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Yonex Towel Grips

Discussion in 'Grip' started by Kenny, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. Kenny

    Kenny Regular Member

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    I was planning to put on towel grip onto my NEW mp-100 but im scared that when i take it off, will it leave a sticky residue or rip the original grip off? if it will, i should just stick with super grap
     
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    When u remove grips, u can use the hair dryer to heat up the grip a little bit. This way, it will be much easier to peal off the grip, and won't leave too much sticky stuff on.
     
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    Or you can ice it, so everything just become cold and crisp :) and it's easy to remove.
     
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    Towel grips are usually thicker, and if you just use it over your OE grip, it will be even thicker. If you use towel grip, it is good to strip off your OE grip and to buy a racquet with a slightly smaller handle.
    I used to buy bulk rolls of towel grip (the ones that give you about 20 towel grips per roll), and I still have a roll left, but I have stopped using them because of the trouble of having to replace them frequently. They are great when new, but after a week of taking in all your perspiration, the towel grip hardens, then the racquet is not very nice to play with anymore. You can slow down this hardening form of aging by sprinkling talcum powder, but I just gave up. However, if you are prepared to change your towel grip after every 5 hours of badminton, then towel grip is preferred, especially if you are a very sweaty chap.
     
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    Generally, removing the top layer of any grip will leave the next layer looking a little shabby (might be sticky or torn). This is not a problem though - you either just put a new layer on top, or replace the lower layer as well.
     
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    Sometimes I use the food wrap (the clear, microwaveable, wrap) to wrap the handle first before I apply anything that has a back-sticky tape. That way, you can easily take out the upper grip and the original grip will be unhurt.
     
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    I use normal sticky tape underneath the towel grip, works perfect.
     
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    I used to like towel grips a lot, but after several months of usage, I found them to be very hard to puton and take-off. So, I am still using my super grap, which is very easy to get on and off, also, low cost,too.

    For the wear part, if you get the new super grap, it has better durability than the US versions. (the Yonex New Super Grap (the new packaging has more density than the US super grap. I have both on hand right now so I can tell just by looking at them. The amount of "Oil" is also different when you look at them very obviously)
     
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    As bluejeff says the easiest and best way still remains the foor wrap or clingfilm.

    You should either keep the original selophane on it or better still wrap it with clingfilm, results = no nasty crap left on the original grip and you can remove the clingfilm as it is inexpensive and adds very little weight (if noticable at all) to the handle.
     
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    I use electrical insulation tape underneath my towel grips
     
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    Why worry about the state of the original grip underneath? Are you planning to sell again?
     
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    Not necessary for selling purpose. Some people (including myself) like to keep things neat and nice :)
     
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    Guys, I was thinking puting electrical tape over the wood too but wouldn't it change the balance point by alot?
     
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    ah ha....i just usually rip off the original grip and put some thicker karakal stick grip on. oh well, i'm poor so i'll keep the original grips next time:) they are too thin for me...(i know...no skill)
     
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    Hmm.... this reminds me that I have an old friend, and he doesn't like any grips at all, so that he always just held the wood directly :eek:
     
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    I don't think it should bring too much effect.

    The tape is very light when compare to the grips (especially replacement grips).
     
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    Maybe he is talking about the super heavy-duty duck tape ? :D:D:D

    Man, that's going to weight a lot!!!
     
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    I am not even using the elec. tape (shine black ones?).

    I don't know what this type of tape (currently using) called, but it's very thin, like paper, usually comes out in rice yellow color. It's very very light.
     
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    It's masking tape... for taping up corners when you paint walls and ceilings:D.
     
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    very good idea ;)
     

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