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    I use Yonex Super Grap, and whenever I ask people from my area about my grip, they tell me white super grap lasts longer than others. Is this true? Anyone wanna verify it with me?

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    Absolute hogwash imho

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    Quote Originally Posted by VietTranMtEden View Post
    I use Yonex Super Grap, and whenever I ask people from my area about my grip, they tell me white super grap lasts longer than others. Is this true? Anyone wanna verify it with me?

    It's not true, unless you also believe the theory that a red car runs faster than a white car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VietTranMtEden View Post
    I use Yonex Super Grap, and whenever I ask people from my area about my grip, they tell me white super grap lasts longer than others. Is this true? Anyone wanna verify it with me?

    some truth. the dyes used seem to really affect the grip in some cases. for instance, Wilson x-tra tack truly varies by color. super grap does too, but not as much. its whwat you are more comfortable with.

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    I use black so because when it gets dirty, its not as noticeable.

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    Yonex Supergrap while nice and tacky will not last very long. I like to use grey color because it's not really noticeable when it is dirty unlike white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryim_ View Post
    I use black so because when it gets dirty, its not as noticeable.
    so u only change it when the smell become too strong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VietTranMtEden View Post
    I use Yonex Super Grap, and whenever I ask people from my area about my grip, they tell me white super grap lasts longer than others. Is this true? Anyone wanna verify it with me?
    it is the absolute opposite for me. after 1 or 2 days of play the grip looks fine right? but if you compare the original color to the one you have on your grip right now then theres a BIG difference. imo i think black would be the "longest lasting" because when it gets dirty you cant see much of a difference

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    I use white... so that I know when it's dirty and time to change it...

    Also, longest lasting has nothing whatsoever to do with whether you can see it being dirty. Whether black, white, grey or any other color, they will be equally dirty if played with an equal amount of time....

    The darker colors, as many here have chosen, will cover up the fact that the grip is dirty and if that makes you happy so that you can play with it longer then by all means....
    Last edited by druss; 12-19-2009 at 02:18 PM.

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    I think the misconception may come from the fact that because a darker grip tends to conceal the dirt, you just naturally use it longer. I think jymbalaya has a point about the different dyes that are used (so the analogy to colored racing cars is not quite the same), but I don't think it is a noticeable difference.

    I prefer white grips because they look better, and I usually replace the grips before they get too dirty because they have lost their tackiness by that point anyway. Also maybe some people don't feel justified changing a darker grip that looks new but actually isn't. As far as I'm concerned, I've never seen a white grip worn down to the fiber, but I've seen plenty of black grips that have been worn down to where you can see the grey fiber underneath.

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    Many of the "older" guys from the club where i play usually have a grip that have been torn until you can see the fiber and the "younger" guys usually change their grip quite often. Not all people are the same, but it is just from my experience. For myself, I can't play with a grip that is worn down or even tear apart. I usually change my grip every 2-3 weeks and I play 2 times a week. Also, if you are a hard hitter or aggressive type of player, usually the grip will worn down faster.

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    OK, there comes the un-official answer.
    Yes, color does effect the feeling and durability. Example, 3 years ago, Evil Empire almost had a recall on all red SuperGrap 30pack because the red one will die within 1 week of use. Un-officially, the lighter colors beat out the darker color. After formula change (last year), the difference is not noticeable anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler View Post
    so u only change it when the smell become too strong?
    nope, it actually doesn't smell :P

    usually, i'll replace the grip i feel that its been worn down and feel that its affecting my shots. by then, it wouldn't matter if its dirty anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryim_ View Post
    nope, it actually doesn't smell :P

    usually, i'll replace the grip i feel that its been worn down and feel that its affecting my shots. by then, it wouldn't matter if its dirty anyways.
    hmm, i love it when i change my grips and play with it for the first time, leaves my hand with "new grip" smell

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaiyen View Post
    hmm, i love it when i change my grips and play with it for the first time, leaves my hand with "new grip" smell
    I just love the new grip feel .. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    OK, there comes the un-official answer.
    Yes, color does effect the feeling and durability. Example, 3 years ago, Evil Empire almost had a recall on all red SuperGrap 30pack because the red one will die within 1 week of use. Un-officially, the lighter colors beat out the darker color. After formula change (last year), the difference is not noticeable anymore.
    So as of right now, there is no recognizable difference, of performance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VietTranMtEden View Post
    So as of right now, there is no recognizable difference, of performance?
    All I can tell you is that I have been using the white SuperGrap exclusively because I get them cheap. I have not hear any one use the red or darker color SuperGrap complain to me after the initial introduction. And yes, there was a change in the color formula Evil Empire used in the SuperGrap.

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