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Overgrip vs Replacement Grip

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by violin_geek, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. violin_geek

    violin_geek Regular Member

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    Hello, I got a new racket that I really like but the factory grip gets slippery when wet. Should I replace the grip or can I just put on an overgrip? Is an overgrip as good as a replacement grip?
     
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    Well the thing is, you never want to wear out the stock grip (to maintain the handle contourr) - always have an overgrip on top.
     
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    Depends. Is the factory grip big enough, will adding an overgrip make it too big? If adding an overgrip is OK, do it. If not, find a replacement grip.

    An overgrip is never as durable as a replacement grip but it's easily removed and replaced.

    If you want something tacky and absorbent, I recommend the Gamma Supreme Overgrip. It's the best grip I've tried so far and I've tried about 20 different grips.
     
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    Wilson Pro-Grip (Overgrip)

    So far, I found out that this is the best overgrip for me eventhought it is meant for tennis. Maybe I will try the Gamma overgrip during my next trip to Singapore.

    Last time, I like the Karakal Super PU grip but now Wilson Overgrip is my choice.
     
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    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    The Wilson one is excellent too, right up there with the Gamma Supreme. Even better, with more tack, is the Wilson X-Tack. The only downside is, the grip is a bit short so if you like to wrap the cone and/or "double wrap" to make the grip a bit bigger with more cushion, you will not have enough grip; whereas the Gamma Supreme is a much longer grip, making it possible.
     
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    yup that grip you gave me is pretty shweet! been using it for a week now, feels great on my ns8k. durability is excellent, it is like super thick
     
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    It's only "super thick" because I "double wrapped" it. The actual thickness is average.
     
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    So will an overgrip help with the slippery grip as much as replacing the grip with one that is designed for moisture?
     
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    In general, yes. It depends on the overgrip and the replacement grip. A replacement grip will usually be superior because it's usually thicker and definitely much more durable. It's also more expensive, $5-$8 as opposed to $1-$2.

    If you want a tacky overgrip, I recommend the Gamma Supreme Overgrip or Wilson X-Tac. They are very good. The Gamma Supreme also absorbs moisture decently well.
     
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    Soon as I get a new racquet I tend to strip off the factory grip and re-wrap the handle with two overgrips ( Prince Deraperf or duratread)
     
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    my karakal PU super tends to slip once i hit the 2nd hour. Towel grip never last me more than 2 sessions. Now i'm using some Yonex overgrip with nice grove to keep the racquet in place.

    what's good & thin for replacement grip? i've always used overgrip for easy replacement as my palms sweat alot & because i replaced overgrip very often, the stock replacement grip on my AT900P is peeling very fast. :confused:
     
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    try Wilson Ultra Wrap. i think it is suitable both for badminton and tennis racquets.

    - sufficient cushion
    - slightly sticky
     
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    you can dig well :p:D
    4 years old thread?
    btw, did recommend to you in here.
     
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    many reasons why BC is providing losta good info, even way back. :D
    newer BC members should search as much as they can before starting more threads.
     
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    lots of information?
    let me correct you, BC is the "Online Badminton Encyclopedia"
    ;)
     
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    I'd reffer to dinkalot's grip chart
     
  17. DonnyGan

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    Nice! :D i like the new concept.
     
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    Supergrip will last longer. Overgrips is too thin. Change grips every 2 months. Cheap now days. ;)
     

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