RKEP Grip

Discussion in 'Grip' started by perfectgravity, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. s_mair

    s_mair Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2013
    Messages:
    5,034
    Likes Received:
    3,663
    Location:
    Germany
    Got a sample of the new G08 with my latest order. I don't really know what this is tbh. Doesn't feel G10'ish tacky, but also doesn't have not the cloth like feel of the old G08. And the weirdest thing - it's got "Guide" printed on the grip itself and also on the tape.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. DuckFeet

    DuckFeet Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1,972
    Likes Received:
    284
    Occupation:
    Computer rebooter
    Location:
    Swindon
    even the old G08 was horrible in black. do you have any green/orange/yellow to try?

    Sent from my SM-J510FN using Tapatalk
     
  3. s_mair

    s_mair Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2013
    Messages:
    5,034
    Likes Received:
    3,663
    Location:
    Germany
    Nope, only got that one black sample.
     
  4. Christopher Ngo

    Christopher Ngo New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    I have the green, it feels a tad tackier than the black.
     
  5. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    16,277
    Likes Received:
    1,894
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Any colour is tackier than black...

    Sent from my SM-G965W using Tapatalk
     
  6. kulidone

    kulidone Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Slovakia
    I bought some G08, G09 and G10...

    the G10 are probably the best, but I still prefer the Yonex AC102EX... also the RKEP grips are for some reason shorter and I cant grip as high as with Yonex grips (for doubles)

    I found a way to buy the Yonex grips for almost the same price as RKEP so its no brainer for me. Yonex ftw.
     
  7. iAsianGuy

    iAsianGuy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2014
    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    canada
    Does anyone know which color is the best for g10, in terms of tackiness?
     
  8. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    16,277
    Likes Received:
    1,894
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Pink, light green, white... in that order from tackiest first.

    Sent from my SM-G965W using Tapatalk
     
  9. iAsianGuy

    iAsianGuy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2014
    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    canada
    Does the pink dye come off like other grip colours?
     
  10. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    16,277
    Likes Received:
    1,894
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Nah, the light pink one is fine.

    Sent from my SM-G965W using Tapatalk
     
  11. fanypak

    fanypak New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2018
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    toronto
    does anyone know if you get charged customs fee if you get it shipped to Canada?
     
  12. VictorP

    VictorP Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2013
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Canada
    Never got charged customs fees
     
    fanypak likes this.
  13. s_mair

    s_mair Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2013
    Messages:
    5,034
    Likes Received:
    3,663
    Location:
    Germany
    As long as the imported goods are worth less than 20 CAD there will be no custom duty or tax. See https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/courier/menu-eng.html.
    If you're shipment is above that limit it's a matter of luck that your package slips through or not. If not, then there will be at least the GST of 5% (darn it, that's low...) you will have to pay (https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/postal-postale/dtytx-drttx-eng.html).
     
    fanypak likes this.
  14. JLneonhug

    JLneonhug Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    UK
    Been buying from Erik (Rkep) since 2012.
    I'm quite fussy when it comes to grips and whenever I go abroad Asia or Europe I would try find a badminton shop and try some over grips.
    I've yet to find a grip that suits my needs for the price of these grips. For me its always AC102 and RKEP G11 as my benchmarks.

    I normally have cold dry hands so tackiness is ideal for me (and of course longevity). I prefer firm grip so I can feel the shuttle better.
    # On a G4 handle, I would fold wrap G11 as base (on wood shaft) and another G11 normal wrap on top (I'm a size 9 glove, so this is pretty thin)
    # I change top layer when I see some dull rips/imperfections which is normally about 1.5-2 months (if 2-3 sessions per week, 2 rackets), or when its time to restring my racket and I don't have time I put a new grip which gives better feel and "more power" to the strings, imo...

    # Material consistency of these changes over the years but I tend to buy bulk (ie 60-70 pcs a go), so I can have time get used to the material.
    # I find generally most colours are consistent except for the shades, ie black, white and greys (maybe placebo?), the odd pinks/red are sometimes different, I understand in some material plastics yellows and reds are "more difficult" to manufacture/perfect. Whether this plays a part, I have no 1st hand experience....
     
    visor and racketman123 like this.
  15. Zaphod

    Zaphod Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2013
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    France
    One question : what is the grip version of the overgrip G10?

    I wanted tro try it
     
  16. s_mair

    s_mair Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2013
    Messages:
    5,034
    Likes Received:
    3,663
    Location:
    Germany
    Just placed my final order with Eric to build up some stock:

    20191107.jpg

    ...what a sad day... :(
     
  17. Ch1k0

    Ch1k0 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Messages:
    5,754
    Likes Received:
    1,352
    Occupation:
    N/A
    Location:
    Singapore
    What's going on mate??

    Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
     
  18. s_mair

    s_mair Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2013
    Messages:
    5,034
    Likes Received:
    3,663
    Location:
    Germany
    Eric is about to retire, so it's "while stock lasts"...
     
  19. Ch1k0

    Ch1k0 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Messages:
    5,754
    Likes Received:
    1,352
    Occupation:
    N/A
    Location:
    Singapore
    Nooooooooooooooo

    Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
     
  20. s_mair

    s_mair Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2013
    Messages:
    5,034
    Likes Received:
    3,663
    Location:
    Germany
    oh yes... so hurry up if you need any more RKEP stuff. It's literally now or never.
     

Share This Page