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Discussion in 'Grip' started by nanoray20, Oct 9, 2012.
^ Looks good. May want to wrap up the cone a bit more if you play doubles and hold the grip higher.
Carlton towel on Wilson Recon BLX 2013:
No, I wrap the overgrip such that each turn covers half the width of the previous turn (half overlap). Then I do it again with another overgrip to make two layers. I like the softness and the thickness with this method.
Supergrap straight on the wood C:
Left side newly wrapped, right side used for a few months..
my gripped racquets
Neat and Tidy
Super Grap AC102EX
^ You must only play singles, since you don't wrap up to the cone.
I only play double, getting too old for single.
In that case, for doubles you can wrap your grip to cover the cone, so that you can grip up here with your hand for backhand serves, drives, defence, etc. This will give you a shorter lever for greater speed, maneuverability and accuracy.
I like wrapping up to the midway point of the cone.
Hi Folks, I normally use Volkl Super Grip II OverGrip over Yonex Super Grap over grip because it gives you a much more tacky feel with less tear and wear. The only down side of Volkl over grip is the sticky tip. Its not as adhesive as Yonex. Check out my pics further below. Enjoy! Cory.
I've reunited with towel after seeing the pro's rackets at the All England. For no earthly reason I can put my finger on (and it's not the weight of the grip), the rackets seem to "move" more easily this way.
Bit of a ballache constantly having to powder up all night, but the tack is gargantuan when you get it right!
Mark, do you always have to powder when using towel grips? I've wanted to try towel grips, but it's not worth it if I do have to powder it often
so biggggg :0
IMO, towel is unusable without powder, but we're only talking one per game if you get the right stuff; I don't try and slink off court every three points like the pro's, or anything.
I think the bnefit outweighs the cost - towel + powder can be "reactivated" in a way that PU grips can't; they just decline steadily until they're dead.
I've used towel for 2 seasons now without powder.... I've just decided to buy some at last! Looking forward to trying it....
Looks like Endo-san really really wants to make sure his grip doesn't come undone
When you grip your rackets with towel grip do you apply the grip straight onto the wooden handle or do you use some sort of underwrap? I have read that some people like to use a layer of sellotape first to act as a water-proof barrier between the handle and grip. I also notice that you like to grip your rackets above the cone. Do you find that you remove some of the paint when you need to replace your grips? I also use towel grips but I find that I have to replace them more regularly compared to standard PU grips.
Changed from Karakal PU on wood to LCW's method after seeing the Youtube tutorial since Sep last year... been experimenting and this is my final result. I play doubles only so I realised going less of a overlap on the cone gets me up to the top nicely lol!
Yellow grips on my NRs' are kind of finalized, the red grip on my VT is still my old "take" on LCW's grip. Much to my surprise, leaving the original grip on plastic and making the butt fatter and then a Supergrap on top is just the right thickness and softness (due to the original grip underneath) for me. Guess it helps to retain the stock feel of the racquet and helps resell? I don't know.
Will probably update the VT grip when the red supergrap is done with it's time, which is normally around 3 weeks to a month for me.
Clicked reply too fast, they are all G5's with the stock grip on them.
I have tried some fancy ones on the Arc 10 of my gf lately, have a look:
The grip is Forza Hip Grip
I think it looks really good, but I wont recommend them. The main reason is the strange feel of it. In the beginning its not tacky at all, because there is a sort of powder on it. After some play, the powder goes off and it feels ok. But it then begins to decomposit iteself really fast. This is already the second one I applyied, the first one started to fall apart after three sessions (1.5h each). Besides of that, this neat look stays for about 5 minutes. After grabbing it, the red colour begins to stain all over the place and the white spaces are orange after short time and it looks really yucky.
Its really pitty but maybe we just stay at regular overgrips in the furure. Or try this one