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Re-gripping your racquet

Published: 13 Nov 2009 - 10:30 by juanfr22

Updated: 18 Nov 2009 - 09:49

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Hello everyone, I just finished my 'how to re-grip a racquet' videos, and I thought they might be helpful to people in the forum...Im no expert but I think I've done a good job...any feedback is welcome. hope you like the videos!


part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2eOaYwNaaY

part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZScc22FubIc

part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZcsCcpE0V0

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From rippa rit - 18 Nov 2009 - 09:43   -   Updated: 18 Nov 2009 - 09:49

Yeah, I guess on the other side of the coin is the cost of a grip, depending how much you sweat, how often you play, and how often the grip needs changing.  I sure begrudge paying big dollars for a grip; what, with raw material that probably costs about $2 and the cost of the pretty packaging, and I do not believe the fitting is free as it is all "wrapped" up in the price of the grip from the retailer.

I know of many top male players who used towelling grip (absorbing material).They would cut up their  kids towelling nappies and make an overgrip, and change it often (colour white of course too)! Perspiration of course is a problem in the tropics.

Arthur, the main thing when putting on a grip is to keep the material tort.  The angle the grip is fitted on the butt is the key to having a bias so it goes around the handle and has some give in it.  (see the angle of the end of the material) it is being fitted on a bias so that allows for the overlap as it is wound around the handle.  Give it a go, buy a roll of grip, share with a mate, and you will then be able to afford to muck up a couple.

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From juanfr22 - 18 Nov 2009 - 03:18

Thank you rippa and Arthur, I think its nice if you can get someone to do it for you, but I believe its more important to learn how to do it for yourself first, personal satisfaction I suppose, If I had the stringing machine i'd try to re-string my racquet as well, but I don't have one sadly. Maybe im just very curious about how the mechanics of squash work, not only while playing on the court, but also about the product technologies and how the work. I find that whole aspect of squash really interesting as well.

cheers


-Juan

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From Arthur - 17 Nov 2009 - 23:41   -   Updated: 17 Nov 2009 - 23:42

It is good to encourage players to re-grip their own racquets. Personally I prefer trusting this one to local shops salesman. First of all he does it for free and I bet that he can re-grip my racquet better as he has done it probably for thousands of times before. The same is to strings.

 

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From rippa rit - 17 Nov 2009 - 12:06

juan - you were very thorough in your video...it does show the points necessary to change your racket grip.....the rest is plenty of practice so you do not feel to be all fingers and thumbs.

Well done.

 

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