan" one time to confirm or deny this. I don't take people's word for it. Not when there's a funniest award in contention. :D
     
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  32. Rickson

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    What kind of award am I gonna win anyway? Will you send me a brand new tennis racquet if I win? By the way, restarting this comp will not change the IP.
     
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  33. dmastous

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    I agree, for me the whole arura of SuDan is blown to bits. I would disqualify that thread from the list. It's bogus.
     
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  34. Rickson

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    But the SuDan legacy had such a great arura! How can we restore the arura of SuDan for you? Should I take a trip out east and post as SuDan?
     
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  35. dmastous

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    Only if you want to.
    SuDan's mystique is gone. I am so dissapointed.:cry: It could never be the same again. :rolleyes:
     
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  36. Mr.Federer

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    Yeah, rickson you post as Sudan again...but it will never be the same...the legacy has been terminated. There's nothing you an do...
     
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  37. Noelle

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    Check my post. I reworded it to say you should go to that other computer.

    And no, I'm not like Twisty that I can send you a racquet as an award. But at least you can be properly credited for this thread (it's winning, BTW). Otherwise, your legacy as SuDan is in doubt. :)
     
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  38. Rickson

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    It's cold out there! I couldn't travel today, maybe this weekend.
     
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  39. SuDan

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    OMG!!! Today I lost to an 8 year old girl and she wasn't even left handed!!! I have been using semi western grip and it sucks. Now I know it's not a grip like East on( thanks everybody). Should I continue using semiwestern or switch back to continental or even to full western?
     
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  40. Tchocky

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    When will this thread die? Doesn't TW usually delete all threads after 30 days? Yeah...it was funny the 1st time I read it but this thread is 3 months old as of today.
     
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  41. Noelle

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    No, TW archives all threads. You just have to set your display options so that you can see the earlier threads.

    Besides, people keep bumping this thread up.

    SuDan, get a (leather) grip. ;)
     
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  42. forzainter

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    according to your profile, you are 4, so thats not that bad.
     
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  43. Kaptain Karl

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    Oh, noooo! It's baaaack!!!!

    - KK
     
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  44. forzainter

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    i had to point that out.
     
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  45. StunLock

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    IMHO grip belongs to 'Other Equipment', not 'Shoes and Apparel'. Thanks.
     
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  46. KingOfTennis

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA noobalicious! omg thats soo funny!
     
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  47. borrachodemierda

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    Only available to WESTERN Europe, in fact they are not allowed in eastern european tournaments. :)
     
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  48. swordman2000

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    he was 2 back then... :-(
    If i were him i'd be crying all over...
     
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  49. wyutani

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    really cute.:-D
     
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  50. goldiemcg

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    Best post I have seen, thanks for the laugh :grin:
     

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