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Anyone tried Li-Ning's GP1000 Overgrips?

Discussion in 'Grip' started by swsh, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. swsh

    swsh Regular Member

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    Asking since I recently came across a grip called GP20 +. Uptill now I had only ever tried the GP20 which came in single one grip roll and that didn't leave much of a mark on me. It only came in a box of 60 pc's or so (like that cheap gr200 from victor) and while durability was great, it didn't feel very good and had a tendency to slip in my hand. This tho, while maintaining the unfathomable durability of that cheap grip, also offers great gripping / tackiness and fantastic cushioning despite being quite thin. I actually quite prefer it over RKEP G10 which is rare given that was my benchmark for overgrips for awhile. With stocks of this running thin in the two stores that keep it, I went on looking for a replacement and the first thing that came to mind was why don't I look at HK stores since it's possible LN would supply the good stuff there.

    Came across GP1000 on e78. How is this overgrip?
     
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    They're so-so. Lasted me 2 weeks tops when I used them. They don't fall apart but they accumulate grime and crap really quickly.
     
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    2 weeks sounds like insanely high durability. My hands keep destroying OG's so the max I've had yet is 4 sessions before the grip material was gone on the edges completely.
     
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    I'm still baffled by what you do to strings, nevermind grips.
     
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    Why leave things to the imagination right?

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    This looks like a good replacement to Yonex's AC102 especially for the red color which is one of my favorite colors and really hard to find nowadays:(
     
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    Playing for two years now. First year with Yonex AC102 and since the second one with the Linings 1000 `ers.
    The Lining overgrip last longer, holds the tackiness a lot longer and are more comfortable. Change them after 8 Sessions.
     
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    ...and in terms of absorbency?
     
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    Good to know! I'll order right away :)
     
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    Ok, so I tried this LN 1000 (red) and I'd say it's impressively tacky, like I've got a spidey hand on the grip. That's with sweat or no sweat.
    I dunno durability though, have to wait for sometime and find out for myself. But initially I think this is a good replacement to AC102
     
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    I have also gripped the LN 1000 today. I will test them in tonights training session. I'll post my thoughts on them afterwards.
     
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    So, I tried it and I'm impressed so far. It feels very tacky. I used the Karakal PU Super Grip in the past and liked it's feel. The LN 1000 reminds me of the Karakal feeling.

    Nowadays it's to thick for me. I like very thin handles and grips. So I wrapped the handle with electrical tape as a base and the LN 1000 around that, without a basic grip.

    I'm not sure how long it will last, but I could buy it for 15 Euros (10 pcs), which is kind of cheap, and if it's last long enough for me, I will get me a stock of it.
     

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