Tourna grip users who don't use the red tape

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  1. cryan87

    cryan87 New User

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    What gives?

    I'm looking at you, Agassi, Safin, Roddick, Johnson, Sock, et al
     
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  2. mpournaras

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    They aren't sheeple and use their own tape!

    I keep all my tourna tape and use them with Yonex supergraps... call the cops!
     
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  3. kkm

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    Agassi 'cause he was using Tourna grip in Head packaging.

    Chances are none of them has a contract with Unique Sports.
     
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  4. Shaolin

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    I hate the red tape. Blue or black tape looks 100x better. When I used tournagip I kept electrical tape in my bag to tape it off.
     
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  5. kkm

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    The unprinted red finishing tape can look fine if the overgripping is done well.

    I hate all the manufacturers' printed grip finishing tape.
     
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  6. FedLIKEnot

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    I use Wilson Pro Overgrip in white and I have sort of become known for using the finishing tape upside down. I am also know for white crew socks which is doing a number to my farmers tan to be sure. Haha.

    Back on topic it is funny that Theim uses Babolat finishing tape on his Tourna grip. And call me weird but that odd tidbit has me amazed. Does Babolat send him the finishing tape sans grip, does he seperate them himself? The world and I need to know.
     
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  7. kkm

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    Also forgot to mention that Agassi and Roddick using R P N Y and Safin using P1 would be another reason they didn't have the red finishing tape used on their racquets.
     
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  8. jsm1373

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    Murray? I don't *know* that to be true, but it looks like TG w/black tape...
     
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  9. kkm

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    Yup, that's exactly what it is.
     
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  10. Lefty5

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    +1 amazed by the Theim and his constant vigilance to use the Babolat tape with Tournagrip. The amount of work it must take for Babolat to make sure Theim uses their finishing tape is astonishing. That involves constantly reminding him, all the stringers, as well as making sure he has enough strips to coincide with the amount of Tourna Grip he buys, etc... its incredible effort for such a tiny detail.

    However, if you dig deep enough and look at pics of all these guys in practice, even Theim and Murray, you can find the Tourna Grip with red tape. On match day, they pay a little more attention to their contracts.
     
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  11. Powderwombat

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    Surprising Thiem does that...who even looks at pros finishing tape? The writing on it is so small unless you're fairly close to the actual racquet, and the camera never really zooms in on that area anyway...
     
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  12. Lavs

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    I might be wrong but Sock does the same - he uses Babolat finishing tape on his Tourna grip
     
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  13. heninfan99

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    the red looks cool
     
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  14. cryan87

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    Based on replies in this thread, it's working. People clearly notice.

    I use the red since Tourna is the only grip that feels right for me, but I miss the days of the individual strips rather than the roll in the 30 packs. The roll stretches into a light red color if you rip it with your hands like I do (not going through the effort to use scissors, don't care THAT much).
     
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  16. WYK

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    Since maybe 1988, not long after Tourni Grip made it's appearance, I have been using electrical tape of various types for my tape needs. I am sure many pros do the same. It's very easy to keep a roll handy. Doesn't leave a lot of goop when removed, and sticks rather well and cuts easily. I also use it lieu of lead on occasion, wrapping it around the head to add weight.
     
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  17. vsbabolat

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    Tournagrip has been around since 1977
     
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  18. WYK

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    Ahh I thought it was 81 when it was marketed.
     
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  19. vsbabolat

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    In the 80's a lot of people used white athletic tape as finishing tape at the top of the grip. The most popular over grips in the 80's was Tourna Grip, Babolat Gripsy, and gauze.
     
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  20. hoodjem

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    Boy, these threads are getting really esoteric.

    How about "Tournagrip users who wrap it inside-out".
     
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  21. GameSetBeer

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    I've actually used scotch tape when I was in a pinch. It worked fine. Or blue tape.
     
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  22. struggle

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    Roll of electrical tape for me, no matter which brand grip i borrowed from a partner/buddy/gf.
     
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  23. Booger

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    Tourna grip tape is electrical tape. They don't even re-label it.
     
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  24. struggle

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    I don't buy tournagrip, haven't since it was the only game in town early 80's?

    So i have no idea, just figured it was still the little red tapes and I hate dealing
    with peeling the backing etc. The roll of tape is just too easy.
     
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  25. WYK

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    I used gauze. Or else wrapped the leather grips with sticky tape, then removed the tape to leave the residue.
     
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  26. El Diablo

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    I'm trying to imagine someone 1)actually noticing this, and 2)saying something about it
     
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    Youd be surprised. Seems like ones attention would be better served elsewhere yet once a month ot so I get asked.
     
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  28. struggle

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    Tried them all. Went with Gripsy once it was available in NC. Remember the perforated version of Gripsy that came out abit later too,
    sort of a cros between the gauze and Gripsy.

    That sticky gauze made a man out your hands pretty quick.
     
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  29. vsbabolat

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    I used Blue, Salmon, and grey Gripsy.
     
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  30. Gregory Eche

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    I used Tourna grip (or Head blue grip-Agassi) since at least 15 years and I find that the quality is less good and that the grip wears very quickly...
     
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    This thread may well cure my insomnia. Thanks v much.
     
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