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Thread: RKEP Grip
02-01-2011, 08:33 AM #188
ordered a trial for g05, g06, g09
Ultimate, Elite, and Power Master
Will give review and comparison with karakal super once I get to try them out
I find my batch of Karakals are wearing out too quickly (they may be old stock/canada's too dry for the pu)
02-02-2011, 11:44 AM #189
02-02-2011, 12:10 PM #190
02-02-2011, 12:15 PM #191
02-03-2011, 01:02 AM #192
I received a batch of the G-09 Elite overgrip and I am comparing it to some of the older models (one is discontinued?). My previous favourite grip was the G-12 High Tape overgrip. I like that one so much I bought about 100 of them. So far, the G-09 Elite seems to be a good alternative. When wrapping, it is slightly less stretchy so contouring takes a bit more effort. I like to wrap the cone up to the first bit of exposed shaft.
Something not yet mentioned is the finishing tape that comes with this. I like to finish a grip by winding finishing tape tight, almost shrinkwrap-like. The other RKEP overgrips' finishing tapes are mediocre like almost any on the market (Yonex, Wilson, Prince, etc). I typically threw them away. Even 3M or Duck brand electrical tape doesn't hold. With those, especially in warmer temperatures, the tape will unravel or "back-off" loosening the finish, sometimes exposing goopy adhesive. To fix this, I buy Nitto tape from MBS to make a nice clean finish. With this recent batch of RKEP Elite grip, I was very surprised at the quality of the finishing tape. I can do my usual tight wrap and pull until it thins to breaking off. It sticks and hasn't backed off for a few days. Usually the average tape will loosen within a day.
If this holds up, I may not need to buy Nitto tape.
02-03-2011, 03:11 AM #193
i think you will be disappointed. the tape do peel back and leaves a sticky residue behind.
there are only 2 things the RKEP G09 grip can improve.
- better finishing tape
- 5cm longer
02-03-2011, 05:31 AM #194
Just got my RKEP G05, feels great, very slightly less tacky than the Karakal super Pu but its still plenty. Durability was much better with no sighs of wearing what so ever after 1 session, which from my last batch of karakal super pus there was rubbing at the thumb. Length could be a bit longer, I just made it to the top of my racket handle (after a couple of unwinds). Overall great grip for the price, will definitely get more when my stock runs out.
02-03-2011, 10:03 AM #195
02-04-2011, 03:06 AM #196
I now have a few reduntant Kakarakal supergrips - anyone want to make me an offer?
Eric, any chance of a longer G-09?
Looking forward to wrapping the grip of my T-pro with G-09.
02-04-2011, 09:04 PM #197
Thanks. I will try to neotigate with the factory to offer it a little longer.
02-04-2011, 09:06 PM #198
02-05-2011, 04:06 AM #199
02-05-2011, 08:34 AM #200
i just order 50 ultimates and 40 elites worth getting in bulk even if you don't use them all your friends will end up buying a bunch anyways.
great grips and service from eric so far.
02-05-2011, 02:21 PM #201
I bought 4 dozens and nearly 1/2 has been claimed in less than a week. At this price it is a really nice value grip.
02-05-2011, 02:50 PM #202
I had about 100+ Elites, now only 54 left. Friends just gobble them up because there so affordable when i told them. Very good grips and excellent pricing.
02-07-2011, 06:26 PM #203
If there is a longer version of G-09, I'll definitely order 50 of them. Go for it, Eric.
02-07-2011, 06:29 PM #204
We are negotiating with the factory whether they could offer longer version. If they really could that the name will be G09L.
However, according to most badminton users oppinion that current length is very good for their use.
Too long tape will need to cut some part off.
But I know that tennis users will like it longer.....
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