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Thread: Overgrip vs Replacement Grip
10-12-2005, 12:59 PM #1
Overgrip vs Replacement Grip
Hello, I got a new racket that I really like but the factory grip gets slippery when wet. Should I replace the grip or can I just put on an overgrip? Is an overgrip as good as a replacement grip?
10-12-2005, 01:58 PM #2
Well the thing is, you never want to wear out the stock grip (to maintain the handle contourr) - always have an overgrip on top.
10-12-2005, 02:10 PM #3
Depends. Is the factory grip big enough, will adding an overgrip make it too big? If adding an overgrip is OK, do it. If not, find a replacement grip.
An overgrip is never as durable as a replacement grip but it's easily removed and replaced.
If you want something tacky and absorbent, I recommend the Gamma Supreme Overgrip. It's the best grip I've tried so far and I've tried about 20 different grips.
10-13-2005, 12:55 AM #4
Wilson Pro-Grip (Overgrip)
So far, I found out that this is the best overgrip for me eventhought it is meant for tennis. Maybe I will try the Gamma overgrip during my next trip to Singapore.
Last time, I like the Karakal Super PU grip but now Wilson Overgrip is my choice.
10-13-2005, 02:55 AM #5
Originally Posted by LouisW
10-13-2005, 05:08 AM #6
Originally Posted by S4MadMan
10-13-2005, 09:56 AM #7
Originally Posted by theasiandude88
10-13-2005, 11:23 AM #8
So will an overgrip help with the slippery grip as much as replacing the grip with one that is designed for moisture?
10-13-2005, 11:40 AM #9
Originally Posted by violin_geek
If you want a tacky overgrip, I recommend the Gamma Supreme Overgrip or Wilson X-Tac. They are very good. The Gamma Supreme also absorbs moisture decently well.
10-13-2005, 12:27 PM #10
Soon as I get a new racquet I tend to strip off the factory grip and re-wrap the handle with two overgrips ( Prince Deraperf or duratread)
03-30-2009, 03:01 AM #11
my karakal PU super tends to slip once i hit the 2nd hour. Towel grip never last me more than 2 sessions. Now i'm using some Yonex overgrip with nice grove to keep the racquet in place.
what's good & thin for replacement grip? i've always used overgrip for easy replacement as my palms sweat alot & because i replaced overgrip very often, the stock replacement grip on my AT900P is peeling very fast.
04-01-2009, 04:01 AM #12
try Wilson Ultra Wrap. i think it is suitable both for badminton and tennis racquets.
- sufficient cushion
- slightly sticky
04-01-2009, 09:02 AM #13
04-01-2009, 09:02 PM #14
many reasons why BC is providing losta good info, even way back.
newer BC members should search as much as they can before starting more threads.
04-01-2009, 10:34 PM #15
04-01-2009, 11:30 PM #16
I'd reffer to dinkalot's grip chart
04-02-2009, 01:21 AM #17
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