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ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Was Thiem wearing the sweat gutr tonight at the US Open?
I wondered the same thing. I paused the picture on a closeup and checked it out ... but no gutter channel. He should switch to it ... he has nothing to lose over that thing he is wearing. 8-B
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
I find that the lightweight Adidas and Fila caps sold by TW are pretty good at absorbing and wicking away sweat. If it’s very humid, I sometimes have to change caps before the 3rd set. I stay away from cotton hats though as they get drenched and heavy fast.
I have used the Adidas Adizero for years ... huge improvement over ball caps I used to wear. The dry fit shirts (I still think just repurposed polyester 8-B) also major improvement ... I can remember changing a cotton t-shirt every set in singles tournaments. Aren't you in California ... if so you are forbidden to talk about humidity by rec tennis law.
 

socallefty

Professional
Aren't you in California ... if so you are forbidden to talk about humidity by rec tennis law.
If you live here, you would know that we have microclimates every 5-10 miles inland from the ocean - it doesn’t get too hot or cold near the ocean and gets 10 degrees hotter (or colder at night) every 5-7 miles you go inland. Also, the humidity is 10-15% higher closer to the ocean.

My club is less than 2 miles from the ocean and it gets above 80-90% humidity quite often in the early morning when we have the marine layer and mist/fog - also gets humid again in the late evening. Also, the temperature will rarely go beyond Ninety degrees even in a heat wave. I live about 10 minutes inland and the humidity will be 15% lower than my club, but the daytime temp will be 10 degrees hotter and night-time temp will be 10 degrees cooler. As you go further and further inland, you will get to common temperatures of 100 degrees or higher in the summer and very dry humidity. We had 121 degrees last week at Woodland Hills in the LA area (San Fernando valley) which is about an hour north of me while it was 100 degrees at my house and 85 degrees at my club.
 

OldManStan

Rookie
Nike wristbands and a quick wipe from my shirt usually does the trick. On the really humid days, I just suck it up and play. There’s no other feeling when your sunscreen and sweat mix together and burns your eyes to oblivion.
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
If you live here, you would know that we have microclimates every 5-10 miles inland from the ocean - it doesn’t get too hot or cold near the ocean and gets 10 degrees hotter (or colder at night) every 5-7 miles you go inland. Also, the humidity is 10-15% higher closer to the ocean.

My club is less than 2 miles from the ocean and it gets above 80-90% humidity quite often in the early morning when we have the marine layer and mist/fog - also gets humid again in the late evening. Also, the temperature will rarely go beyond Ninety degrees even in a heat wave. I live about 10 minutes inland and the humidity will be 15% lower than my club, but the daytime temp will be 10 degrees hotter and night-time temp will be 10 degrees cooler. As you go further and further inland, you will get to common temperatures of 100 degrees or higher in the summer and very dry humidity. We had 121 degrees last week at Woodland Hills in the LA area (San Fernando valley) which is about an hour north of me while it was 100 degrees at my house and 85 degrees at my club.
Amazing how much variation ... you need two clubs, morning matches inland, afternoon coast. 8-B
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame

Finished a match tonight at 10 pm. It was 95% humidity when I checked around 1037 pm. 2300 95 % humidity

Three dry fit shirts, three poly hats, a beach towel, four six inch sweatbands and another bath towel to "dry" off on the way home. Yuck
 

Chezbeeno

Professional
I primarily just use a hat and then use my shirt/wristband to deal with any sweat the hat can't handle. There was a brief period of time when I was playing in late summer in TN where I opted for one of the thinner Adidas head-ties under a hat, because I was just sweating way too much for just the hat. The combo of the tie and the hat worked pretty well, but also felt and potentially looked stupid lol
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
I primarily just use a hat and then use my shirt/wristband to deal with any sweat the hat can't handle. There was a brief period of time when I was playing in late summer in TN where I opted for one of the thinner Adidas head-ties under a hat, because I was just sweating way too much for just the hat. The combo of the tie and the hat worked pretty well, but also felt and potentially looked stupid lol
Yes ... that is what I did also before the gutter. Both work ... but the gutter plays much cooler (not talking look :cool:) than the head-tie/bandanna.
 

OldManStan

Rookie
I can feel the sweat coming down my face just from looking at the picture.

Finished a match tonight at 10 pm. It was 95% humidity when I checked around 1037 pm. 2300 95 % humidity

Three dry fit shirts, three poly hats, a beach towel, four six inch sweatbands and another bath towel to "dry" off on the way home. Yuck
 

SinneGOAT

Professional
Nike wristbands and a quick wipe from my shirt usually does the trick. On the really humid days, I just suck it up and play. There’s no other feeling when your sunscreen and sweat mix together and burns your eyes to oblivion.
It’s an iconic summer feeling because it’s horrible and yet memorable. Summer tennis in California is the best tennis I’ve ever done.
 

Orion

Semi-Pro
Try Halo headbands. They have several styles. Been using the original for about a month. Does a solid job of keeping sweat from rolling into my eyes. The Big A carries them.

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ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Was Thiem wearing the sweat gutr tonight at the US Open?
OK ... this one is for you. I was watching Thiem vs Medvedev this morning (taped) and my wife walks into the living room. She watches the match for around 30 seconds and asks "is that a sweat gutter"?

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mikeler

Moderator
OK ... this one is for you. I was watching Thiem vs Medvedev this morning (taped) and my wife walks into the living room. She watches the match for around 30 seconds and asks "is that a sweat gutter"?

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Love this story! I saw a close up and I don't see the patented ridges on it.
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
I can remember changing a cotton t-shirt every set in singles tournaments.
I think you should go back to wearing a cotton t-shirt every set., so you can fully embrace and appreciate the 77 degree Dew Points. ;). I still change my Nike Dry Fit or Athletic DNA shirt every set, along with two Tourna six-inch sweatbands (Tourna Towels) and a new hat. I also bring a gianomous beach towel to each match along with my half gallon Hydroflask of half gatordade and half water My 80 oz Soap Container broke after repeatedly freezing half my Gatorade mixture. :cry:

 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
I think you should go back to wearing a cotton t-shirt every set., so you can appreciate the 77 degree Dew Points.;)

I still change a Dry Fit shirt every set, along with two Tourna six inch sweatbands (Tourna Towels) and a new hat.
No way ... those soaked shirts weighed 5lbs. I was a 7 out of 10 on the heavy sweat scale ... had a friend that was a 10. He was capable of shooting out sweat from the holes in his tennis shoes. :-D
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
No way ... those soaked shirts weighed 5lbs. I was a 7 out of 10 on the heavy sweat scale ... had a friend that was a 10. He was capable of shooting out sweat from the holes in his tennis shoes. :-D
Had a teammate who after every match removed his shoes and poured sweat from them onto the parking lot. One season the creek next to the courts rose. We all knew why,
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Had a teammate who after every match removed his shoes and poured sweat from them onto the parking lot. One season the creek next to the courts rose. We all knew why,
Maybe the two were related. 8-B I never had an issue with shoes ... thorlo socks and mesh tennis shoes.
 

beltsman

Legend
Cotton hat or visor. Turn it around. The sweat will go to the bill of the hat and drop down your back instead of your face.
 
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