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What's your favourite overgrip? « on: April 17, 2009, 11:41 PM »
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I assume some of you use overgrips when you play tennis so I have two questions...

1) Why do you choose to use an overgrip?

2) Which ones are best?

I've been using overgrips for quite a while but recently have run out, just thinking about what ones to buy now. I've done pretty well without them but I think you can get blisters more easily without an overgrip.

BTW, what overgrips does Murray use?
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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 11:48 PM »
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I've never used overgrips and not had any blisters on my hand.

One of my rackets does actually need a new grip or at least a wash as it is really dirty. lol
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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 11:49 PM »
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Are over grips the thing to go for if you get blisters? I experimented with a few replacement grips on my old racket, I think my favourite one was one of those Cushion-Aire Wilson grips but it didn't solve the problem, my thumb is a pain in the ass Think
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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009, 11:53 PM »
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All the pros seem to use overgrips Think

With overgrips I've noticed I have more stability with my shots but that's due to less moisture on the grip causing slippage. The downside is the grip size is increased a little but that could be an upside if your racquet grip is too small.
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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #4 on: April 18, 2009, 12:34 AM »
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I've never used overgrips. Never really felt like I needed to.

My favourite grip is the Babolat Woofer Grip. I've got used to that one  as it came on my racquet (bought 2 years ago). Needed to replace it a couple of weeks ago so it was quite handy working in a tennis shop as I got it for the cost price which was about 60% of the selling price. Smile
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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #5 on: April 18, 2009, 02:14 AM »
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I use Karakal PU Super Grips. Good value.

My Racquet has a number 2 size grip and I put one KPSG on it as a base, before adding a second on top. I don't like overgrips generally as they tend to be made of a slightly thinner material and I don't feel the same sort of cushion so I actually just use two ordinary grips. I do the same thing with my squash racquets.

The only downside to these grips is I find they wear out faster than other grips do, but they are very very good and non-slip.

Oh, and on the wilson cushion aire - I had that on my last 3 squash racquets as they came out of the packet, blisters every time. Never had blisters with my current grips.

The only thing with my method is that I know what I like. Grips tend to be more expensive than overgrips and obviously change the thickness by a greater amount. Depends on the material of your grip as well as to whether you feel it absorbs or repels moisture adequately enough for you to use/not use an overgrip.
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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #6 on: April 18, 2009, 02:05 PM »
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I've just bought some Prince DuraTac... I think Murray used them last year, not sure if he still does.

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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #7 on: April 18, 2009, 02:11 PM »
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I might be wrong, but doesn't Andy use Babolat overgrips?
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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #8 on: April 18, 2009, 02:14 PM »
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Not sure what he uses now but didn't Gilbert make him use Prince DuraTac which then caused him blisters?
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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #9 on: April 18, 2009, 02:14 PM »
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I might be wrong, but doesn't Andy use Babolat overgrips?



Didn't you get his overgrip? The purple Babolat one? (it's not blue!! Rolling Eyes)

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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #10 on: April 18, 2009, 02:15 PM »
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You sure that isn't Prince purple?
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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #11 on: April 18, 2009, 02:17 PM »
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Didn't you get his overgrip? The purple Babolat one? (it's not blue!! Rolling Eyes)



The one which I got was really dark blue, was a Head overgrip.

Either way, Prince make good stuff, I prefer a chunkier grip so having an overgrip really helped me in terms of serving.
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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #12 on: April 18, 2009, 02:19 PM »
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Not sure what he uses now but didn't Gilbert make him use Prince DuraTac which then caused him blisters?
So basically you've gone and bought blister causing overgrips?  Genius!
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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #13 on: April 18, 2009, 02:21 PM »
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Mark is a pain masochist!
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Re: What's your favourite overgrip? « Reply #14 on: April 18, 2009, 02:21 PM »
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Mark is a pain
Just stop there..  Wink
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