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jjl
12-02-2006, 05:35 PM
not sure if this is the right sub-forum, but i'm in between a 4 1/4 and 4 3/8, and don't intend on using an overgrip...question is which do i pick, the one that is a tiny bit too small or a bit too big?

300Gkid
12-02-2006, 05:39 PM
always pick the smaller of the 2. Also, why wouldn't u use an overgrip?

M1KE
12-02-2006, 06:07 PM
If you're still growing, go with the larger one.
If not, go with the smaller one and add a 1/2 size grip sleeve. It's only $2. If you do choose this option, here's a very helpful link.
http://www. tennis4all.com/info/grips/shrink. shtml
(without spaces)
I've never tried the sleeve but intend to do so within the next week.

Steve Huff
12-02-2006, 09:50 PM
Let me rephrase the original post: "I'm between a 4 1/4 and 4 3/8. Using an overgrip would make it just about right, but I refuse to use one. I don't want something that would feel right. So, should I use a grip that's 1/16" too small, or one that's 1/16" too big?"

jjl
12-03-2006, 05:57 AM
Let me rephrase the original post: "I'm between a 4 1/4 and 4 3/8. Using an overgrip would make it just about right, but I refuse to use one. I don't want something that would feel right. So, should I use a grip that's 1/16" too small, or one that's 1/16" too big?"

Tough crowd...never mind.

krprunitennis2
12-03-2006, 06:52 AM
=) smaller grips=more spin

I think.

vinnier6
12-03-2006, 07:32 AM
gosh, there is not that much difference between the two grip sizes in question here...i dont think you will have a problem using either...

but if you really want the correct answer, go with the person above that stated to get the smaller one and add a 1/2 size grip heat shrink sleeve on it...

i used to use a 41/2, went to a 43/8 and now believe i could play with a 41/4 too so i dont think the difference between 3/8 and 1/4 is big enough to fret over....

Steve Huff
12-04-2006, 09:20 PM
Sorry jjl. It wasn't personal. Just telling it like I saw it. I think you should be more open to using on overgrip if that brings the size up to where you need it--that is unless you have some reason you want to stay away from overgrips. Most people WANT to use an overgrip because they are cheaper to replace. Maybe you have a great reason you don't like overgrips. I'd like to hear it.

ionutzakis
12-04-2006, 10:56 PM
go with the larger one and sand it a little after, it's very easy.

this way you don't have to add any unnecessary weight to the handle