Overgrip: Same brand, different color, different characteristics

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by RogueFLIP, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. RogueFLIP

    RogueFLIP Professional

    Mar 23, 2013
    Anyone know why different colored overgrips of the same brand have different characteristics?

    From what I've used:
    Wilson Pro: White & Black
    White was tackier, and tack lasted longer than the black

    Volkl V-tac: White, Black, Yellow
    White & Yellow had same initial tack, yellow lasted a lot longer in keeping tack.
    Black - less initial tack, tack didn't last as long, and I would start putting little holes in the grip after 2 hours. None of that happened with white/yellow.

    Yonex Supergrap: Red, Black, Blue
    Black had most initial tack, then red, the blue the least. And blue's tack lasted the least.

    I don't sweat much in my hands FYI.
    And I use different colored grips purely for vanity reasons. :)

    Anyone else have these experiences with different colored overgrips of the same brand?
  2. Tamiya

    Tamiya Semi-Pro

    Jan 27, 2013
    AU, SG, MY
    often different batches of same colour feels different too
  3. brownbearfalling

    brownbearfalling Hall of Fame

    Jan 12, 2006
    I have been told that the grips perform differently because the color dyes. It makes sense to me that when you're adding an "ingredient" to a grip it's going to change the final product. This is why white is generally the tackiest since it has no dyes. My experience has supported this but I have yet to see any scientific data to support this.

    Rogue flip: which color ( based on performance not apperance) do you prefer out of all the different ones you've tried?
  4. Muppet

    Muppet Hall of Fame

    Nov 13, 2011
    Dunlop Viper Dry OG - they offer white and black.

    White is a little thicker and a little nicer feeling
    Black is tackier

    It doesn't come with any backing for comfort, so there is excellent feedback but a very raw feel. It's working out well for me on my racquet that has a comfortable replacement grip under the black Viper Dry.
  5. RogueFLIP

    RogueFLIP Professional

    Mar 23, 2013
    Ok, dyes...that makes sense....and yes I've experienced the same as you that white holds the tack the best vs other colors.

    So white would be the answer to your question hands down.

    But I never use white.

    Because black looks the best.:twisted:

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