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06-12-2013, 03:57 PM #1
Overgrip recommendation for the UK.
Ive been using the karakal Super pu grip as of late and its a great grip! Problem is I have very sweaty hands (which is VERY acidic for some reason too), as a result ruins tacky pu grips in a matter of hours. Ive been suggested towel grips, Ive tried them plenty but in the end I never felt like I had the control or feel as the PU grip.
Ive read the RKEP grips are really good bang for the buck and make good pu grips for sweaty hands but is there any dealers in uk?
Any other reccomendations?
06-13-2013, 12:27 AM #2
There are no RKEP dealers, you have to order direct from
I haven't tried the RKEP grips yet but the nearest overgrip I have found to Karakal PU super is the Pros Pro Tacky or G Tacky. You can buy them from eBay for a good price.
06-13-2013, 02:01 AM #3
I ordered from Rkep and they were here in a week. I got some red/salmon grips going if you want that colour
06-14-2013, 09:57 AM #4
Yeah most people with sweaty hands tend to prefer towel grips with plenty of grip powder.
I personally don't have sweaty hands so prefer tacky grips. I don't think you will like RKEP grips as they are mostly PU tacky ones.
There are some overgrips that are made especially for sweaty hands, they feel like suede and have a matt look rather than the usual shiny tacky rubber which you might like to try.
But if your hands are that sweaty, I think you're better off with replacement grips which are absorbing than the thin overgrips.
Decathlon have a good selection of grips and I seem to remember that they have a tester for the different grips.
06-20-2013, 07:43 PM #5
thanks for the replies! Ill give some rkep's a try and will the suede type grips mentioned aswell!
08-07-2013, 09:54 AM #6
acidic sweat? Fix your diet then, you clearly are eating crap. The body is an alkaline design, eat more raw greens and food that are alkalising in the body. If your sweat is destroying your grip, imagine what its doing inside your body! Yuck!
08-07-2013, 10:00 AM #7
Thankyou for the reply rawgirl and I appreciate your concern. I have a very clean diet and have had so for the past 8 years, which comes from being a competing martial artist of many years.
12-05-2013, 06:10 PM #8
I know it's an old thread but I really like the Dunlop Biomemetic Tour overgrips that Sports Direct sell. They are only £2.49 for 3 and are very thin with a suede-like finish.