Overgrip Overload!John Gugel
A new client came in today wanting to discuss using natural gut, specifically Babolat VS Team. The racquet is a very light model sporting a 14 x 16 string pattern. When asked “why the interest in the natural gut?” Well, I hit with a team members racquet, and it was “spectacular!”
Anyway, for several good reasons, we chose a good multi-filament for this cycle.
However, string is not the subject of this post!
This is the subject!
Seven (7) overgrips! This created a grip size that was way too large and there was not a good explanation as to why so many. The only reason this is important is these seven overgrips added 39.7 grams to the racquet weight! So the friend’s racquet and her racquet were nowhere near alike!
As racquet technician, we try to “filter out” requests that may not be an advantage to the client In this case hitting with a reasonably weighted racquet to compare the friend’s racquet was the best approach.