An Honest Review of the Yonex Super Tough Grap

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Welcome to yet another honest product review. Today, I will be reviewing the Yonex Super Tough Grap. For all my other reviews, check out the badminton equipment page.

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Image with text - Spider Chart Yonex Super Tough Grap (Triangle)
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Next, let’s go over an overview of the specs and what the grip is advertised as.

The Super Tough Grap is made by Yonex and has product code AC137-3EX. Each pack comes with 3 grips with a choice of black, white, and orange.

Straight from the product, Yonex advertises the following:

  • “YONEX SUPER GRAP enhances playability of your racquet by absorbing sweat and shock while giving you excellent control and feel.”
  • “Compact polyurethane material provides extra durability and long-lasting performance”
  • “Firm and solid feel on contact”

Material: Polyurethane
Width: 25 mm
Length: 1200 mm
Thickness: 0.65 mm

Made in Indonesia
Materials produced in Japan

Here are the instructions on the product for how to wrap the grip:

  1. Attach tapered end to the end of racquet handle.
  2. Wrap grip tape with a 1/8” overlap while turning handle and holding tape taut. (Remove cellophane protector at the same time.)
  3. Cut the end of grip tape to complete application. Secure with enclosed YONEX adhesive tape.

Further, I measured the weight of the grip to be 6 grams, which is pretty standard for badminton grips.

Measuring the weight of the grip used for one racket

I also checked the length of the grip, and it turned out to be slightly more than the 1200 mm advertised at 1225 mm (48 in).

My first impressions before using the Yonex Super Tough Grap is that it’s a rougher version of the popular Yonex Super Grap (see my honest review here). The roughness will likely help with giving you better grip of your handle without the need for grip powder, but may be easier to develop callouses with.

After a couple of swings, I can tell that it does feel quite firm and tacky as it’s advertised. Now I’ll try it out in a couple of badminton sessions to let you know down below how it holds up to its advertised sweat absorption and durability.

After the 1st Badminton Session

I played a 2.5 hour badminton session with the Yonex Super Tough Grap and it was surprisingly comfortable for me. Despite it being rougher, I didn’t notice it that much. It might have to do with my hand being calloused itself though.

The grip itself does seem tackier than the Yonex Super Grap which made it easy to stick to my hand and grip. I’m also a player that sweats a lot but didn’t feel it get slippery. On the contrary, my co-founder didn’t really like the grip and found it very slippery in the middle of his session – so much so that he had to switch rackets. It might be, though, that I sweat more from my head than from my arm/hand which might make a difference, but I had a completely different experience.

After this badminton session, the grip still looked like new, so the durability is holding up so far. Let’s see how it goes after a couple more sessions. Below are 2 pictures of each side of my grip after the session. You really can’t see any wear and tear yet.

After the 2nd Badminton Session

I played another 2.5 hour badminton session (although it was more of 2 hours since I couldn’t get a court for the first 20-ish minutes). The grip still played great and looks pretty much the same. I didn’t have any difficulty gripping my racket and it didn’t feel slippery.

After the 3rd Badminton Session with Grip Powder

After the 3rd session, I started seeing some very minor imperfections in the grip. It didn’t really make any difference in gameplay though and I still think that the grip would last for a long time if I kept on using it.




Comfort Rating: 3.5 / 5

I define comfort as a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. What I am looking for from a comfort aspect is if the product provides a pleasant gripping experience. From the sensation of holding the grip to the degree the grip makes the gameplay more enjoyable.

I actually found the Yonex Super Tough Grap to be pretty comfortable. My co-founder though, didn’t, and thought that it didn’t do well when his hands got sweaty. So, I took off a couple of marks due to his experience. Further, it is a bit rougher than other grips, so that might make it less comfortable for those with thinner skin.


Durability Rating: 4.5 / 5

I define durability as the ability to withstand wear, pressure, and damage. From a durability standpoint, I am looking for the grip product to remain intact and retain the same feel and quality as if it were newly applied.

I really couldn’t tell that my grip had been used at all after 2 long badminton sessions. After the 3rd session, I noticed some small imperfections on the grip, but really nothing noteworthy. The product meets the expectations of the high durability that is advertised so I give it a near-perfect durability score.


Feel Rating: 3.5 / 5

I define feel as how well a player is able to maintain control over their shots by means of handling their racket. This involves how the grip aids the transmission of subtle movements from the player’s hand to the racket.

While using the Yonex Super Tough Grap, I didn’t really have any issues with executing any shots. I was able to maintain control over my racket really well and had enough grip to never really lose control of my racket. For feel, I’d say it’s about the same as the Yonex Super Grap. It might even be a little bit better as the added tackiness makes gripping it a bit easier.

Critical Thoughts About the Yonex Super Tough Grap

  1. The grip is not particularly comfortable or sweat absorbent like towel grips are.
  2. The feel of the grip isn’t bad, but also not particularly good. If you want to maximize the feel and comfort during your gameplay, you would probably choose a different grip (but likely at the cost of durability).



The Yonex Super Tough Grap brings extraordinary value (it comes in a pack of 3) when it comes to badminton grips. Its durability really shines as its best attribute while also providing good control. While I didn’t try it out for many badminton sessions, it’s likely to last for quite some time.

Overall, I’d recommend this grip to intermediate players or those on a budget. It does the job pretty well and does it for a long time at a low price. Also, if you have a spare racket that you carry around (like I do) in case my main rackets are out of commission, this would be a great grip to keep on for long periods of time so that you wouldn’t need to change it a lot.

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