Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by tennis4erybody, May 7, 2013.
Do you like the Babolat VS Original or Tournagrip original better?
Between those two I would go with Tournagrip. Get the XL version to ensure you get full grip coverage.
I would take Yonex Super Grip above all. Get black ones to avoid pesky dirt stains!
Yeah Yonex is a really good over grip, i actually used the Babolat Original and the Tournagrip i found the tournagrip to absorb sweat really well but durability is really poor i would go with the babolat original
Two of my racquets have Dunlop Viper Dry and three have Yonex Super Grap. The Dunlops are more durable and a little thicker, but the Yonexes win out. Great feeling grip.
I love Tourna, best grip out there if your hands sweat a lot.
I like the VS but it's so thin I'll put a hole on it by the end of the first set.
Pro's Pro Aquazorb in summer. Useful when hands are soaked, I don't like sticky overgrips. Much less expensive than Tourna. Not that I don't like Tourna, I just can't afford it. Trying the Ichiban now.
Although, any overgrip that nicely covers the grip and avoids the handle being soaked will do.
I tried Yonex Super Grap due to the praise I saw it continually get on these boards, and I was definitely not disappointed. Awesome feeling, and it lasts a super long time. I've tried Tourna before, and I can't say I like it. I can see it being good for those with sweaty hands, but the durability was awful (started ripping in no time), and after only a little sweat had been absorbed, it felt like a dirty rag in my hands.
Old Gamma Supreme (of which I have around 1200 left). Should be another 10-ish years before I run out.
Black Yonex Super Grip.
i would say solinco overgrip because of their tackiness
Yonex Super Grap is the best that I have ever tried. Awesome, great durability, feel and tackiness.
I've always used Yonex Supergrap, but I am leaning towards Tourna original XL. I don't sweat loads, but my hands get tacky enough. But even with dry hands, I do like the feel of Tourna.
I will probably have one gripped with Tourna and one with Supergrap, to switch if I feel the need. I am considering the black supergrap too, white gets grubby too quickly.
I choose the Wilson pro perforated. Not getting a mention yrt so thought I'd put it out there.
For years I used Wilson Pro, but recently switched to Gamma Supreme because I needed something slightly thicker. So far, so good, but summer is coming and I tend to sweat profusely. Hopefully it can handle the volume of moisture my body produces...
Black Yonex Super Grap hands down.
I use Tourna Tac in the fall and winter. Yonex Super Grap in the spring and summer.
I like the black better than the white because it does not show dirt.
Wilson Pro white has a nice feel but is not durable...soaks up sweat but not much tackiness. Yonex Supergrap white is like the Wilson Pro only a touch thicker and more durable. My holy grail is the Volkl Biofeel yellow. Durable and just the right amount of tack where you can grip easily when wet but can still change grips easily.
I hope TW starts to sell it someday. I don't know if the Volkl V-Tac is the same material but just a different name?
In summer I also use the Prince Grip Plus that TW sells. Basically an anti-perspirant for your palms.
If you like tacky, try Dunlop GeckoTac. I find that it stays tacky longer than the others I've tried (including Yonex supergrap and Wilson pro).
Oddly I've noticed (unless I'm imagining things) that the white GeckoTac is a little thicker than the black GeckoTac - I've been using both for over a year and it seems a consistent difference. I tend to use black on my Blade 93s (main racquet) and white on my fun racquets (Head Extreme 2.0) which have a smaller grip shape.
My 3 favorite are (in no order):
Wilson Pro Perforated
Ha, I use white Super Grabs (the white actually helps indicating visually when it's corrupted/dirty), but I just use it on...both sides (lowering the cost to 50c after 2 hits/days).
First, I sweat a lot, so it's an absolute necessity in most conditions. It really is the grip that doesn't slip, even if wet.
Second, I just hate "spongy" feel when it comes to grips. Don't know why, but it just became my preference over time to have a grip that doesn't compress that much. So, something like Super Grab is a big "no" for me (totally understanding that some people really want that in a grip).
It is sort of ridiculous that they're now selling Tourna in regular length, XL and XXL lol. At the very least, they could get rid of regular length. You can just cut off what you don't need of a longer grip, but can't add what you need to a too-short grip. Obviously having all these choices isn't hurting anyone but it seems so unnecessary.
totally agree. The original length is next to useless. I took to sticking two different grips together when I bought a 10 pack and realized that the original length was some kind of joke tourna was playing on people. Honestly, even XL isn't quite long enough. I wouldn't buy anything but XXL again.
My choice during hot summer weathers , TournaGrip Original
Second choice in cold weathers Gamma Overgrip.
Reason, Cheaper then wilson,last longer then wilson , and much comfortable then wilson
Gamma Supreme for me. Not too slick, not sticky either, just the right level of tackiness. Provides little bit of cushion (I use it over a leather grip), but still feels firm (some grips that feel too 'foamy' too me). Durability is decent. I think it compares well to Wilson Pro, which is also very good all around, but a bit cheaper.
Note that I don't have sweaty hands. Anyone I know with sweaty hands will swear by good old-fashioned Tourna Grip.
Super Grap by a mile. And I've tried a lot of the others.
Supergrap is my current fave.
Wilson pro overgrip, usually go with the 50 pack.
Cost is big factor for Tourna. It breaks down at least twice as quick. And I don't like even the XL one is still kind of short for 2h players.
Otherwise Tourna could be the top og.
So far SuperGrap Yonex but Prince has some nice ones too.
the actual / original creator of; 'overgrips', does deserve a 'nod'! So, I cast a vote for Pacific - I prefer the x tack 'white'...
My favorite is Dunlop Viper Dry. I like the slightly tacky feel, and it's good in any weather. Supergrap is another one I use. The feel is great, but it does get wet in the summer. I can't use Wilson Pro because in the summer it gets dangerously slippery.
Oops I meant super GRAB.
Yes, super grab is quite nice and tacky. But I got my racket slipped out of my hand once when the super grab got some mileage on it, may be 15 hrs.
Wilson pro overgrip is also a nice choice.
It happens to me often....Now is that becomes it becomes dirty or sweaty?
Sweat wise is it similar to Tourna Grip?
Is Tourna grip as affordable as Super Grab? (I.e. in a 30 pack).
Also, do they handle sweat kinda similar, but Super Grab maybe slips when it gets corrupted/dirty, whereas Tourna less so?
Myself, I don't care if it compresses, as I'm in between sizes (4 3/8 and 4 1/2) and getting closer to the smaller one doesn't bother me at the slightest.
It's the dirt (hence I use white color to gauge it better) that affects my shots, b/c the racket practically slips out of my hand.
That's why I use 2-3 playing sticks at the same time (same string and tension) and alternate each 10 minutes or so. I'm down to one now (stupid stringer being on a one week vacation- although he called me before he left, poor guy) and I just need to replace the overgrip after two days most (2 hours/day), maybe even sooner.
Tourna XXL for sure.
That happens when the grips become wet from sweat. Wilson Pro is particularly bad at this. Supergrap is a little better, but I still don't trust it in the summer. Neither of them will absorb sweat like Tourna Grip, but I don't care for Touna Grip's feel. That's why the best overall for me is Viper Dry. It has a nice slightly rubbery feel and stays dryer than Wilson Pro and Supergrap.
Yonex SuperGrab, White.
Used to be Wilson Pro Overgrip...
I don't sweat a lot, tackiness wouldn't last, but was durable.
Switched to Volkl V-tac....tackiness is better, and lasts, but not as durable as the Wilson's as I'll wear away small holes after 3 hours....but still very playable.
can't disagree more about Tourna grip, feels rough and uncomfortable. I hate it. And it definitely does not perform as advertised, I put on a brand new grip and it was slipping badly the 1st time I tried it. The durability is terrible, will last one hitting session and that's about it. Never again!
Thanks, I'll order some!
Another vote for the Yonex. Great feel. Lasts me about a week / 10 hours of playing. Not bad for a buck per.
Tried the Pro's Pro Ichiban, love it. Touch is similar to Babolat Syntec or Skin Feel grips. Not too tacky, not ultra dry. Of course, those with soaked hand will search for something else, but I like it a lot. Took a box of 30 pieces.
For anyone that likes the Wilson Pro Overgrip, I have to recommend the Yonex Super Grap. I think that everything that the Pro Overgrip is advertised for: tack, grip, feel, Yonex does better. The Super Grap tack is so much better than the Pro Overgrip, and it last so much longer. I get about 6 or 7 hitting sessions out of a Super Grap and maybe 3 or 4 out of a Pro Overgrip. The Super Grap also keeps the "wet" feel longer. I thought that the Pro Overgrip dries out way too fast.
I tried the Viper Dry, but it got way too slippery for me once I started sweating.
My fav used to be Gamma Supreme, but after I tried Gamma Supersoft, nothing else compares.
Funny story I ended up buying Tourna Tac and I fell in love with it! The blue goes nice with my pure drive. My mom thinks it looks purple but she should be quiet.
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