My Kingdom for Sharp Bevels

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  1. Champs990411

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    For those that love/need sharp bevels, how do you do it? Any tips? Tricks? Particular grips?

    The only time I was really satisfied with my bevels was when I used no grip but rather 3-4 heat sleeves instead. I just put the Tourna on top. (I was ignorant of the influence on the weight and wouldn't try that method today.)

    Similar question that I didn't see referenced when I searched: What is going on with Sam Groth's grips on his bag check? Anyone know who did those? Or know someone who performs a similar service?


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  2. 2nd Serve Ace

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    Thin leather grip doesn't work for you?

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    Watched a player use no grip at all, bare pallet.
     
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  4. kramer woodie

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    Use a Kimony Techni leather grip. This grip is the thinnest sold to my understanding, .09mm thick, and also very light 13-14 grams dependent on
    how much double backed tape you use. It will reduce your grip size by one size (for example a 4-1/2 inch pallet will become 4-3/8 inch) and when
    you add an over grip the grip will be a true 4-1/2 or 4-7/16 inch. Bevels will be very sharp with say a Yonex Supergrap OG. Feel will give great
    feedback on strokes if you can handle less cushion. Please note, a Kimony Techni leather is only 109cm long and will not be long enough to
    wrap any pallet above 4-1/2 inches

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  5. Champs990411

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    I'll look into them. And I'll add 10g I guess.

    Tried the leather bare yesterday with a big old wristband to see if I had grip. Was good for about an hour then I lost a little confidence in it. But maybe I wore down the grip and sharpened up the bevels a little...


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  6. kramer woodie

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    Yes, leather will crush down in thickness with play. However, should last quite a while before you would feel any noticeable difference, unless
    your really using an extremely tight grip. In the 1960s we used gauze tape over the leather for better grip on hot humid summer days. Plus, a
    wrist band was a definite requirement to keep moisture off the leather as leather get really slippery when wet. Just an after thought...using
    gauze tape made the grip really and I mean really Rough...toughened up the hand quick, otherwise major blister problems with soft hands...wood
    racquets in those day weighed 14 to 16 ounces.

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