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Can someone explain grips? (not holding racket, the actual grips on racket)

Discussion in 'Grip' started by exalted, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. exalted

    exalted Regular Member

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    I don't really like using the towelgrips, but as i've only played for a little bit that may change - I tried out the yonex muscle power grips I believe and felt that they lost tackyness really quick and wasn't very thick as a Victor grip that was given to me.

    Any info on this subject in general is appreciated. Another question i have is, when I took out the towelgrip off my racket (got it used), I saw wood on the bottom, is this normal? It seems fine but a "yes, it is" would reassure me more.

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  2. LazyBuddy

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    There are 2 ways i can think now, to protect the wood when removing grips:

    1. Use a hair blower to "heat" up the handle for a little while (2-3 min), then remove the grip. This way, the glue on the bottom are melted, and not too sticky any more.

    2. Before wrap up the new grip next time, wrap a layer of "food wrap" on the handle 1st. It's very cheap and thin, effectively protect the wood, as when u remove the grip, the food wrap will go with it, not the wood.
     
  3. Kai91

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    The wood on towel...? It really depends... But most towel grips have very strong tapes..so its kinda hard to remove and some wood may chip out.... The solution is... get a "permanent" replacement grip and put overgrips if u are looking for someting thicker...or some brands like Karakal and i think Yonex too have a kind of tape for the wood to prevent the wood from chipping:cool:
     

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