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Towel Grip VS Leather Grip

Discussion in 'Grip' started by Yipom, Jul 13, 2004.

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Towel Grip VS Leather Grip

  1. i use Towel grip

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  2. i use leather/synthetic grip

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  3. you wimps. i just grab the wood!

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  1. Yipom

    Yipom Regular Member

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    Which of these two grips do you guys perfer?

    Leather Grip as in Yonex Super Grap
     
  2. Feng_MP-100

    Feng_MP-100 Regular Member

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    I Grab The Wood~:d
     
  3. FEND.

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    Rubber, to h*ll with the germs on towel grips.

    P.S I wipe my rubber grips on the racquet handle with rubbing alcohol after the game to kill anything growing on there, before wiping once more with a wet cloth.
     
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    The wood would be my best choice but with sweat it damages the handle, so synthetic/leater for me :p
     
  5. Dill

    Dill Regular Member

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    has to be towel I'm afraid :p
     
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    I always thought that, if I just grap the wood, I think one day, it's going to break (bend in half) :confused: since wood is fragile after years of usage.

    So, I always use Thin Synthetic grips, such as Yonex Super Grap:)
     
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    synthetic overgrip- I like the tacky feel to it.
     
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    synthetic leather grips! They last longer, and anyway, the wristband can take care of the sweat rolling down my arm.

    towel is ok, but gets icky dirty really quick and i dont like to keep on changing the grips after every week.
     
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    :) sorry, that made me laugh.

    I use towel.
     
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    synthetic all the way. towel's need to be replaced very often and its very sticky.
     
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    I have tried towel, but it just doesn't provide enough grip and it also makes the grip 'grows' from G5 to G2. Not nice in my opinion.:p

    I have also tried using real leather grip (Prince) and it also feels good, just that you will leave some disgusting wet mark on it after the match. Otherwise it really feels great. I remember one of the older Yonex racket actually comes with real leather grip in stock form, don't know if it is the old carb21. Correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    I'd love to use towel but it simply don't last long enough for people like me who seldom/hate to go to the mall to keep buying more and more grips. I'd use Karakal's PU Super any time~

    I used towels before, love it. Doesn't last, so never did again.
     
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    Used to use Synthetic Grips.. but too slippery. Now i use towel grips.. more hygenic and your hands feel fresh everytime you change them. Anyway i got it very cheap.
     
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    My hands don't sweat THAT much but not totally dry either, I always wear wristband for everything anyway, style, sports, it's all good... Synthetic grips are tacky and last and probably more hygenic
     
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    i've notice some ppl sweat more in the palms and this pretty much makes wristbands redundant to some. towel grips would come in handy in these cases. but tacky grips does all right as well.
    doesnt quite matter in the end what type of grip you use. in the end they all stink :D
     
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    Leather for me :)
     
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    Prince DuraTac
    Prince DuraTred.

    of course, no-one's ever said these two were alright or good. They're either rated great or horrible. lol.
     
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    Anyone know an online store where i can get a leather grip in the UK? I've tried PU grips and towel, I'd like to try the full set :D
     
  19. ReVoLuTiOn44

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    Go for the Leather thing(2nd option)
     
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    Besides the right size grip, a grip plays a very important role in damping vibrations. The original grip usually does not have enough damping. Even using an overgrip does not provide the required damping; it merely makes the grip one size larger with a little bit of trapped air. A better way is to take out the original grip and replace it with a replacement grip that is a little cushy and has a raised ridge for increased friction.
     

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