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bradsm01 01-18-2013 08:50 PM

Grip thickness
Does anyone know the thickness and weight of the following replacement grips:

Wilson Shock Shield Hybrid
Wilson Comfort Hybrid
Wilson K Grip
Prince ResiPro
Prince ResiSoft
Gamma Pro Control
Babolat Air Sphere

And comments on their playability would be appreciated. Thanks

bradsm01 01-20-2013 04:33 PM


tball 01-20-2013 05:54 PM

Babolat Air Sphere -- 18 g / ~1.7 mm.

Thickness is approximate because the grip is quite puffy, and squishes easily.

corners 01-20-2013 06:44 PM

There are several long thickness and weight threads around here. If you search you might be able to find all of those on your list.

The only thing I can tell you is that ResiPro is dry, textured, feels good, but gets slick with moisture. I didn't care for that one. I haven't tried ResiSoft, but recently got a ResiThin, which is thinner than a normal grip but not as thin as Babolat Skin Feel, Volkl DNX or the Donnay Replacement Grip. For context, I prefer tacky replacement grips like Gamma Hi-Tec, Volkl Biotac and Volkl Pro.

SELFMADESOUL 01-24-2013 11:58 AM

I've used the Wilson Shock Shield Hybrid and although I don't have the exact specs for you I do know that it weighed as much as most leather grips and had a great bevel feel. If you are looking to tail-weight a racquet but not use leather that would be my go to grip.

bradsm01 01-24-2013 10:37 PM

I am actually more interested in the thickness. SSoul, do you know how thick the Wilson SS Hybrid is? Thanks

robbo1970 01-25-2013 12:13 PM


the Wilson website gives all the grip thicknesses.

bradsm01 01-29-2013 05:35 AM

So are the thickness of the following grips 2 MM?
Wilson Shock Shield Hybrid
Wilson Comfort Hybrid
Wilson K Grip
Prince ResiPro
Prince ResiSoft
Gamma Pro Control


corbind 01-29-2013 12:23 PM

Wilson Shock Shield Hybrid
UNCUT: 27.2 g = 0.96 oz
CUT installed: 24.2 g = 0.85 oz
Thickness = 2.0 mm (eyeballed with ruler on thickest side)

Wilson Comfort Hybrid
CUT installed: 10.4 g = 0.37 oz
Thickness = 2.5 mm (eyeballed with ruler on thickest side)

The cut/installed figure is the one you should be concerned with as that will be the real weight on the handle. Although the Comfort grip is thicker, being essentially foam, it will compress more than the Shock Shield so will yield a thinner grip. I own both and have been toying with them for a month or so.

Shock Shield is way heavier and more has a more solid feeling when hitting. It seems to increase grip size a little but that's not a biggie for me. The Comfort grip is squishier as it's really air but it doesn't seem to be as comfortable as the Shock Shield. So for comfort go for Shock Shield. For lower weight go with Comfort.

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