- May 25, 2022
Question in title
Read Harvey Pennick's words about the advent of rubber grips. Absolute delight that it made the job of changing them, much easier. (And cheaper)
Most of the logic in this post is simply wrong! It's simply been case of using the best material available at the time!Primarily most grips have different textures and surface patterns which are designed to work with a given part of the hand and this cannot be achieved with a wind on grip.
Watch how many times pros rewrap tennis racket grips and you will get a good idea of how much they move and loosen.
Leather grips are probably good for climates that do not get much rain but would become slippery in the wet.
Leather grips you would clean with meths then rub in castor oil. Brought them up a treat.Sweat most likely. Much more in the other sports and so need a different grip.
Leather grips you would clean with meths then rub in castor oil. Brought them up a treat.
Do not rub in margerine.....as I did once to a rival's grip before a 'friendly' game.
Also do not put half a brick into the bottom of his carry bag.
Ahhh those were the days.
1] Take a swig of meths then blow it on the grips/ or apply with a cotton cloth.Ah, I need to know more.
How do you apply the meths. Is it wiping with meths-soaked cotton wool balls?
And how is the castor oil applied?