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3fees 10-27-2012 10:56 AM

How Often to Change Replacement Grip ?
 
When do you change the replacement grip and why ?

robbo1970 10-27-2012 11:00 AM

When they start to wear down, compress too much or shift position so they're not wrapped evenly.

Whenever those happen, no real timescale.

fortun8son 10-28-2012 01:57 AM

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Originally Posted by robbo1970 (Post 6978032)
When they start to wear down, compress too much or shift position so they're not wrapped evenly.

Whenever those happen, no real timescale.

Or when it starts to crumble, leaving small specks all over your hand.
That may not be an issue in the UK, but it's common here in Las Vegas.:)
Overgrips help a lot.

robbo1970 10-28-2012 07:27 AM

Yes, extreme heat is never a huge issue in the UK lol

in fact a replacement grip can last 6 months here and the dunlop ones I get are 2.50 each, works out cheaper than a packet of overgrips each month. But that's just UK I guess.

LeeD 10-28-2012 10:29 AM

When you start to think it's the reason you missed a shot.

robbo1970 10-28-2012 10:41 AM

I'd be forever changing grips in that case lol

LeeD 10-28-2012 10:42 AM

Exactly.
Change to new grip, one you like the looks of, the feel, and the tackiness/size.
Go it some tennis balls.
That is how you hit with a new grip.
Don't accept any less.

purple-n-gold 10-28-2012 11:55 AM

I tend to switch raqs before the grips need replacing usually, unless I change out to a leather one to add weight or just 'cause. The last ones I remember needing to replace were my old Ncode 6.1's 5 yrs ago.

zapvor 10-28-2012 10:24 PM

i change them whenever i get a new racket. most frames i play with are used, so the first thing i do when i get the racket is to slap a new grip on.

for those already in use its just based on wear and tear.

raemuel9323 11-08-2012 06:33 PM

every 5-7 hours of play!

db10s 11-08-2012 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by raemuel9323 (Post 7003504)
every 5-7 hours of play!

What?.... Maybe with an overgrip. :???:

fortun8son 11-08-2012 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbo1970 (Post 6979134)
Yes, extreme heat is never a huge issue in the UK lol

Not to mention low humidity. :lol:
Here we also have to change our windshield wipers after every rain (about once a year).

struggle 11-10-2012 07:35 AM

i change to leather immediately and leave it alone unless attention is required.

raemuel9323 11-20-2012 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by db10s (Post 7003509)
What?.... Maybe with an overgrip. :???:

nope i used to use Head Hydrosorb Tour and my hands get really sweaty, so i had to change grips every 5-7 hours, so i switched to a leather grip with an overgrip as it was the cheaper option haha

d wayne 12-02-2012 07:54 AM

I use Head Hydrosorb Tour grip under an overgrip- I replace the replacement grip at the beginning of indoor season, then again when outdoor play begins- having a fresh grip feels great

3fees 12-02-2012 08:53 AM

I'm going to start changing mine more often,twice a year sounds good,especially when you practice/play almost every day..

:mrgreen:

goran_ace 12-02-2012 09:12 AM

Once (if the racket didn't come with a leather grip from the factory, I immediately replace it with a leather one) and then never again. I go through a lot of overgrip in a year though.

If you use a bare synthetic grip I'd recommend once a year, but if you have to do it often you should probably use an overgrip.

paul_tennis 12-02-2012 09:23 AM

^^^ This, I always use Wilson Pro Overgrips on top of leather grips so generally I don't need to change the grip.

Muppet 12-17-2012 03:28 PM

I use Gamma Supreme overgrips. If I'm playing frequently, I'll wear through the top layer and the fabric underneath will give me good traction for a while. If I play only now and then, the dirt from my hands will mix with the tacky surface and make it feel gummy. I have some Dunlop Viper overgrips on order. I wonder if I'll be able to adjust.


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