Which Overgrip is your favorite?

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  1. bdinpgh

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    is this tackier than Dunlop Gecko grip ?
     
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  3. Fintft

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    Yes, I've noticed contradictory reviews on the Viper Dry :(
     
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    Seems majorities perfer Yonex super grap.

    Would like to try one but don't sell in here....

    I use Wilson pro which is ok but want more stickier grip.
     
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  5. canadad

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    I rotate three different types to mix it up. I like Yonex Super Grap, Dunlop(that thicker stuff not gecko) and Wilson Pro.
     
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  6. LeftyRighty

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    I love tourna grip. I haven't tried anything else yet that will get better the more my hands sweat like tourna grip.

    I used to hate how short the life of it was, but now I just flip it over and use it more LOL (hey it worked out).
     
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  7. nn

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    solinco heaven grips very similar to tourna grip. I like to flip the tourna grip but it will last one more time.
     
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  8. Slitch

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    Try the Volkl V-tac. Better than wilson and for more durable than tourna.
     
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  9. pfchang

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    surprised that tournatac hasn't gotten more mentions. Tried Yonex but just a tad thin for my tastes.
     
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  10. Jocke

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    Recently tried Mantis Performa Tac. It's similar to Gamma Supreme (which I used before) and Pacific X Tac, but somewhat thinner (0,50)
     
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  11. Rozroz

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    Super Grap is pretty good, although the Wilson pro has a better feel IMO.

    but in terms of money saving, buying packs of those Super Graps is best.
    hey, is this true that you can simply FLIP the used Super Grap and put it again to get a few more hours from each grip?
    i'm gonna try it! (someone mentioned this in a TW review).
    anyone here doing it?
     
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  12. atomicx

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    Wilson Pro is my favorite but recently when I went to pick some up I noticed that the price of a 30 pack went from $30 to $37 so I picked up a 3 pack of Prince DuraTac to try. I found the Prince overgrips to be extremely similar to Wilson Pro except that the Prince were considerably more tacky when fresh on the racquet. The DuraTac are $30 for 30 so I will probably make the switch.
     
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    Do you know if they are similar in thickness and feel?
     
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  14. illuminotti

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    Tournagrip all the way. Even when it's wet it's still good.
     
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  15. Rozroz

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    delete post
     
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  16. Rozroz

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    i got back to Super Grap lately and i now i feel the Wilson pro have a better feel IMO :(
     
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  17. atomicx

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    The Prince has a more tacky feel to it when freshly put on the racquet, otherwise thickness seems the same and after I get a sweat going the tackiness tones down a bit and it feels more like the Wilson Pro.
     
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  18. Payam

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    My go-to overgrip has always been Dunlop Osmo-Dry, but recently I have found another one which has become my co-favorite:

    Signum Pro Wet Grip

    It is great for sweaty hands and is the softest overgrip in the market. I actually surprised why TW does not sell it.
     
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  19. corners

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    What kind of texture does this one have?
     
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  20. Payam

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    I am not good with this descriptions but here is its info according to the SP website:

    WET GRIP
    - High graded overgrip with special
    - processed surface
    - Very soft and dry feeling
    - High moisture absorbtion

    Thickness: 0,60 mm
    Color: blue
     
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  21. Slitch

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    The black volkl v-tac's durability is terrible in humid conditions. I would not recommend it.

    I've recently put on the head xtremesoft and i'm very pleasantly surprised with the tack.
     
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  22. Ramon

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    Head Xtremesoft is a nice feeling grip. It feels even thinner than Wilson Pro, so it's great if you don't want to enlarge your grip or add weight. My only problem with it is it does nothing to address moisture. If it's hot and humid, you'd better keep a towel nearby and put some drying agent on your hands or your racquet will fly.
     
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  23. Big_Dangerous

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    Super Grap ftw!
     
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  24. ChicagoJack

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    I've tried a dozen or so and keep coming back to Yonex Super Grap. We know from humid here in Chicago lol. But this time of year when it is relatively cool I am flying commando. I have bare leather on some of my frames, and Wilson Shock Shield on the others. Some memorable OG disappointments were the Head Xtreme Soft, awesome tack when dry, but very slick at the slightest hint of perspiration, and the two Pacific OGs I tried were all too short to reach the top of my grip.
     
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  25. Muppet

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    I found that the Super Grap shrinks and narrows too much with use to be able to re-use it. Also, the flip side is not tacky but rather coarse.
     
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  26. IA-SteveB

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    I still always use the classic blue Tournagrip XL. I like a nice dry feel to a grip.
     
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  27. Rozroz

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    yea, tried it. total FAIL.
    bit the bullet on Viper Dry reel. let's hope all the praise is true.
     
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  28. hunterx

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    For those of you in hot and humid states like florida...what do you like to use during the summer?

    I play 3-4 times a week and seem to have to change my overgrip once a week. I do have a glove which I go to sometimes if I don't have time to switch overgrips during a match...

    My local shop convinced me to use the popular wilson overgrips, it's a three pack for $7...
     
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  29. FloridaAG

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    Yonex - Super
     
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    this times 1.87 trillion!!!

    the last batch of tournagrip i had disintegrated in my hand the first 10 minutes vs. the ball machine as if boba fett got ahold of it! did not like!
     
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  32. Ramon

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    Wilson Pro is total failure for Florida summers. Better keep a towel and Prince grip enhancer around. My favorite is Dunlop Viper Dry, but I'm still looking. It's hard to find tacky grips that work in the summer.
     
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  34. coolblue123

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    supergrap is good stuff. But for me, been using Pro Supex overgrip. Pro Supex is slightly thicker cushion than Supergrap but I thought it's has a great tac. Pro Supex is about 83 cents per piece.
    I just ordered some Goldenset Adhesa as well. Suppose to be comparable to Supergrap. I'll update here as soon as I get to try.
     
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  35. GlenK

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    Tourna Grip. Just change them often this time of year.
     
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    Volkl Super Grip II. Nice cushion and feel, especially goes well with leather grip. Durable and tacky.
     
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  37. novak.20v

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    Klipper Overgrip - White [I would use this overgrip, but it's too wide, which makes it difficult to wrap on a 4 3/8 grip & I'm very picky how overgrips are wrapped on my frames]

    So I use Solinco Wonder Grip Overgrip - Which is the closest overgrip I've found to Klipper.
     
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  38. robbo1970

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    The recent batch of Yonex Supergrap I had lost its tack very quickly. Normally that is my 'go to' overgrip. But I do like a lot of tack on my grips and so I use Wilson Profile.
     
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  39. Lukhas

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    Say, does anyone knows "dry" overgrips? I don't like when they're tacky at all. I know Pro's Pro Aquazorb+, but a bit "too much" in texture and thickness, can't get my hands on the non "plus" version. I also know Babolat Pro Team SP, which is perfect, and perfectly too expensive too.
     
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  40. Lefty5

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    um...Tourna Grip?
     
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  41. Payam

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    If you want a dry/cushion grip go with the Signum Pro Wet overgrip or Dunlop Osmo-Dry (white). They are not tacky at all and have a very comfortable feeling
     
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  42. ArliHawk

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    Have to amend my earlier post. Still my two favorite are Solinco Wonder and Wilson Pro Perforated.

    Wilson Pro Perforated is the best for summer and high humidity around here, while Solinco Wonder works in spring, fall and winter.
     
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  43. lgbalfa

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    babolat VS grip.
     
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    Prince Quickzorb Overgrip ?

    What is your opinion on this Prince quickzorb overgrip ? It is Tacky feel grip that saids absorbs moisture well in the summer and stays tacky per Prince rep. has anyone tried this ?
     
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  46. kc_tennis123

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    Wilson Pro no doubt the best overgrip in the world
     
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    For a tacky feel, I'd put Yonex SuperGrap and Wilson Pro as sharing the #1 Best Overall OG 9 months out of the year. Much prefer SuperGrap during the summer months here in Chicago where 95 Degrees, and 95% humidity are not uncommon. Just a bit better with sweaty palms imo. For a powdery dry feel, I would have to give the nod to good ole Blue Tournagrip.
     
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  48. ChicagoJack

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    Pro Supex OG has a very cushiony, spongy feel to it for sure. I grabbed a friends racquet out of the ball cart one day, and the feel of the OG caught my attention right away. I asked him about it, and he just smiled and talked my ear off about the Pro Supex I'd never heard of before. It's good stuff if you put a premium on "squishyness".
     
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    Thanks, I was trying to find a word that was missing with Pro Supex. Squishing and tacky is a good definition. But I always stretched it anyways, so the cushiony layer is less felt. I use 3 layers to bump up my 4 1/4 grip to 4 1/2 or 4 5/8.

    Also got my GoldsenSet Adhesa. If you love tacky, you'll love this overgrip. It's the most tacky overgrip I've ever used. Much more than Supergrap and Pro Supex. Only bad part is that alot of tackiness wears off after the first 2 hours of play. Still alot of tack left, but not as much as first installed. Not as squishy as Pro Supex but still has alittle cushioning. Been pretty impressed with their strings and now overgrips. It's not "brand name," but for significant less money, well worth a try.
     
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  50. bluetrain4

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    I'll admit Tourna durability isn't great, but, again, I sweat a lot, so it's really a necessity for me. I consider overgrip like tennis balls, for the most part -- needs to be replaced often. I change Tourna grip regularly - basically every competitive match, and if it's really hot and humid, sometimes between sets. Playing recreationally or if it isn't as hot and humid, I can keep the same grip for a couple hitting sessions or matches. Also, I'll save grips that I took off during a competitive match, let them dry out and then use them when hitting around.

    Like most people, I generally want a dry grip. So, even if Tourna isn't slipping when wet (thank God), I'll still replace it between or within competitive matches just so I have something a little drier. But, my hands sweat so much when playing in the heat and humidity that my grip gets wet very fast. So, if I wanted to keep a relatively dry grip all the time, I'd basically have to change grips every changeover, or at least every two changeovers.

    Other grips feel good, but get slippery when wet.
     

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