Jolly's Polys

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Ok, good news; I didn't forget how to play tennis.

Hit with the Edge/Velo hybrid, it's ok but I either strung it a little too tight or it was due to it being chilly out.

I'll see how it settles in, but I thought full Lynx Edge was softer/more powerful so there is something very off.

For the record, full Lynx Edge was strung at 50# in my GPMP, the hybrid at 54# in the new Mid.

Also the Yonex Dry Grap is nice, but I will obviously have to test it further in warm weather where I actually sweat.

J
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Ok, good news; I didn't forget how to play tennis.

Hit with the Edge/Velo hybrid, it's ok but I either strung it a little too tight or it was due to it being chilly out.

I'll see how it settles in, but I thought full Lynx Edge was softer/more powerful so there is something very off.

For the record, full Lynx Edge was strung at 50# in my GPMP, the hybrid at 54# in the new Mid.

Also the Yonex Dry Grap is nice, but I will obviously have to test it further in warm weather where I actually sweat.

J
Velo is a nice budget multi, but its nylon so won't perform to JRs standards.

Regular supergrap already has a dry side, so guess this new OG is double dry?
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
Ok, good news; I didn't forget how to play tennis.

Hit with the Edge/Velo hybrid, it's ok but I either strung it a little too tight or it was due to it being chilly out.

I'll see how it settles in, but I thought full Lynx Edge was softer/more powerful so there is something very off.

For the record, full Lynx Edge was strung at 50# in my GPMP, the hybrid at 54# in the new Mid.

Also the Yonex Dry Grap is nice, but I will obviously have to test it further in warm weather where I actually sweat.

J
Dry Grap is my new fav grip. The green flavor is a terrible color though.
 
Here is what I do to Lux Elite Dry (which is a bit better than Tourna in durability) after one good session in hot summers. Don't have the heart to show what I do to Tournas in the scorching heat.

You hold the grip with your fingers on the fat side? (Leather/cushion overlap)
I hold it the other war around, so that my palm is with the fat, cushioned side, while my fingers have something to grab and get a nice feel (yeahyeah, maybe TWSS)
 

haqq777

Legend
You hold the grip with your fingers on the fat side? (Leather/cushion overlap)
I hold it the other war around, so that my palm is with the fat, cushioned side, while my fingers have something to grab and get a nice feel (yeahyeah, maybe TWSS)
I think you might be right. I wrap all my grips a certain way and have a favorite side I hit with. Never paid attention on the overlap like you are saying. Honestly, I just pick up racquets and play!
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
Here is what I do to Lux Elite Dry (which is a bit better than Tourna in durability) after one good session in hot summers. Don't have the heart to show what I do to Tournas in the scorching heat.

You must have incredible luck with Luxilon. I’ve bought that grip on two different occasions and had it shred within the first hour of play, which has never happened with Tourna.
 

haqq777

Legend
You must have incredible luck with Luxilon. I’ve bought that grip on two different occasions and had it shred within the first hour of play, which has never happened with Tourna.
That's interesting. I playtested it for TW first, and then used up a 12 pack as well which I purchased in the summer last year on sale. Durability was definitely better for me compared to Tourna every time. Tourna just starts tearing up as soon as it starts getting moist whereas Elite Dry starts rubbing off and becoming fuzzy but still doesn't tear.

That said, because we have 8 months out of the year indoors under controlled temp, I much prefer Wilson Pro or Tec Pro Contact type of tackier grips usually. Last longer for me as well.
 

Nate7-5

Semi-Pro
Good overgrip discussion. I bought some Yonex Dry but waiting until its 80+ degrees. Im generally not a fan of dry grips because my hands dont get that sweaty - one time I sprayed water on my hands to make regular Tournagrip usable. Ive been trying a lot of different grips and right now my fave tacky grip is the Technifibre ATP. 2a and 2b are Yonex Supergrap and Vökl Super Grip II. For cold/indoor conditions I like the Tourna Mega Tac.

A few of my observations/annoyances about overgrips...

I really wish manufacturers would stop pressing their brand name into the grip because then the plastic overwrap gets gunked up into it and its f'ing annoying trying to rub it off. Who in the hell is going to see your logo on a grip anyway? The tape at the top should be enough. Points to Yonex and Tourna in this category.

Also, white grips seem to have the tackiest feel to me - I had some Technifibre black grips and they were crap compared to the white (who knows, maybe they had just been sitting for a long time). Also, the colored overgrips can discolor your regular grip if its not black.

I also dont understand why Tourna doesnt at least precut the initial taper on their grips - almost everyone else does. Extra points for the Vökl Super Grip II in this department because they are tapered and both ends and always seem to be the perfect length.
 
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JOSHL

Hall of Fame
Dry grap is kinda in between super grap and Tourna in a way, I haven’t had any issues with tearing or shredding. Like I said it’s now my grip of choice after I have tried quite a few. Used to like the tacky grips but now I like more dry-ish. The dry grap is a great in between. I was also testing the Volkl V Dry which is also good but doesn’t seem to last as long but it’s also a pretty solid grip.
 
Both of the above are better. Lynx Edge is softer and more powerful than BK, softer than GF, has less bite than either. GF is the best of the three but breaks VERY quickly, BK is dollar for dollar the greatest string on Earth.

J
Thank you. I tried grey fire again today against the wall... It's very very good indeed. I would say Alu kind of good.
 

Brianliuok

Rookie
Anyone tried laserfibre laser smooth? I am looking for a poly that has a little more spin and durability than RPM power, which is my string of choice now.
 

alidisperanza

Hall of Fame
Does it have Tourna’s durability? Meaning does it tear apart if I look at it funny?
Someone tossed me a 30 pack of Tourna Tac. I always say "If it's free it's for me, I'll take three"--- but I'm finding that I'm coming to like the Tac. I've always played SuperGraps by choice and it took me a couple plays to get used to it but it's pretty good. They rip within the time it takes to warm-up in my major contact zones and it looks like my stik has the urpolies but the control/feel/grip is still overall there thanks to the rest of the tac. They last about 4-5 play sessions which is pretty good for me and it becomes a battle of, "how ugly will I let this get". I have them on my beach tennis racquets too and they survive the sand/sun/lotion. To be fair the torsion isn't the same but overall I was pleasantly surprised.
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Someone tossed me a 30 pack of Tourna Tac. I always say "If it's free it's for me, I'll take three"--- but I'm finding that I'm coming to like the Tac. I've always played SuperGraps by choice and it took me a couple plays to get used to it but it's pretty good. They rip within the time it takes to warm-up in my major contact zones and it looks like my stik has the urpolies but the control/feel/grip is still overall there thanks to the rest of the tac. They last about 4-5 play sessions which is pretty good for me and it becomes a battle of, "how ugly will I let this get". I have them on my beach tennis racquets too and they survive the sand/sun/lotion. To be fair the torsion isn't the same but overall I was pleasantly surprised.
Beach tennis!? :eek: o_O Cool!!:cool:
 

alidisperanza

Hall of Fame
What the hell does this mean? Sounds like everybody's criticism of tourna.
Talking about using the grip on my beach tennis frames. Beach tennis is super quick and high volume of hits/volleys but it's exactly that, volleys. No big looping forehands with top spin which would torque the grip in your hand making it rip. The most topspin you'll see is on a serve and it's with the half-pressure tennis balls.
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Noice!! Not really on the radar yet in Aus; I guess we just don't have enough coastline? (25,760 kilometers lol!)
Maybe in Manly or Surfers - more beach volleyball though if anything.
 

topspn

Legend
hmm..we used to play a long time ago a beach racquet game with solid wooden racquets and a real tennis ball and no net. We would hammer shots at each other and keep the ball off the sand but no net. Super fast and required excellent reactions so much faster then beach tennis
 
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tomato123

Professional
My experience with the JR2 when I actually played a few weeks ago was very good! I’ve been quite enamored with the Blade 98S and to the surprise of no one, on the spin effect pattern the 1.25 gauge alu was cutting into the BBO pretty heavily. Once I could start playing again and break these strings, I may try a “reverse JR2” with alu mains and BBO crosses which I think can work out well on a 18x16 and once I use up my supply of 1.25 alu, perhaps I will look into just going full bed of the thicker gauge alu.
 
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