leather grip or leather grip with overgrip?

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  1. flargosa

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    Do you guys prefer putting an overgrip over your leather grips or play with leather grips only? i really like the added feel leather gives, but not so much the blisters I sometimes get.
     
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  2. Keifers

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    Where on your hand do you get blisters?
     
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  3. xFullCourtTenniSx

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    Which is exactly why I put an overgrip on top...
     
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  4. flargosa

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    blisters on the upper part of the fingers.
     
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  5. flargosa

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    Blisters are on the top of fingers.
     
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  6. Jonny S&V

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    Agreed, Tournagrip is king if you still want that bevel-feel since it's not as cushiony, but it doesn't help much with the hardness of the grip...
     
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  7. flargosa

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    I'll give tournagrip a try. What is the average lifespan of tournagrip?
     
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  8. Jonny S&V

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    You can use both sides of the grip, basically the same thing, so (using both sides) slightly longer than most other grips. Only using one side, slightly shorter than some grips.
     
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  9. flargosa

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    Ok thanks will be giving tournagrip a try.
     
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  10. Jonny S&V

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    Unless you sweat a lot, it most likely won't help your blister problems, just fyi. Tournagrip isn't good for those with dry hands.
     
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  11. mrmo1115

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    ^ Second that and agree with the Tourna grip not working with the dry hands. Me being one with dry hands, I've never ever adapted to Tourna Grip.

    I stick to Yonex.
     
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  12. Mr_Shiver

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    Love the definition and weight of a leather grip. I don't get blisters but it does get slippery when I sweat. If I want some soft and absorbent I go with Tournagrip. If I want tacky and thin I go with Babolat pro tacky. Ever try taping your fingers? My friend had a chronic blister issue and went through every OG he could find. Nothing worked so he started taping them and hasn't had any blisters since.
     
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  13. dadozen

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    I also can't play with Tournagrip, I don't sweat at all.

    Gamma Dermagrip is also a good choice for keeping the bevel feel, if you need something tacky. It stretches enough to keep the bevels defined.
     
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  14. 120mphBodyServe

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    I hate leather grips with a vengeance.
     
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  15. Jim Hendricks

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    An overgrip with a leather grip. TW leather and Wilson Pro overgrip.
     
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  16. hrstrat57

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    No overgrip, the blisters go away just like the way the end of your fingers get tough and hard playing the guitar every day.....
     
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  17. flargosa

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    Used tournagrip today, no blisters, hands feel fine. I really like the feel of it, very dry, thin, and grippy yet smooth at the same time. It never dampends or absorbs the feedback of the leather grip, a definate plus. What I didn't like is the lenght, even XL was too short. What's up with that? Had to rewrap my racquet a few times to get it all the way to the top of the grip. Overall, I like it. Thanks guys!
     
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  18. bfactor61

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    leather grip with an overgrip
     
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  19. Ross K

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    If I'm playing with a grip size that is obviously too small or a very light frame, or 1 that needs to be made more head-light, then I might consider leather or leather + OG. But it's rare and I've never really stuck to it for any length of time. If, however, you don't want much weight, like a softish feel and the textured contours or whatever you call them - simple... just use 2 OGs and you're done!
     
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  20. AceKing

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    If XL is too short, you can get it in XXL.
     
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  21. AceKing

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    I use a leather grip w/ tournagrip over it & it is still pretty rough. I like it though because the bevels are very well defined.

    As far as durability for tournagrip. . . I usually change grips after every match, but I flip the grip over, so basically 2 matches per grip. I buy the 30 packs, so it's < $1 per grip.
     
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    I use leather grips with Pacific XTack overgrips -- they're grrrrrrrreat!
     
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