Leather grip plus overgrip thickness

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by Will Wilson, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Will Wilson

    Will Wilson Rookie

    Dec 25, 2009
    I have been using Wilson's Pro Hybrid grip (the one with leather base with poly coating) and really like them. I believe they are going to be discontinued so I am considering going with a leather grip with a Wilson Pro overgrip to simulate the same feel as much as possible.

    My concern is that I don't want to build the grip up. Can anyone tell me if the thinnest leather grip with an overgrip is the same thickness as a typical replacement grip?

    Thanks for the help
  2. Wilander Fan

    Wilander Fan Hall of Fame

    Jan 26, 2010
    I used the babolat leather grips with prince overgrips. Still very good feel. Anyway, although I dont use Babolat raquets, I can see they have the best quality stuff out there.
  3. Tamiya

    Tamiya Semi-Pro

    Jan 27, 2013
    AU, SG, MY
    it's hard to say, even after trying out just about everything in my LPSes last 3mths
    I too prefer smaller grips.

    Re-grips are usually around 1.8-2.0mm thick; OGs are 0.6mm.

    Wilson leather is around 1.7-1.8mm as is most other self adhesive brands,
    but leather doesn't squish down as much as synthetics with padding.

    There's a few grips sold as "reducing" but most are PU.
    Kimony sells a leather grip that's about 1.2mm with double sided tape separate
    so if you use aerosol glue instead & install flat no overlap you might save more.

    Kimony also has OG they call "Hi-Grip Wet" which I measured at 0.3mm,
    I use this on large grips which I can afford only 1/3-1/2 size increase.

    Only 1 LPS sells Kimony here so not widely distributed.

    Leather also can also go shiny & won't grip your OG if its the dry type.
    I've got some Wilson "K-Grip" in use, it's solid rubber which squashes like
    leather but doesn't lose it's tack when wet. It's normal thickness though.
  4. Will Wilson

    Will Wilson Rookie

    Dec 25, 2009
    I see where TW leather grips are 1.3 mm. Does anyone know the thickness of an over grip and also what the thickness of a typical replacement grip is?

    I use mostly Wilson stuff so that is really what I am comparing against.
  5. TNT34

    TNT34 New User

    Apr 30, 2009
    To me, putting an overgrip over a leather grip does not feel the same as a Pro Hybrid grip. I like to feel the bevels, so I like the TW 1.3 mm leather grips with an overgrip on it. But it does not feel the same as a "naked" Pro Hybrid grip.

    Non-leather replacement grips tend to be between 1.5 mm and 2.2 mm or so, with the Pro Hybrid being near the low end of that range. Leather grips are in the 1.3 mm to 1.8 mm range. I don't know how thick my overgrips are, but I know that putting an overgrip on a 1.3 mm leather grip gives me a slightly bigger grip than using a stock Pro Hybrid (on the same racquet).

    I'm not sure what overgrips are the thinnest, but I like the Wilson perforated overgrips. They feel thinner than the non-perforated version.

    Good luck,

  6. Big_Dangerous

    Big_Dangerous G.O.A.T.

    Jan 27, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    That's Fairway actually.

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