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Thread: Dinker Dan's Over Grip Review
04-16-2008, 02:54 PM #426
Here's my review of the Volkl Super Grip II:
Feel: It felt really nice when it was dry. Very good.
Sweat Absorbtion: Not good enough for me. I sweat a lot and by the end of a game it was pretty wet.
Feel when wet: It became slick once I started sweating. On the other hand, it seemed to dry pretty quickly and after grabbing some water it was tacky again for the next game.
Overall: I really liked the feel of it but not good enough if you sweat a lot (I'd rate my self a 9/10 on the sweat scale).
I'm going to try Whatagrip and the Karakal PU Super and Point 75 next.
04-16-2008, 03:08 PM #427
Please read this post:
To adequate minimize sweat, you need a combination of:
1) Tacky/Absorbent Overgrip or Towel Grip
2) Sweat Band
3) Grip Enhancing Liquid/Powder/Spray
4) Multiple rackets and switch after every few points
5) Arm Sleeve and/or wear a glove
04-16-2008, 05:23 PM #428
I guess I'll have to upgrade to sweat bands or grip spray even with the Karakal grips
04-16-2008, 05:25 PM #429
04-16-2008, 09:06 PM #430
haha, i don't sweat that much, so i think that most grips will do me well, but my wave grip has lost tackiness after 2-3 weeks, which makes me sad
04-17-2008, 02:25 AM #431
04-17-2008, 04:46 AM #432
04-21-2008, 02:30 PM #433
04-21-2008, 02:41 PM #434
04-30-2008, 02:33 PM #435
04-30-2008, 02:56 PM #436
Apparently Wilson has a new grip (a new grip to me anyway), Wilson Profile. Got a bunch. Seems to have the same tackiness as Xtra Tac with a slight profile pattern which makes just a little dryer feel.
I like it. A lot, actually.
The usual caveats apply, X-Tra Tac is not a great sweat absorber and neither is Profile.
05-01-2008, 07:01 PM #437
In fact I really liked the feel of the PU Super. After using the WhatAGrip I realize that I prefer a tacky grip and the PU Super is a little more tacky than the Volkl Super Grip II. And like the Volkl Super Grip II, it dried off really quickly. I played three games of singles and it was starting to get pretty wet. Then I took a short break and played two very casual games of doubles. By the time I started the doubles game it had dried off and returned to full tack and stayed tacky throughout the double games.
The downside for most people would be that it is absurdly thick (it is a replacement grip not an overgrip). It took my racket from a Yonex G5 (83mm) to G1.5 (94mm). I did a 5mm overlap because I like the ribbed feel so it would be less of a grip size change if you don't overlap. Or take off the factory grip (which I didn't do). This is actually feeling like a pretty good grip size for me, the G5 was way too small.
And I probably shouldn't have used the adhesive, I imagine that it's going to tear apart my factory grip when I take the PU Super off (necessitating that I buy another PU Super and try it as a replacement grip ).
05-01-2008, 07:07 PM #438
In the long run, if you sweat a lot, you are at a disadvantage, you either have more grip problems or have you to wear a sweatband and face the consequences. Like I said the 1" sweatband felt more comfortable to me, but it may not provide enough sweat protection for a fast and furious singles game.
05-16-2008, 03:25 PM #439
Firstly, I'd like to say thanks to Dinker Dan for this great thread.
Secondly, I was wondering why there isn't a similar thread for replacement grips? I'm assuming I should just go with the same company for the overgrip I choose?
05-16-2008, 03:39 PM #440
2) You can order the same replacement grip on your racquet if you need onw.
3) They don't wear out as fast, so it will be a long time before Sir DinkALot or anyone to replace another replacement grip.
4) The never gooder panda is waiting for you to contribute...
06-22-2008, 01:03 PM #441
bro is gamma 2 grip the same as gamma grip2 ?
i bought gamma 2 grip, cant find grip2.
thanks for your review table.
06-26-2008, 02:49 AM #442
I think that Sir Dinks should change his sweat absorption rating on the Karakal PU Super Grip. It was actually rather slippery when my hands got sweaty. I seriously feel that even Yonex SuperGrap absorbs sweat better.
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