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  • up to one week

    68 4.71%
  • from one week to three

    239 16.54%
  • from three weeks to four

    311 21.52%
  • four weeks up to 2 months

    389 26.92%
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    438 30.31%
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    I use Wilson Cushion Aire replacement grips, since they give the best feel and they're the most durable ones as well. Moreover, overgrips tend to make the handle too thick. It's some 2 or 3 months those Wilson grips last, I'm using 2 rackets though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westsideweiming
    What condition are your towel grips in before you put on a new one?

    I've used my Yonex yellow towel grip for 2 weeks and it's already slightly black and grimy. The strands on the towel are getting compressed and encrusted with what I assume is salt from all the absorbed sweat. Now it feels all hard and rough instead of soft and cushioned. I should probably replace it, but I'm so cheap. Here's a picture:

    Is that a yonex AC204-2S towel grip? If so how did u manage to wrap it up the cone? Usually mine end up finished at base of the cone...

    Anyway back to topic I think it depends how u wrap the towerl grip.. I find that if you wrap it once successfully (ie to your own satisfaction) it tend to last longer.. if you wrap and rewrap during wrapping process it shortens the life spam Anyone care to comment?

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    I use Karakal PU Super grips and they last about 3 to 4 weeks.

    I'm going to try Yonex towel grips soon though.

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    How can you tell when your grip needs to be replaced? Using Stock grip seems fine for me on my Futobaya TI 4200f.

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    I change grip after 1 week of play, or 1 day in a tournament.

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    it ususally last 1 week for me

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    i use karakal pu super grip
    Plays about 8-10 hours per week

    Only lasts not more than 2 week

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    I use Yonex super graps in white so they get pretty dirty but they last me a good month or so.

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    Don't exactly know the model of my grip (Kimuno, spell right??) but usually single layer with the thinnest one. Guess I am not crazy afterall cos usual play time 12 hours at least a week and grip last only 2-3 weeks...mannn cost me a fortunate

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    I use yonex-black but it only last me 2 weeks or so.
    In my opinion, I think the other colors last longer perhaps due to the amount of dye in them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Smash
    I use yonex-black but it only last me 2 weeks or so.
    In my opinion, I think the other colors last longer perhaps due to the amount of dye in them?
    Or...you might just think black isn't as worn because it doesn't 'look' as worn as yellow for example used for the same amount of time, partly because dirt/discolouration doesn't occur on black grips?

    Regardless of colour, when using Karakal PU Super grips, I now change them every week to two weeks, I like a tacky PU grip to be tacky.

    I use towel grips on some racquets, these I change once virtually every 'session' of badminton which is 1 to 2 hours. I don't like the feel of Monsoon towel grip (I bought in the form of a coil) on my racquets once it's been used for longer than that.

    Yonex towel grips last me longer, despite seeming Thinner. They're also 'less fluffy'/comfy, but...I prefer it, strangely. I like to still be able to feel the handle whatever the grip.

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    1week, i am just trying out new grips

    but i think i am gonna settle

    babolat woofer is a winner

    its thick replacement grip, not gonna add overgrip anymore now

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    Using yonex super grab, is the only thing i've seen sold at UBC =(. Usually last me 3 days cause I'm one of those people who look like they just walked out of a shower. 3-4 hours per day 5-6 days per week.

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    I use towel grip and it normally lasts me about a month but when there's a important tournament, I change the night before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baderz_Jas
    I use towel grip and it normally lasts me about a month but when there's a important tournament, I change the night before.
    Wow, a month. After a month my towel grip would be a black (originally being yellow) soggy dirty rag, if Any of it was left at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPaterson
    Wow, a month. After a month my towel grip would be a black (originally being yellow) soggy dirty rag, if Any of it was left at all.
    LOL Well, my hands sweat quite a bit but not that much

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    Wink

    From 2 and half hours to 4 form mon to fri, 5 hours on sat.
    Yonex super grap last 2 weeks average.

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