Wilson Shock Shield Overgrip First Impression.

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  1. Readers

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    Wilson Shock Shield Overgrip First Impression. Updated with Review now.

    First impression after installation.

    I think it's the heaviest OG on the market, weight about 12.5g out of package, with plastic and tape everything, it's about 4g heavier than gamma supreme(old) when installed(both untrimmed).

    I now have a 13G replacement grip and a 12g+ OG...

    Also the thickest, did not measure but it feels like increased the grip by 1 full size.

    Price wise, @ 2.5 also make it one of the most expansive.

    The surface is rough and in between dry and tack.

    That's it for now, will come back after I play with it.

    Update:

    Finally played with it.

    I like the feel, it's in between dry and tack, give you a very secure grip, a little sticky at first, but not a big deal.

    Cushion is great, with a rice paper thin gel strip, I did not believe it would help much, but it did, I don't think any other OG give you nearly as much cushioning as this one.

    Although it could have something to do with low weight of comfort hybrid replacement grip I was using, and added weight helped damp the shock.

    Overall a great OG, but consider it cost 150% more than other high quality OG, I am not sure the cost can be justified.

    I think if you are looking to add some thickness, weight, etc, it works well.

    For people like a firm feel, I can see putting this one on bare handle with another OG on top working very well.


    Lastly, note that due to a very noticeable change in weight and balance, it would take a while to get used to.

    Update 2: After 6 hours.

    The feel is more on dry side after 6 hours. It's the most solid feeling OG, and IMO if you don't mind some extra weight and thickness, this is the best OG you can get, of course, there is the issue of price...

    Update 3: After let it sit for 1 month.

    After 10 hour with the first one it start to show tears, changed to second one, played once then...

    I got sick, did not play for a whole month, the surface was aged to feel horrible, it has become by far the worst over grip I've ever touched.


    So if you want to play with it, make sure you use it right after wrap it, else it does not age well at all.

    I've had wilson pro setting on a frame with broken string for 3 month, plays great after restring. Same with Gamma. This is the only one that went from one of the best to the absolute worst.
     
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    Weight is about twice that
    Oops, you mean OVERgrip, interesting...
     
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    Hi Max - Yeah, the idea of a 12.5 gram OG had me flummoxed, I was thought he meant the replacement grip too. Apparently there is a Wilson SS Overgrip, available at some retailers. Oddly enough it's not up on the Wilson site yet.
     
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    I bought it at TW. $5 for 2, prob not selling well at that price.
     
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    I don't mind using overgrip in place of base grip.
    Especially if it weighs just like regular replacement grip and costs $5 a pair
    Waiting for the reviews...

    I also wonder what the thickness is. Could be a good alternative to Skin Feel and other thin grips used with regular overgrips.
     
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    Updated OP with review.
     
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    Thanks, btw is there anything on the packaging that indicates the thickness? Like you, I too have a hunch many will be eyeballing this product (in one or two layers) as a cheaper replacement grip as well as an overgrip.

    -Jack
     
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    Took a good look at the package, did not see anything about the thickness.

    I would say while it's thicker than just about any OG I used, it's still a OG, not getting to the replacement grip thickness level.(although I will admit I never used super thin one like skin feel).
     
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    I have a couple questions.

    Does it stick to the base grip and leave anything on it?

    How does it handle moisture? Water seems to ruin the SS replacement grip, and its awfully hard to get it dry once it gets wet .
     
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    1, No idea, still on first one.

    2, My hand don't sweat much, but you should not worry about this base on replacement grip, as surfaces are completely different.
     
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    Updated OP, may still need some time, but it might just be my new fav.

    Just find out something very sad: for past 15 days, I only played 6 hours of Tennis...
     
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    Does this have a gel layer?
     
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    Yeah it does.
     
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    Updated OP.
     
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