overgrip that feels like plastic

chetrbox

Rookie
I got a new racquet (RF97A black/white) that was delivered on Thanksgiving but I only strung it up this week. It still has the plastic wrapping on the handle that it shipped with. I was surprised to find that I loved the feel of the plastic wrapping more than any overgrip i've ever tried. What I love most is the fact that even with the slightest grip pressure the handle sticks to my hand (great for serving with loose grip). But when I need to switch from EE fh grip (ready position) to Eastern bh grip, i can release the grip pressure and (using left hand at throat) turn the handle smoothly while still leaving the right hand in contact with the handle surface. I don't feel any friction at all on my right hand, but can feel the bevels well.

Is there any other overgrip that gives this combination of stickiness at really low grip pressure and really smooth(low to no friction) sliding with no grip pressure?
For reference, in the past i've tried the wilson pro overgrips and have been using the babolat pro tour overgrips for the past year. The plastic wrapping on the new racket handle is much better than either of those.
 
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But when I need to switch from EE fh grip (ready position) to Eastern bh grip, i can release the grip pressure and turn using left hand at throat) the handle smoothly while still leaving the right hand in contact with the handle surface. I don't feel any friction at all on my right hand, but can feel the bevels well.
Sounds like a mission,
 

JustTennis76

Professional
I guess what I want is an overgrip with high static friction and low kinetic friction[1]. Do overgrip manufacturers list their friction coefficients like the string manufacturers do? paging in house physicist @Chas Tennis


[1] http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/211_fall2002.web.dir/ben_townsend/staticandkineticfriction.htm
You are trying to take overgrip concerns to another level. Most of people are comfortable with a Wilson pro overgrip or yonex super grap or tourna. I am not suggesting you should try these but that’s what many use at my club.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
I got a new racquet (RF97A black/white) that was delivered on Thanksgiving but I only strung it up this week. It still has the plastic wrapping on the handle that it shipped with. I was surprised to find that I loved the feel of the plastic wrapping more than any overgrip i've ever tried. What I love most is the fact that even with the slightest grip pressure the handle sticks to my hand (great for serving with loose grip). But when I need to switch from EE fh grip (ready position) to Eastern bh grip, i can release the grip pressure and (using left hand at throat) turn the handle smoothly while still leaving the right hand in contact with the handle surface. I don't feel any friction at all on my right hand, but can feel the bevels well.

Is there any other overgrip that gives this combination of stickiness at really low grip pressure and really smooth(low to no friction) sliding with no grip pressure?
For reference, in the past i've tried the wilson pro overgrips and have been using the babolat pro tour overgrips for the past year. The plastic wrapping on the new racket handle is much better than either of those.
Just leave the plastic on the handle if you like it so much. Problem solved.
 

chetrbox

Rookie
Just leave the plastic on the handle if you like it so much. Problem solved.
I would but the plastic started showing tears. Since the plastic edges were sharp I was afraid it'd cut my fingers, so I removed it this morning.

Edit: Another reason i removed the plastic this morning even though i could maybe have used it a few more sessions is this post saying that leaving the plastic on damages the leather grip -> https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/purpose-of-an-overgrip.196774/#post-2327632
 
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Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
I would but the plastic started showing tears. Since the plastic edges were sharp I was afraid it'd cut my fingers, so I removed it this morning.

Edit: Another reason i removed the plastic this morning even though i could maybe have used it a few more sessions is this post saying that leaving the plastic on damages the leather grip -> https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/purpose-of-an-overgrip.196774/#post-2327632
Probably good thing you removed it. I imagine on a hot humid day that racquet would fly right out of your hand on a serve.
 
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