RKEP Grip

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  1. Zaphod

    Zaphod Regular Member

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    Hi there,

    does someone know where i can find the same tacky feel as the G10 from rkep? Cannot find any replacement for it sadly.
     
  2. s_mair

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    Difficult. I started trying different overgrips lately found those two to be very good:

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    The Gamma is extremely durable, tackiness on par with G10, but slightly harder or more „rubbery“.

    The Tourna is just ridiculously tacky and it stays that way for a while. The surface gives away earlier than the G10 though. And it’s only available in white and blue(?).
    A word of caution: After getting used to it, the tackiness of the Tourna gets kind of addictive.
     
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    Does the Tourna or Gamma color bleed onto hands?
     
  4. s_mair

    s_mair Regular Member

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    Not at all. I mean… a white grip bleeding colour would be a first I think.
     
  5. kevindd992002

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    What was the reason why RKEP is no longer in ebay?

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  6. s_mair

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    The seller (Squash Mart) has retired about 2(?) years ago. Just read back through the thread, you’ll find the more details.
     
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  7. what07

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    Maybe he still sells through pm on fb. With covid and all shipping was slow but should be better now.

    Had to migrate to Yonex supergrab in white .

    FYI I had G10 from way back and while they are all sealed the tacky feeling is good for 2 days then the grip just slowly crumbles
     
  8. kwun

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    I have been able to purchase from him via email. The grips are still in production when I purchased from him in May 2021. I ordered a batch of G10 and the quality feels the same as years ago.
     
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  9. kevindd992002

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    I ordered a bunch of RKEP grips from him a few years ago too. When the pandemic hit, they were stored in my bag for a few years. Last Nov 2021, I tried using them and they crumbled right away.

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    I actually don't know the shelf life of other brands But I for sure had rkep grips some around 11 years and 6 years old. So guess we can't keep grip over 2 years even if properly stored.

    I have a yonex supergrab set at around 2 years. Will use it next year see if it fairs better.
     
  11. kevindd992002

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    Yeah. If it matters, I live in a humid and hot country so that could also be what caused the crumbling even if it's stored inside the bag. What I know is that it is pretty common here for most brands, at least that's what they're saying.

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    I live in very dry area and I store them in ziplock bag. The grip lasts for many years. I can see why they won't in humid climate though.
     
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    I get the best of both worlds.I guess for me the grips would only last at most 3 years. Can't really complain the price is so good I can use around 6+ grips a month in rotations vs now only 3 per month with supergrab.
     
  14. s_mair

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    I have stocked mine for a couple of years now as well and so far, they don’t show any issues. But amazing to hear that Eric is still in business somehow.
     

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