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Comments: This is a great grip. This and the Pro Tour are my favorite Babolat grips. The VS stays drier then the Pro
Tour and it's much more durable. I'd recommend this to anybody looking for a good Babolqt grip.
Comments: This is a great overgrip, as it has the perfect combination of feel, absorbency and tackiness for me, but
unfortunately it doesn't last long and wears out after a few hours of play.
Comments: The feel of the grip is satisfactory, but there are few big problems with this overgrip. The biggest one
is that this overgrip wears out too fast, in just two to three matches. Secondly, it is too short. It feels powderly but it is tacky
enough to play with. Anyway, I do not recommend it.
Comments: This is probably the worst grip I've ever used. It last for about 2 hours of hitting, then tears apart.
Tourna Grip is the way to go if you are looking for a dry feel.
Comments: I really like this grip. I liked it so much that I bought it in a 12 pack. If you're looking for a dry grip that
actually stays dry, this one's a keeper!
Comments: Horrible, horrible grip. Shifts around within 10 minutes of use. I did a 1 hour clinic and there were
already obvious signs of wear on the grip. I bought Tourna grips instead which are incredibly durable and keep your
hands bone dry!
Comments: It seems that for this grip, you either love it, or hate it. Personally, I love this grip. Been using it for two
years and no other grip feels quite like it. The feel is incredible. You really seem connected to your racket. It is very absorbent,
especially in those tight, three set matches. Tackiness is less than the wilson pro, which is perfect. I don't like a "sticky grip".
Granted, the grip will begin to show signs of wear after the first 8 hours of play and by 15 hours the grip is torn. Personally, it
doesn't bother me very much because my hand is practically a calloused glove now. I wouldn't recommend it to those who blister
easily. Quite easy to wrap and the box makes transporting easy. I usually order these in bulk packs of 12. My favorite overgrip of
all time. I am a 5.0 baseliner, with a 2 handed backhand.
Comments: I must have tried every overgrip made, and for wintertime play, this is my favorite. It's thin, giving
excellent feel on my Wilson Pro Open, and it's tacky enough that it stays put, even when returning pace. With that said, I do prefer
the Wilson Pro Overgrips in summer, as they do seem more absorbent to me. In summer, after about a set, the Babolat VS
overgrip is a "slip and slide", while the Wilson Pro is still just as tacky. Otherwise, the only downside is that this is the shortest
lived overgrip, needing replacement every 5-7 hours of play. For the comments about it being short, I have at least 5-6 inches of
material to trim at the end!
Comments: I found the grip to be too short. I can only cover 2/3 of my replacement grip. Not good for 2 handers.
Comments: I really wanted to like this overgrip. I loved the feel of it but it kept slipping and shifting out of place
after about ten minutes. I had to throw it away. On the bright side it leaves behind some stuff that really dries your original grip
which I like a lot.
Comments: I found this to be a good overgrip. However, I think the life of the grip is too short.
Comments: Both my brother and I use this grip, he as the Babolat AeroPro Drive GT and I have the Wilson BLX Six
One Tour. This grip is perfect for my brother but for me it always slips down. I thought it was the leather grip so I replaced it with
a head replacement grip but it still happened. I guess this grip was made especially for Babolat racquets. One more thing is that I
play a lot and this grip does not last. It lasts for a week at most.
Comments: Many people seem to be comparing this overgrip to the Wilson Pro, which was previously my overgrip
of choice. The Wilson has more tack, is easier to apply, has more absorbency, etc. But what it lacks in those areas, the VS makes
up for in feel. Dry to the touch, doesn't increase grip size too much, and makes you feel really connected with the racquet,
especially with a leather grip underneath. However, the lack of absorbency and overall durability issues could be a problem for
some. If you have the time, resources and inclination to replace your overgrips frequently, and enjoy dry feel and extreme
thinness, this is the overgrip for you. My new overgrip of choice.
Comments: I have been pleased with my Wilson Pro but when it was out of stock a
few months ago I decided to try out some Babolat grips. Big mistake. I was displeased with the tack on them primarily. This makes
the grip break open easily (this has never happened to me before, and I am a good over gripper) which is very uncomfortable.
Comments: This is a good grip. Nice dry feel, but does not last more than a week.
Comments: I've been looking for a thin, dry overgrip for use with the Wilson Shock
Shield replacement grip. The Shock Shield is THE most comfortable replacement grip
I've used. It's thick and heavy and so it demands a thin, light overgrip to avoid
excessive weight and grip size increases. The Babolat VS Original grip does the job perfectly. While not as thick or durable as
other overgrips it prevents slippage in hot and humid environments. I sweat profusely and even though I forgot to wear a wrist
band yesterday I didn't have any slippage issues. Best yet, the VS Original didn't smother the bevels. I could still feel the grip
contours while other overgrips obscured them significantly.
Comments: If you like the way that Tourna Grip feels, but you don't have the luxury of buying grips all the time,
this the grip for you. This pretty much feels exactly like Tourna Grip only this grip lasts much longer.
Comments: One thing I noticed is that the black tends to wear out VERY easily. Like in the first 2 hours you notice
signs of wear already. I got a white one from the 16 pack and its durability is noticeably better. For some reason black tends to be
a bad color to get with overgrips. I used Yonex Supergrap and also found that the black one lost tack very quickly, but the white
was much more durable. It must be something to do with the dye or coloring that goes on the grip itself.
Comments: Good grip to use if you want minimal size increase from an overgrip. Good tack and moisture
absorption for the first 2 hrs or so then starts to slowly go away (could be that I have sweatier palms than most people). Durability
wise since its so thin it rips quite easily; in particular at the bottom bevel edge/corners and the area where my index base knuckle
rests in my forehand. It's a good overgrip to use but its benefits are very short lived. If you want to use this I recommend buying
the 16 pack. It is the thinnest overgrip in the world so I guess you cant expect it to be very durable.
Comments: This is not a tacky overgrip for sure. But I like it very much. I do sometimes find those tacky overgrip
too tough to play in a game, as I often change my grip when playing different shots. The tackiness hampers a little bit of my
movement. This Babolat Original is so thin that won't alter the grip size a lot. And I am finding this quite durable, no wear so far.
The only problem I face is the change of color due to sweating, the white surface gradually turns yellow, but I suppose every white
grips have the same problem.
Comments: The case with Babolat overgrips are very cool and convenient. The VS Original are very thin which I like.
I don't want to add too much to my grip size. I start using overgrips when my original grip is faded, and eventually I will start the
process all over with a replacement grip. These have a tacky feel to them but that tackiness wears off as you use it more. I thought
Babolat did a great job. I am just curious how some of the other Babolat grips feel.
Comments: It's very thin, so sometimes you forget about it. Great tackiness and comfort, very durable as last more
than 20 hours of playing for me, after that comes a bit slippery. After trying different brands - this is #1 for me.
Comments: I've been using this grip for over 18 years now. Granted, the price hike of 2009 had shocked me
senseless, but this is still one hell of a grip to use. It's ultra thin, good feel, and not tacky!! I always use this grip for my favorite
racquets. The 2nd class racquet gets to use Gamma...
Comments: I tried this overgrip because my normal overgrip was out at the local sports store. I liked it a lot, until it
got slippery (4 games and it was done). So I stopped using it, until I decided to put it under the other grip (gamma derma grip).
It's so soft that it makes the perfect padding for my tackier grip. and it's thick enough to add some size to my grip (4 5/8 is about
a size too small for me). So it serves it's function in that regard haha.
Comments: I thought I would like it because I really use the feel of the bevels to help me find my grip quickly under
pressure - so I thought "ultra thin" means better. Well, to make a long story short - I took this Babolat overgrip off half way
through my hitting session since my hand actually began to slip off the handle again and again. It is actually kind of slick and ultra
thin and very dry. Not what I want at all. I'm staying with Wilson Pro white over wrap. The Wilson kind of grabs my hand (slightly
tacky) and keeps it in position better when hitting with a guy who hits heavy topspin at me. If you are receiving aggressively hit
topspin balls constantly, you can't afford to have your hand slipping around at all on the grip.
Comments: This is honestly my favorite over grip to date.. I rely on feeling the bevels of my racquet, and boy does
this do the job, thanks to the ultra thin design. It also has just the right amount of tack.. Its fairly dry, so you don't feel too clumsy
and get stuck in the wrong position.. If you are a player who relies on the feel of your handle when switching grip positions, buy
this grip.. I use it on the Babolat skin feel grip, which gives me uncanny precision and confidence, on the whereabouts of my hand
Comments: This is a great grip. It's really thin, but has all the tack one needs, and it allows you to
really dig in and feel the bevels of the handle. A must try for those who seek a lot of
feel from the racquet.
Comments: I have used the blue version of this overgrip. The blue coloring stays on your hand. What's up with that.
Overall a good grip.
Comments: I am a huge Babolat fan. All my racquets and strings are Babolat. The VS overgrip is a bad one for grip 1
& 2 (4 1/4) they are very thin and the feel of a good grip isn't there. Plus it peels very easily in my case it peeled after 30 min
which is terrible!! Stick with Wilson Pro overgrip (white ones) or Tecnifibre chamois overgrip. BAD GRIP that's it.
Comments: This is my OG of choice since 1991. It feels even better after a little wear. However, this grip usually
doesn't last me over 4 hours. Gotta pay to play...
Comments: I've played with this grip for 6 hours a day of training and amazingly the feel is still just like you newly
change the overgrip, usually it lasts for 13 hours of play/training for me. But since the overgrip is thin so the overgrip could be
torn off quickly.. because I always throw my racquet when I'm angry on court...
(3.5 serve and volley)
Comments: Horrible! This grip tears so easy! I played it a couple of days and it peeled to the first layer! Do not buy!
Comments: Not a bad overgrip. The only thing is... It gets a bit slippery when wet. I love the package lol.
Comments: I use the blue version of this grip on my Babolat Pure Drive, and I am loving it. It is nice and thin, and it
has a good dry feel about it. Got them a month ago, and they are still going strong.
Comments: Man I've never felt anything like it. They last a lifetime even when they are dirty. They're still sticky, but
there not uncomfortable! Anyway Babolat VS is the best thin durable overgrip out there! I use the Wilson (K) Factor Surge and
Babolat has help its power and (K)ontrol. What more could you ask for! 8-] L8R.
Comments: This is my overgrip of choice. I like how thin it is, the fairly dry feel, and the fact that it can last me for a
whole match without getting torn up. I used to use tournagrip, but hated how fast they shredded on me.
Comments: I liked this at first but after just an hour or two of hitting the thing just started to shred off (ending up
giving me blisters). I actually like the Babolat Pro Team Tacky better durability-wise and tacky-wise, I suppose it holds moisture
well but that only makes it shred faster
Comments: Not the best overgrip out there. Feels smooth and pretty tacky, but wears out after half an hour of
training. Wilson Pro stays my overgrip of choice.
Comments: Personally I like a really tacky overgrip because my hands don't typically sweat too much. Moving from
California to Washington, I now have to play indoors a lot, and I use this Babolat VS grip because I can play a whole match without
even thinking about wiping my hand on my shirt so I don't throw the racquet attempting a serve. Hot or cold I think this is a great
grip and has better texture than Tourna Grip.
Comments: If you're looking for an overgrip that truly doesn't change in any way the grip size and you don't sweat
too much, this is a perfect overgrip.
Comments: Awesome overgrip. They are thin and they don't change the grip size. Great feel. I like it better than the
Wilson one, though the durability is an issue.
Comments: This grip is awesome. My only complaint is that it rips way too easily.
Comments: This grip is "powdery" and grips like you have chalk on your hands. My hands aren't that sweaty but
after hitting for about 2-3 days, the grip actually becomes really slick to the point where I have to dry it on my shirt and blow on it
before I can serve. I really loved this grip because it didn't add to the grip size but I've already run through 30 of them in like a
month and a half. Also, I don't death grip my racquets and at times this grip causes my grip to shift upon impact, making my
shots less effective. I have a callous on my thumb and this shreds up the overgrip easily, more so than Wilson's. Overall, I think I
will be going back to Wilson Pros.
Comments: I like this grip; however, it feels thinner and less tacky than Yonex or Wilson, also seems little shorter as
well. Durability is ok, but unlike Yonex or Wilson, you can not just turn it over and reuse it for second time.
Comments: I love the grip. I just bought it today and I had a hitting season for a couple of hours and it feels like I
just got it out of the packaging. It is the best grip I have ever used. It is better than a leather grip. I would recommend it to
Comments: I don't know what everyone is talking about- this is an extraordinary grip. Never seen anything like the
durability on it.
Comments: This grip is terrible! I wouldn't recommend this grip for anyone. You can see holes in it after 30 minutes
- 1 hour of playing. The racquet slipped a few times during a simple hitting session. Totally doesn't absorb any moisture. As I've
already said, a terrible overgrip.
Comments: I recently got a big pack of these grips in blue and they are amazing except for one thing. On one of my
rackets the grip will slide enough that you can see the original grip under it. But even if it slips the grip is still amazing and it
doesn't even slip that much. I highly recommend it because it is thin and has a good feel.
Comments: This is a great overgrip. It absorbs sweat amazingly and the feel of it is awesome, not too tacky. The
thinness of this overgrip adds on little to the grip size. One problem is that it gets dirty quickly but that is not a huge problem.
Best overgrip on the market period!
Comments: This is a TERRIBLE overgrip. It absorbs little to no moisture, and develops tears/holes in it after a few
hours of play. On TWO DIFFERENT OCCASIONS while playing with this overgrip, the racquet slipped out of my hand on my serve,
and I usually "choke" my racquet. I tried this grip after using Wilson Pro Overgrip, and was obviously extremely disappointed. I
immediately switched back to Wilson. I would recommend NOT using this grip and using either Wilson Pro Overgrip or Prince
Microtac as they are both tackier, durable, and absorbent.
Comments: I switched to this grip because Yonex Supergrap was giving me blisters, and I didn't like Wilson Pro
either. This overgrip is AMAZING. It gives me an extremely SOFT feel, but a nice amount of track, about half of the Yonex's tack. I
haven't had a slipping problem that others reported. But I am honestly in love with this grip. The best part? NO BLISTERS
Comments: The best over grip available. It is very thin so it fits your hand, very tacky, very absorbent, and who
cares if it gets dirty, if you want to play tennis like me (5.0 baseline player) you shouldn't worry about the style. The best ever
Comments: This is a good overgrip, but it has some flaws. I play high school tennis and I used this grip the whole
year. Its got good tack and grip, but it doesn't last very long and it constantly slips out of alignment. After a set or two, the
overlapping of the grip would come out and I would get bigger and bigger gaps where I could see the original grip of the racquet.
Then I would have to undo the grip and rewind it back on. It also doesn't have the greatest last of all time either. I think a grip
would last me about a singles match, a doubles match, and a few practices and that's about it.
Comments: This grip has the best of both worlds: a nice tacky grip to hold on to while you're hitting, and also a
very dry grip for those long, hot matches. I have gone through a lot of these because they're so thin, but it's worth it to replace a
good grip regularly than play on a crappy grip for a long time. I would recommend these grips highly.
Comments: I'm not one who usually leaves feedback. However I felt compelled to write one in this case. In my
years of playing tennis, this is by far the worst grip I have ever used. Not only did it start flaking in a matter of an hour, my hands
started to form several blisters. In fact my hand has been a nice red (mixed with black from the grip) for the past several hours
after playing. It almost feels like sunburn. I thought I would try this one since I just got a Babolat racquet but I'm going back to
Wilson or Gamma.
Comments: Love this grip. Got it with my Pure Drive plus purchase and wouldn't recommend any other. Does dirty
up quickly but if you love and are good at tennis, you'd change it by that time anyways.
Comments:I got the black grips after trying my friends white version of these. My friend said he had no trouble
with the grip after 2 weeks. 4 days into my first black VS grip, its flaking off and ripping. It's the winter so I can't comment on
sweat absorption. I'm going to use the other 2 grips but I don't recommend the black grips. Try the white ones if you want this
Comments: This overgrip is some sweet stuff. My pro friend gave me some to use... super great feel. So far I
haven't had any problems with it having holes like the other people have been talking about. I do agree that it does get pretty
dirty after a little bit. If you wash your hands before you play the grip doesn't get as dirty as fast.
Comments: Great Overgrip! Good feel, but rips fairly easily and gets dirty pretty fast. Otherwise highly
Comments: Yeah, this grip is pretty sweet, it feels powdery when you first use it, and it feels all funny but after a
couple days, it's pretty good. It hasn't really torn apart for me, but the white gets wicked dirty after a week or so, my white
overgrip is almost black on the bottom of the handle.
Comments:The worst value for anyone's money since the early Lada. Wrapped a new one this morning and it had
holes in it after I'd served maybe 30 serves. Which was a new record, as the previous 6 in my 10 + 2 "value" pack lasted anywhere
from 1/2 to 1 hour. You can actually use these to measure where you're hitting most balls by the huge dandruff-like flakes of
grip scattered on the court. Tho they're supposed to be 160% extra absorbent, they wear out much more quickly if your hand is
sweaty??? You'd be better off just wrapping extra ply toilet paper around your grip.
Comments: Very, very good feel also when wet. That is, for half an hour or so. The durability is extremely poor,
there are actually holes in it after two-three hours of play, especially on clay. If you don't mind changing overgrip every time you
play, then it is definitively a good choice.
Comments: I bought these simply because I have a Babolat racquet and I thought that it'd be better looking than
the Wilson pro that I'd been using. It certainly is thin, but gives no comfort. Since I've been using it I've had blisters on my thumb
which I didn't get from the Wilson or Prince ones I've used. I ought to replace it too, even though I've only used it for one match,
but I can't bring myself to after I paid so much. You'd be better off buying a different brand.
Comments: I bought this grip just as a try out and it was a bit expensive and I don't know why! It's a
terrible grip, it lasts about 3 hrs of play for me until it starts to wear and tear. If your going for feel then it takes a
little bit to get used to it but other than that its pretty soft. Overall 3/10 for me.
Comments: Quite a good grip with the only negative point - it's easy to tear, in other words you can
use it just for one or a couple of matches
Comments: I switched to this grip from the Yonex Super Grap Over Grip. I have to say this grip is
awesome. The grip allows for maximum feel, also it is very durable it lasted me probably about 10 hours of
playing. The best part about this grip is that it captures the moisture so your hand wont slip off the racquet when
Comments: For me, this was a terrible grip. I used it in a hot, humid climate and within 20 minutes it
was virtually unplayable. The top black layer peeled off and it was unusable. I do not have sweaty hands at all.
Too bad I bought 4 packs. I went through 3 packs in 2 weeks and threw the last one away. Not worth the hassle.
I prefer Wilson Pro overgrip, Tournagrip and Yonex Supergrap much more!
Comments: This is the best grip- best traction, best moisture absorption, best
feel and much more durable than Tournagrip, which I consider as its most close
competition. On average it lasts 2-3 matches whereas the Tournagrip shreds in just one
Comments:Nice feel, really thin but appalling durability. Also it makes my hand
go black. Lasts me 30min before it starts to tear.
Comments: Best overgrip? No question about it! My sweat level is high all
season so this one does the trick. It lasts
me for 2-3 matches compared to all others like Yonex, Wilson Pro, Tournagrip & Gamma
Supreme which only last me only 1
match. Babolat Pro team comes close as well, but this one is the thinnest and great comfort
to hands for hard hitting.
Comments: I have to agree with "Bob, San Francisco" that they last only 1 hour
of play. They are not very lasting given the humid conditions (95%-100% humidity-tropics)
here in Singapore. But I'm sure in a drier environment, things might differ, unless your
palms sweat a whole lot. Otherwise, a good grip.
Comments: I'm going to have to rewrite what I said about this grip before. It's an
awesome grip, pretty durable and the
feel is just amazing. The only problem I have with this grip is that it doesn't seem long
enough to go around my 5/8 grip unless there is a
longer version of this overgrip somewhere.
Comments: This grip is absolutely amazing. I couldn't believe the unmatched
feel I got when playing with it. Plus, it's
extremely durable, yet thin, and comfortable to play with. It also absorbs sweat from your
hands very well. The only downside is that it's
a bit expensive. Other than that, this grip is virtually flawless. If you're looking for feel, this is
the grip for you.
Comments: Very good overgrip, very comfortable, but trust me it doesn't last
longer than 1 week.
Comments: look no further, these are the best grips on the market!!! they feel
like the original grips from the 90's that were the best of all time. durability is good but the
feel is the big attraction.
Comments: I really like this overgrip because it's thin and absorbs really well.
Comments: I love the soft feeling, but the durability isn't there. Either it was my
blisters, or it was the grip, but I noticed tears and rips within an hour of use.
Comments: I read all of the comments and ordered a pack of the black. One
session of playing and the black outer layer was coming off. I've used other (thicker) grips for
weeks without shredding like these.
Comments: Thin, durable and tacky... what more can you want? I have used
Yonex, Tournagrip, Wilson, and other, but I cannot find a better one than this. I have given in
to Babolat VS... it's well worth it for ANY racquet, not just Babolats.
Comments: Even though this grip is very thin, it is very comfortable to use. It
gives you a better feel for your racquet and allows you to hit better shots. I have heard some
people say that this grip is very durable, but within the first week it was beginning to tear. I
don't know if it was just this grip, but it didn't last too long for me. But still, I think you should
try it out.
Comments: The best grip I've ever tried. It's thin but very durable, and doesn't
make your hands sticky when you play for a while. My only complaint is that
they've stopped making gray! (or at least I can't find it anymore).
Comments: It's the best grip ever. Yellow is the nicest color in the collection of
Comments: It is very durable but it's not that tacky. Overall it is a very good
Comments: All I can say is well done Babolat for this product. You would not
believe the added control you get from these overwraps. If you want more from your racquet
go for these! Go for the white, just like the pros. I give them 10/10.
Comments: There's a reason why this grip has been in production year in and
out. It's a great grip. Very durable, wears well and has a great feel when you first put it on. I
won't use any other.
Comments: I think this grip is one of the best of all time. It absorbs sweat, and
provides a non-slip surface. Give it a try.
Comments: I've played with the Babolat VS Original overgrip. Even though it is
thin, don't let it fool you. It's really durable, and absorbs quite a bit of sweat. It's really
comfortable, and it is quite pricey. If you're shopping around, looking for an overgrip you can
stick with, give Babolat's Original VS overgrip a shot.
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