Tennis racket grips?

Cedwico

Senior Member
I've seen a couple of drummers play with some sort of grip around their sticks on the handle end. Are they produced by 'Ahead' or something else? Does anyone here use them? You get the gist with all the questions, right? Good! Answer some for me!

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Les Ismore

Platinum Member
Most stick manufactures offer some sort of grip tape and yes, tennis racket tape is as good or better, definitely a lot cheaper.

Reduces shock, increases stick diameter and may improve grip. Tape gets stinky after awhile and might interfere with cross sticking.
 

makinao

Silver Member
I think what you are referring to are "overgrips", and are used for tennis, badminton, and all other racquet sports. They are very thin, absorb lots of sweat, easy to apply and remove, and give a good grip without stickiness.They cost about US$1 per racquet.

I use them on all my tennis and badminton racquets, but never thought about it for my drum sticks.
 

konaboy

Pioneer Member
Tennis grip tape can be picked up at almost any sporting goods store and you should be able to wrap a pair of stick with one wrap. Allot cheaper than the stuff sold in music stores and it does the same job ;-)
 
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Big_Philly

Guest
I used it for a while but it hardly makes a difference to me. Obviously I notice the increased diameter and slightly better grip, but I don't need either of them.
 

ENRICO

Silver Member
At first I used tennis grip ,then I changed to tennis overgrip .
Is much cheaper and less spongy
 

Hollywood Jim

Platinum Member
I have tried every kind of drum stick grip invention on the market.
The best one for me is tennis racket grip tape. The one I like is this one. Not sticky but perfect.
(I use an un-wrapped stick for cross sticking.)
Try it, you'll like it.

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GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
For a long time I used Plastic-Dip for my sticks. It's the products used to put on tool handles for grip. It can be thinned, brushed on, sticks dipped in the can, etc. Try some. It lasts a long time.
 

lefty2

Platinum Member
Tennis grip tape can be picked up at almost any sporting goods store and you should be able to wrap a pair of stick with one wrap. Allot cheaper than the stuff sold in music stores and it does the same job ;-)
I buy some at Walmart whenever I have to play outside in the fall. I have Raynaud's syndrome and my hands go numb really easy so the grip type helps
 

johnwesley

Silver Member
Gaffers tape works well. Kind of like duct tape but not as sticky. Available where all gaffers shop, and a 6" roll will wrap a thousand sticks, give or take a couple hundred based on how thick you put it on.
 

CommanderRoss

Silver Member
Gaffers tape works well. Kind of like duct tape but not as sticky. Available where all gaffers shop, and a 6" roll will wrap a thousand sticks, give or take a couple hundred based on how thick you put it on.
This! ^^
Gaff tape is essential in your "rescue kit". Solves a lot of other issues too.

The Plasti-Dip stuff works pretty well. Comes in a myriad of colors & you can make the handle as thick or thin as you want.
 
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