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Towel Grips

Discussion in 'Grip' started by Matt14500, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Matt14500

    Matt14500 Regular Member

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    Are towel grips meant to go over the original grip? My friend said you should take off the original grip so that the handle wouldn't be too thick when you put the towel grip over it.

    It's probably too late to ask since I already put a towel grip over the original one.
     
  2. jymbalaya

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    i believe its your personal preference. maybe you like a thick grip?
     
  3. Matt14500

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    I haven't actually played with it yet. I have small hands so I don't know if this is good or bad.
     
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    personally, I prefer removing the base grip, because towel grips are thicker than the base grip itself.

    However, that also showed me how easy it is to splinter the wood on NS9K-X
    Not too happy on that one...
     
  5. Yfever

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    what i do is i take off the original grips, wrap the wood w/ electric tape, then wrap w/ the towel grip. its a lot less thicker than w/ the original grip underneath. it (electric tape) also prevents the wood to splinter & i think it helps prevent moisture to weaken the wood handle
     
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    It all depends on which kind of towel grips u use too. Pacific towel grips are on the thicker side. But Kwista towel grips are on the thinner side. So its all to your preference. =)
     
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    You can overgrip or replace depends how wide you want the grip to be. I also have seen sock type overgrips.
     
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    depends on ur hand size..
     
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    Guys, any recommendation on towel grips?=)
     
  10. morewood

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    No my opinion is dont have towel grips use PU instead, better grip, more hygenic, doesnt go hard a week after getting damp.
     
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    but do they absorb like towel? I personally kinda like towelgrip..but my fingers turn into hamburger meat for some reason..
     
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    towel's grip is better...=)...hamburger?define?=))
     
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    An absorbent towel grip turns into a stiff matted piece of cloth after a week with no use following a heavy sweating session, only solution tear off and replace, PU grip on the other hand doesn’t absorb so you can just towel your hands, racquet handle and face and play on for weeks with the same grip. If you don’t mind replacing the grip a couple of times a month Towels OK but then your getting into needing 10m rolls of the stuff in your kit bag.
     
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    noobsmash: my fingertips were bright pink..all sore and bruised...either I'm allergic to grip-powder..or the towelgrip did it..or me playing 3x more than ever...

    morewood: the 'toweling' of is my problem actually..slippery handles are a pain for me...
    I now use wilson-pro overgrip btw. feeling is good even when wet...but just worn through within 2 weeks (rotating between two rackets)
    I guess each their own...
     
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    That is why you need to get the 30 pack Supergrap or the 30 pack Wilsone over grip.
     
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    i tried using towel grips a while ago but just couldnt get used to them. i kept getting the feeling my racquet would slip out of my hand. i have since then used wilson grips which had loads of tiny holes in them and i thought they were quite good but they were a tad too thick. on my search for overgrips i came across forza overgrips. for the first few minutes of play they were average and then with a slight bit of moisture absorbtion they worked very well and became tacky which i like.

    i then came across a company called RAB (www.r-a-b.com) when i was seacrching for grommets and they sent me a brochure. with this there was a pleasant surprise in the form of an overgrip which they said is reversable. (one side high tack and one side medium). when putting the grip on my racquet i found it was slightly stretchable allowing me to put the grip on nice and tight and it fit round the cone very well with nor folds etc. i find that this grip is awesome and the best thin overgrip i have experienced using when compared with my other overgrips and friends rackets with overgrips. it is supremely tacky and had lasted me about a month which is good as i change grips every few weeks or so. i think they are so good i have ordered a whole batch. the company is also give you a slight discount when you tell them if you are a player, performance player, stringer or coach. the grip is the r-a-b reversable overgrip. they are stringineg specialists i think.

    minesh
     
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    4x wilson pro 30-pack:D

    what I woudl recommend most towelgrip players (if not all players) is to bulge up your buttcap a bit. That way your racket "can't" slip out of your hand if you sqeeze..
    though not everybody likes it...

    when the weathers getting warmer I might just use my last pieces of towelgrip...but that's me..
     
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    to avoid hardening of towel grips after usage, do not store rackets in bag when you get home or leave the zipper of racket compartment slightly open. in short, allow ventilation to dry up the grips immediately. 1 more thing is to roughly rub the towel grips w/ something w/ an edge like the back of a knife or scissors, rulers, rub it against table's edge, etc. so that the fibers dont stick together. kinda unorthodox but it works. been using towel grips for years...
     
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    yeah, i love towel grips. other grips kinda stick too much to my hands. and thankfully i am not that sweaty so the towel stays dry for a long time. and because it is not so sticky, i can manouver the racket easier.
     

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