Poll: Best Leather Grip

BEST LEATHER GRIP

  • BABOLAT NATURAL LEATHER

    Votes: 19 10.7%
  • HEAD LEATHER TOUR

    Votes: 17 9.6%
  • WILSON LEATHER

    Votes: 24 13.6%
  • PRINCE ORIGINAL LEATHER

    Votes: 8 4.5%
  • GAMMA LEATHER

    Votes: 3 1.7%
  • PACIFIC LEATHER

    Votes: 4 2.3%
  • FORTEN PREMIUM LEATHER

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • FAIRWAY BALMFORTH LEATHER

    Votes: 33 18.6%
  • TW PRIVATE LABEL LEATHER

    Votes: 53 29.9%
  • VOLKL LEATHER

    Votes: 16 9.0%

  • Total voters
    177

Lefty78

Professional
Have not tried everything on the poll list, but I love the extra thin 1.3mm leathers that TW offers. Top notch.
 

Sleepstream

Semi-Pro
Volkl leather grips are effectively gone and they were excellent leather grips. I have not checked recently but there may be one e-tailer that has them at an inflated price.
I'm pretty sure the Volkl leather grips are heavier than other leather grips.

I wonder why Volkl quit making them.
 

Gugafan

Hall of Fame
Have not tried everything on the poll list, but I love the extra thin 1.3mm leathers that TW offers. Top notch.
I am looking for a leather that will not increase grip size...I tried the babolat leather (1.7mm thickness) and found my grip size was too big when using an overgrip.....Is the TW 1.3mm leather, thinner then a standard replacement grip??
 

v205

Semi-Pro
Generally:

1.7mm will increase size.
1.5mm will maintain size.
1.3mm will decrease size.

I am looking for a leather that will not increase grip size...I tried the babolat leather (1.7mm thickness) and found my grip size was too big when using an overgrip.....Is the TW 1.3mm leather, thinner then a standard replacement grip??
 

godukedevils

New User
I have played with leather grips (without an overgrip) since back in the early 90's. Fairway has always been, in my opinion, the best available.

Since Fairway have more or less gone away, I prefer the Tennis Warehouse private label ones. I've tried:

Pro Kennex (good, but can't buy anymore)
Babolat (didn't care for, too slippery for me)
Wilson (good)
Luxilon (great grip, but can't buy anymore)
 
Of the ones that I have tried, I like TW 1.5mm...I haven't tried Fairway, but I have tried many of the others. I have recently started playing with just leather and no overgrip. It's my favorite of the leathers...
 
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