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Proper installation of an overgrip can help you maintain a good hold on your racquet's handle and eliminate nagging discomfort to your hands as well.That's w...
Locate the end of the overgrip that tapers off to a skinnier width. The tapered end will have an adhesive sticker. Remove this sticker. Pick up your racket, handle facing upwards, and attach the sticky tip of the overgrip to a long bevel of the racket handle (see definition).
Getting your playing equipment right is a key part of feeling comfortable on the tennis court. If you are playing with the wrong type or racket for your game, badly fitting shoes or a grip that slips out of your hand, you will struggle to play your best ball. With this in mind, using an overgrip on your racket can help you fine tune the size, weight and feel of your grip to perfectly suit your needs.
To have the tape handy, stick the end of the tape to a nearby table or to your shirt. Hold your racquet in your left hand (if you're a righty) with the butt end pointing straight up. Place the non-tapered end of the overgrip half an inch below the butt end of your handle, with the outside surface facing out.
Overgrips range in thickness from about 0.4 mm to 2.6 mm, with overgrips on the higher end of the range typically featuring a ribbed insert to help increase control. Most overgrips will range from 0.4 mm to 0.6 mm.
So you can choose the overgrip that perfectly fits your needs. Furthermore, overgrips are cheaper and easier to change than replacement grips because they do not have an adhesive back. Overgrips are available in different thicknesses from 0,4 mm to 1,0 mm. Since overgrips are thinner than replacement grips, their durability is correspondingly lower.
The Pro Response is one of the thinner overgrips out there at 0.45mm and is a decent choice for players who want less bulk on the grip while keeping good tack levels. Before this playtest, I'd never tried a Babolat overgrip, and after using the Pro Response, I think I'd like some others more in their range.
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