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    I tried the towel by the way side method and for me and heavy sweaters, it just doesn't work well.

    Also, when the sweat band and/or arm sleeve is soaked, you remove it and switch to another. That should be common sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by ants View Post
    For easier alternative. Just have a towel next to the court that you are playing. Having too many things on your arms and wrist will have a burden effect. Simply said.. a little heavy. Plus all the sweat accumulated in those stuffs that you are wearing on your hand/arm and wrist. It will be heavier.
    Choose a good towel grip and at most just use a wrist band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roller View Post
    DinkAlot, may I know the exact model of the Head, Gamma, Kirschbaum and Dunlop overgrips in your photo? Thanks.

    The Volkl and Alpha overgrips are very good for my sweaty palms indeed.

    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

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    I'm lucky; I sweat very little, so my hands are only slightly moist .

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    thanx for the panda tips!


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    Dang! Nice teeth, who's your dentist?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdileo View Post
    thanx for the panda tips!


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    I use the Gamma grips....let me say they are excellent. They are tacky, and last a really long time.

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    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)

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsuioku View Post
    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.
    1st time ever heard it use for badminton's racket. as for tennis, is normal.
    if you really want to add it; add at 3 & 9 o'clock.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by drifit View Post
    1st time ever heard it use for badminton's racket. as for tennis, is normal.
    if you really want to add it; add at 3 & 9 o'clock.....

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot View Post
    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.
    hmmm... w/ ur rep... do I wanna know how much lead tape you were adding?
    Definitely understand your point though... Maybe I'll try wrapping some solder around the T-joint to see how it feels first...

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamiko View Post
    [...]So far the best grip I've used is Karakal's PU Super Grip. It's the only grip that lasts for more than 2 weeks and is still tacky and cushiony after heavy extensive use. Before that, I used Wilson X-Tra Tack, which was good initially, but the tackiness wore off in about a half a week, and then it became as slippery as soap to me. Unfortunately...the PU Super grip is pretty expensive :X
    As one with super-sweaty palms, I've tried everything from cloth (towel) grips to peeled natural rubber. Last year, I came across the Karakal PU Touch. And that really works for me.

    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

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    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...

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    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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