View Poll Results: Towel Grip VS Leather Grip
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i use Towel grip
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Thread: Towel Grip VS Leather Grip
08-25-2004, 01:42 PM #18
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
08-27-2004, 09:08 AM #19
Go for the Leather thing(2nd option)
08-27-2004, 09:39 AM #20
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.
09-02-2004, 11:00 PM #21
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
09-02-2004, 11:24 PM #22
Originally Posted by Brave_Turtle
09-10-2004, 10:00 AM #23
Originally Posted by Brave_Turtle
09-10-2004, 10:06 AM #24
Originally Posted by FEND.
Its just too fun to make your own towel grip
09-10-2004, 11:27 PM #25
Since that threat, i've been using towel grip for a long time now ^^
09-13-2004, 09:15 PM #26
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.
09-14-2004, 10:12 PM #27
Originally Posted by tranvi007
10-22-2004, 03:05 PM #28
I just bought a super absorbant grip from my local badminton store. My normal grip aint very sweat absorbant.
10-24-2004, 04:25 AM #29
Towel = smelly hand
Synthetic Grips for me
10-26-2004, 12:37 PM #30
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.
10-26-2004, 01:26 PM #31
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.
11-06-2004, 09:47 PM #32
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...
07-14-2008, 11:25 AM #33
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
07-15-2008, 01:18 AM #34
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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