Would using gauze tape only be too tough on my hand?

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  1. DaveSmith

    DaveSmith New User

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    I thinking about using gauze tape on my handle only. No replacement grip or overgrip. I am just wondering if I could hurt my hand.
    I have a strong grip and hit balls with decent force.
     
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  2. DaveSmith

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    btw could I use hockey gauze tape?
     
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  3. goeblack

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    It was quite popular 30 or so years ago. However with the introduction of the modern overgrips it was seen for what it is. Inferior
     
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  4. mrmike

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    Yeah I remember people using gauze wrap way back. Couldnt hurt to try it. Everybody is different, I know one guy who can't even use regular blue Tournagrip because it tears his hands up.
     
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  5. Greg G

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    Yup used that quite a bit 20 years ago. Different kind of feel, but the good thing is you really feel the bevels. No, won't tear up your hand...maybe it'll toughen it up!

    Having said that, I now use Super Grap. :)
     
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  6. struggle

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    are you talking regular white gauze or the gauze grip tape, the stuff from years ago that sticks to itself?

    I used to use that grip tape, good stuff but rough on soft hands.

    White bandage gauze was used by Vitas Gerulitas. He'd re-wrap it at every changeover. I never tried it.
     
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  7. davidtennis11

    davidtennis11 New User

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    Yes the stuff that sticks to itself. Bondage gauze used by a pro? That's funny. Can't wait to see how the grip is going to feel.
     
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  8. davidtennis11

    davidtennis11 New User

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    I heard gamma makes good ones. Tourna seems popular too. I will order some but for now I'll have to try hockey gauze tape.
     
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  9. BigGuy

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    About ten years ago I tried some of that green gauze--I think it is by Gamma. My hands hurt for days... callouses like I had been ditch digging. No thanks. It really felt more like an "underlayer".
     
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