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hedonist
08-12-2004, 12:01 PM
I play with a wilson racquet grip size No.5 (4 5/8). Is it possible to change the butt cap with a No.4 (4 4/8) butt cap? Has anyone tried this yet? I like to have the 'end' a little thinner.
Thanks.

stevewcosta
08-12-2004, 01:20 PM
I have the same problem w/Wilson. Grip size is fine but the butt cap is too damn big.

ambro
08-12-2004, 01:30 PM
Take off the butt cap and make your own with some kind of tape to the size that you want, then put the grip back on.

hedonist
08-16-2004, 11:25 AM
@stevewcosta
which manufacturer has smaller butt caps relatively to the grip size?
Prince, Völkl or Babolat? Do you know?

stevewcosta
08-16-2004, 12:03 PM
I know that Yonex does. I really like how there is only a slight flare to their butt caps. Well, I recently replaced my one grip with 2 overgrips. It helps alleviate the large butt caps issue, but I may be compromising some comfort (haven't played yet). I guess I'll have to suffer from blisters for a while until the hand toughens up.

One more extreme solution would be to sand down the two side bevels on the cap. I realize this is not exactly fun or precise, but you can also buy new butt caps for a few bucks if you ruin them. I may be doing this at some point. Good luck.

rich s
08-16-2004, 03:20 PM
Get yourself a No.4 but cap and sand each face of the handle an equal number of times until the smaller buttcap fits.

stevewcosta
08-16-2004, 04:49 PM
Excellent idea Rich S.

rich s
08-16-2004, 07:58 PM
Steve-
be sure to wrap the sandpaper around a small block of wood and use short slow deliberate strokes. take your time

hedonist
08-17-2004, 02:45 AM
Thank you guys. I may will do this experiment:)