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05-30-2012, 04:41 PM
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Tennis wraps for your grip?

I found some extra tennis wraps (not sure if that's what it's actually called but it's that tacky/cushiony grip tape that goes on the handle of a tennis raquet) a few days ago and decided to tape it aroung my hockey stick for my grip... not sure how I feel about it yet but has anyone else done this before? Do you like it? Why or why not? I'm not sure I've ever seen it done before-maybe it's similar to those tacki-mac grips, is there some reason I'm not seeing that explains why no one does it?

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I found some extra tennis wraps (not sure if that's what it's actually called but it's that tacky/cushiony grip tape that goes on the handle of a tennis raquet) a few days ago and decided to tape it aroung my hockey stick for my grip... not sure how I feel about it yet but has anyone else done this before? Do you like it? Why or why not? I'm not sure I've ever seen it done before-maybe it's similar to those tacki-mac grips, is there some reason I'm not seeing that explains why no one does it?
I can't think of any good reason why people don't do it. I guess you'll have to report your findings back to us. Maybe you're on to something - or maybe there's a very good reason no one does it!

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Seems to me like it would be too tacky.

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70% of my teammates uses it because we don't have a hockey shop, never heard them complaining...

My question is: if you have easy access to tacki-macs and grip tapes, why would you choose a tennis grip...?

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I used to play tennis and tried this once. I didn't like how much girth it added so I took it off, but it worked pretty well otherwise.

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I have a teammate that used tennis grip. Nothing wrong with it. A little too thick maybe.

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The rubbery grips add thickness, too much for my tastes. The thin gauze though is IMO the best grip tape out there.

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I haven't been able to practice that much lately but so far I think I like the tackiness- I feel like it gives me more control because when my hands get sweaty they seem to start slipping on the regular tape; I also use an intermediate stick so the thickness hasn't seemed to bother me yet... My opinion might change the more I practice though.

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70% of my teammates uses it because we don't have a hockey shop, never heard them complaining...

My question is: if you have easy access to tacki-macs and grip tapes, why would you choose a tennis grip...?
I don't have easy access to those. The closest LHS is about 80 miles away and it's going out of business. I'm also new to hockey so I'm doing a lot of experimenting right now to see what works for me- when I found this grip lying around I immediately wanted to try it out.

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Yes but online retailers are everywhere
For example: www.icewarehouse.com will give you free ground shipping for purchases over $49

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been doing this for years and swear by it (mentioned it a few times in here too)...if you get the "over-wrap" stuff its barely thicker than tape....helps A LOT for preventing holes in gloves and i personally love the feel it gives...will never use tape again

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Is that the rubber tape? I could see how it could be great (like Tacki Mac). Maybe I'll have to keep an eye out.

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I am a long-time, former collegiate tennis player and have tried all overgrip (thinner) and replacement (thicker) grip types. I think the TournaGrip Original Overgrip that was popularized by Sampras in the early 90s is the best of both worlds. Not too tacky in general or when dry but provides enough support, grip, and control under wetter conditions.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Tour...UE-TGR10P.html

Never tried it on a hockey stick, but great idea!

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I am a long-time, former collegiate tennis player and have tried all overgrip (thinner) and replacement (thicker) grip types. I think the TournaGrip Original Overgrip that was popularized by Sampras in the early 90s is the best of both worlds. Not too tacky in general or when dry but provides enough support, grip, and control under wetter conditions.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Tour...UE-TGR10P.html

Never tried it on a hockey stick, but great idea!
I used that stuff back when I played tennis. That stuff is great. It provides amazing grip when you sweat.

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I am a long-time, former collegiate tennis player and have tried all overgrip (thinner) and replacement (thicker) grip types. I think the TournaGrip Original Overgrip that was popularized by Sampras in the early 90s is the best of both worlds. Not too tacky in general or when dry but provides enough support, grip, and control under wetter conditions.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Tour...UE-TGR10P.html

Never tried it on a hockey stick, but great idea!
yes i think that is the stuff i use, or wilson makes some too...its really thin and has that "grip coating" feel that sticks come with now as well as its soft

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