Why does Babolat sell their racquets with…

esm

Hall of Fame
It seems LAF uses it to guide her right hand for her THBH. Thought that was a good idea.
I personally hate it as I felt it is too sticky for my liking and I have the colour coding system using the grip finishing tape for my multiple racquets. Sad I know… lol
 

Bambooman

Professional
It's a great idea for tidying up the abomination of a typical wrap finish. I like to cut a piece of bike inner tube for the same purpose.
 

Curtennis

Semi-Pro
First I grip the racquet then with my other hand I drag the band around my grip on the racquet. This allows me to relax my muscles and whip through contact easier cause the racquet is essentially rubber banded on me
 

USMC-615

Semi-Pro
Grip bands...just makes the grip/overgrip a little cleaner, nicer looking, on top of finishing tape.

..and some damn funny responses above! :laughing:
 
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A_Instead

Legend
They serve multi purposes..
I move mine to the bottom of the grip to enhance the girth of the butt. Then apply the overgrip..
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Babolat one from 2018 Pure Drive Wimbledon - 2.0 gm
Prince one from Prince Phantom 100 - 1.5 gm

Doesnt matter (to me) but fun to know and I just checked on a scale.
Just put my Prince 93P one onto the scale and it didn't even register. 0 gm. I guess I need a finer tuned scale.
 

A_Instead

Legend
Most are 2 grams. Some are 1 gram..
Typically they dont effect balance.. but depending on rackets natural balance..
 

gold325

Semi-Pro
Just put my Prince 93P one onto the scale and it didn't even register. 0 gm. I guess I need a finer tuned scale.
I always weight racket with and without and subtract to get the difference. Scales are more accurate in the middle of their ranges.... They are not designed for extra low or extra high weights.
 

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
Grip bands...just makes the grip/overgrip a little cleaner, nicer looking, with or without finishing tape.

..and some damn funny responses aobve! :laughing:
I think it's because of this too.

Many racquets now don't come with this band. I like my racquets with this as well instead of some random tape with big logo from my overgrip.
 

speedysteve

Legend
I always weight racket with and without and subtract to get the difference. Scales are more accurate in the middle of their ranges.... They are not designed for extra low or extra high weights.
Digital Stylus pressure / Vertical Tracking Force measurer to the rescue.
Range 0-5g, to 2 decimal places;)
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
I always weight racket with and without and subtract to get the difference. Scales are more accurate in the middle of their ranges.... They are not designed for extra low or extra high weights.
That's probably the secret. My scale doesn't really pick up anything until it gets to 4 gms
 

Frankc

Professional
You're right OP, should be an arm band for TE, not a grip collar.
Talked with two more good players at the rec area today - both down now for two months.... Guess what, light Bab frames...
 

topspn

Legend
Lol they have been around forever, just noticed now? Its a grip band and as others have explained it just covers the top of the OG to look tidy and can also hold it in place if you don't wan to use tape
 

A_Instead

Legend
Could the trap door be the next profound discovery..???
Or will it be that rubbery plastic thingy between 2 strings at the bottom of the head..??
 

speedysteve

Legend
So people are now weighing their rubber band to the 3rd decimal. These boards are undefeated
Indeed :-D

As an engineer, I could see the other attempts to measure the mass were rather lacking, so I helped out.

What you do with the info is up to you8-B
I won't lose any sleep over it, or the exact mass;)
 
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