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Does normal powder works ?

Discussion in 'Grip' started by mufc4991, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. mufc4991

    mufc4991 Regular Member

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    i'm having issues with my grip. after playing for a while my hand will sweat and the grip will become slippery.
    i wonder if using normal powder will solve this instead of buying grip powder that will cost me some. :confused:
     
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    what is "normal" powder? there are so many things that comes in powder form.
     
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    powder the we use on our body
     
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    powder that we use on our body *
     
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    Try to find a resin pad. I've tried every brand-name grip powder, but this stuff destroys them all - I can pretty much open my hand and the racket will not fall out when I use it. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
     
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    i'll look for it. thx
     
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    Go to bowling pro shops n buy a thing call rosin bag...it's the same thing n cheaper
     
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    And what sort of powder do you use on your body? :)
     
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    I think he's talking about baby powder (or talcum powder).
     
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    I think everyone above knew what he meant... just some light hearted banter at the OP's expense! :)

    Anyway, I doubt talcum powder would work as it is designed to reduce friction against baby's skin.
     
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    It could refer to anti-fungal foot powder....
     
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    I use baby powder on my hands to dry up the sweat sometimes but when i put it on the grip it just feels dry and weird instead of tacky. Just bring a towel when you play and wipe it off every 10 points or so.
     
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    what about the corn starch?

    i think its quite tacky... anyone tried it before?
     
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    why're some of you guys trying to reinvent the wheel?

    just get the grip powder, or if that's too expensive, get the rosin powder for bowling, or similarly the grip powder for gymnasts!
     
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    Hmmm....I think I'll get a rosin bag at the local sports store and give it a try.
     
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    I have the same problem, especially when playing in 90%+ humidity, 28 degrees celcius.

    Hands became soaked making holding the racquet difficult.

    Towelling grip is the best - but needs replacing frequently.

    Resin pad is good - but alters the feeling of the hand and the grip.

    Eventually found Kimony grips (the original one from Japan). [Not the rip off 'Kimoni']

    Those grips are good but still have a problem.

    Eventually my solution was/is to have three same model racquets strung with the same string all of which I might use in the same session. So when one grip is too wet, I can just pick up another racquet out of my bag. (After drying my hands...:))
     
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    That is why there are towel grips in the market that cost up to only 1/3 the price of a PU grip (for example I use an Indonesian branded one that costs me 1/3 the price of Karakal Super PU grip and 1/2 the price of RKEP Ultimate grip). The cheap price is meant for you to replace it frequently!

    One fact that a lot of people (especially those who sweat a lot and insist on eschewing towel grip) do not understand is that the PU grips do not last forever and mostly need monthly replacement! These PU grips are not waterproof like a lot of people erroneously think and your sweat still penetrates through to the foam inside and cause microbial growth just like it would on towel grip (the later one has been way exaggerated). If you're still feeling insecure then don't be lazy and wash your hands properly with anti-bacterial soap or use a hand sanitiser before you play.

    In fact, the Yonex AC402DX JP towel grip (which is now available locally through Sunrise dealers/agents) costs 1/2 the price of a Karakal Super PU and approximately 2/3 (or less) the price of the RKEP Ultimate grip. So lets say you need to replace one PU grip in 1 month, you are then also replacing two of the Yonex towel grip in the same period of time so the cost is the same! Moreover the AC402DX JP has anti-bacterial treatment on it unlike the PU grips.
     
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    Dang! Have you looked into Botox injections? Could easily save you from buying all those extra rackets! :p :D
     
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    Botox? Costs more than a racquet!! I'd rather have racquets :D
     
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    Totally agree!

    Two reasons for me not using towelling:)

    1) Can't be bothered keep replacing so frequently

    2) after getting wet with sweat and drying out, the diameter will change.

    3) my preferred grip diameter has become smaller. If I use towelling grip, might need to shave the wood on the handle and my racquets are not very easily obtainable nowadays.


    (oh, three reasons then.....) :p
     

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