I really like sueded/velvet style overgrips, so I was really looking forward to this one as a replacement. Just feeling the sample piece, and the grip before I installed it, I was really excited for this one. That said, when I put it on, I just didn't care for the feel. It didn't feel velvety so much as it felt like...I don't know, maybe a grip that was well broken in? Your mileage may vary, I just didn't care for the feel, and I usually really like dry/absorbent/"the opposite of tacky" grips.