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How to Make Your Own Towel Grips in 5 Easy Steps.

Discussion in 'Grip' started by Wukong, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. New_Guy04

    New_Guy04 Regular Member

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    i made some adjustments on my "hockey tape"method and guess what? hockey tape is not necessary!! just cut a long piece of towel, and grip in on the racket, and at the end of ur grip, put electric or hockey tape to secure teh grip like the yonex super grap. However, one thing to watch out for is that u should have a leather grip underneath the towel . For example, i have the yonex super grap (old , and beaten but doesn't matter) under my towel so that it feels soft and teh towel doesn't slip off... if there was only wood beneath the towel, the towel COULD slip off... rite now, i love my own towel grip... it's much better and cheaper than the ones i buy from yonex, and they are very easy to make... just cut a long piece of towel, and ur done!!
     
  2. schmoey

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    hi.. first time poster.. (sorry for bringing back an old topic..!)

    i looked at another topic before i got to this one... talking about types of towel grips... and someone mentioned the "sock" type of towel grip?.. apparently they're supposed to be reusable and washable...

    has anyone thought of putting the two ideas together? --- homemade "sock"-type towel grip

    you'd need a sewing machine at home though >_>.. no tape required except some electric tape near the cone to keep it from slipping off... if dirty, you could probably take off the electric tape carefully and home that there isn't thread flying everywhere lol.. then wash it or something

    haven't tried this myself... but the idea kinda just popped into my head.. what do you guys think?
     
  3. Super~ME!

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    ...i've tried this before and it doesn't reall work too well...it's kinda hard to get a good fit. and even if it does fit somewhat...you'll have all to make the 'sock' a little bigger to fit over the buttom of the grip. and then, you'll have all this extra cm of fabric or so clumping around which makes it kinda hard to grip properly and pretty uncomfortable.

    ...and for all you people who have tried or are using the suggest homemade towel grip with the strip of towel and tape...does the towel fall apart where the threads separate as you use it and slowly become a big mess? :p
     
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    Tried that one , but the grip i could make is very thick. So i can not use it.
    Tell me how to prevent the the grip from getting thick.
     
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    A "sock"-type towel grip would be not very hard to create specially if you know how to sew using that sewing machine but you need the right materials. Most "sock"-type towel grips are somewhat elastic, that is why users of this type of grip do not neet to put tape on the grip to hold it or prevent it from slipping from the handle. The elasticity of the "sock" also makes the grip conform to the handle thus it doesnt get too bulky or too thick.
     
  6. schmoey

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    yeah, i was thinking about using elastic or something... i have a bunch of industrial sewing machines at my house... one of'em can feed elastics through stuff, so that might be the way to go
     
  7. quik_silver

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    Damn I love this idea.. I can save money from buying grips. And i can even wash the towel by ripping it out the tape.
     
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    Great idea but, cheap towels make my hand have blisters lol, so i guess only the yonex towel grip has the towel i like.*peels towel grip off, uses it for a bath*
     
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    I'm suffering from "Hansel and Gretel" syndrome with my home made towel grips at the moment. Maybe it is the cheap towel that I used :eek:
     
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    'hansel & gretel' syndrome?

    is that when you push your mother in law in the oven? :p

    or maybe when you start trying to eat your house? :p

    hehe - sorry - had to get those in... completely off topic i know :D

    Coops
     
  11. ribroy

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    Lol - My wife can now follow my trail of towel crumbs to the sports hall that I play at :p but I like the idea about the oven :eek: :D
     
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    He.....he....he...... :D :D :D
     
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    heh choosing your towel of choice is hard, many cheap towels rip apart into shreds easily
     
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    Haha, i make my own towel grips too ever since reading this, my friend surprisingly bought 1, i make 2 types =P For here and to go :p, since i have 2 types of 2-sided tape
     
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    wow, thanks for reLIVING this thread!:D.. thanks for the info, wukong:p
     
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    ok guys, what about this- when you try to take the grip off, doesnt the doblue sided tape stick to the handle/grip and you end up just peeling off the towel?
     
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    and about the residue- whats better eletrical tape or the plastic cling wrap thing?
     
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    since ived read this thread, i started doing my own towel drip, 1 big bath towel will last me 6 months! and since i have no other choice of grip other than towel grip, due to my super duper sweaty hands, because of this DIY towel grip, it gives me extra savings that i can spend for other badminton necessities like shutlecock, shirts...etc. I removed the original grip, and exposed the wood, then i apply thin layer of electrical tape to protect the wood and whenever im changing my towel grip, its easier to peel the electrical tape leaving no adhesive residue on the wood. I think thin plastic wrap will also do the trick, its a matter of personal preference and availability.
     
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    from experienced... double sided tapes are so sticky and always leaves an adhesive residue on the grip, that is why some people are applying a thin layer of wrap or electrical tape before putting the towel grip with double sided tape. as for me, i use electrical tape, because its cheap and easy to find.

     
  20. kimmiboy2

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    To anyone who have been making their own towel grips... Does it work good??
     

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