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Do you guys remove original grip?

Discussion in 'Grip' started by dollargood, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. dollargood

    dollargood Regular Member

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    Just got Arc10, should I replace another grip or just use the original? Any pro or con using original grip?
     
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    I keep the original grip as well as the plastic that's over it and add an overgrip :)
     
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    dollargood Regular Member

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    Can we use the original grip? any pro n cons?
     
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    Of course you can use the original grip, thats what its there for. I personally don't use it, like yan.v I leave the cellophane on it and put an overgrip on top. Some people don't like to have a big grip so would use the original grip until its worn and then replace the original with a replacement grip.
     
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    yan.v Regular Member

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    Original griips are usually of very good quality, especially with Yonex's high end models. So I don't see why you wouldn't use it if you want to :)
     
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    the cushioning comes mostly from the original grip or a replacement grip if you want to replace the original grip with something else. the tacky feel comes mostly from overgrips.

    i usually just keep the original grip, and wrap an overgrip over the original grip with 1/3 overlap so there's a ridge feel to it. for a more comfortable feeling, do 1/2 overlap which means you get to increase the thickness of your grip by two layers of overgrip :)
     
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    I personally would never remove original grip. It ruins the value of the racket, a yonex racket with a yang yang grip or whatever would be weird. I always just put non sticky overgrip over mine, i have never played with my original grip, it is white (VTZF) and it is still 99.9% white If I were to resell it, people would be happy to buy it at a reasonable price as it seems like brand new.
     
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    Do you plan to RESELL later ? If not, then do as you please ... but if you do plan to resell in the future then having the original grip in pristine condition is a PLUS point ...
     
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    i am just wondering, if you leave the cellophane on when u put an overgrip on top, what happen after a month or two of using the overgrip and when it's time to replace the overgrip? Would the cellophane be all torn and worn?
     
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    Take it off like a band-aid, just commit, then put towel grip on, perfect.
     
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    Quite true, will use it then change after worn off. thks
     
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    Nope. Thks
     
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    The original grip is not going to stay clean forever and if you don't want a thicker handle you will have to remove it anyway, either immediately when it is still clean or after it has been worn out/dirty.
    As for "re-sale" value: only for recreational players do they care if the original grip is still on :rolleyes: ... :p [not completely true of course but some are led to believe it mysteriously might be newer than one with equal use without the original grip]
    They are tools to be used and abused :D ...

    Also original ARC10 grips are available like here http://www.mybadmintonstore.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25_29_51&products_id=515#.UMsrBOlVDJ0
     
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    Sp i just carry on using the original grip first?
     
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    Just enjoy yourself and use whichever grip you like best ...
     
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    I never keep the plastic on...it makes the overgrip move around too much when playing.

    As for removing the overgrip, it depends on the grip size. Usually I try an overgrip first and if it makes the grip too big then I remove the original grip and use a replacement grip instead.
     
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    It's really about wat grip size u want....with original grip + overgrip, it's still thicker overall than a replacement grip without original grip....so personally i go for replacement grip without original grip and on the wood, i juz wrap a layer of electrical tape to protect the wood...if i want more spongy feel, i'll wrap another layer of the thin sponge (dunno wat's the actual name of the sponge)
     
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    Before wrapping my RKEP Ultimate Grip I usually take the plastic and wrap it on top of the original grip so when I remove it in the future, it won't leave a sticky residue mess. And yes I may be different by wrapping a replacement grip on top of the original grip, but hey it's all down to personal preference. I used to use regular overgrips, but that caused blisters :/

    Since a replacement is obviously thicker, and I wrap it on top of the original grip, would this affect the overall weight/balance of the racket?
     
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    what do you do if the original grip is stitched on? is it easy to remove cleanly?
     
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    It's not really easy to remove. When I did it, some part stayed on and I couldn't remove it completely... but for me it's ok, as you don't really feel it, when you're done with wrapping.
    Moreover, I noticed that my headlight racket felt more "headheavy" than before (with the original and the additional grip)...
     

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