Overgrip: Yonex Super Grap vs Wilson Pro Overgrip

Wilson Pro Overgrip

Yonex Super Grap Synthetic Over Grip AC102C

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Around the place where I live, an overwhelming majority uses the Wilson one. And quite a few use the Yonex one.

I have used neither. I use no-brand ones, 0.6mm, tacky, no pattern, no holes.

I know how they look (0.6mm, no pattern, no holes), but don't want to blindly buy to try.

How would you describe these two items? Particularly the Yonex one, since I see cheap bulkpack on an online shop, and am thinking about getting a pack.
 

Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
Yonex Supergrap is very similar to Wilson Pro, I feel like I can describe both using the same description.

They start out with a medium tac that would be a step above most base-grip tackyness. The problem is both the Wilson and Yonex get very dirty very quickly. As they get dirtier, they not only lose their tackyness but they take on a course/harsh texture that most people would find undesirable. This will probably lead to blistering if you don't replace it.

Also, you can't stretch/ pull tight either of these two overgrips much because they tend to tear which ruins the texture.

I wouldn't recommend either.

What I would recommend is the Tourna MEGA-Tac (not the Tourna Tac, which is comparable to these Wilson and Yonex items).

Tourna Mega-Tac is probably twice as tacky as Wilson Pro/Yonex Supergrap. At resists dirt far better than the Wilson/Yonex. As it gets dirtier, tackyness does decrease but instead of becoming course/harsh like the Wilson and Yonex, the Mega-Tac becomes what I would describe as a soft rubber feeling. The playability duration of Mega-Tac is considerably longer than the Wilson/Yonex.

You can also stretch/pull tight Mega-Tac a lot without fear of it tearing - it keeps its texture even when taught.


I love Yonex gear, but honestly Tourna Mega-Tac knocks Supergrap out of the park. When I buy it, it's usually cheaper per grip than Wilson and Yonex.
 

Big Bagel

Professional
I actually just bought a few Yonex grips because I've heard great things about them, but I'm a long-time Wilson Pro Overgrip user. Unlike Yoneyama, I've never had issue with them tearing when I pull them tight. They also have decent durability in my opinion. I haven't tried the Tourna Mega-Tac though, as I rarely hear people mention it; only the standard Tourna grip which won't even last me a match sometimes. I could generally use a Wilson grip for a full tournament just fine, although I haven't played many tournaments lately. But I also don't like changing things in the middle of a tournament if I can help it.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
I agree with Big Bagel, not sure why Yoneyama says SG won't stretch.

SG white is the one to go with having medium tack, thin profile, sure grip and decent durability.

Wilson Pro is very plush feeling, but a bit slippery for me.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Yonex Supergrap is very similar to Wilson Pro, I feel like I can describe both using the same description.

They start out with a medium tac that would be a step above most base-grip tackyness. The problem is both the Wilson and Yonex get very dirty very quickly. As they get dirtier, they not only lose their tackyness but they take on a course/harsh texture that most people would find undesirable. This will probably lead to blistering if you don't replace it.

Also, you can't stretch/ pull tight either of these two overgrips much because they tend to tear which ruins the texture.

I wouldn't recommend either.

What I would recommend is the Tourna MEGA-Tac (not the Tourna Tac, which is comparable to these Wilson and Yonex items).

Tourna Mega-Tac is probably twice as tacky as Wilson Pro/Yonex Supergrap. At resists dirt far better than the Wilson/Yonex. As it gets dirtier, tackyness does decrease but instead of becoming course/harsh like the Wilson and Yonex, the Mega-Tac becomes what I would describe as a soft rubber feeling. The playability duration of Mega-Tac is considerably longer than the Wilson/Yonex.

You can also stretch/pull tight Mega-Tac a lot without fear of it tearing - it keeps its texture even when taught.


I love Yonex gear, but honestly, Tourna Mega-Tac knocks Supergrap out of the park. When I buy it, it's usually cheaper per grip than Wilson and Yonex.
I was about to say you have a Yonex logo as your avatar but you don't recommend Supergrap.

The dirt problem can easily be solved if you just use a darker color, pretty much anything but white and dirt won't show much. Honestly, Yonex is my favorite grip to use in any weather conditions. The only downside is that when it's really warm and humid, it won't absorb sweat as easily as tournagrip. I find it's durability to be much better than tournagrip in more reasonable weather conditions though. Just my 2 cents though.
 

Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
I was about to say you have a Yonex logo as your avatar but you don't recommend Supergrap.

The dirt problem can easily be solved if you just use a darker color, pretty much anything but white and dirt won't show much. Honestly, Yonex is my favorite grip to use in any weather conditions. The only downside is that when it's really warm and humid, it won't absorb sweat as easily as tournagrip. I find it's durability to be much better than tournagrip in more reasonable weather conditions though. Just my 2 cents though.
The dirt appearance isnt a big concern, it's more so the harsh texture that comes as a result of being dirty.

Regular Tournagrip durability is probably the worst but it's benefits for sweat make up for it.

I actually just bought a few Yonex grips because I've heard great things about them, but I'm a long-time Wilson Pro Overgrip user. Unlike Yoneyama, I've never had issue with them tearing when I pull them tight. They also have decent durability in my opinion. I haven't tried the Tourna Mega-Tac though, as I rarely hear people mention it; only the standard Tourna grip which won't even last me a match sometimes. I could generally use a Wilson grip for a full tournament just fine, although I haven't played many tournaments lately. But I also don't like changing things in the middle of a tournament if I can help it.

Maybe I was a bit harsh on the Wilson and Yonex offerings. They are good, but I think the Tourna Mega Tac is just comprehensively superior. Everyone locally that I have played with I have managed to convert over to Mega Tac (most used Wilson Pro beforehand).

When I say they tear when pulled very tight, I dont mean rip.. I mean like the surface suffers many "micro tears" where the grip surface texture of the grip gets sort of wrinkly. I have an old babolat lieing around with a lightly used Wilson Pro on it, I will upload a picture later to show what I mean.
 

Big Bagel

Professional
Maybe I was a bit harsh on the Wilson and Yonex offerings. They are good, but I think the Tourna Mega Tac is just comprehensively superior. Everyone locally that I have played with I have managed to convert over to Mega Tac (most used Wilson Pro beforehand).

When I say they tear when pulled very tight, I dont mean rip.. I mean like the surface suffers many "micro tears" where the grip surface texture of the grip gets sort of wrinkly. I have an old babolat lieing around with a lightly used Wilson Pro on it, I will upload a picture later to show what I mean.
I will have to try that Mega Tac then. You should've told me this last week before I placed my order for the Yonex grips so I could've ordered both!

I have not had any more trouble with them than I have with any grip when it comes to making sure there's no wrinkles or anything. I am very picky about my grip and never rush it; I make sure the overlap is near-perfect the entire way up the handle with no wrinkles.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
The dirt appearance isnt a big concern, it's more so the harsh texture that comes as a result of being dirty.

Regular Tournagrip durability is probably the worst but it's benefits for sweat make up for it.




Maybe I was a bit harsh on the Wilson and Yonex offerings. They are good, but I think the Tourna Mega Tac is just comprehensively superior. Everyone locally that I have played with I have managed to convert over to Mega Tac (most used Wilson Pro beforehand).

When I say they tear when pulled very tight, I dont mean rip.. I mean like the surface suffers many "micro tears" where the grip surface texture of the grip gets sort of wrinkly. I have an old babolat lieing around with a lightly used Wilson Pro on it, I will upload a picture later to show what I mean.
Oh yeah, I know what you mean about the grip gets a bit wrinkly when you pull it real tight. That's why I don't pull it real tight when wrapping it. For the leather grips, I pull as tight as I can, but the Yonex Supergraps are plenty long in length, to the point that wrapping it with minimal pulling, it will still easily cover the entire grip of the racket with plenty of excess overgrip left. :)
 

Pete Player

Hall of Fame
I’ve grown fond of Head overgrips. They are tachy and last quite some time. Wilson pro, with perforated holes get really slippy quickly.


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gvsbdisco

Semi-Pro
How is the Mega-tac in humid weather? I like the Wilson Pro b/c it stays tacky in high humidity. the Head overgrips I have are useless in humid weather.
 

darklore009

Hall of Fame
I wouldnt recommend getting Mega-Tac in hot places as your sweat will kill off the intense tac the grip has. Its best to use Mega-Tac in cooler environment while the original Tourna is best in humid environments.
 

TripleB

Hall of Fame
Sorry to thread jump, but can someone tell me if the Wilson Pro Overgrip and/or the Wilson Pro Sensation Overgrip is tapered on the beginning (butt end) of the grip?

Thanks!

TripleB
 

MajesticMoose

Hall of Fame
I use both the Wilson and Yonex. They both feel similar but I lean towards the Wilson ever so slightly.

Pro tip: Also, you should be changing overgrips after every match anyway!
 

Lefty5

Hall of Fame
There is no difference between Yonex and Wilson version of Supergrap/WilsonPro and there's no convincing me otherwise. :giggle:
 

Big Bagel

Professional
Sorry to thread jump, but can someone tell me if the Wilson Pro Overgrip and/or the Wilson Pro Sensation Overgrip is tapered on the beginning (butt end) of the grip?

Thanks!

TripleB
I know the Wilson Pro Overgrip is tapered. I would assume the Sensation is as well because all the other Wilson ones I've tried have been, but I can't say for sure.
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
I like supergrap but not that durable. To me it's rubbery and tacky like Gamma Supreme but more absorbent but not nearly as durable.
 

struggle

Legend
I prefer the Yonex (white). But then again I'm not too picky and i play way past when most folks would replace it.
I just moisten my hand abit to keep it working longer.

I'm lazy and often walk on the court wishing i had a newer OG, but i just play on.
 

morten

Hall of Fame
Yonex a tad more tacky the first hour and is a bit thicker. I prefer the Wilson. Both are durable to me but i dont like too tacky.
 

mfpeden

Rookie
Wilson pro is tapered, but to avoid tearing up my original grip I actually use them backwards. I start the butt with the non tapered end and use the sticky tapered end on itself or the heat shrink of the original grip.
Saw nick kyrgios do one like this during a change over and I've been doing it like that ever since. Seems faster/easier to me.
Sorry to thread jump, but can someone tell me if the Wilson Pro Overgrip and/or the Wilson Pro Sensation Overgrip is tapered on the beginning (butt end) of the grip?

Thanks!

TripleB
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1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
ime
wilson.pog has a more talcum powder feel, thusly, good for outdoor spring summer grip
yonex.sgo has a tackier medium sticky/feel and good for fall winter indoor seasons

tourna tack, is highly sticky overgrip, best in winter, worst in summer
 

Pete Player

Hall of Fame
I have had some Wilson perfored overgrips. Do not know the brand name, but I think there was a reference to pro-something. But to my experience, they have been and become really slippy in no time. They kind of dry out instantly.

What I have found really good are Head Prestige Pro. They are tacky in the beginning and hold the charasteristics for some time too.


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mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
Tier One Sports Tacky overgrip was the best tacky overgrip I’ve used. But all tacky overgrips become slippery (*Wilson Pro and Yonex Supergrab both become almost soapy slippery) when soaked, so I actually like the dry overgrip. My favorite overgrip is Luxilon Dry overgrip.
 

RafaLazer

New User
Absolute LOVE supergrap when new, but as it wears down it starts to rip up and give me blisters under my ring finger and and on the side of my thumb :(
 
I tried 124EX and loved it. Found it better than 120EX plus it's made in Japan. I'm not a fan of Wilson as it wears out too fast.

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Jakesteroni

Semi-Pro
Tourna Megatac is SUPER tacky, so tacky that I don't like it when switching forehand to backhand, vice versa, the other problem was for me at least is that it's not tapered. I'm not OCD, but I am when it comes to how and where the overlay is and how it makes me hold the racket. Wilson is softer/plush, Yonex is tackier in the beginning a slightly tougher, but not in a bad way. Color seems to matter since I played with the black SG and it seems to be thicker could be in my head, but it really does feel thicker than the white ones. Friend had a Technifibre pro players overgrip on his racket and it was quite nice, it was used even and still felt good. Good luck.
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
Tier One Sports Tacky overgrip was the best tacky overgrip I’ve used. But all tacky overgrips become slippery (*Wilson Pro and Yonex Supergrab both become almost soapy slippery) when soaked, so I actually like the dry overgrip. My favorite overgrip is Luxilon Dry overgrip.
That Luxilon Dry Overgrip (gray) started fraying on me within an hour, which I've never experienced with Tourna Grip. I've been using Solinco's Heaven Grip (I believe) and it might replace Tourna Grip. Stays fairly dry and not slippery even after multiple sets.
 

Crashbaby

Rookie
i find the Wilson pro over grip to be thinner than the Yonex. The Yonex is also more rubbery in feel. Both are very good. Which one you need depends on the racquet grip size and base grip scenario. i.e. with yonex 4 3/8 grip size with a 1.5 mm leather grip, i use Yonex supagrap. With Yonex 4 1/2 grip size and 1.3mm leather I use Wilson overgrip.
 

McLovin

Legend
I prefer the Yonex (white). But then again I'm not too picky and i play way past when most folks would replace it.
I just moisten my hand abit to keep it working longer.

I'm lazy and often walk on the court wishing i had a newer OG, but i just play on.
lol, I was about to say the same thing. I sweat a lot, and a simple palm-slap on the top of my bald head followed with a light spin of the handle revives my grip for another session...

I can use both interchangeably, but agree with @Crashbaby in that I find Wilson to be ever-so-slightly thinner.
 

morten

Hall of Fame
i find the Wilson pro over grip to be thinner than the Yonex. The Yonex is also more rubbery in feel. Both are very good. Which one you need depends on the racquet grip size and base grip scenario. i.e. with yonex 4 3/8 grip size with a 1.5 mm leather grip, i use Yonex supagrap. With Yonex 4 1/2 grip size and 1.3mm leather I use Wilson overgrip.
Very good explonation. I agree
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Supergrap completely owns every other og, without question. (It's not even close, sorry inferior ogs Wilson, silico, tourna absolute joke.)
 
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red rook

Semi-Pro
In the sweatiest parts of the year I have had Yonex fail me. A new overgrip just coming out of my hands.

The Wilson is better in this regard.

Otherwise I like both equally.

It's true what others have said - Wilson is slightly thinner and Yonex is slightly thicker.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
In the sweatiest parts of the year I have had Yonex fail me. A new overgrip just coming out of my hands.

The Wilson is better in this regard.

Otherwise I like both equally.

It's true what others have said - Wilson is slightly thinner and Yonex is slightly thicker.
Use the dry side of SG.

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MisterP

Hall of Fame
No way is a Wilson Pro overgrip better than Supergrap in sweaty conditions. Unpossible.

I live in the sauna that is the southeastern US, where the sweat soaks my grips 12 months a year and I can tell you from experience that the Yonex performs better when sweaty. I’m not sure if it’s more absorbent or why exactly it’s better, but it is.

Wilson feels great in dry conditions, more tacky, more durable and slightly more comfort, I think. But if it gets wet it turns into a greasy mess. Do not recommend.
 
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