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    Anyone using grip tape anymore?

    Hi just wanted to know if anyone uses grip tape in their rackets. Also send a pic of it on your racket if you can. Thanks!

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    Never did, I think it screws up the feeling.

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    bugger !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i just removed mine only a couple of days ago.

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    I always used grip tape up to about a year ago when I got blades with fatter handles.

    Before then, grip tape was a practical requirement.
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    Bought a blade with a beautiful handle, but it was tio slippery... At the end I put a grip on it, but this is the only blade I have put a grip on. I don't play with grip usually

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    I know few para table tennis players with hands not fully functional who use silicon/rubber sleeves for billiard/pool sticks.
    The advantage over leather grip tape is better feeling of handle vibrations.

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    I simply can't play without a grip tape​​​​​​ .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahma

    Hi just wanted to know if anyone uses grip tape in their rackets. Also send a pic of it on your racket if you can. Thanks!

    Here’s mine

    It is more important how the racket plays than how it looks, but this almost hurts my eyes. What is the purpose of the blue tape?


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    Never did, I think it screws up the feeling.

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    Yup samee reason here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer
    Never did, I think it screws up the feeling.

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    Yup same reason here!

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    I always use grip tap. It keeps hand moisture away from the blade keeping handle clean and provides better grip .Nittaku tape is the best for me.

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    I use it, but I don't wrap the whole handle. Hence, feeling is still there.

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    I've been debating putting some on one of my blades... does it come off easily without ruining the handle?

    If it doesn't affect feel to much I'd use it just to protect my K161!
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    FORREST GUMP IS WHAT FORREST GUMP DOES.

    Just in umpire's view,
    —Attaching some more coatings to the "triangle" area near the racket handle would argue you as a low grade player, or perhaps a forrest gump or suchlike.
    Skilled ones would always keep the triangle part clean of any residues, laquer applicationa, etc. Racket inspection is most likely to fault any additional coatings on the blade.

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    I moved from straight to flaired handle to avoid using grips: I want to preserve the feeling, and also to be able to twidle from hard tacky to soft non tacky « à la chinese » side.

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    You don't need grip tape if it's just to protect the handle. You can use something like Watco Danish Oil which makes the handle sweat resistant and still keep it's wood texture, unlike poly finishes which can make it feel like plastic. Most blade handles nowadays are not smooth lacquer finished and should have enough texture to give it good grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WingTT
    You don't need grip tape if it's just to protect the handle. You can use something like Watco Danish Oil which makes the handle sweat resistant and still keep it's wood texture, unlike poly finishes which can make it feel like plastic. Most blade handles nowadays are not smooth lacquer finished and should have enough texture to give it good grip.
    In the old days I use to sand my blades to get rid of the finish. If You want You can use linseed oil or something equivalent to protect it from sweat. My hands don’t sweat much so I don’t bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer
    In the old days I use to sand my blades to get rid of the finish. If You want You can use linseed oil or something equivalent to protect it from sweat. My hands don’t sweat much so I don’t bother.

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    My hands sweat a good amount. After only 1 month my Viscaria has lots of discoloration... was hoping to avoid that but don't like the feeling of sealant on the handle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayGhost

    My hands sweat a good amount. After only 1 month my Viscaria has lots of discoloration... was hoping to avoid that but don't like the feeling of sealant on the handle.


    With Danish Oil, which is a boiled linseed oil with drying additives, you should feel the wood and not the sealant. The oil soaks into the pores of the wood (if the wood has open pores) to seal it, which is why you have to apply the finish twice with soaking time in between and then wiped dry thoroughly according to the directions. The handle will smell fishy for a good couple of days until it has dried enough then it should be fine. Try it.

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    I used to use one because my hand sweats a lot. But it ruins the feel so I no longer use it.

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