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    70 4.79%
  • from one week to three

    242 16.58%
  • from three weeks to four

    314 21.51%
  • four weeks up to 2 months

    394 26.99%
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    440 30.14%
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    Yonex-Pink, 1.5-2 months. Average 5 hours per week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feng_MP-100
    Yonex Super Grap:
    White - 2 ~ 4 weeks
    Black - 6 months ~ 1 year
    Yellow - around 4 weeks
    Blue - around 8 weeks
    i have a guess.. is it because on the black grips, wear/tear and dirt dont show up as obviously? i see my orange AC102 Yonex Super Grap have thin black layer of dust.. and i want to replace it (about 1 month of playing about 3-5 times/week 1.5-2.5hrs/session). but i used A440 blue and it lasted me about 5 months on and off playing

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    Karakal PU Supergrip: Lasts me almost two months, I usually play about 8-12 hours per week.

    But it depends on the person I think-- I have pretty dry hands while playing (no sweat at all!). Someone else i know, the PU grips that I give him last him about 4 weeks and he plays the same amount of time as me, but his hands are sweatier than mine are.

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    Yonex towel Grip , 3 weeks to 2 months. If smelly i will change. Usually i play around 4hrs 2 to 3 times weekly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ants
    Yonex towel Grip , 3 weeks to 2 months. If smelly i will change.
    Thanks for sharing that. But do you ever change the towel grip?

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    I use a yellow Forza soft grip, I just change it when it gets to dirty, or when it gets weared down.
    I'd say I change it every 2 months

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    Karakal PU Super Grip lasts prolly up to 2 months?

    Yonex A440 Super Grap maybe not as long? Something like 6 weeks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feng_MP-100
    Yonex Super Grap:
    White - 2 ~ 4 weeks
    Black - 6 months ~ 1 year
    Yellow - around 4 weeks
    Blue - around 8 weeks
    Color makes a difference? LOL.....

    Hmm for me....

    Sunday - 2 hours to play with friends, and right after that I have 1h 30min for training....

    Saturday - Sometimes 2 hours, sometimes 0.

    I'm still using my yonex original grip for atleast 2 months. Still in best condition...

    What's wrong with my hands.....

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    check out the picture i took of the yonex supergrap (orange, AC102EX) after i used it for 4 weeks or so! i also compared it with the A440 supergrap from Yonex taiwan in this thread... (which has the pic.. i can't upload it in this thread for watever reason) http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=23215

    i took off the AC102EX already.. and changed it to a purple A440 supergrap. dunno how long this one will last

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    when i trained in high school, i changed my grip every week cus i put a hole in the grip cus of my thumb movement. now i dont play, so i change grips for my students every so 3-4 weeks or so.

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    I use Head-brand (with the diagonal lines on the wrap itself) and Guide-brand overwraps. I think they're meant for tennis

    I play 3 - 10 hrs a week only. Thats actual play, does not include rests.

    My current set of wraps on my Cabs are going for 3 months now because work is getting in the way of my playing schedule The wraps have lost most of its tackiness but still no holes or signs of major wear and tear. Not like YY overwraps, which develop the holes after 3 badminton sessions.

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    sometimes it depends on which grip I feel like putting on, YY super grap only lasts 2 weeks or less, but YY Cybertec grip usually lasts me at LEAST 3 months before the tackiness wears out. But I don't usually put cybertec grip because it's $8 for one grip wrap.

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    So yonex DO have ribbed grips...

    When you guys say wear out. Do you mean your grips actually tears apart before you change grip?

    How do you guys know when to change grips? A change of color? The smell? Holes in grip? When it gets dull?

    That's also to think

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    Wore out as in getting skinned alive by the damn grip. Relatively new grips shouldn't allow much movement while you hold it tight as you swing the racquet. Slippage is the major reason for callouses.

    Doubles players have to change their grips more frequently than singles players. As my game intensity gradually increases, my once a month grip change became bi-monthly. BTW, loved the Yonex AC105 EX... it's more durable than the old AC440 yet retains the same grippy-ness.

    Holes in grip?! Man, either you're really broke or too cheap to change. Don't do it! Someone could get hurt at the other end or you could get splinters from the wood.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neosakai
    When you guys say wear out. Do you mean your grips actually tears apart before you change grip?

    How do you guys know when to change grips? A change of color? The smell? Holes in grip? When it gets dull?

    That's also to think
    Last edited by cappy75; 05-23-2005 at 12:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum
    Thanks for sharing that. But do you ever change the towel grip?
    Yes i do. Recently i change the grip more often . It can last me around 2 weeks.

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    i noticed that the yonex AC102EX supergrap lasted me 4 weeks, while the taiwanese version of the A440 (supposed to be thicker than normal supergrap by a bit) lasts me 2.5 weeks because it loses tackiness. however the A440 costs me less, so i'll stick with those at the moment

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    Default I sweat a lot!

    So far the best for me is Karakal PU Super grip. Last up to 1~2 months. Plays 3 times a week, each season 3~4 hours.

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