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Grip Finishing Tape

Discussion in 'Grip' started by adonis, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. adonis

    adonis Regular Member

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    Just want to find out if anyone uses a special grip finishing tape, ie not the ones that comes free with the grip. I find that those are of not very good quality. I was thinking of purchasing some, does anyone use them? Where do you get it from and how much?

    Cheers.
     
  2. thejym

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    I usually use the grip tape that comes with the grip. The key is to stretch it as you tape your grip.

    Some other people use electrical tape, which they say does the job.
     
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    I use the 3M Micropore Paper Tape. They cost cheap (especially when on clearance), don't weight much (so I don't add any more weight to the handle side) and if you need to grip on that part, feels soft and comfortable for the gripping fingers.
     
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    it sure does, same as hockey tape :p anything that can last, its fine
     
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  6. adonis

    adonis Regular Member

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    wow that is cheap! thanks! will probably get those. i really don't like the free ones that comes with the grips.
     
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    i know what you mean. the ones that comes with the grip usually is not as flexible, so when you wrap it, it leaves a lot of creases - makes it easier to come off as well.
     
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    Try electrical wire bind tape.(PVC tape). They work wonders.
    1) They don't came off easily like most of the grip tape if you dont stretch properly when sticking it.
    2) They are light (almost weightless)
    3) They are available in many colors (Black, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, you name it)
    4) They are water resistant (they are meant for electrical - Hey. So if u sweat, it won't affect the tape's adhesiveness)
    5) Any DIY shops, Electrical shops, etc will sell. Easy to get.
    6) They are cheap.

    Since i am professionally trained as an electrical engineer, i m speaking from my experience hahaha :D :D :D
     
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  9. DonnyGan

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    i'm a sucker for neat finishing tape job. recently, i discovered this. stretches evenly. neat & makes everything nice.

    tell me what do you think of this & i will reveal the tape.

    [​IMG]
     
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    stock karakal tape.
    [​IMG]

    the new tape.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. adonis

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    looks great to me! what is it? :D
     
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    Wilson overgrips used to come with pretty good finishing tape but the recent ones are just terrible. I ended up putting a tiny piece of scotch tape over the end. Solves the problem of finishing tape becoming undone.
     
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    What tape is that?:D
     
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    i'm using industrial grade stickies. these are not readily available.

    www.averygraphics.com

    Bro sgbad, if you are nearby, i will pass u some to try. DIY.

    [​IMG]
     
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    yeah, after stretching those wilson stickies, they tends to move upwards the cone & loosen up from the grip. horrible.
     
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    I am looking for grip like ( overgrip ) what you use in this racket. Where i can find it ?
     
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    Wilson Pro Overgrip. commonly available in most Royal Sporting House. :D
     
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    last time i was try to find it in Royal Sporting House tampines. but there is no like that ( with hole in grip ). Only for plain type. :crying:
     
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    budget people like me use budget stuff..

    i use SAF black tape! work wonders
     
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    i'm gonna get the tape from MBS, seems pretty good and cheap. plus a BCer recommends it, so should be good :)
     

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