Which brand's handle shape is close to Wilson's?

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  1. Dennis Chan

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    Which brand's handle shape is close to Wilson's?

    From memory it looks like Dunlop, Prince or Babolat. Can anyone confirm/correct please?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. dParis

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    Dunlop.

    10 overgrips
     
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    I've been using Dunlop for 5 years and I'm about to switch to Wilson and it feels perfect.
     
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  4. Ramon

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    I recently used a Babolat. I can confirm that Prince and Wilson are similar to Babolat. They are all more rounded than Head and Volkyl.
     
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  5. sargeinaz

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    Yonex is the closest to me
     
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  6. morten

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    pro kennex, babolat is pretty similar
     
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  7. Jonny S&V

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    Babolat, Wilson, and Dunlop all use similar, if not the same, handle shape. Volkl and Head use a more rectangular shaped handle, and Prince is all alone with it's more squarely constructed handle. These are all as far as mainstream racquet producers are concerned.
     
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  8. Power Player

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    Something about the Wilson handle is different than others. It is pretty subtle, but may be in the buttcap..who knows, but while Dunlop is similar, it is not the same.

    Babolat is more rounded to me and is not the same either.
     
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  9. Gee

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    Pro Kennex is absolutely not. It is much more rectangular than Wilson.
     
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  10. scotus

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    Judging from Vantage's website that shows you handle shape options, Dunlop is a bit more rectangular than Wilson. Prince is even more squarish than Wilson.
     
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    Let's mention the grip shapes of the different makes from rectangular to round:

    Head -> Völkl -> Dunlop -> Tecnifibre -> Wilson/Babolat/Yonex -> Prince.
     
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  12. Hidious

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    I'm not sure. The Tecnifibres vo2 i have are a lot closer to head than dunlop. They have a rectangular shape while Dunlop is square.

    Also, Dunlop has changed it's buttcap for the Biomimetic line. It is a lot more flared than the previous ones and i personally cannot stand it.
     
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  13. li0scc0

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    Head Volkl and Tecnifibre are the most rectangular. Pro Kennex rectangular but slightly less so.
    In the middle would be Gamma, Dunlop, Babolat, Wilson, Pacific, and Yonex
    Most square is Prince. Old Fischer was square as well.
     
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  14. Gee

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    You have a point there. The pre vo2 T-Fight models have a more squarely gripshape whereas the VO2 models are more rectangular.
     
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  15. un6a

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    This is correct. I personally prefer dunlop and prince grip shape above anything else.
     
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  16. sphinx780

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    If you want to get the Wilson shape out of a Volkl or Boris Becker: 4 layers of athletic tape from any trainer, on the left and right sides of the pallet.

    I used Wilson for almost 20 years and this ends up with a virtually identical feel imo.
     
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  17. li0scc0

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    Or buy the Attiva pallet. That provides a near-enough shape.
     
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  18. bluetrain4

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    They're all pretty close except Head and Dunlop. Though Dunlop has become more square over the years.
     
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  19. Automatix

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    IMHO everything except Tecnifibre is correct. Tecnifibre feels to me very close to Head.
     
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  20. red rook

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    I felt that the wilson is more square shaped than babolat.
     
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