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RKEP Grip

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

  1. TheNotoriousLIG

    TheNotoriousLIG Regular Member

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    My rkep ultimate grips arrived a couple of days ago. They were all black and I ordered 18. Eric being the top bloke he is gave me 20! I already like this guy. Anyway, I put the grip on my MX80 with some overlap but not quite as much as eric did in his pictures. First impressions were ok. But as I am sure most bcers are aware, thick grips need to be worn in so I played a quick game. By the end of the game, I can honestly say I hae never used a such a good grip. It was super tacky and very comfortable. It felt stiff when it needed to be and soft when I squeezed it. I have used karakal pu super grips for a long time but I have now converted. Played a little more since then and still feel the same. Normally karakal super pu grips would last around 2 weeks before the grip was worn out and hard due to me sweating too much but I have high hopes for these. Will tell about how they are doing after 2 weeks of normal play and how they feel. Btw, they are seriously tacky, just make sure you play them in. Needs only one warm up game to get to its optimum feel. Also a bargain at around £1.50 each including shipping. Pu super is £2.50. This grip seems good for sweaty hands like mine.
     
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    Hey Eric, Any chance of red/white colors for G11 wet tape coming back soon? Seems like only gray/pink is available.
     
  3. Squash Eric

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    We changed the production factory to that make grips for KARXXXXX
    that G10 G11 G03 G04 which belong to old factory have to stop.
    Try the newest G09 G08
    G08 SOFT75 : 0.75mm with best hand feel
    G09 ELITE: 0.60mm with long lasting and anti-sweat
    if you really want G11 that we could make a special order for you if you could gather order more than 1000pcs
     
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    1000 G11's.. You can change your grip almost everyday for three years.
     
  5. Squash Eric

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    Dear sir,
    The factory required us 10000 minimum.
     
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    What would you suggest with someone who has fairly sweaty hands and likes a thin grip? Not an overgrip but a replacement. The factory grip on my PP Precision is becoming loose, it slips when I hit the shuttle hard...
     
  7. Squash Eric

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    try the G05 ULTIMATE first or take G05 and G06 POWER MASTER together
     
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    i hope the quality remains after the change of factory.
     
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    will G09L remain ? I don't like the G08, it's not tacky enough, but the G09L is nice for me.:)
     
  10. Squash Eric

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    G08 G09: they were made in that K brand factory from the beginning. Always at the same quality.
    We will keep on offering G08 G09 G09L
    And planning to offer with air hole version like that of K brand POINT75AIR
     
  11. CanucksDynasty

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    Got some RKEP G09 Elite (white). A big THANK YOU to Visor for helping me pick this up.

    Base price of $16 for 24 grips (not including shipping) works out to be $0.67 each. Better than the 30pk Yonex Super Grap I bought for $50 (not including tax) which is about $1.67 each. If I include shipping and taxes...then RKEP G09 Elite is over a $1 cheaper.

    So if RKEP is as good as advertised...I think I'll be sticking with RKEP.

    With so many grips...I'm good for the year. :)
     
  12. kwun

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    Yonex Super Grap is Super Crap when compared to G09. i don't even understand why people keep using them.
     
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    Uneducated people like me prior to reading these forums. Also convenience factor of Yonex readily available at the local store.
     
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    I'm sad that the G11 is being discontinued =/ (and the remaining pink or grey doesnt really match my AT600s)
    Eric, is there an estimated time of when this new air hole version will be available?

    Also, I've read pretty much this whole thread and couldn't find a quick comparison between the G11 and the G08/09. Anyone know which one I should go for? (I don't have sweaty hands) I'm planning to order 24 and just wanted to see which one I should get more of.
     
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    I've tried both. The G11 is thinner and harder feeling on the hand due to the holes and less padding material. Also feels less tacky.
     
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    I just received my G09 and I must say I am impressed.. I took off my Yonex Super Grap immediately and put the RKEP on.
     
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    is ebay the only way i can get RKEP grips??
     
  18. CanucksDynasty

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    Yes...as far as I know.

    Maybe you can do a group buy. You'll save on shipping if you can split the cost.
     
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    if you buy in bulk, contact him directly you might get better prices..
     
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    You can order six or 24, with a noticeable drop in per-grip price for the latter. I'm sure Eric would list sets of 50 if he thought there was interest:D - never hurts to ask for a bulk discount in ANY circumstances IMO!
     

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