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Tennis Racket Grip Tape for Palm Swell

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by T.A.K., Apr 5, 2013.

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  1. T.A.K.

    T.A.K. Member

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    I'm having a problem with wrist pain and wrist strain when I shoot. Another shooter suggested I build out my palm swell since my one gun skews my wrist a little. I've been looking at tennis grip tape and was wondering if people have had better success with certain types (brands, thicknesses, etc.) over others on their guns.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Jack L. Smith

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    I tried a few differtent materials.

    Find some Mueller tape at a sporting goods or tennnis shop. It only is a couple dollars per roll which will last a full season, easily. Mueller tape sticks to itself, is absorbant, thin enough & flexible to put just the right amount of wrap on where you want it. Sometimes after a few rounds, you may have to cut a little off, or wrap another layer because your grip during a round moves the tape around a little.

    I suppose you could also put a cut & shaped piece or moleskin or plastic under the Muller tape wrap to achieve the palmswell that you want.

    See below.


    Good luck,

    PS - it comes in different colors, Go wild and you can spot your gun from across the parkang lot.

    js in PA
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  3. Dickgshot

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    The brands don't matter. I know Wilson makes the replacement grip tape. It
    has adhesive on one side, and the other side is a black rubber, type material that is spongy, and has holes to allow the persperation to dissipate.
    I've used it and I've seen other shooters use it also.
     
  4. Release Trigger

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    T.A.K,

    Works for me, I also have a couple of PFS Stocks I do the same too, they tend to get slippery in the summer with sweat so the tape nulifies the sweat and hand stays dry.

    As you can see it is functional but not pretty.

    Regards..........Release Trigger



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  5. T.A.K.

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    @ Jack Smith and Release Trigger--Thank you for the suggestions.

    @Bill--Since when is there a problem in the ATA with putting grip tape on a palm swell? I've seen plenty of registered shooters with tape on their guns and it was a champ who suggested the idea to me. I'd like to know the rules if there is one though.
     
  6. Tron

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    I've found hockey stick tape to work best.
     
  7. Jon Reitz

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    I have it on three trap guns. I use Wilson, but I always start with a base layer of black vinyl tape first. This provides protection for the finish on the stock, otherwise bad things happen...

    Thanks,

    Jon Reitz
     
  8. Beni

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    T.A.K. when ur at sheridan ask freddy he will help you out beni
     
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