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    70 4.76%
  • from one week to three

    244 16.60%
  • from three weeks to four

    317 21.56%
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    396 26.94%
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    443 30.14%
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    Now that its summer here in hot California, I am switching from the RKEP Super Soft to the Nano so it can soak up lots more sweat.

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    last about 2 months with 4-5 times play a week.

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    Usually 2-3 months. I play twice a week for 2 hours. After trying many wraps (yonex supergrap, towel wraps, and head wraps) I have found that Slazenger tacky tennis wraps are my fave. Not because of the durability, but because of feel. I used to love towel wraps, but switched back because of wanted a smaller diameter in the grip.

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    quite long, usually 2months

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    how do you prevent your grip from getting black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -SYC- View Post
    how do you prevent your grip from getting black?
    use a different colour...lol

    You can't, it will go black with general use, there is nothing you can do apart from replace it before it becomes black, that is if you have endless amounts of money.

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    Is it me or the AC 102 red, last less than AC102 black ?
    Looks like the black one lasts more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by -SYC- View Post
    how do you prevent your grip from getting black?
    1.) Avoid light colors for instant white
    2.) Avoid contact with dirty objects during game
    3.) For me, I always make it a habit to wipe the grip with a damp cloth and let it dry before putting it back into the cover after every session. 1 to 2 drops of body shampoo is required if its too dirty.

    It last me longer.

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    I change my grips every two weeks now but I just changed to a black towel grip, so this one could last for maybe.... three weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom_bad View Post
    Is it me or the AC 102 red, last less than AC102 black ?
    Looks like the black one lasts more...
    does the colour change the durability ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom_bad View Post
    does the colour change the durability ???
    I don't think so, just the darker colours make it harder to see the deterioration of the grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LD rules! View Post
    I don't think so, just the darker colours make it harder to see the deterioration of the grip.
    you may be right

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    does the color affects the tackiness for PU grips?

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    So far had to change grips once in the last 5 months for my primary racket, but prior to October I played only 1-2 hours per week, now it's more like 2-4 hours so I don't think the replacements will last as long. I use Karakal PU Super grips.

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    Where my thumb meets the racquet, my grip begins to rip after 2 hours or so. I think my form is wrong, or I just sweat a whole lot. I only play 1.5 hours a week, but that'll be increasing soon. I could play through the rip, but it feels awkward. This is the Yonex 102EX, so I think if I get a bit better grip, it may or may not last longer.

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    @Blisse,
    try wearing a wrist band. it help absorbing sweat from flowing down from your arms, thus lengthening the durability of your grip. That is from my personal experience. When i din wear my wrist band previously, the grip will be very wet after each session. once i started wearing the wrist band, the grip remains relatively dry after 2 hours of play. i prefer the grip in that manner rather holding a damp grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcrpex View Post
    @Blisse,
    try wearing a wrist band. it help absorbing sweat from flowing down from your arms, thus lengthening the durability of your grip. That is from my personal experience. When i din wear my wrist band previously, the grip will be very wet after each session. once i started wearing the wrist band, the grip remains relatively dry after 2 hours of play. i prefer the grip in that manner rather holding a damp grip.
    oo thanks! I used to wear a wrist band, but it got dirty and I thought it cut off circulation to my hand. I also think I lost it too.

    With a wrist band, do you notice anything off during your games? Like restricted forearm movement, blood circulation, extra weight. And can the wrist band be used to wipe sweat, because I do sweat a lot.

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