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RKEP Grip

Discussion in 'Grip' started by perfectgravity, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Naim.F.C

    Naim.F.C Regular Member

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    Ok sounds good. Will order. Also Maklike, is this tape definitely the same stuff available from any hardware store? I thought it would be specially designed for grips.
     
  2. kwun

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    there are hundreds of different type of electrical tapes. what you can get there is different than what i can get it. from my previous experience, most electrical tape are really crap for this purposes. but you might be able to find one that works. but why have to experiment when you can just pay $3 and for sure know that you get one that works?
     
  3. Naim.F.C

    Naim.F.C Regular Member

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    Exactly. Truth be told I didn't realise MBS ship to the UK. Ordering some now.
     
  4. Alpinerock

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  5. Maklike Tier

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    You guys are insane. You'd probably buy badminton branded toilet paper.

    NITTO tape is all that the 'finishing' tape is. It's exactly the same stuff, AND it's available down the road at your local hardware store, AND it's cheaper AND it's available in heaps of different colours.
     
  6. Naim.F.C

    Naim.F.C Regular Member

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    To be honest, I'd be very surprised if it's cheaper at my local hardware store. My guess is £3 minimum. Might as well pay $3 and get something I know works well instead of something that might not.
     
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    3 bucks and 15 bucks shipping.
     
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    Maybe do some research... All MBS products include shipping cost worldwide except for badminton bags and shuttles... so $3 is $3 shipped.
     
  9. Alpinerock

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    Maklike Tier

    I have carried out very extensive research into this NITTO tape (see link below)
    http://www.nitto.com/product/datasheet/const/001/index.html
    and as you will see it is wire harness tape, and I have found no one who stocks this particular tape in the UK. There may be stockists in the US and Far East etc as it is made in Japan. Not all electrical tape is the same.

    As already pointed out shipping for this tape is free from MBS.

    I don't really understand your problem and by the way before you give BCers advice check your facts. How about a bit more positivity!!

    Badminton branded toilet paper sounds like a must-have!!!
     
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  10. singnflip4life

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    LOL I don't have nitto here, but I got a 6 pack of colorful E tape that works even better than nitto. and I got it for 2 bucks.

    anyways, back to RKEP. I need more Power Master. Lovely grip it is.
     
  11. kwun

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    gentlemen, are you guys behaving like a 10 yrs old again?
     
  12. Tactim

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    @Kwun

    Glad you said what I didn't want to say in the tense argument over.... finishing tape....

    @ singnflip

    Glad you've discovered the loveliness of the Power Master grip. It lived up to my expectations quite nicely. With the way I gripped it with like 4 or 5 mm of overlay, my fingers fit like they're in slots. It's so comfortable and deals with my sweaty palms just fine, which is very rare.
     
  13. samsudd_s

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    thanks because i think some of the comments here have been deleted or removed....now all is well. :p
     
  14. Maklike Tier

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    Two clicks.....

    NITTO (UK) LTD

    • UNIT 1/2/BERKSHIRE BUSINESS CENTRE, BERKSHIRE DRIVE
      RG19 4EW THATCHAM , BERKSHIRE

      Phone : 01635 872172
      Fax : 01635 872332
      GEO : 51.399364 , -1.236588
      www.nittoeurope.com
    • info@nittoeur.com

    One phonecall to find stockists.

    Another good brand, Scapa:

    Scapa Group plc
    Manchester Road
    Ashton-Under-Lyne
    Greater Manchester OL7 0ED
    UK
    Tel: 0161 301 7400
    Fax: 0161 301 7591

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    Scapa UK Ltd
    Manchester Road
    Ashton-Under-Lyne
    Greater Manchester OL7 0ED
    UK
    Tel: 0161 301 7400
    Fax: 0161 301 7445
    Scapa UK Ltd
    Unit 15, The Woodside Estate
    Dunstable
    Bedfordshire. LU5 4TP
    UK
    Tel: 01582 478111
    Fax: 01582 471085


    Another good brand, probably easier to find, 3M.


    http://solutions.3m.co.uk/wps/porta...pplies/ProductInfo/ECatalogue/ElectricalTape/


    http://wheretobuy.3m.co.uk/en_GB/search/PVC_Electrical_tape.html


    And where to find it.


    This took all of 3 minutes.
    Okay, I'm done now Kwun. Delete this information at your own risk. :)
     
  15. Naim.F.C

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    Well, I actually rang the number for Nitto quoted above. They said they had no distributers in my area, only in the Midlands. She then gave me two separate numbers for those distributers, one called Quest and the other called Fanline. I rang both, Quest never picked up and Fanline couldn't give me the details to any stockists online or in London, but said they would give me a call back after doing a bit more digging. Not heard back from them yet.

    Just a lot easier to spend the £1.77 (inc shipping) at MBS tbh...

    On a side note, I actually own some electrical tape already (no idea what brand, it has no branding what-so-ever on it). Only about a metre or so left, but it does leave residue and perhaps is a bit too strong for racket grip use.
     
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  16. singnflip4life

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    @Tactim

    My inventory of Power Master has gone low already. Never imagined I'd run through 2 dozen so quickly. But when there's 4 tennis racquets to regrip, and a dozen badminton rackets, and some to go to you....

    Time to reorder! Gonna get some purple for my UPro, Orange for TPro, Green for Precision, Blue for AG100 (tennis)... If anyone wants in, let me know.
     
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    bought one tape Kwun :)
    I also bought the MBS soft cloth bag and a towel grip
    total $11
    yeah, I think it's a good deal as I don't need to pay the postage
     
  18. LD rules!

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    So I am thinking about trying G09, is it worth it ? I used to use Supergrap, but I switch between that and towel grip. Is the G09 generally better than the SuperGrap ? And worth the money ? I was thinking of ordering around 20 ish. :) maybe 100 if they are highly recommended.:)
     
  19. Ah_Peng

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    The white G09L are just so so n got slippery in the 2nd game , just like kwun mentioned , yellow , green , red , lavender , pink are much better , I have only tried the red G09 , it's much more tackier n feels stiffer , if that's what u r looking for , my friend loves the green , however I still prefer AC102's overall feel :D
     
  20. singnflip4life

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    I think on a value comparison, G09(L) is much better. If you want order, I have lots of stock, $.75 for each grip.
     

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