new grip for racquet - new grip / overgrip

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by austennis81, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. austennis81

    austennis81 New User

    Jan 1, 2013
    hi there
    this might be a stupid question but thought i would ask.

    ive jsut got my dunlop 200g back on the court and it feels great. i still have the original grip on the racquet but it has worn quite badly. i was using overgrips on top of it.

    i was just wondering:

    1) will replacing the actual grip and then putting an overgrip on top produce a different feel??

    (ie. comparing worn grip & new overgrip to new grip and new overgrip)

    interested in your thoughts!
  2. Andyroo10567

    Andyroo10567 Professional

    Nov 24, 2011
    Depends on which type of replacement grip you choose. Leather, Synthetic, Gel, and more. Leather definitely will feel different while hitting. It's more heavier than the rest of the types. I like a fresh leather grip under my Pro Overgrips but the Pro overgrips get worn out too fast and feel like paper afterwards so it gets a bit costy just to replace it all the time. The Gel ones I.E Wilson Shock Shield, absorbs more shock. Replacement grips flatten out the more you use them so you can choose to replace it if you want.
  3. robbo1970

    robbo1970 Hall of Fame

    Aug 12, 2010
    Does the 200G not already come with leather? In which case, if you use a standard synth grip you will change the feel and balance of the racket. The Dunlop leather is quite heavy so you may want to try and get a replacement Dunlop leather grip.
  4. struggle

    struggle Hall of Fame

    Mar 4, 2010
    Western North Carolina
    try to clean it with some castor oil, keep the original if you can save it.

    otherwise, just get a new leather. i use the TW branded leather grips and they are fine (i use an overgrip).

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