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    Default Overgriping racket over the shaft damages the racket ?

    hi guys

    I changed from yonex towel grip to yonex super grap (102ex)
    I decided that as the grip was long enough to go up the shaft I decided I would use most of it up
    So what I did was I got some clingfilm and put it on the shaft (to protect the shaft paint when peeling the grip off)
    So anyway I griped it up to just before bit on the racket where it says hi modulus graphite etc (ns9900)
    So anyway does it damage the rackets playability and durability flexibility etc
    Thanks for you help
    P.s I wasn't sure cause I was Reading (2007/08) the yonex catalogue and saw a picture with tine rassmusen (denmark) with her racket griped like my one (I think it was a MP99)

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    Apparently it reduces shock but I have never heard of it damaging your shaft. (p.s. Tine Rassmussen is not sponsored by yonex

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    Quote Originally Posted by LD rules! View Post
    hi guys

    I changed from yonex towel grip to yonex super grap (102ex)
    I decided that as the grip was long enough to go up the shaft I decided I would use most of it up
    So what I did was I got some clingfilm and put it on the shaft (to protect the shaft paint when peeling the grip off)
    So anyway I griped it up to just before bit on the racket where it says hi modulus graphite etc (ns9900)
    So anyway does it damage the rackets playability and durability flexibility etc
    Thanks for you help
    P.s I wasn't sure cause I was Reading (2007/08) the yonex catalogue and saw a picture with tine rassmusen (denmark) with her racket griped like my one (I think it was a MP99)
    If tape damages your shaft then you should send the racket back The tape will not hurt it...
    You should keep in mind that the added weight will change your BP a little bit and if you dont play doubles (where you sometimes will hold the racket by the shaft when at the net) then you dont need to put it on the shaft at all...
    Vibration reduction would be minimal if at all...I really dont see how it would reduce vibration to the wrist, elbow etc...
    If you want vibration reduction then use the thick PU grips not cloth...

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    ^^ yup. All that will change is the BP of the racket. Did you ever see Sigit Budhiarto's grip?

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    don't do ittttttttttttttttt.... I did the same to my Armortec 900 Technique and when I changed it... It ripped the paint off cleanly from the CS cap T,T

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    Hmm cheap paintwork on the AT900T?! I usually prefer a grip without any glue on it except at the end bits to avoid these problems. If it's wrapped tightly enough it doesn't need continuous glue on the inside of the wrap.

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    I have yet to come across an overgrip that employs more glue than at the beginning like half inch.

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    Some companies make a tennis over grip that has a continuous strip down the center of the grip about the width of the finishing tape. They are almost impossible to get off after use and are typically very thick grip. Not something you'd normally see on a baddy racket.

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    Sorry this is off-topic.

    I agree with the legend. In the badminton backwater that is New Zealand I've resorted to using tennis grips, which work pretty well (in fact one of the Wilson Pro grips was rated good+ from memory by DinkALot).

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    Quote Originally Posted by caduceusnz View Post
    Sorry this is off-topic.

    I agree with the legend. In the badminton backwater that is New Zealand I've resorted to using tennis grips, which work pretty well (in fact one of the Wilson Pro grips was rated good+ from memory by DinkALot).
    LOL, gotta love gemmell fans. Too bad about him...

    Anyway... I will grip most of my rackets up the cone but not onto the shaft itself. Never even thought about gripping it that high.

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    Heh ... Helm says, keep close, brothers ...

    I usually grip up to the shaft for better grip when serving doubles (improved my backhand service no end) and some net play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caduceusnz View Post
    Sorry this is off-topic.

    I agree with the legend. In the badminton backwater that is New Zealand I've resorted to using tennis grips, which work pretty well (in fact one of the Wilson Pro grips was rated good+ from memory by DinkALot).
    yup the market's crap... i order mine online along with shuttles....NZD30 for a tube of RSL standard is too much for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LD rules! View Post
    hi guys

    I changed from yonex towel grip to yonex super grap (102ex)
    I decided that as the grip was long enough to go up the shaft I decided I would use most of it up
    So what I did was I got some clingfilm and put it on the shaft (to protect the shaft paint when peeling the grip off)
    So anyway I griped it up to just before bit on the racket where it says hi modulus graphite etc (ns9900)
    So anyway does it damage the rackets playability and durability flexibility etc
    Thanks for you help
    P.s I wasn't sure cause I was Reading (2007/08) the yonex catalogue and saw a picture with tine rassmusen (denmark) with her racket griped like my one (I think it was a MP99)
    I was told that apparently these top players (especially double players) wrap their grip up to the shaft because they often hold the racket between the shaft and the main grip. They do this mainly to receive short serve. What it effectively does is to drastically tip the balance and the racket become a lot more head light and hence increases manouverability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoppy View Post
    I was told that apparently these top players (especially double players) wrap their grip up to the shaft because they often hold the racket between the shaft and the main grip. They do this mainly to receive short serve. What it effectively does is to drastically tip the balance and the racket become a lot more head light and hence increases manouverability.
    hi yoppy

    I have noticed that you re grip your racket all the way up
    Do you notice any changes In playabillity ? Thanks

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    well, I've seen a lot cones stripped clean of paint because of towelgrip. The shaft on my ns8k also had some chips.
    But the paint quality on that particular racket isn't too awesome, with a dozen of sotx's and my karakals now I've never had an issue.
    With regular overgip there shouldn't be an issue....

    As for playability changes, I never felt any, but some people complain the balance changes a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LD rules! View Post
    hi yoppy

    I have noticed that you re grip your racket all the way up
    Do you notice any changes In playabillity ? Thanks
    Oh yes instantly. I can move my thumb grip position a lot higher near the shaft and hence provide huge weight advantage. The key is to put your thumb on the cone or a little bit higher when receiving a serve or in a defensive double. Sigit & Chandra do this all the time

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    The down side that i find is, i have to change grip position a little bit more to perform smash/clear/over head clear. Because these shots to my opinion require a grip pisition that is closer to the bottom.

    Overall I still find it beneficial. Please try it and let us know as well.

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