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  • i use Towel grip

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  • i use leather/synthetic grip

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  • you wimps. i just grab the wood!

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    Anyone know an online store where i can get a leather grip in the UK? I've tried PU grips and towel, I'd like to try the full set

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    Go for the Leather thing(2nd option)

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    Besides the right size grip, a grip plays a very important role in damping vibrations. The original grip usually does not have enough damping. Even using an overgrip does not provide the required damping; it merely makes the grip one size larger with a little bit of trapped air. A better way is to take out the original grip and replace it with a replacement grip that is a little cushy and has a raised ridge for increased friction.

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    Home made towel grip nowadays, it's getting addictive since I keep doing more and more towel grip but I only have 5 racquets.

    My mom is tryign to hide every towel from me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brave_Turtle
    Home made towel grip nowadays, it's getting addictive since I keep doing more and more towel grip but I only have 5 racquets.

    My mom is tryign to hide every towel from me
    You can steal the towels at shower
    Haha!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brave_Turtle
    Home made towel grip nowadays, it's getting addictive since I keep doing more and more towel grip but I only have 5 racquets.

    My mom is tryign to hide every towel from me
    Why not try dishcloths?? Your mom definitely can't hide that from you!!! lol. Perhaps that could be a reason to not do dishwashing. Reason : Mom!! There's no dishcloths left to try the dishes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FEND.
    Why not try dishcloths?? Your mom definitely can't hide that from you!!! lol. Perhaps that could be a reason to not do dishwashing. Reason : Mom!! There's no dishcloths left to try the dishes!!
    hmm never tought about that ehhe.

    Its just too fun to make your own towel grip

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    Agreed!! =D

    Since that threat, i've been using towel grip for a long time now ^^

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    Default Do what feels best!!!

    In some more dryer climates. Have a different type of grip can really, effect the way u play badminton. It may even stop u from playing badminton. When it's dry here, your skins becomes soft, and for younger players, and women, they have thinner layers of skin. So when not using the right grip, blisters often occur. I would have to wipe my hands dry every rally to ensure a good dry grip. Even a bit of sweat willl cause blisters. And at times where u play everyday like on the team. Have a huge blister keep u from playing, really sucks. And blisters hurt alot too. I sometime get several of them. At times i even brought baby powder to experiment on my grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tranvi007
    In some more dryer climates. [Having] a different type of grip can really, effect the way u play badminton. So when not using the right grip, blisters often occur.
    yea it can make a big difference and well i knwo cause i use to have a leather grip and ended up getting alot of blisters from that but then i just regripped my racquet with a Forza grip which was a synthetic grip and well its alot better do not get as many blisters and when i do all i need is some electrical tape and i just put it over the blister...its like the only thing that will stick to my skin. or if your real intense you can always grab it by the wood but i doubt that many people do that...

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    I just bought a super absorbant grip from my local badminton store. My normal grip aint very sweat absorbant.

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    Towel = smelly hand

    Synthetic Grips for me

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    A couple of years ago I made the switch to towel grips, and I haven't looked back since. There is no substitute if you sweat a lot. I buy them in 10 m (or is it 20 m?) rolls, so I can change as often as I want.

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    Default Synthetic!

    I've always used synthetic grips (Yonex SuperGrap). I wouldn't mind using a leather grip just to see how it feels. However, I'd never use a towel grip as I don't wan to change them that often, and I'm sure they smell.

    I had never thought about the vibration dampening. I have long fingers, so I need a large grip, so I have two SuperGraps over the original grip. Is that enough dampening?

    BTW, Aerotus, I have a Carbonex 21, and I *believe* the original grip under there is real leather. Not sure, though.

    BTW, this is a first post.

    Thanks!!

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    well..it's towel grips for me man...haah..more friction and comfy...

    i've tried synthetic...kinda slippery...but quite alrite..haha..


    btw...are there leather grips?...i kinda can't find it around in my place...

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    if you do use a real leather grip, it would be best to put a overgrip on it, or else all the friction and sweat will damage the grip extremely fast. i use a leather grip on my tennis and badminton rackets with supergrap over top and its the best feel you can get periode. the real leather gives you the best feel and feedback from the racket and the supergrap provides tackyness and sweat absorbtion

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    i practically dont sweat at all at my hands and feats so i can use any grip for seriously long time

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