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Old 06-06-2012, 07:05 PM
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After a long run without using it i feel like i may need to start using it, any suggestion for tape that doesnt tear the living crap out of your hands?
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:06 AM
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Ahead Grip Tape works great
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:52 AM
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I cant use anything but bare sticks, if I use any of the wraps, rubber dipped, painted or varnished sticks they grip the skin on my fingers and cause blisters.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:02 AM
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You could try tennis racquet overgrips. They are about a dollar a piece, which if you cut it in two is enough for a pair of sticks. I've never used in on sticks, but I use it on my tennis racquets. They are very soft, comfortable, and absorbent.
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i tried ahead grip tape before it gave my hand worse blisters than without any grip tape. maybe ill try the tennis stuff thanx for the idea.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:52 AM
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i prefer electrical tape.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:40 AM
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You could try tennis racquet overgrips. They are about a dollar a piece, which if you cut it in two is enough for a pair of sticks. I've never used in on sticks, but I use it on my tennis racquets. They are very soft, comfortable, and absorbent.
What I use I think is called Tourna Grip tape for tennis rackets. Very good price and I believe I did wrap 2 sticks with 1 roll. As mentioned, very soft and comfortable.
What's cool is that after you wrap them diagonally, they create ridges along the stick that really prevent slipping.

I tried the Regal tip sticks as well. Nice, but no ridges to stop the slipping.
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alright definately lookin for that tourna stuff now, thanx alot guys
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After a long run without using it i feel like i may need to start using it, any suggestion for tape that doesnt tear the living crap out of your hands?
My favourite grip enhancer is Vic Firth's Vic Grip coating. If you like Vic Firth sticks, I highly recommend checking to see if they offer your favourite stick in a Vic Grip version.

Word of warning though: If you find yourself liking it, you will get completely addicted to it. I now find myself really disliking playing with bare sticks.

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I cant use anything but bare sticks, if I use any of the wraps, rubber dipped, painted or varnished sticks they grip the skin on my fingers and cause blisters.
I'm the other way around. Bare sticks cause me to grip too tightly because they feel like they're constantly slipping away. Grip enhancers have really allowed me to relax my grip.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:43 PM
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alright definately lookin for that tourna stuff now, thanx alot guys
Tournagrip is probably the thinnest overgrip you can buy, and is a good place to start. In addition, there are different textures: tacky, grooved, and super-absorbent. They come is lots of colors too. Check out the variety from this page from Tennis Warehouse: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/overgrips.html
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thanx for the info, i used to use exclusively vic firth stick but im kinda up in the air with different brands right now, i find it difficult to settle on one model or brand but thats a completely different thread all together haha.
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Tournagrip is probably the thinnest overgrip you can buy, and is a good place to start. In addition, there are different textures: tacky, grooved, and super-absorbent. They come is lots of colors too. Check out the variety from this page from Tennis Warehouse: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/overgrips.html
True - it is not that thick and wears at the point of the fulcrum or where the fingers grab it.

What do you suggest for a thicker, more durable wrap?

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i prefer electrical tape.
Amen to that. Eletrical tape gives the best grip, and it's really cheap. But that's really just my opinion.
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Ahead Grip Tape works great
Yep...love the stuff. It's an extra expense, but you can reuse them several times.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:40 PM
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What do you suggest for a thicker, more durable wrap?
Most of the overgrips from major racquet companies are thicker/spongier. Wilson, Head, Babolat, Dunlop, Prince, Yonex, etc.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:03 AM
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What I use I think is called Tourna Grip tape for tennis rackets. Very good price and I believe I did wrap 2 sticks with 1 roll. As mentioned, very soft and comfortable.
What's cool is that after you wrap them diagonally, they create ridges along the stick that really prevent slipping.

I tried the Regal tip sticks as well. Nice, but no ridges to stop the slipping.
I used to use that, worked good
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:21 PM
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I used hockey tape for a while, now I just put a square of it over the butt of the stick, then one wrap around the bottom, so if my stick starts to slide out of my hand, the slight increase in diameter and friction from the tape grabs my hand and keeps the stick from flying across the room.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:43 PM
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I cant use anything but bare sticks, if I use any of the wraps, rubber dipped, painted or varnished sticks they grip the skin on my fingers and cause blisters.
Absolutely man! Those yellow dipped signature Zildjian sticks destroyed my hands and I had to wait a week or more before I could start playing again and no it wasn't technique or how I held them. The friction against my fingers just burned them right up lol!
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:47 PM
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I used hockey tape for a while, now I just put a square of it over the butt of the stick, then one wrap around the bottom, so if my stick starts to slide out of my hand, the slight increase in diameter and friction from the tape grabs my hand and keeps the stick from flying across the room.
I like this approach, as I'm not entirely happy with any wrap or dip I've tried. The Ahead wraps work great but they fatten the stick a little too much for me, and I'd like a cheaper solution. I'll try this, thanks! I'm going to pick up some Tourna grip on the way home tonight...that might work.

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Absolutely man! Those yellow dipped signature Zildjian sticks destroyed my hands and I had to wait a week or more before I could start playing again and no it wasn't technique or how I held them. The friction against my fingers just burned them right up lol!
Some of us grip tighter than others - not that one is right or wrong, or better than the other. It just shows how individualistic we are, as people and musicians. For me, the dip coating isn't tacky *enough*, and the sticks end up sliding right out of my hands. I think the Vic Firth dip is less grippy than a bare stick!
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:25 AM
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Some of us grip tighter than others - not that one is right or wrong, or better than the other. It just shows how individualistic we are, as people and musicians. For me, the dip coating isn't tacky *enough*, and the sticks end up sliding right out of my hands. I think the Vic Firth dip is less grippy than a bare stick!
Very true and good point zambizzi. :)
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:35 AM
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i used tennis grip tape with electrical tap wraped around the top of the grip

(this is a yr old and dosent hurt my hands at all)
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:18 PM
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[quote=makinao;1010327]Most of the overgrips from major racquet companies are thicker/spongier. Wilson, Head, Babolat, Dunlop, Prince, Yonex,

this is my method: after testing diferent kind of grips, most of them were too thick and they increase too much the diameter of the stick. I've found that tennis racket over-grip were the thinnest but they were too spongy. so to solve that, after I wrap the stick, I put them under water for a a minute or so until the overgrip absorbs as much water as it can, then I take them out of the water and I wrap them with film (the one used for coocking) really tight, and you leave them for a couple of days. Then you remove the film and you'll find the over grip nice and Compact, not spongy at all but with even more grip.
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