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08-25-2007, 08:38 AM #18
08-25-2007, 08:51 AM #19
The grips are:
Volkl Super Grip II: first rate, one of my top three favorites
Gamma Smart Grip: excellent in all aspects...so far
Wilson Super Tack: the tackiest grip I tried to date but slippery when wet
Wilson Comfi: haven't tried yet
Alpha: I have not tried it in depth but so far, very good
Head Super Comp: very good to excellent so far in feel and tackiness
Kirschbaum Touch It: very good feel, good tackiness
Dunlop Hydramax: non-tacky, velvety feel, excellent at absorbing sweat
08-25-2007, 10:13 AM #20
I'm lucky; I sweat very little, so my hands are only slightly moist .
08-26-2007, 06:54 PM #21
thanx for the panda tips!
08-26-2007, 07:40 PM #22
08-26-2007, 08:11 PM #23
I use the Gamma grips....let me say they are excellent. They are tacky, and last a really long time.
08-27-2007, 10:28 AM #24
Im just curious does anyone know a place in mississauga or ontario where they sell alpha grips? (got my only one from my stringer xD)
09-29-2007, 12:46 PM #25
A lil off topic... but do you happen to know how much the Alpha overgrip weighs?
Just added it to my racket and the grip is the perfect size now... however my racket feels a lil too head-light... Wanna add some lead tape to counter-balance it.
09-29-2007, 12:52 PM #26
09-29-2007, 12:58 PM #27
I added lead tape to my badminton rackets very early on. It's a no-no. Badminton rackets are way too sensitive to even a bit of lead tape, completely throws off the balance.
All overgrips weigh within 2 grams of each other, the thinnest being about 3.5 - 4.0grams and the thickest being about 6.0grams. This is new.
Just say the average overgrip weighs 5 grams. The alpha one is a bit heavier so say 5.5grams.
09-30-2007, 05:15 AM #28
09-30-2007, 05:41 AM #29
Better wrap it tightly then..I hated the extra vibration leadtape added, it just didn't feel right...
I added 2 grams at the Tjoint
04-06-2008, 03:52 AM #30
Glad to see this post, thanks for the great info Dink, I'll give these a shot.
I've tried a few different grips (though none that you mentioned) and none seem to do it.
I had the same problem with towel grips, they'd get soaked after 1 game.
A little trick that's helped me is to buy those small, super absorbent "car-drying" towels and have one hanging from one of your pockets for a quick dry after every point. You can pick them up in Target, Walmart and probably automotive stores as well.
04-06-2008, 04:12 AM #31
Thanks for the tips. I'm not a sweaty person but my hands and arms tend to get a little moist making me wipe it off on my shirt. Will give the sweat band a try, hopefully it works as well as you say.
04-06-2008, 04:29 AM #32
Just when it was going good, my supplier was forced to close shop.
But, fortunately, a BC member has helped me get them again.
To be on the safe side, I bought 30 of them
04-06-2008, 04:50 AM #33
karakal powder is good? my area only sells that....one bottle can use for how many time? i play 4 times a week...and yeah, i sweat a lot...currently i use some baby powder...not really great but working...
04-06-2008, 05:38 AM #34
baby powder is not a good idea.... it has some oils in it, making the whole lot a tad slippery...
..yes I tried it... I know it weird, but I tried it....
for me: towel grip, sweatbands, and a big bulge at the but cap prevent my racket from slipping...
The grippowder yonex makes works wonders, but wrecks my fingertips...
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