RDX 500 and leather grip??


Hey all,

Ive been messing around with the setup of my rdx 500 mid, put a leather grip and the racket feels like an absolute beast!!! I usually use a leather on all rackets but this it feels horrible and riculously heavey on this racket. Any one else had a similar experience or am I wierd? Any suggestions to a firm but light leather grip alternative?



I put Wilson leather on both of my RDX 500s and then I put a Yonex Supergrap over that. Feels just right. Firm enough for good feel, and yet not too harsh.


New User
Added Babolat leather grips to my RDX 500s and yes, they do add some weight to the racquet. I was customising my RDX 500s at home and I realised that in order to attain the balance I wanted while using a leather replacement grip and a Yonex Supergrap overgrip I got the racquets up to about 345 unstrung. Plus I had to further add weight just to make sure all the racquets were the same weight. So imagine how heavy they turned out to be. But I enjoy the stability and control it gives me when I play.


New User
I recently received one with a Babolat leather grip on it and yes, it does feel "heavy". Much heavier than normal which was very awkward feeling to me. Of course I took it off and put a new Prince replacement and then a Wilson Overgrip like I do with everything else and it works much better for me.


I put a leather grip on mine and the only problem I had was the added size of the grip. It was a little thicker than the stock grip. I guess it could add a tiny amount of weight but my rdx is nearly 14oz.