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Thread: Yonex Towel Grips
09-07-2009, 08:58 AM #1
Yonex Towel Grips
This will be the third and final thread I'm opening today
I have been using the AC402EX since the start of this year and have been enjoying the comfort and lack of sweat off my palm. I heard that there is also another towel grip model called the AC404, which is a soft towel grip.
Has anyone played with both? What are the main differences and is the AC404 better because of the supposedly softer composite material?
09-07-2009, 10:54 PM #2
Believe there are two versions of the AC402 in Asia - made in Taiwan and Japan. Which version do you use? I found the Taiwanese version more rough and its thicker than the JP towel grips. Have not tried the AC404 but the only difference I see is that the AC404 comes with ant-bacterial feature?
09-07-2009, 11:59 PM #3
it seems like Made in JP stuffs are better... !
09-08-2009, 04:06 AM #4
The one I use (which is also what I can buy here in Sydney), is the Made in Taiwan "EX" version. IIRC the Made in Japan version of the AC402 is the "DX" version, which also has the anti-bacterial (perhaps just deodorant) treatment.
Is the AC404 thinner and lighter overall and thus shifts less of the racquet's balance point?
09-08-2009, 01:19 PM #5
How about term of feeling?What is the both feeling?
And which is better/you like/prefer?
09-08-2009, 08:35 PM #6
I haven't bought the AC404 yet. I can't get it in Sydney.
If it is really better in terms of having a lighter weight/density, feels softer and lasts longer I may consider buying some from MBS or LXSport.
09-08-2009, 09:44 PM #7
I dont know if you have seen these. They come either one solid color or the one in the picture two colors. I personally like the dual color since it is a little bit longer.
09-08-2009, 09:51 PM #8
09-08-2009, 10:06 PM #9
I think I need to look for one and find out the difference.
09-11-2009, 04:14 AM #10
Anymore recommendations and reviews guys, before I take the plunge and order a pack of AC404 online?
09-16-2009, 10:00 AM #11
I was thinking this or the cheaper one (the above pictured model), the 404 looks real quality so I bought it.
won't get to play till monday though
Last edited by dukebluedevil; 09-16-2009 at 10:02 AM. Reason: edited the model number
09-17-2009, 01:55 PM #12
Thanks a lot; will be awaiting your findings.
By the way does the AC404 change the balance point of the racquet much? I have noticed that for one the AC402 due to its thickness (and perhaps roughness) can create a shift of 1.7cm (with half of it on anyway) towards the racquet handle compared to the balance point when having the original grip on.
09-18-2009, 11:34 PM #13
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09-21-2009, 09:34 PM #16
I am hoping the AC404 is softer and cushier than the AC402 though.
09-30-2009, 11:10 PM #17
AC402 gets really slippery after couple of times usage but AC204 is much more durable.
just my 2 cents.
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