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Comments: Horrible grip. I've only bought it because it was the only one in the store, it was a bad idea. It cost me a racquet because it slipped when I served. I had to use talc, and that helped, but after I switched to the second one (I bought 3) my racquet slipped again and broke. I've been playing tennis for 7 years, and used many grips (I recommend yonex supergrap), and it never happened with any other grip. I will never use this grip again, and probably not any Head grip.
From: Nir, 9/14

Comments: The best overgrip I have tried so far. I want a tacky grip. I don't sweat a lot. I have been using Yonex supergrap and was satisfied with it until I tried Head Extremesoft OG. I will be switching to it.
From: Charles, 9/14

Comments: The weird thing is, I don't use the tacky side of the grip (original side). I actually use the other side, which is dryer. At first the dry side feels so dry that there's no grip to the handle whatsoever. After a few hours, the grip somehow "softens" up and becomes really comfortable to play with. It also gets dirty easily. I'd rate it a 7/10
From: Anon, 4/13

Comments: Reading the other comments, I have to remind fellow users of any overgrip, that not every grip is built for everyone. This is a fantastic tacky grip that is not necessarily ideal for heavy sweaters. I don't sweat and I love this grip. Fantastic feel, I've never gotten blisters in the 5 years I have been using this grip and the overgrip lasts. Great product! First choose wisely what kind of grip is the right one for you, then criticize.
From: Mirka, 3/13

Comments: Great grip, not slippery and very absorbent.
From: Von Buriel, 2/13

Comments: Best overgrip I've ever used, and stays very tacky. It has average absorbency, but a comfortable and great feel.
From: Matt, 11/12

Comments: This is a great grip. It has very good feel but durability isn't very good. I go through these things like crazy replacing them about every 3 matches.
From: Domenic, 9/11

Comments: I bought it to try it and like many others say here if you can maintain it dry then it will work great. I sweat a lot and in the humidity of Puerto Rico it gets really slippery. Durability is good but absorbency is poor. I tried to use it alternating between 2 racquets in a game (Head YouTek Prestige Midplus) but they did not dry fast enough. For people that sweat a lot or live in humid areas I would recommend them to try Wilson Pro Overgrip.
From: Alexar, Mayaguez/San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06/11

Comments: Really good overgrip for the first week and then it starts getting slippery, but so far it's the best grip I used.
From: Ruslan, WA, USA, 02/11

Comments: If you are looking for a soft and relatively thin OG this is a great choice. The colors are very nice looking and the feel is outstanding. This OG does not add very much thickness to your grip either.
From: Ryan, Seattle, WA, USA, 01/11

Comments: I love this grip but I have it in blue; it feels great and absorbs sweet great.
From: Anon, 01/11

Comments: This is the best overgrip I have ever used. And yes, I have used most of them. My go to's in the past were firstly Wilson Pro, and secondly Yonex Supergrap. They both feel very soft and chalky, and slip easily in the hand. This head grip, feels like its made of rubber, and it's super soft to the touch. It's hands down the most comfy and tacky grip I have ever used. The durability is great too. Even if you forget to change it after about 5 or 6 sessions which you should do, its totally functional. I love this grip. If you think that you will like a soft and rubbery feel, then don't even think about hesitating.. Just buy it and enjoy!
From: Dan, Long Branch, N.J. US of A. 12/10

Comments: An excellent grip after trying a few like Wilson and Babolat. This one is my best far from the other. Nice tacky, nice cushion, no blister and long-lasting like about 10 to 12 hours that is very good at my point of view. I use to play this summer in South Carolina in extreme hot and humid weather and I can tell the grip after 45 minutes was slippy but for normal weather that is perfect. Anyway I did not find what could be the best grip for extreme humid weather...
From: Gilles, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 8/10

Comments: I would completely agree w/Derrick. This grip worked fine for me last week in the 95+ degree weather. But yesterday, I put a brand new one on, and it was like 82 with very high humidity, and it cost me the match. The racket prob slipped in my hand on some 15 to 20 shots. I will say though that it's ultra thin, which is good if you don't want to increase the diameter of your handle, and its also a very comfortable grip, no blisters, and wont rough up your hands. I should also prob mention that I prob do have above average hand sweat, like top 10 percentile or s/t like that, so my comments shouldn't apply to everyone.
From: Ben, Baltimore, MD, USA, 08/10

Comments: I like this OG a lot because the edges are thinner so it's less prone to roll up. I overlap just the thin edge so grip size stay about the same. Try it if you like the feel of a stock grip.
From: Mathieu, Montreal, Canada, 08/10

Comments: If you play in low humidity and moderate temps, this is the best grip ever. It has a great feel and good traction. However, in Northeastern 80+ temps and very high humidity, they basically become useless after about 15 minutes. I'm wearing sweatbands, I'm rubbing the grip with a towel after every game..it's pointless. The grip becomes slick and racquet starts twisting. I had to rotate 3 racquets during my last match because these grips just don't absorb sweat. So, they'll stay in my closet until September or so when humidity drops, but for the summer, I'll use something like Prince microsorb or something. Too bad because minus heavy sweat on the hands, I like these the best of all overgrips
From: Derrick, Long Island, NY, USA, 07/10

Comments: I'm a longtime Wilson Pro Overgrip user. I got a second stick that had the red Head XtremeSoft grip on it...loved it. Bought the blue...loved it even more. Thinner and as tacky, if not tackier, than the Wilson Pro. I'm in central Texas, and it gets all kinds of hot, but teaching up to 6 hours a day isn't a problem with this grip. Recently tried the Tourna Tac, and that stuff, in my opinion, is garbage.
From: Dalton, Texas, USA. 05/10

Comments: I love this grip. It's thin and tacky. I can better feel the shape of the racquet handle. This grip actually improved my game.
From: Mark, Los Angeles, CA, USA. 5/10

Comments: This overgrip is very good for the first few days of play, and absorbs sweat really well. But after some time my hands started to feel bloated. However, if you can replace it often, then please buy it. Do not buy the black one!
From: harry, los angeles, california, usa. 5/10

Comments: Great grip but its not nearly durable enough. I play about 2 hours every day after the first 2 days I had to put another grip on. It's comfy at first but then kaploey all hard.
From: Dan, Pietermaritsburg, KZN, South Africa 11/09

Comments: When you first put the grip on the racquet, it feels like the most amazing grip you have ever had. Then when you start playing, and your hand sweats at all, all of a sudden, it has NO grip power at all. Your only hope with this grip is to have your hands NEVER get any sweat on them at all.
From: Thad, Plano, TX, US. 6/09

Comments: Great soft and tacky grip that retains those qualities over long periods of time. I first tried this in red and was amazed at the tackiness and soft feeling. I bought a pack of black grips, and it is just not the same. They feel less tacky and less soft. I tried a pack of white, and they feel just the same maybe even better than the red pack. A must try in Red or White.
From: Anon., USA. 05/09

Comments: These are the only grips I use and I like them. I have very sweaty hands when playing, and these grips work fine for that. If the grip starts getting a little less tacky then I'd like, a few seconds out of my hand will usually do the trick (especially if there's a breeze). The only complaint I have is that sometimes the little sticky part that starts off the grip sticks too much to my original grip and tears it a little. Overall great grips.
From: Derek, Pleasanton, TX, USA. 3/09

Comments: Overgrips are just like racquets and strings - everyone has their own choice. Having tried the Wilson Pro, Yonex Supergrap and Tournagrip, I must say that this is the best OG I've tried. Their durability is unbeatable. Wilson pro gets dirty (especially the white) within one session and feels rough after a few sets. Yonex Supergrap is very similar to Wilson Pro. The xtremesoft, however, gives the same quality of feel for hours and hours of use. It's also slightly thicker than the Wilson and Yonex so keep that in mind when you're talking grip sizes... This may seem strange but the blue and red colour OGs feel softer than the white one. Try one for yourself!
From: KV, TX, USA. 2/09

Comments: I agree with Tim, most of my friends can use any overgrip because their hands don't sweat, but my hands do and my racquet cracked because it slipped during a serve. I have yet to find an overgrip that's suitable for my hands.
From: Ritchie, NJ, US. 1/09

Comments: This grip is terrible! I put one on right before my warm up for my match, and by the end of the first game it was already starting to tear! I had to call a timeout during the change over to put on another one and that barely lasted me the match! DO NOT buy this grip!
From: Anon, Toledo, OH, USA. 1/09

Comments: This overgrip is one of the worst I have ever tried. I am a person who sweats and goes through grip fast, but this stuff feels like cellophane wrap after about 5 min of tough play. I literally threw my racquet on a serve because the grip got wet and slipped out of my hands. Go with either the Wilson Pro Grip or the Yonex Super Grap. These grips are thicker than the Head and I feel conform to my hand much better.
From: Tim, harpers ferry, wv. 9/08

Comments: I remember long ago when I used these overgrips. Back then I loved it because it had that kind of leathery feel after a while. Now they must have changed it or something. But even though they don't feel the same I still like these because of their durability. I must admit though. At first it feels like bad. It has that really plastic feel. But then after a while it starts to feel really comfortable and tacky. That's it your palms sweat A LOT. I use to use Yonex but I can go for this for a while. Great OVERGRIP even though most don't like it. Try it out maybe it's for you too.
From: Larry, CA, USA, 09/08

Comments: I absolutely hate this grip! It has great durability, but it feels awful. DON'T BUY THIS GRIP! Get Wilson Pro instead.
From: Anon. 7/08

Comments: Terrible overgrip. Good endurance and decent comfort and tack, but the worst feeling in the world. It's like holding on to plastic. Don't get this if you can. My friend offered them to me, and what a mistake that was. I took them off after a game with them and used my trust Wilson Pro Overgrip. Use those, it's much better in every aspect in terms of comfort tack and feel.
From: Anon, CA, US. 3/08

Comments: These grips are great! I played three hours with them, and they are the most comfortable and tackiest grips I've used. If you have reasonably dry hands, like me, these grips are awesome. Not sure about durability, but initial use was awesome! It grips so much better than the Babolats that I have been using. I will order more.
From: Paul, San Diego, CA, USA. 2/08

Comments: I found this grip to have good tackiness and durability. I've gone through many models and brands w/o success (Babalot, Dunlop, Prince, Gosen, Wilson, etc.), shredding all in record time. This grip was up to the task, but what I didn't like is that although it is billed as a 'thin' overgrip, I found it to add a distracting cushiony feel. I tried rewrapping with more tension to make the grip thinner, but it was still too cushy.
From: Jon, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 10/07

Comments: TERRIBLE overgrip. When you sweat it starts to feel like a wet banana peel. I wrapped my racket with it and served and the racket flew out of my hand. My friend gave me a Yonex supergrap grip. It's a lot better now. This head grip is the worst grip ever. The Wilson pro overgrip is the best. Take it from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
From: Lee, Houston, TX, USA, 09/07

Comments: This grip is great at first, after about a day or 2 it loses its grip, and becomes real slippery. Go with the Yonex over grip
From: Sean, Oldsmar, FL, USA, 07/07

Comments: This grip I have used for about 2 and a half weeks and I had to change to gamma supreme grip, because this head grip gets worn out too fast and after it is worn out it hurts your hand when you grab it. p.s: I recommend Gamma supreme grip! It last long feels good!
From: Andy, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 06/07

Comments: This is the most tackiest and comfortable grips I've ever had, use it!
From: Angelo, San Lorenzo, CA, USA. 3/07

Comments: Very comfortable, thinness gives you a good feel of the racquet. Durability may be questioned but unless you have very sweaty palms I don't think it will be too much of a problem.
From: Anon, 03/07

Comments: Extremely creative and comfortable grip I have ever used. It is ironed thinner on both sides of the tape, so when you roll it on the grip, the covered party where the next layer meets the previous does not becomes thicker. You would feel that's very comfortable.
From: Jacob, Shanghai, China, 02/07

Comments:I've been trying several different overgrips lately and have found this one by far the worst. It has a great tacky feel and was wonderful for me first time I used it for about the first fifteen to twenty minutes of play. Unfortunately for me, the absorption aspect of this grip is terrible which lead to a lot of racquet turning in my hand, especially on off center shots. If you're hand(s) get real sweaty during play I would definitely shy away from this one.
From: Trey, Augusta, GA, USA, 10/06

Comments: This grip is absolutely terrible. I bought it because it was the cheapest one at the store. It turned my hands blue and it flaked off after the first game. I don't recommend.
From: Beth, MN, USA. 9/06

Comments: A very good grip, when you first put it on but after about 30 minutes of play, the "grip" just dies away and starts to become very friction-less. Durability is terrible so if you want the feeling to keep going, you'll have to buy a lot of these and keep replacing the old.
From: Anon 09/06

Comments: This is the worst overgrip I have ever played with. I get Wilson overgrips usually but Sports Authority was out of them so I tried these grips. On the first day of hitting with it on my racquet flew out of my hand while hitting a forehand. The durability is zero. I would suggest not to get this overgrip.
From: Marcos, New York 08/06

Comments: I used to get a lot of blisters on my hands when I play, but when I used this overgrip I no longer had any problems with blisters. The overgrip does not make the grip any bigger so it is definitely worth a try.
From: Eric, Slinger, WI, USA 08/06

Comments: The grips great when you first put it on but after continued use it loses it's tack, and is just soft making it really slippery when wet.
From: Colin, MA., USA 07/06

Comments: I got this overgrip when I entered a tournament, and this overgrip is extremely soft and tacky. But after a few days the tack wore off and the grip got extremely dirty, (maybe because I got the bright yellow). Overall, I think this grip is great, but my hands sweat too much to make this grip last.
From: Eric, Mechanicsville, VA 05/06

Comments: This is the best overgrip I ever used. I play a lot better with the new overgrip. I mainly use Head Flexpoint 6, and with this overgrip it feels like the racquet is more connected with my arm than ever. This overgrip is extremely tacky, even when my hand if all sweaty.
From: Anon, Syosset, NY, USA 04/06

Comments: I really like the HEAD XtremeSoft overgrip. When I first played with it I couldn't believe how soft it was. I thought that it would be smooth, but it was nice and tacky. I would much rather have this overgrip than any other overgrip on the market. If you buy this overgrip, you definitely won't regret it. I promise you.
From: Charlevoix, MI, USA 04/06

Comments: The best overgrip I've used so far, so thin it seems like I don't even have one. Give it a try.
From: Anon 04/06

Comments: The Head XtremeSoft overgrip is the best overgrip I have used. I normally use the Wilson Pro Overgrip but tried the Head XtremeSoft because I heard it was thinner. What makes it better than the Wilson is the feel after getting wet. The Wilson starts to get a little slick, while the Head stays tacky.
From: Marc, Princeton, NJ, USA 11/05

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