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    Question tackiest grip ever/how to increase grip tackiness

    What is the tackiest grip ever u tried? How to increase the tackiness of a grip? i heard some people using rosin, in which kind of shop can i find such thing?

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    Personally, although I want my grip to be tacky, I'd never want it to be too tacky. I need to change grips, move my fingers around, and basically get a bit of air between my fingers/palm and the grip. If the grip always sticks to my hand like glue, it's gonna get in the way during a game.

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    Karakal grip is what you want - Kushy Kumfy or Ripple. It is expensive and you only get 1 grip per package, but it is very tacky and stays that way for months.

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    You should try the Wilson Cusion air, it is quite simmilar to the Karakal and is about £6.00 for one.

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    £6 for one is quite expensive do they last long?

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    Couple of months, Its best to go for the black because it hides the dirt the best.

    I have my own theory on these grips, they come in 3 colours: Black, light grey and blue. I think that they are different with respect to the spongieness of the grip but there is nothing on the label or the packaging that would indicate this.

    I feel the black is the least spongy, with the grey the most spongy, blue is somewhere in between.

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    A month ago, I asked a shop owner which are the tackiest grip he has and without a second thought he immediately handed to me the Pacific X-tacky. I tried it and I found them way too tacky even when its wet by my sweat. I feel that changing grip is difficult with this grip.

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    Even if your grip is not tacky enough you can buy two things to make it better:

    You can get a sawdust kind of a powder that helps grip, you just use it when your hands and grip get too sweaty. The other is a liquid version that you put on your hands and it's almost like glue, it works very well.

    I have noticed in competitions you get players using the dust but I have never seen anyone using the liquid.

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    I think that dust thing Dill talked about is just chalk, isn't it? It seems to me that their primary purpose is to absorb the moisture from our sweaty palms. Among other sports, rock climbing uses that stuff all the time.

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    i thought chalk was supposed to reduce friction. It's used in gymnastics and weight lifting to prevent you from ripping your own skin off.

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    Originally posted by bigredlemon
    i thought chalk was supposed to reduce friction. It's used in gymnastics and weight lifting to prevent you from ripping your own skin off.
    Er... I think it's better to "rip your own skin off" in gymnastics and weight lifting than slipping off the floor or having heavy 100lbs barbells dropped onto you

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    Originally posted by cappy75
    Er... I think it's better to "rip your own skin off" in gymnastics and weight lifting than slipping off the floor or having heavy 100lbs barbells dropped onto you
    I'm pretty sure weightlifters aren't worried about dropping weights as much as ripping their skin off. At least in the weightlifting forums i go to. ::shrug::

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    Well, perhaps not dropping weights... but rather, to maintain proper form while doing heavy lifts... a good grip is better. Powder will keep sweaty hands dry and maintain good grip on the barbells.
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    Originally posted by Dill
    You should try the Wilson Cusion air, it is quite simmilar to the Karakal and is about £6.00 for one.

    thats a great grip
    get the wilson if you want ridges on your grip
    if you want a flat one, get the karakal one

    personally id recommend the wilson one

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    I use the Karakal PU super grip - 2 in one package for 40 DKK (6.3 USD).

    They give the best compromise between: Grip, durability and price.

    It is the only grip I have tried in that price range that will last me for 1/2 season.

    (2 rackets used 2x2 hours training a week + 11 team matches)

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    Does a Bigger grip give u more control and small grip more power?
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