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Old 01-26-2010, 02:31 PM
imispgh imispgh is offline
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Default Tennis overgrips for drumsticks?

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I am trying these now. I use the overgrips because they are thinner than standard tennis grips.

While they are thicker than dip (which is a hassle and not available stock with the sticks I like) and the easily worn drum stick wraps the grip appears to last much longer and doesn't lose it's tackiness. (Given they are thicker I bet they can be cleaned). And there is an added benefit of absorbing shock. Tie this in with clear nail polish on the tips and i think sticks can last a good while.

Here is an example of a tennis overgrip
http://www.tennis-experts.com/prince-overgrips.html

(Keep in mind you can wrap these tight and cut down on the thickness and gap between layers compared to a tennis raquet)
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:59 PM
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I've been using overgrips in my sticks for years and I love it , the only problem was that they move a litle bit so I ended up gluing them to the stick , and the problem was solved
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:09 PM
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I've been using overgrips in my sticks for years and I love it , the only problem was that they move a litle bit so I ended up gluing them to the stick , and the problem was solved
Curious. Originally. Did you wrap them tight (stretch as you wrap), overlap at least 1/2 of the layers and rough up the wood with sandpaper prior? if I do that the only thing I have to glue is the end piece since it stays on top
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:32 AM
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Curious. Originally. Did you wrap them tight (stretch as you wrap), overlap at least 1/2 of the layers and rough up the wood with sandpaper prior? if I do that the only thing I have to glue is the end piece since it stays on top
not really ! I didn't overlap as you said because I wanted the grip to be as thin and ligth as posible to not change the balance of the stick,
but next time I'll sand the sticks as rough as they can get , thanks for the advice!
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