Wawrinka's Grip and Over Grip.

anfield

Semi-Pro
Anyway in last few years no real difference between Wilson Pro and SuperGrap overgrips.
Yeah that's why I switched to Volkl V-dry, kind of a mix between Tourna and Wilson, and is precut on both ends, as well as no plastic film that's hard to get off. Making it really easy to do this on a change over.
 

DeeeFoo

New User
He prefers having a very close overlap so that the 'raised' parts where the grip overlaps are wider than other players, say Federer. If you overlap as close as he does you will run out of grip.
That's interesting. I wonder why one-handers like Federer even bother wrapping the grip all the way to the top if they don't touch that area? Gasquet and Wawrinka's setup looks more practical.
 

Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
That's interesting. I wonder why one-handers like Federer even bother wrapping the grip all the way to the top if they don't touch that area? Gasquet and Wawrinka's setup looks more practical.
Just depends how they like the feel of the grip surface.

For example, I am really particular about it in quite the opposite way to Stan. I don't like any raised ridges at all, so I purposely overlap my overgrip inside the valleys of the base grip so that the overgrip is dead flat. I have heaps of grip left over because of it that I cut off.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
That's interesting. I wonder why one-handers like Federer even bother wrapping the grip all the way to the top if they don't touch that area? Gasquet and Wawrinka's setup looks more practical.
There is a certain ridge position on the handle that Fed has it have.
 

wangs78

Hall of Fame
Just depends how they like the feel of the grip surface.

For example, I am really particular about it in quite the opposite way to Stan. I don't like any raised ridges at all, so I purposely overlap my overgrip inside the valleys of the base grip so that the overgrip is dead flat. I have heaps of grip left over because of it that I cut off.
I like it this as well. But it's not always easy to wrap the overgrip this way. You need the leather undergrip to have been wrapped with very little overlap so that the valleys are more pronounced and then you need the overgrip to be the right width to consistently overlap in those valleys with each turn around the handle. I always wondered if there were other people out there who thought about such details. Now I know the answer! ;)
 

Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
I like it this as well. But it's not always easy to wrap the overgrip this way. You need the leather undergrip to have been wrapped with very little overlap so that the valleys are more pronounced and then you need the overgrip to be the right width to consistently overlap in those valleys with each turn around the handle. I always wondered if there were other people out there who thought about such details. Now I know the answer! ;)
The standard base grip on the latest Yonex Racquets - Synthetic Leather Excel Pro AC128EX - has rather defined valleys. Conveniently the valley-valley width is identical to just about all overgrips on the market, so you get a perfectly flat overgrip if you follow the valleys.

Some people aren't a big fan of Yonex base grips which I can understand, but this latest version is really good imo. It also has excellent bevel definition compared to most other synthetic base grips.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
He prefers having a very close overlap so that the 'raised' parts where the grip overlaps are wider than other players, say Federer. If you overlap as close as he does you will run out of grip.
interesting picture
makes me wonder if ive been wrapping my o-grips incorrectly all along,,
are the tapered ends of the o-grips on the base or the throat of the racquet??
in the picture, it almost seems like the flat end is how they start to wrap the grips!!??
 

Lukhas

Legend
interesting picture
makes me wonder if ive been wrapping my o-grips incorrectly all along,,
are the tapered ends of the o-grips on the base or the throat of the racquet??
in the picture, it almost seems like the flat end is how they start to wrap the grips!!??
IIRC and unless I'm mistaken, as Yonex buttcaps are smaller than average, Stan asks for his overgrip to be wrapped once around the buttcap before going up to create a bit of a flair. Combined with his generous overlap, that's why his grip doesn't go all the way up. It would explain why it looks like the flat end was used on the buttcap, but it's most likely not the case.
 

Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
interesting picture
makes me wonder if ive been wrapping my o-grips incorrectly all along,,
are the tapered ends of the o-grips on the base or the throat of the racquet??
in the picture, it almost seems like the flat end is how they start to wrap the grips!!??
The tapered bits are meant to be at the base, you can see on Fed's that it tapers down. Stan's is the same, he just has athletic tape under there to build up the butt cap.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
@Lukhas @Yoneyama

on feds rakets I agree, def. looks like standard way of wrapping o-grips (tapered end first),!!
on wawrinkas raket however, it just looks different 2me, but interesting!!,,
ill try this "reverse way", next time on my sticks, just to see how it looks
the tapered end finish looks cleaner on the tape side..
 

MRfStop

Professional
Why do they not use Wilson and Yonex finishing tape? Is it because they use P1 to put the overgrips on?
 
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