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Gripping a badminton racket.

Discussion in 'Grip' started by ioxyg3n520, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. visor

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    ^^ yeah, you just change the direction of overlap (clockwise vs counter clockwise)...

    but it really only applies to those with OCD... like me.. :p :)
     
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    can i use sellotape instead of athlete tape on the wood?
     
  3. visor

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    don't think that adhesive is strong enough... it'll probably come off easily and with it, your overgrip will also slip off the handle
     
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    I always invert my grips on my racquet.

    This means that I require no tape. You basically start with the squared part at the bottom and then roll towards the cutoff part with the sticky part on it to the top...

    Works fine, you should give it a try!
    No scissors, tape and other crap required!
     
  5. MuRRe

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    Trying to wrap on my racket for the first time.
    Don't get it. If I follow the instructions on the box (Yonex AC102 EX) the grip will be for left-handed.
    The side with the plastic is supposed to be OUT (correct?) and the straight part is supposed to be against the END of the racket?!

    Feel really stupid, but I just don't get it.
     
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    Too much left??
    Fail grip.jpg

    Not sure about the end result. The top doesn't look to good, hope it sticks though.
    Grip on.jpg
     
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    Unless you particularly like it wrapped thinly like that, I would overlap half so that it'll be smoother, without ridges, and won't leave so much at the top. You can also cut off the excess too, or wrap up the cone/shaft.
     
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    Btw Just asking everyone, do we need anything put on the bottom of the grip to keep the wood safe? or Putting on 2 grips is fine? Because thats what I have been doing, where I just put an old grip on all my racket and then I put new one on top, so its not too thick or too thin ( Overgrip)
     
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    Yeah, that's what I thought. Well well, I have 2 more so if it doesn't work out I can try again.
     
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    usually people use the plastic leftover from the replacement grip to cover the wood (so the glue does not stick straight away to to wood

    putting overgrip or not is entirely personal taste
    if you like it thicker than your normal replacement grip, then over grip (on top of replacement grip) is a good choice
    if you like it normal, the stick with replacement grip
    if you like it really thin, then go for overgrip on the wood

    do you like how thick or thin it is? try it before putting the new one (so you know if you prefer thicker or thinner grip)
    is it overgrip on top of the wood?
    yes, we usually cut the excess
     
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    When I bought my racket I didn't know there are different thickness on the grip itself (I have a Yonex with G3). I have quite small hands so I don't want it any thicker than this.

    How bad is it to have it the way I have done it, with not a lot of overlap?
    Is it MUCH worse than going half way over?
     
  12. decoy

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    I've always wrapped it the way you did but almost everybody else wraps it differently. It comes down to personal preference anyway and if you have small hands and a g3 grip you should be wrapping it thin.
     

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