Smelly grips!

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by Mark-Touch, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Mark-Touch

    Mark-Touch New User

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    What's with the smelly grips?
    I first encountered this a few months ago when I started demoing a bunch of rackets.

    It's a white grip.
    Putrid odor. Somewhat perfumey.
    Smelled up my car big time.
    Then took them home and smelled up my home!

    Who would want to buy scented grips?
    What's next, scented rackets?
     
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  2. esgee48

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    People with sweaty or dirty hands. You can disinfect the grips with 91% alcohol. :p
     
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  3. Mark-Touch

    Mark-Touch New User

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    Nah, I don't think that's it.
    I'm talking 8+ grips all with the same odor.
    The likelihood that 8+ different people all have the same sweaty odor?
    No, not buying it.
    It's a white grip.

    Add to that the likelihood that all the non-white grips
    I demo'd didn't have this smell?
     
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  4. johnwah

    johnwah Rookie

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    Maybe you should go to the doctor it shouldnt be that smelly...
     
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  5. Mark-Touch

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    It wasn't just me who smelled them.
    Should my family also go to the doctor? :)
    My guess is they smell this way straight out of the pack.
     
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  6. scotus

    scotus G.O.A.T.

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    Are you talking about TW demo racquets? The last time I demoed, none of the racquets came with overgrips.
     
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  7. Mark-Touch

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    No, a couple of other stores (bricks and mortar).
     
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  8. Jonathan P.

    Jonathan P. Rookie

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    It happens to me once and the only "fix" was to replace the grip... A few months ago I also got a used tennis racquet that came with a funny/bad smell and it came from the strings (wilson sensetionals) I leave the racket outdoor for a few days for "ventilation" but the smell was still there. had to cut out the strings.
     
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