Why is it called Super Grap?

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  1. FuZz_Da_AcE

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    Why not super grip? just curious...
     
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  2. Askmeo88

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    My guess is that Yonex is specifying a difference between replacement grips and overgrips. They would market a replacement grip as simply a "grip," and to avoid confusion, they would market an overgrip as a "grap."
     
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  3. cozmo5050

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    correct me if im wrong, but i could have sworn it used to be called "Super Grab"
     
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  4. pspcpog

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    grip + wrap = grap

    it's a combination of two words - grip and wrap.
    therefore, grap
     
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  5. Stan

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    Super Grip was already trademarked, they needed a name that they could own. Thus they made up a spelling. Sort of like the new Coke Blak. Was originally named Coke Black, but they couldn't trademark "black" so they went "Blak."
     
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    From my experience in other hobbies (import car racing and tuning), I can tell you that Japanese suck at putting English names to their products. However, who cares? They make some of the highest quality products in the world.
     
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  7. Freedom

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    Overgrip.

    Yonex SuperGrop?

    New product, maybe? :cool:
     
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  8. cozmo5050

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    yeah, "grap" sounds so unnatural and grammatically incorrect. engrish.
     
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  9. louis netman

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    "Grap" is a pseudonym with better trademark protection potential. The words "super" and "grip" are merely words in the English language and offer little, if any protection... Look at "Tournagrip" and not Tournament Grip....that also offers good protection...
     
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  10. Colpo

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    You mean to tell me that nobody at Yonex said, "Wait - 'Grap' sounds too much like the American word 'crap' ... let's call it something else."? I thought this was The Information Age.

    Reminds me of the Chevy Nova (No va=Spanish for doesn't go or work) snafu of years ago.

    Grap's just an ugly word. GRAP!!!
     
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  11. LN_Dad

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    This is quite typical of Japanese marketing to play with and invent new words in English that Americans find weird but the above explanation does make a lot of sense.
     
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  12. MTChong

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    Ahh.. they should have opted, instead, for a combination of wrap and grip and made it wrip - pronounced much like the word, rip.
     
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  13. FuZz_Da_AcE

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    The best overgrip on the market: Yonex Super Crap! hahahahahaha:D
     
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  14. doriancito

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    when talking about marketing yonex did a better job than wilson, you can ger easly confused witht he name of the wilson grip name such us wilson grip, grip pro, pro wilson, pro grip, well we all know which one we are referring to since we know about grips but hoe about an amateur? then yonex came up with the simple name super grap, which can be confused with super grip only those 2 and yes its true yonex's grips is a bit more tackeir
     
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  15. nViATi

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    Well they have a line of shoes called "SHT"s
     
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  16. Ripper

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    You just had to.
     
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  17. tennis_nerd22

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    rofl sweeeet
     
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  18. tennis_nerd22

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    ya yonex super wrip [rip] would've sounded a lot better IMO
     
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