Gamma Leather Grip
Does anyone use/have a Gamma Leather grip? Am talking about the new tan one they're offering. What's your take?
On the Gamma web site, it looks a bit like the Wilson leather that comes on new Wilson racquets. Are they similar? I searched the archives a while ago, but saw some random comments...some thought the Gamma was the best made. Didn't think the Wilson leather grip is much at all, e.g. what comes stock on a Tour 90 or Tour 95. Of course I'm looking for the closest thing to a Fairway. Have never played w/ the Volkl leather or the Babolat leather.
Anyone? Anyone? Beuller? Beuller?
I think I heard Gamma leather grips approached Fairway in mass, but was just inconsistent from grip to grip, including some possible cosmetic blemishes. I would go for Babolat because it says it is a full inch wide, and I sure haven't heard about many inconsistencies there. The problem as I see it with Babolat is that it is a little on the thin side. But hey, it should have even more feel and make a 4 5/8 grip size closer to 4 9/16, which would be great.
Whatever you do, stay away from Wilson. It is horrible horrible horrible. The only good thing is the nice bright tan color of a "classic" leather grip. Other than that, it is hard to feel the ridges because there is none. It causes arm strain because it is so hard to hold onto. Maybe wrapping without almost any overlap would make this better, but obviously that is not the way to go either. I think the older Wilson leather grips were better, but definitely not the ones that you can buy now or that come on the Tour 90. I think before I read as Balmforth was going out, Wilson bought their last grips and stamped them Wilson. I don't know how true that is, but they definitely felt better before.
I use the gamma leather grip on almost all my rackets. It feels great. But I use overgrips. I don't like using the leather grips staight up. I don't like the babolat leather grip. It didn't feel good to me at all. I have it on 1 of my rackets and I cant hack it. This is just my opinion. You have to try it 4 yourself. But I love the gamma grip though. The weight is just perfect, it feels good, and it's cost efficent.
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