Pros Using Tournagrip

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by gkamieneski, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. gkamieneski

    gkamieneski Semi-Pro

    Sep 17, 2004
    New Hampshire
    I posted this in the "other" category and have received some good opinions, but I am interested in learning what the pros do in this regard.

    I play exclusively with Head Radical MP racquets although for me it doesn't matter if it is an iRadical, LM or MG. Whenever I pick up a new one it is usually 1 model behind, like right now I am considering a Youtek Radical MP (but not the IG).

    When I pick up a new Radical MP I usually play with the HydroSorb OEM grip until it needs replacing and then I overgrip with Tourna Grip or Tourna Tac depending on the season. So for the most part, my quiver of Radical MPs have "used" HydroSorb grips overgripped with Tourna. Note that I prefer the Tournagrip to the Hydrosorb grip anyway but usually use the OEM grip while it's still good.

    My question is am I missing out on something by "wearing" down my Hydrosorbs and then wrapping with the Tourna? If I get the new Youtek, should I immediately wrap the virgin Hydrosorb grip with the Tourna Grip?

    Perhaps my grips would have a "softer" feel if I changed my procedure? Welcome opinions. What do the pros who use Tourna do?
  2. Marcus2137

    Marcus2137 Rookie

    Aug 20, 2011
    A lot of pros that use Tourna (and a LOT still do) often have leather base grips, so you can't really compare.

    I've also had hydrosorb and used them, both new and worn out, with tourna grips over. I see no difference.

    If you want it softer, maybe wrap the hydrosorb a little looser, or put 2 overgrips on. But you'll basically loose the bevels/edges with 2 overgrips on top of a hydrosorb (or any synthetic base grip).
  3. Bdarb

    Bdarb Hall of Fame

    Jun 20, 2012
    New England
    I would wrap it right off the bat. I imagine it would be softer and you're going to wrap it anyway might as well keep the grip fresh.
  4. 3fees

    3fees Legend

    Jun 24, 2010
    Concur-wrap it right away and save the hydrosorb.

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