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Re-gripping a raquet

Discussion in 'Grip' started by reiyne, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. reiyne

    reiyne Regular Member

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    I've been playing badminton for about 1-2 months now, and I've noticed that my grip has really started to 'dull'. I have a replacement grip, but I was wondering if I'm supposed to remove the factory grip that came on it. Cause alot of people say that I should keep the factory grip on the raquet and place the new grip on top of the factory grip. And alot say that I should take off the factory grip and just use the new grip without anything underneith it. So what should I do?
     
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    u should rip the old one off if the new on is "replacement" grip, it's supposed to replace. but if u got a "overgrip" or "overwrap", it's supposed to go on top of the old grip.
     
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    It depends on how thick you'd like your grip would be, but as rexlu said, if it's a replacement, removing the old grip, then placing the new one would probably retain the size of the old grip.
     
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    reiyne Regular Member

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    the one I have says its a "sythetic Grip Wrap". So is it a replacement grip or an overgrip/wrap?
     
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    Overgrips are usually thinner than replacement grips.
     
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    so is a "grip wrap" an overgrip or a replacement grip?
     
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    No idea... it's just a name. If it's really thin, it's an overgrip that's meant to be replaced after a few sessions. I replaced my YY Supergrap at least once a week because of my abrasive playing style and frequency of play. Replacement grips are meant to replace the factory grip and will last awhile cuz they're thicker. Hint: Replacement grips have adhesive tapes on them while overgrips don't.
     
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    do grips have adhesive tape on the entire inside or just the biggining?
     
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    Replacment grips have adhesive on the entire inside; overgrips have only a tiny amount at the beginning (since they are thin, you can just use tension to hold them in place).
     
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    I think an important question would be: did you find the original factory grip too thick? too thin? just right?

    If just right/too thick => for replacement, you will need to take off the original grip and replace it with a replacement grip (or a few layers of over grip) that is the same or thinner than the original grip thickness.

    If too thin => for replacement, just put an over grip over the original grip.
     
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    If you want to keep the grip at its current thickness remove the old grip, if you want it thicker then stick it over......
     
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    why not just play with out a grip even take off the factory grip!! that would save money!
     
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    it might save money to play w/o a grip, but it will degrade your gameplay and might even put you in a liability situation where if your racquet flew out of your hand and hit someone.
     
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    u mean holding the racket on the wood? that'll give u blisters!!:eek:
     
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    Ha thats a suggestion. I've played before with degraded grips (i.e. better than no grip) and end up developing blisters within about half an hours play, so with no grip your hand would be torn to shreds within a couple of hours.
     
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    Lin Dan's grip is close to this. If you leave the cone/grip area with just bare wood, say by an inch, you will have better control for net shots and pushes.
     

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