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Old 09-26-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
sepidoel
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Post Leather Grip Roundup (weight per area)

Choosing a leather grip can be serious for many reasons, mainly its weight, however informations regarding that are quite scarce. One good thread discussing it is here. Unfortunately, informations in that thread are not really organized well.

In this thread I want to make a better list of leather grips with their measurements and weights. With those we can calculate their weight per area, which I think is a better parameter to compare their actual weights. I will write down thickness but ignore it in the calculation (I can't find a good short explanation on this, but I think it's quite logical).

I'll use milimetres and grams for the standard.

Here's informations from the old thread by quick reading (up to 2012-09-27):
Fairway Leather - 25g
Wilson Leather - 22g
Head Leather - 23g
Pacific leather -18g
Volkl Leather -30.4g
HEAD Calfskin - 25g
Vantage leather - 24g (w/ Plastic)
Gamma Hi-Tech - 22g
Boris Becker Leather - 34g
Dunlop Tour Leather Grip - 30g


To make calculation easier it'll be area per weight instead of weight per area, so the higher the number the lighter it'll be (doesn't mean better) (when I put "^" means info was from the old thread):





Babolat Natural Leather Grip
1.7 * 25 * 1140 / 24 = 1187

Faiway KGL-151
1.8 * 27 * 1000 / 25 = 1080 (^ 25 gr is this one? I think so)

Fairway KGL-152
1.8 * 27 * 1200 / 25 = 1296 (^ 25 gr is this one?)

Gamma Leather Grip
N/A * 25 * 1200

Kimoni KGL-163
1.5 * 25 * 1050

TW Private Label Leather Grip
1.3 * 22 * 1300 / 28 = 1021
1.5 * 22 * 1300 / 30 = 953
1.3 * 25 * 1300 / 32 = 1015
1.5 * 25 * 1300 / 32 = 1015 (I think it should be 34 gr which = 955)

Wilson Leather Replacement grip
N/A * 22 * 1270 / 22 = 1270 (^)





Please correct me if there's anything wrong and add any informations you have. You can also measure any leather grip leftover's length, width and weight, but please without the plastic on. I'll update the chart if you guys need it, there's new info and I have the time.
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