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    Posted: 03/16/2009 at 12:15am
Anyone using grip tape for your paddles? Anything you can recommend. I'd like something thin.

For now I use electrical tape, but as you can imagine its not the best alternative. Please share. I've looked at badminton and tennis and squash grip tapes, but they are usually thicker and there are a million of different kids.

Figured instead of going out on a 10 type shopping spree, I'd ask you guys first.

Thanks!
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Butterfly Soft Grip Tape is quite thin.
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Originally posted by kelvinyoong kelvinyoong wrote:

Butterfly Soft Grip Tape is quite thin.
or nittaku's or any other manufacture's.

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Anyone knows where I can order one?
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i use tourna grip
it has my reccomendation
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Originally posted by Leshxa Leshxa wrote:

Anyone knows where I can order one?
I use Athletic tape which is soft and thin. You could buy it at any sport store such as Sport Authority.
 
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Try What a Grip, very comfortable and thin. Slip it on and play. Please note one package will be enough for two blades.
 
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butterfly is the best i`ve tried so far,soft,thin,it is shaped at the end so is easy to get the right angle for wrapping,available at www.presports.com
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Butterfly offers 2 versions of grip wrap now.  One is alittle softer and thicker.  They are very light and feel awesome compared to tennis racket type of materials.  I would like to try the grip wrap offered by www.tabletennisonly.com to see how it feels.  Has anyone tried that one yet? 

So far, Butterfly's are the best. 
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I highly recommend Wilson tennis grip that you can buy at Big5 stores. It looks a little bit like leather.

Foe US$3 (3 bucks!!!) I get 2 rolls and each roll can do 2 SH  blades (when rolling around the handle the grip goes over itself no more than 3mm).

It's thin, its light (you add 2 grams to the total weight) and it does not take feeling away too much.
 
So each blade for 75 cents and it lasts years...best value for sure!
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I second what a grip Ive tried it and its excelent

Originally posted by XxbOOmxX XxbOOmxX wrote:

Try What a Grip, very comfortable and thin. Slip it on and play. Please note one package will be enough for two blades.
 
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Buy some medical tape at CVS, Stop & Shop...

That's what I'm using now. Being thin and not squishy, it doesn't kill the feel too much. I like it.
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Originally posted by ppmax ppmax wrote:

Buy some medical tape at CVS, Stop & Shop...

That's what I'm using now. Being thin and not squishy, it doesn't kill the feel too much. I like it.
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I have used Butterfly grip, Tennis grip, then finally I use medical tape (Athletic tape). It is soft, thin and very comfortable. In addtion, the price is so cheap LOL
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Originally posted by fatt fatt wrote:

I highly recommend Wilson tennis grip that you can buy at Big5 stores. It looks a little bit like leather.

Foe US$3 (3 bucks!!!) I get 2 rolls and each roll can do 2 SH  blades (when rolling around the handle the grip goes over itself no more than 3mm).

It's thin, its light (you add 2 grams to the total weight) and it does not take feeling away too much.
 
So each blade for 75 cents and it lasts years...best value for sure!


I specifically recommend Wilson Overgrip Pro Soft - for 5 bucks you get three grip tapes. They are soft, very light and wrap around beautifully. Very good grip feeling, too.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_Pro_Soft_Overgrips/descpageACWILSON-WPSFTOG.html#

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In every shop who sells badminton, or squash equipment, there is a big choice of brands, colors and thickness. I normally go for the cheapest which is the thinnest and the least tacky.For better result I pull very well while wrap around the handle
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I have used Wilson ultra thin for years. It´s thin, has nice grip and is quite cheap as well.
What is the point of playing safe shots when you can miss with style

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Originally posted by Kolev Kolev wrote:

I normally go for the cheapest which is the thinnest and the least tacky.


Actually the tackier version of Wilson Overgrip is better - tacky setting on one I tried was 4 and there was no tackiness at all. Then it was 8 on Overgrip Soft and it was very very lightly tacky which is good cause at least the tape was not unwinding immediately once I have wound it a few times around the handle and started to attach it at the end.

So don't be afraid of tacky Wilson grip tape - but I cannot say the same about other tapes.

BUT: DON'T use black hockey tape! it is so tacky that it will literally pull finish and paint and even tiny slivers off of your handle.
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i am using the grip from Nittaku, it is great. 
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Originally posted by ebah ebah wrote:

i am using the grip from Nittaku, it is great. 


Specialized TT grip tape are good - but they are overpriced. You are basically paying same price for Nittaku grip tape as you would have plaid for three tapes from Wilson.
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Originally posted by JimT JimT wrote:

Originally posted by fatt fatt wrote:

I highly recommend Wilson tennis grip that you can buy at Big5 stores. It looks a little bit like leather.

Foe US$3 (3 bucks!!!) I get 2 rolls and each roll can do 2 SH  blades (when rolling around the handle the grip goes over itself no more than 3mm).

It's thin, its light (you add 2 grams to the total weight) and it does not take feeling away too much.
 
So each blade for 75 cents and it lasts years...best value for sure!


I specifically recommend Wilson Overgrip Pro Soft - for 5 bucks you get three grip tapes. They are soft, very light and wrap around beautifully. Very good grip feeling, too.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_Pro_Soft_Overgrips/descpageACWILSON-WPSFTOG.html#


This is what I use too.  The whole roll weight about 6 grams, but you only need to use about 1/2 roll per blade.  I use the whole roll to modify the FL handle to ST.  You can stretch the tape a little bit if you do not want the handle to be too thick.
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Any recommendation for a grip tape that does not leave ANY mark on the handle? I need to make an experiment but don't want to spoil my Violin handle.
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Use grip tape that doesn't have a sticky surface on the back.

You wind the grip around the handle; towards the end of the handle and then lay the final wrap, over the previous wrap.  Trim the wrap so it finishes flush to the end of the blade and use a bit of adhesive tape or a spot of glue to hold the final wrap wrap in place.

That way; you'll only have sticky tape or glue on two layers of the wrap, instead of it touching the handle.


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Ah ok, so easy? I was assuming that all grip tapes were sticky on one side. Any brand/type to recommend?
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I use 'TournaGrip' and the blue painters' tape at the end.
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i hate grippy handles. I used a few grips just to make the handle thicker, but that made it too grippy and I had to remove it. I adjust my grip during play alot and need to be able to move the blade in my hand. Plus I really love the feel of wood in my palm.
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Originally posted by jt99sf jt99sf wrote:

I use 'TournaGrip' and the blue painters' tape at the end.
 
I use TournaGrip as well, it has my recommendation.
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butteffly soft grip
I have this and it is quite light and thin
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Originally posted by assiduous assiduous wrote:

 I really love the feel of wood in my palm.

That's what she said.




On another note:  anyone find it harder to grip the paddle when hands are dry in the winter?
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I don't like sticky adhesive grip tapes (which are usually blue).  Messy, hard to remove, not very effective.  I use a tennis overgrip (I like the ones made by Prince, but I use the minimum possible).  I have a comment about my experience with this in the thread titled Overgrip.


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I used the Butterfly Rubber Grip (it's difficult to slip it on).  The best one is to use the Gamma grip tape for tennis racket.  It comes in 3 rolls.  You can use 1 roll for 2 paddles.





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