Tourna Grip II

mJeez4293

Rookie
has anybody tried the new tournagrip II's at tenniswarehouse? and if so how does it match up to the orginial tournagrip. And just wondering if people here prefer tournagrip or the wilson pro overgips i am currently using...thinking of switching
 

pNoyr3D

Professional
Nice! Now Tacky feeling, I love the feeling of the original one but this interests me. I bought a 30-pack of Tourna Grip original and love it, I'll probably have it for a while too. Maybe in the summer i'll get a pack of these TG II's.. Any feedback on em?
 

mJeez4293

Rookie
haha yea i was just thinking of getting some tournagrips the other day and when searching i just found it. dunno if i should get it, but i sure am curious. and u guys think any of the pros will use this? but i guess were never really sure what they use
 

piepo72

Rookie
I found tournagrip as the best choice up to January this year, when I received Wilson overgrip from a TW order.

I feel Wilson just a drop less tacky than Tournagrip, but
- it last much more,
- it is longer so you can be flexible on overlapping,
- you can choose among different colors (I hate the blue/purple of Tourna...and I apologise in advance because I know that esthetics shouldn't be a driver, but you know being Italian fashion and style are deep inside my genes!;) ).

All in all, Wilson is now my favourite overgrip!
 

dave333

Hall of Fame
I don't find tournagrip very tacky at all. It seems that wilson pro sticks better to my hand.
 

mJeez4293

Rookie
yea, but it seems this tourna II feels extremely like wilson pro. and i would kno ive used wilson for many years effectively
 

jonolau

Legend
I found tournagrip as the best choice up to January this year, when I received Wilson overgrip from a TW order.

I feel Wilson just a drop less tacky than Tournagrip, but
- it last much more,
- it is longer so you can be flexible on overlapping,
- you can choose among different colors (I hate the blue/purple of Tourna...and I apologise in advance because I know that esthetics shouldn't be a driver, but you know being Italian fashion and style are deep inside my genes!;) ).

All in all, Wilson is now my favourite overgrip!
Haha, I always suspected you were a fashionista. I really need to work on convincing you that Tournagrip looks really good on the M-Fil 300 ...

Blue is nice, blue is nice, blue is nice .... ;)
 

mJeez4293

Rookie
i used original tourna many many years ago, when i first started playing... and now im top in my section. but this tourna II feels amazing, at least equivalent to wilson pro... but i just used it for one session and it seems to have signs of wearing out, the tiniest tiniest bit... ill post after a few more hits
 

jonolau

Legend
i used original tourna many many years ago, when i first started playing... and now im top in my section. but this tourna II feels amazing, at least equivalent to wilson pro... but i just used it for one session and it seems to have signs of wearing out, the tiniest tiniest bit... ill post after a few more hits
Thanks for your invaluable feedback. Just a couple of questions:

1. How does it fare when the grip is damp? Does it feel like the TG1, or does it feel just the Wilson?
2. Does it feel EXACTLY like the Wilson when it's dry?

Obviously the durability of TG2 isn't fantastic going by your feedback.

The key strength of TG is the fact that it soaks up moisture really well and doesn't feel slippery or slimy like other overgrips when damp.

So, would really appreciate your feedback on TG2's PERFORMANCE and FEEL when damp.
 

mJeez4293

Rookie
yea, i didnt get to hit long today, but when it was dry it felt great like the wilson pro... not sure about wet but it remained tacky so i guess it was decent
 
I was wondering about Tourna Grip II since I've never seen it before. But looking at the picture I assumed it was just a renaming of their High-Tack version (like Doc Hollidae pointed out). The TW photo shows the High-Tack packaging, but it might just be an old photo.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACUNIQUE-TGT30XL.html

I was curious because the white High-Tack version seems to have disappeared from TW, and I noticed at a competitor's website that the white High-Tack is labeled Close-Out. So was wondering if it was completely discontinued. Anybody know?
 
its not the same packaging... tw put up the old pic cuz the new one was misleading the colorway
Yea after doing some searching, I did see that there's new packaging for the Tourna Grip II. Any idea if the grip is any different than the high-tack (like even tackier?), or is it just a rename + repackage?
 

mJeez4293

Rookie
never tried high tak, but this stuff feels great. cant say much more just like wilson pro... havnt had it long enough for durability rating
 
never tried high tak, but this stuff feels great. cant say much more just like wilson pro... havnt had it long enough for durability rating
Hmm thanks good to know. I may have to try some, since I find tackier is better in cold weather. Is it a light blue color? I can't really tell from photos I've seen.

I've always loved regular Tourna grip for it's feel, just gotta live with changing it pretty often. And it just so happens to be one of the few (actually I think only) overgrips that's still made in the USA.
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
Thanks, mJeez. Yeah, it's the wet performance that's would be the differentiating factor.
So true. It's the only reason I use original Tourna Grip. I get very wet hands and Tourna Grip, even though it has horrible durability, is the ONLY grip that I can use.
 

BDAZ

Professional
i feel like unique sports had to stop making grips in white, or something like that, in relation to a lawsuit they had going with yonex over a certain color blue grip they were selling. apparently unique has copywritten or patented their color of blue used in the tournagrips, so they sued yonex over a similar color. as a result, unique can no longer make white grips? something like this. i'm sure it's not this exactly, but this is the general idea. i think. maybe now because of it, they can only make grips in their blue, because you can't even get tourna in gray anymore.
 

AgassiFan12

New User
There has been some talk about TGII's durability, but never anything longer term (more than one playing session). Does anybody that has used it have anything to say about it's durability compared to it's brother regular ol' tourna grip? I would love to hear.
 
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NadalFan1990

Guest
There has been some talk about TGII's durability, but never anything longer term (more than one playing session). Does anybody that has used it have anything to say about it's durability compared to it's brother regular ol' tourna grip? I would love to hear.
I usually change the regular tourna after about 2 playing sessions (approx. 3 hours). I hit with a one-handed backhand, I don't know if that has anything to do with the durability problem...
 

jonolau

Legend
I usually change the regular tourna after about 2 playing sessions (approx. 3 hours). I hit with a one-handed backhand, I don't know if that has anything to do with the durability problem...
Naw, it's just the nature of TG. It's okay if the grip is dry. The durability suffers with dampness and makes it easier to shred. But that is also how it works to keep the racquet in the hand.

So, it's a toss up - durability or racquet slippage?
 
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NadalFan1990

Guest
Naw, it's just the nature of TG. It's okay if the grip is dry. The durability suffers with dampness and makes it easier to shred. But that is also how it works to keep the racquet in the hand.

So, it's a toss up - durability or racquet slippage?
After I used TG II for about 3 hours, it started to get dirty and show pores on the top layer of the grip. I love the grip, but it loses takiness quickly and starts shredding after about 3 1/2 hours.
 

jonolau

Legend
After I used TG II for about 3 hours, it started to get dirty and show pores on the top layer of the grip. I love the grip, but it loses takiness quickly and starts shredding after about 3 1/2 hours.
3.5 hs? That's quie bad.

Out of curiousity, have you used TG I before? If you did, what was it's duability in comparison to TG II?
 
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NadalFan1990

Guest
3.5 hs? That's quie bad.

Out of curiousity, have you used TG I before? If you did, what was it's duability in comparison to TG II?
I have used TG I before, TG II is better, in terms of durability. The TG IIs only shreded in about a 1 mm circle in the 3 1/2 hours that I used it
 

jonolau

Legend
I have used TG I before, TG II is better, in terms of durability. The TG IIs only shreded in about a 1 mm circle in the 3 1/2 hours that I used it
Thanks for the reply. Would you rate TG II as being just as good or better than TG I in terms of damp performance?
 
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NadalFan1990

Guest
Thanks for the reply. Would you rate TG II as being just as good or better than TG I in terms of damp performance?
In terms of dampness, I would say that TG II is better than TG I in terms of damp performance
 
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NadalFan1990

Guest
Wow, so basically a much better version of say wilson pro.
I think i may get some, where can i get the "Tourna grip II" and not "high tack" in the UK.
I'm not sure if TW ships to the UK, but TW is where you can get them the cheapest compared to the prices everywhere else in the US by far.
 
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NadalFan1990

Guest
Hey everyone, Just an update...

I have found that the TG II is tackier when it's wet.
 

chrisplchs

Professional
hmm.. i think i am gonna give this a try to. i dropped the original tournagrip as i would shred it in say.. about less than 2 hours of play which is ridiculous. i am trying out the gamma supreme, and yonex to see if they are better. i like the yonex so far but we'll see how the TG2 and the gamma supreme works out.

interesting sidenote, isn't TG2 copyrighted already?
 

ubel

Professional
Got a sample from the company and the stuff is ridiculous. Put it on last tuesday and have played at least 5 or 6 hours with it. It's getting pretty dirty, but I'm not taking it off until it starts slipping, which it hasn't. This grip is so solid, I think I might switch from yonex supergrap to this. Feels better than supergrap too, doesn't get nearly as rough when it gets dirty. My hands don't get ridiculously sweaty, though, so I can't comment on absorption, but this is probably the best stuff I've ever had my hands on.
 
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