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wet grips, after that and the solution

Discussion in 'Grip' started by llpjlau, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. llpjlau

    llpjlau Regular Member

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    hi guys,

    i was wondering if any of you out there dry your grips at all? after a game, my grip gets rather wet and damp. after a night or so, it is still damp because i don't take it out of my badminton bag to dry. i was wondering if anyone does take it out (leave in on a table overnight or sth) to dry the grip.

    thanks
     
  2. Yogi

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    Try using a wrist band to stop the sweat rolling down your arm into the grip. If you don't like writs bands then think about moving to towel grips.

    You can always dust the towel grip with talcum powder to absorb the sweat and if it is still wet change every three days. A big towel costs only 10-15$ from Kmart or Big W and you can get a lot of towel grips of it.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. morewood

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    Used to have problems when using towling grips but since I changed to PU's 4 years ago I havent had problems.
     
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    Just unzip your bag and allow ventilation. Shutting them in just prevents air circulation. That even reduces the stinkyness.
     
  5. llpjlau

    llpjlau Regular Member

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    thanks for the suggestion but i dont want to go through the fuss of making my own towel grips.

    i will try that. sounds good to me.
     
  6. fivestars

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    Take a piece of paper towel, napkin, etc and put it on the grip, then squeeze the grip with one or both hands. This is a quicker solution most of the time. I think there are some type of fabric that absorbs water exceptionally better than paper towel, but I don't know what brand it is or what it is called, I seen it on a TV promo before.
     
  7. llpjlau

    llpjlau Regular Member

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    the wet grips, are they a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi? like under the grip where it gets damp or in gaps etc.
     
  8. Dummey

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    Yup, I've saw a neon green layer when I was regripping a friends racket.
     
  9. llpjlau

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    errgh...neon green! so its best to regrip after a while ? if not, imagine the bacteria and fungi your hands are touching.
     
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    i always leave my rackets on the table to air dry for 1 - 2 days when i reached home. Sometimes i even leave the grip part (only) under sun (for a while) to dry it if it's too damp.

    When l keep them in the bag, i don't zip up untill when i'm going to play.

    And my grip doesn't stink. :D
     
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  11. llpjlau

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    is that the way to stop grips from stinking? drying it under the sun also deters the growth of bacteria i think.
     
  12. sg2303

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    I guess so, anyway, it beats leaving the racket inside a dark, moist place which is conducive for micro-organism growth. :D
     

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