Well, it's time to add a complete non-update to this thread. I'm still using Volkl Gripper and have found a new summer groove with it. The difference? To get the control I loved during the official winter tryouts, I upped the tension a few notches and settled in on 62/59. Still nice and soft on my arm, noticeable cupping action and the power on serve is still easily accessible. I do have a set of Discho Microfibre on hand and have complete intentions of getting it strung up for review. My plan as of now is to string it up upon next break. Which could be a while for the immediate time being but rest assured, it will be strung up and reviewed in my usual near full-assed way.