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    314 21.52%
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    I feel like people consider "lasting" differently. To me, I overlap the grip on itself by half so when one side looks dirty i jus wrap it using the other half. That being said, my criterion for a new grip isn't a loss of tackiness, but rather how dirty it looks.

    I use RKEP G09s, it's been 6 months and even on the dirtier half it's still tacky. I play ~4 hours per week.

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    Mine last about 2 weeks, but I have 3 of the same rackets that I rotate through. I play about twice a week for about 2.5 hours each time. It really comes down to personal preference, some people will use the grip till it disintegrates before they change it...

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    yes, you can gauge roughly how dirty a person is. lol.

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    Having changed back to overgrips a couple weeks ago, the durability has dropped drastically In a warm tournament hall, I have to change grips after every match (as I found out this weekend). Ideally I'd change rackets after every game, but one string was 6 weeks older than the other and had dropped much lower, so that wasn't really an option. Grip powder came to the rescue on Sunday, while you can't apply it as well as with towel grip at least it dries your hand for a few rallies....without it I'd have thrown my racket on a couple shots

    Under normal circumstances (training in a hall below 30C) about 2 weeks (=~25 hours).
    Last edited by j4ckie; 06-03-2013 at 07:01 AM.

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    My towel grip lasts me 2 weeks tops.. I constantly has to massage the cotton to make it softer and wet it with water after a sweaty session.

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    About 2 weeks...

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    honestly, i'm surprised how long these grips last most players..

    my supergrap will probably last for 2 weeks MAX playing 2 times a week (2-3hrs each session)


    Any grip recommendation for dry hands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phaaam View Post
    I feel like people consider "lasting" differently. To me, I overlap the grip on itself by half so when one side looks dirty i jus wrap it using the other half. That being said, my criterion for a new grip isn't a loss of tackiness, but rather how dirty it looks.

    I use RKEP G09s, it's been 6 months and even on the dirtier half it's still tacky. I play ~4 hours per week.
    are you using the white colour?

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    Well,it depends on your hand feelings.You change it between games during a tournament because you don't have time to wait until they get dried.I say ten uses in general.It's ideally to change grips frequently like changing your socks because you don't want a smelly racquets.

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    My grips never smell, no matter how used up....makes me wonder what you do to your rackets

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    Sorry for using a strong word which has misled you.I mean that bacteria can grow on sweaty grips.They make grips a lot better than before and dry fast.There are also vibrant colours to choose from,makes you want to change your grip when they're dull.Yet,again,when the grips aren't tacky anymore or have become dull and aren't attractive anymore...............it's a goner.

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    I use bright coloured grips so I can tell when to change it. In general, about one month.

    But on very intensive sessions when the grips become wet and sticky, I change them every 2 sessions.

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    i play 3-4 sessions a week and 2-3hrs per session, so around 8hrs a week on average, my grip last about a month.

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    I usually change the overgrip before club-matches. Not because it's necessary, but a new grip gives me kind of good mental feeling...

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    I play approx 19 hours a week of singles and doubles , I sweat a lot at the palms, mine generally lasts 3 weeks till it loses all it's tackiness, currently using Wilson pro over grip yellow to match my z slash, and black yonex over grip ac102ex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exert View Post
    I play approx 19 hours a week of singles and doubles , I sweat a lot at the palms, mine generally lasts 3 weeks till it loses all it's tackiness, currently using Wilson pro over grip yellow to match my z slash, and black yonex over grip ac102ex.
    they have yonex ac102ex in yellow as well, though i don't know if they are up to your taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepyEyedBoyZ View Post
    they have yonex ac102ex in yellow as well, though i don't know if they are up to your taste.
    Yes I know they are but I'm just trying to use up all my
    Left over grips first, thank you though! (((:

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