Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by DavidGarcia, Jun 6, 2009.
I don't think I have seen any playing with NO overgrip.
Tim Henman only used a basic grip Karakal PU, Mc Enroe and Edberg used Leather.
I know the following players were NOT using overgrips at one time or another: Calleri, Capriati, Davenport, Woodbridge, Ferreira, Henman, Kafelnikov, Myskina, Mauresmo (who uses a raised contour type grip), Petrova, Rubin, Saretta, Gambill, Sluiter, and Llodra.
My guess as to why so many players use overgrips is that they are easier to remove/replace on the court quickly, and also replacing a base grip can significantly alter the grip feel depending on how much overlap is used.
I remember seeing photos of augustine callieri plying with bare calfskin
Calleri and Gasquet have both used Head calfskins without an OG.
I have Mauresmo's racket and currently she uses VS overgrip over a basic white grip.
Leander Paes too yesterday.
That's why I said "at one time or another".;-)
A few years ago, she was using just a special contour replacement grip.
What i want to know is leather grips are fancy
but why make them if your just going to over grip it
I prefer leather (as do many others) because you can feel the bevels much better with an overgrip
doesn't Gasquet play with a Tournagrip over his leather replacement grip???
Yes. And also Hingis and Edberg. Gasquet and McEnroe, too. What else do these players have in common?
I love the feel of bare leather, but only when it isn't dripping with sweat. The only time I get to use that is in the winter.
Anyway, since the international circuit generally follows warm weather (or climate control on the indoor circuit) and there's sweating involved, I think most pros use a nice, fresh, thin overgrip over the leather.
I use a Karakal PU grip on my badminton racquet and find I don't need to add an overgrip on it. It feels amazing and luxurious and does not slip.
i love my karakal PU grip. i use it for tennis badminton and squash racquets. they stay tacky for a really long time.
True! you just can't beat them for that price.
Odesnik.Grips like a tornado.He's a GT user which i really want to demo
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