The Importance of Grip Replacement for Padel Rackets

May 05, 2023

The grip is the holding surface of a padel racket. It helps you hold the racket firmly and directly affects your game performance. A new grip provides more control, a better feel, and more power. Additionally, a new grip can also change the balance point and weight of the racket. Padel players can achieve a more comfortable grip by regularly changing their grips.

So, how often should grips be changed?

The answer is simple: it depends on the frequency of racket use and the player's preference. However, generally speaking, padel players should change their grips every 3-6 months. Additionally, the grip should also be changed when it becomes dirty or worn.

Regularly changing the grip has many benefits. Firstly, it provides a better grip. Playing with a worn or slippery grip can cause your hand to slip and make it difficult to hold the racket. This can negatively affect your game performance and increase the risk of injury. With a new grip, you can achieve a better grip and improve your game performance.

Secondly, grip replacement refreshes your racket. Rackets wear out and become old over time. A new grip not only refreshes the appearance of your racket but also provides better performance.

Thirdly, changing the grip reduces your risk of injury. Playing with a worn grip requires more pressure on your racket. This can cause pain and injury to your wrists, elbows, and shoulders. By playing with a new grip, you apply less pressure and reduce the risk of injury.

Finally, grip replacement provides an opportunity to customize your racket. Grips come in different colors and materials, allowing players to customize their rackets to their own style. Additionally, players can adjust the balance point and weight of their rackets by using grips of different thicknesses.

What are the types of grips and what are their different features?

PU (Polyurethane) grip: It is a very popular option and is durable. It is sweat-absorbent and provides a comfortable grip.

Rubber grip: It is cheaper than the PU grip and is also durable. However, it does not absorb sweat and can become slippery.

Synthetic grip: It is durable and absorbs sweat. Synthetic grips can be found in different thicknesses and various colors.

Leather grip: While not as common as PU grips, it can enhance the performance of a quality racket. Leather grips absorb more sweat and provide a tighter grip on your hand.

How Can I Decide The Thichness of A Grip?

The choice of grip thickness depends on personal preferences. Typically, thicknesses range between 0.5mm and 1.5mm. A thin grip provides more control but has lower shock-absorbing properties. A thick grip provides better shock absorption but reduces control.

To remove the old grip, you can carefully cut it off using a knife or cutting tool. Before installing the new grip, you may need to clean the handle of the racket. Then, wrap the new grip slowly and smoothly around the handle. It is also a good idea to cut the end of the new grip and secure it with adhesive.

How Can I Remove The Grip?

If you play padel and need to change the grip of your racket, you can find many different grip options in our store. Our grips are made of high-quality materials and offer many different colors, patterns, and thickness options. Additionally, our store has professional equipment and we are always ready to assist you with grip changing.

Remember, regularly changing the grip of your padel racket is an important part of improving your game performance. By selecting one of the wide grip options available in our store, you can further enhance your game.