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parasailing 02-12-2013 10:54 PM

Suggestion for Wilson Pro overgrip alternative
 
I recently purchased a roll 30 Wilson Pro overgrips and noticed they are different than the previous pack I purchased about a year ago. The new one has a different picture of Roger Federer on it.
I have been a fan of the Pro overgrip due to the tack and cushion they provide. However, the recent ones are not as tacky and durability has suffered. I used to get about 6 hours with the old Wilson Pro grip and now I only get about 3 hours before they become dry and worn out. I also noticed when wrapping the grip, the grip wrinkles which didn't happen on the old one which to me means they cheapen the grip.

I have tried the Yonex, Volkl, and Tourna overgrips and feel they are not the same as the Wilson Pro overgrip. Has anyone has tried any of these listed below and if they are comparable or better than the Wilson Pro overgrip?

Kirschbaum Touch IT
Mantis Performa Tac
Pacific X Tack Pro
Technifibre ATP Pro Contact
Technifibre Pro Players
Technifibre Player's Wrap

MK2411 02-13-2013 12:01 AM

Kirschbaum touch it is the best grip I have ever tried. The black one that is, they claim the colour makes a difference. I also used to use Wilson pro overgrip but have never gone back after trying Kirschbaum. very good feel, very durable and what i like most is that i don't get blisters nearly as fast as i do with other grips.

ArliHawk 02-13-2013 02:01 AM

Which Volkl did you try? I really like the V Tac. Of those you mentioned, I also tried the Pacific amd it is extremely tacky, much tackier than the Wilson.

Relinquis 02-13-2013 05:39 AM

dunlop gecko tac overgrips are very tacky and are feel soft, almost rubbery compared to the more paperlike grips some other manufacturers provide.

worth checking out.

leroy_sunset 02-13-2013 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Relinquis (Post 7211135)
dunlop gecko tac overgrips are very tacky and are feel soft, almost rubbery compared to the more paperlike grips some other manufacturers provide.

worth checking out.

I liked the Gecko Tac, but it's nothing like Wilson Pro. Nothing whatsoever.

I'm using the SuperGraps. They aren't amazing, but they get the job done.

maxpotapov 02-13-2013 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by parasailing (Post 7210756)
I recently purchased a roll 30 Wilson Pro overgrips and noticed they are different than the previous pack I purchased about a year ago. The new one has a different picture of Roger Federer on it.
I have been a fan of the Pro overgrip due to the tack and cushion they provide. However, the recent ones are not as tacky and durability has suffered

Did it have strong smell too?

parasailing 02-14-2013 10:33 AM

I didn't notice the new one smelling worse than the older grips but the biggest gripe I have is they definitely used less material since it wrinkles when you start wrapping it around the handle which the previous one didn't. It also is less durable.

I guess I will give the Technifibre ones and Pacific one a shot since no one has tried those yet.

mikeler 02-14-2013 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by parasailing (Post 7214057)
I didn't notice the new one smelling worse than the older grips but the biggest gripe I have is they definitely used less material since it wrinkles when you start wrapping it around the handle which the previous one didn't. It also is less durable.

I guess I will give the Technifibre ones and Pacific one a shot since no one has tried those yet.

They just got the Tecnifibre ones in at my local shop. There is also a new Wilson Shock Shield overgrip that is out.


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