Overgrips close to Wilson Pro Overgrip

bababoo

Rookie
Hi, Everybody

I tried many overgrips. Wilson Pro Overgrips are the best I tried. However, its colors are too light. I am looking for overgrips which offer the same or even better tacky and soft feel of Wilson Pro Overgrip but also come with deeper colors such as blue.

Someone recommended Babolat Pro Team Tacky. How does it compare to Wilson Pro Overgrip?:confused:

Please give some advice. :confused:

Thanks
 

1hbhBUX

Semi-Pro
A lot of people like the Yonex Super Grap, including some of the TW staff, and they come in a lot of colors. They have black now, which has been hard to find in a good overgrip.
 

zammouka

Banned
Try Tourna Tac

You should probably try out the Tourna Tac by Unique. I havent found any other overgirp, with as much tac as this grip has. These grips come in blu, whit and pink. I really like these grips, and you should probalbly ty them. Also, they are very absorbent
 

FuriousYellow

Professional
A lot of people like the Yonex Super Grap, including some of the TW staff, and they come in a lot of colors. They have black now, which has been hard to find in a good overgrip.

Definitely Super Grap. You can also try Gamma Grip 2 which I prefer because its a little thinner than Pro or Super Grap.
 

rxblitzrx

Rookie
another vote for Yonex Super Grap. I haven't used anything other than the Wilson Pro Overgrip and the Yonex so I can't compare anything else. The Yonex is really nice though.
 

rich s

Hall of Fame
to the OP:

Yonex Super Grap is as good and will last longer than the Wilson Pro Overgrip......I used the Wilson and have switched to the Yonex.
 

scraps234

Hall of Fame
try klipper... i hear they have good grips and also pro supex but idk if pro supex is like wilson also yonex is great aswell...
 

samalo0

New User
Babolat Pro Team Tacky

I found the Babolat Pro Team Tacky overgrip to be TOO tacky for me. It felt like I was rubbing my hands with a pencil eraser when holding the racquet. I don't sweat too much, so perhaps if I did it would have felt better. I do prefer Wilson Pro Overgrip.

I have ordered the following overgrips to try, and I will post a nice review once I have done so:
Babolat Stripy
Babolat Pro Tour
Babolat Pro Team Tacky
Babolat Vs
Wilson Pro
Wilson Pro Soft
Yonex Supergrap

Of course, I think which is best is subjective due to the chemistry of your hands, the temperature, and humidity.
 

bababoo

Rookie
I found the Babolat Pro Team Tacky overgrip to be TOO tacky for me. It felt like I was rubbing my hands with a pencil eraser when holding the racquet. I don't sweat too much, so perhaps if I did it would have felt better. I do prefer Wilson Pro Overgrip.

I have ordered the following overgrips to try, and I will post a nice review once I have done so:
Babolat Stripy
Babolat Pro Tour
Babolat Pro Team Tacky
Babolat Vs
Wilson Pro
Wilson Pro Soft
Yonex Supergrap

Of course, I think which is best is subjective due to the chemistry of your hands, the temperature, and humidity.

Thank you. I am really looking forward to your review! Besides, I tried Babolat VS Original and Pro Team. They both tore out in one game. Are Babolat's overgrip all so un-durable?
 

Lefty5

Hall of Fame
He asked for Blue and Tacky. There's only one worth trying, TournaTac. Its also one of the best IMHO
 

samalo0

New User
A little bit of overgrip review

I have tried a few different over grips and I thought it would be useful to post a mini-review of them. I am still waiting on TW to ship a few (Supergrap, Pro Soft, Tour) but I plan on reviewing those later. Anyway:

- Babolat VS
Has an interesting texture in comparison to other over grips. It's very thin, and not all that tacky or rubbery feeling. I think it feels a bit more like coated cloth. It's very easy to put on, and is somewhat absorbent. It is not a durable overgrip, and during a set I often find that it moves and bunches and becomes uncomfortable. I have to re-wrap it if I want to play more than one set.

Rating: 3/10

- Babolat Pro Team Tacky
I do not like this over grip at all. I don't want to be unfair to it, but I think it just doesn't work for my hands. It is easy to put on, but has the tackiest coating I have ever felt. Often when hitting forehands I would get almost an indian burn feeling in the palm of my hand. I did play one set with it and it held up OK, but I just couldn't stand the feeling of it and took it off immediately. You may have better luck if you sweat a lot or are looking for a crazy amount of tack.

One final note - when you take it off it falls apart and leaves most of itself stuck to your under grip and you have to take a few minutes to clean it. Not fun.

Rating: 1/10

- Babolat Stripy
A thicker over grip that is more difficult to install. You have to be careful where you start it on the base of the handle or it is easy to make the handle asymmetrical, which then makes you want to hold the handle one way (or at least it does me) and bothers me. So I make sure to start them on the opposite side of where the base grip was started, this helps. They are slightly tacky and are not absorbent. They feel great for a few sets and are not slippery even if you sweat a little bit. After a couple of sets and letting them sit overnight, they lose all tackiness and don't feel very good. I think they are really only good for a week at most if you play 3 or 4 times a week.

I really like how I never feel the need to wipe off my hands or blow on them to retain a grip with these. They are my near favorite, but I don't really like the look or the texture that much, they aren't tacky enough, and don't last long enough.

Rating: 5/10

- Wilson Pro (white)
My current favorite, but not available in black so I am on a search for another. What makes these good? Well, they are easy to put on, they have a decent amount of tackiness and softness, and they have a pleasant rubbery feeling. The amount of tack is just right in my opinion - no indian burn, but I feel like it's easier to keep a good grip on the racquet. I've played a couple weeks with one, and as they get older they start to feel more rubbery but not in an unpleasant way. The white start to yellow after a few hours of play, but I am on a second week playing 4 times a week with one and it's still holding up well.

Rating: 7/10

I am waiting on:
Babolat Pro Tour
Yonex Super Grp
Wilson Pro Soft

Once I get these I'll try and get back and let you all know what I think. Shoot any questions if you want me to elaborate on a particular overgrip. I am sure that I am near finding the right one for me...
 

1hbhBUX

Semi-Pro
Samalo0, what were you using before? Just Wilson? I'm interested in trying some of the Babolat overgrips (especially something black), and I've only really used the Wilson Pro and the standard Tourna Grip. Let us know what you think of the ones you're waiting on.
 

samalo0

New User
I was using just the syntec Babolat grip before, which I really love, but I want to use an overgrip. I know that they make a syntec overgrip but it is supposedly not the same thing - I haven't tried it.

I did receive my other over grips today and I plan on trying two new ones out this evening. I will let you guys know what I think. I'm shooting for super grap and pro tour, although in feeling both of them I fear that they will be like the Babolat Pro Team Tacky which I really hated.

I am saving the WIlson Pro Soft to try after these two because I am anticipating leaving it on my racquet a while since I probably will love it. :)

After I am done with this test I don't know what I'll do with the extra overgrips. If someone else wants to do a test let me know and perhaps I can send them to you if you want to chip in a few bucks for shipping...

-Steve
 

GPB

Professional
I just found the Pacific X-Tack Xtreme (or something like that).

Whatever it's called, it feels great and stays tacky a lot longer than my normal Supergrap does!
 

samalo0

New User
Tried super grap and pro tour...

Hello everyone,

I tried Babolat Pro Tour and Yonex Super Grap last night for an hour each. I immediately noticed that the SG was easier to wrap and thinner than the PT. The super grap is a bit like Wilson Pro - they are made of one rubbery material rather than what appears to be laminated cloth.

Below is the ranking of the overgrips I've tried so far:

1. Wilson Pro
2. Yonex Super Grap
3. Babolat Pro Tour
4. Babolat Stripy
5. Babolat Vs
6. Babolat Pro Team Tacky

I'm trying Wilson Pro soft today and let you all know what I think. I really wanted to like the Babolat OG's (I use a Babolat racquet), but I've found them to be not as nice as the Wilsons. I really hope that I like the Pro soft so I can get it in black...

Steve
 

GPB

Professional
That's funny, Steve. I love the Bab VS original. Neon yellow. It's definitely not as tacky as the Pro/SuperGrap... but when it wears out it's all soft and fuzzy and comfy as all get out!
 

samalo0

New User
I don't know if I've ever had one on there long enough to wear it out, which is the problem when you are trying a bunch of different ones. I appreciate the information - I have one left and I'll have to try it and leave it on a while and see what happens.

Thanks,
Steve
 

samalo0

New User
Finally, I have tried all of them, and I do agree that my two favorites are Super Grap and Wilson Pro. They don't feel the same to me - SG is thicker and softer, where wilson pro is thinner and tackier. They are both great overgrips and I don't think you can go wrong with them. I don't recommend the Wilson Pro Soft - it was too thick and I didn't like the sanded texture.

So if you like Wilson Pro - I think the next best would be Super Grap and it is available in various colors that the Wilson is not...

Steve
 

Bad Dog

Semi-Pro
I don't recommend the Wilson Pro Soft - it was too thick and I didn't like the sanded texture.

I agree. The Wilson Pro Soft overgrip starts to wrinkle and then unravels too quickly – this is well before the heat and humidity of summer starts. Wilson Pro overgrip is MUCH better, since Wilson Pro Soft overgrip just gets destroyed quickly.
 

iankogan

Rookie
Another vote for SuperGrap! It may in fact be EXACTLY the same overgrip as Wilson Pro, just different packaging. They are certainly cut on the same machine, as evidenced by the same small 'kink' about 3 inches from the tip... you'll know what I mean when you look at it.
 

dwhiteside

Semi-Pro
I like Wilson Pro better than SuperGrap because after it's done you can unravel it and turn it over and it still feels good, Doubles the lifespan. I tried it with SG and it just didn't work the same. I was a convert of SuperGrap for a while but I went back to Wilson Pro after a while... it lasts longer, it seems.
 

zhassan

New User
I prefer tackier gips as my hands don't sweat much.

1) Gamma Supreme (thicker, softer and tackier than Wilson Pro/Yonex Super Grap)
2) Wilson Pro
3) Yonex Super Grap (I've only used orange)

Thin Grips
1) Gamma Grip 2
2) Babolat VS (the worst overgrip I have ever used)
 

tennisfit45

New User
I like Wilson Pro better than SuperGrap because after it's done you can unravel it and turn it over and it still feels good, Doubles the lifespan. I tried it with SG and it just didn't work the same. I was a convert of SuperGrap for a while but I went back to Wilson Pro after a while... it lasts longer, it seems.

I've tried both as they are considered to be the reference point on the market for white over grips especially. The issue I had with both is that they didn't keep their volume over time, or to put it another way they squished down too quickly. This was quite frustrating because when you're playing in tournaments and suddenly the over grip squishes down to the point of the grip feeling half a size smaller, in the heat of the moment your shots feel different, a different shape and trajectory. More spin is imparted than wanted due to the squished feeling and you don't have the same confidence in your ball striking.

For me, the ONLY over grip which has proven to keep its volume over time and does not feel sticky (especially in humid conditions) yet absorbs sweat well is the Head Prime in the summer.

In the winter the Technifibre player's feel with Hydrocell technology is a true revelation. If you haven't tried it you should definitely try it but I do stress ONLY during the winter as in the summer when playing at night it becomes very sticky.
 

2ndServe

Hall of Fame
I’m trying Head Prime Tour and I like it a lot, probably plays similar to Wilson pro overgrip but seems like it would last longer.
 

jbaldas

New User
I’m trying Head Prime Tour and I like it a lot, probably plays similar to Wilson pro overgrip but seems like it would last longer.
I also have recently started using Head Prime Tour. So far, I prefer them over my previous choice of Wilson Pro overgrips. They start off with similar feel, however the Head Prime Tour seems to maintain the good feel for longer time.
 

teckid

Semi-Pro
Side note without starting a new thread, but does it seem like Wilson's finishing tape strip has gotten WORSE or changed in last 6months? I feel like the latest run I purchased the tape is thinner, more stretchy, more prone to get pulled out of shape and lay incorrectly. Maybe it's just me?
 
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