I know this is already a thread but the links to it won't work. How many points headlight does a TW leather grip make a racquet? the 1.5 and the 1.3 width. thanks
This is exactly the info I've been looking for. So, the TW 1.3mm leather grip is actually around 22 grams trimmed. This is only about 4 grams more than a Gamma Hi-Tech which is what I'm currently using. Very interesting...I just put a TW Private label leather grip on my K95. The grip was the "25mm x 1300mm x 1.3mm" size. The racquet, unstrung, with the original Wilson TrueGrip, was 328 grams. The weight with no grip was 310 grams. With the TW Leather grip (trimmed), it was 330 grams. With a Supergrap (trimmed), it was 334 grams. So, from my calculations:
Wilson TrueGrip (Trimmed): 20g
TW Private Label Thin and Wide 1.3mm/25mm (Trimmed): 22g
Yonex Super Grap (Trimmed): 4g
As a side note, stringing the racquet with NRG2 17 (18x20 string pattern) at 60lbs added 16 grams for a total of 350 grams.
I'd be interested to know what the weight of the 1.5mm "thick" version of the TW Leather grip is.
That's what I want to know too. My hands are starting to blister after switching from syntheticThanks. Which one is thicker? I am looking for the thickest/cushionest leather grip. I currently use the wilson and feel its pretty thick. How does the TW & Head version compare?
I have a Gupergrap over it. I'm using the TW 1.3 mm leather grip. I think It might be too thin. I'm going to try a Pacific grip. If that doesn't work I'll go back to syntheticAre you using it bare or putting an overgrip on it? You might try a soft overgrip like Gamma Supreme and see if that helps.
Yes, that worked for me. I put a Wilson Cushion Pro and OG on my POG OS to build up grip size and *lost* weight in the handle from the original leather.I am thinking getting rid of the leather grip, and replacing with a light synthetic, with possible over-grip, would achieve the same objective possibly-- without adding weight-- with a subtraction instead.
I stretched an overgrip tight on the pallet then put a Volkl leather grip over it. Did increase cushion but I didn't like it. Without the sharp bevels the leather became too vague and slippery feeling. Much prefer overgrip over leather.I wonder if anyone has tried wrapping leather over an over-grip to get some extra underlying cushioning.
Just got one of each from TW. Out of the box:Does anyone know how similar the Becker and Volkl leather grips are? Are the weights and thicknesses the same?
I've used the BB Leather on one of my PDR GTs for a couple of months now.How did you like the Becker leather SFrazeur? I just recieved my volkl leather and threw it on my racquet and the response is very nice. Just a very very tad amount thicker than I'd like, but can get used to it no problem. I was using TW's thinnest leather before (28 grams untrimmed I believe) and like the volkl better. Really has a crisp feel when the ball was struck and helped with the maneuverability. Forgot to mention I believe the Volkl is 1.5mm thick.
I find the same thing. My PSLs came with leather grips,..but i found them kind of 'hard' and 'dry'. HOWEVER it makes an EXCELLENT platform for what ever overgrip You might choose to use.I've used the BB Leather on one of my PDR GTs for a couple of months now.
I like it. It's firmer than TW leather. It feels dry to the touch, but smooth.
I can only use leather with an overgrip or the racquet would fly out of my hand.
Yeah. Leather grips do not seem to have any real traction for my hands. Myself I've gone back to synthetic grip, Gamma Hi-Tec. Best non-leather grips out there.I find the same thing. My PSLs came with leather grips,..but i found them kind of 'hard' and 'dry'. HOWEVER it makes an EXCELLENT platform for what ever overgrip You might choose to use.
No. I have had a number of Babolat leather grips. Untrimmed they run about 24-25 grams. Trimmed, they end up at 20-21 grams.Yonex Basic Cushion Grip (from stock racquet) - 11,3g
Pacific A.T.P. Leather Grip (trimmed (very small piece) - 22g
TW Private Label Leather Grip 22mm x 1300mm x 1.5mm Tan (trimmed) - 26,1g (untrimmed > 30g)
It is no wonder that people who replace grip on Yonex recqet have problems with balance... My last chance - Babolat Leather. Is this realy so lite (15g untrimmed)?