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TennisFischer85
08-17-2004, 02:56 PM
I ight now I have a 4 3/8 with two overgrips on it. it is the right size but has a spongy feel because of the two overgrips. i have ordered my new racquets with 4 3/8 grips. should i try half size or full size heat shrink sleeves to equal the grip size of my old racquet with the two overgrips?

Virgilio
08-17-2004, 02:59 PM
I think I would. If you like to play with overgrip u should order a half-size, if u like to play only with original grip, then try the full size. I had the same problem and ended up ordering a 4 1/2, with the idea of not playing much with overgrips anymore.

TennisFischer85
08-17-2004, 03:49 PM
thanks. i definately will use overgrips so ill try the half size. are the sleeves easy to put on or do i need to look for a stringer or something?

ambro
08-17-2004, 04:15 PM
They are very very easy. I put two on in less than a minute.

TennisFischer85
08-17-2004, 07:47 PM
sweet. did you use a heat gun or what?

match
08-17-2004, 09:36 PM
screw the sleves just buy your rackets with 4 1/2 grips! its much easier.......btw i used to use a 4 3/8 as well ......since ive swicthed to 4 1/2 i have played much better............my 1 handed backhand is lethal now!! .......(well maybe not lethal) lol
have fun
match

TennisFischer85
08-18-2004, 01:04 PM
i have ordered my new racquets with 4 3/8 grips.

I already ordered them so I can't go with 4 1/2. plus two overgrips dont equal a whole grip size do they?

match
08-18-2004, 05:31 PM
not sure ...you might want to contact your local pro if you havent already on how to increase the size without using an abundance of overgrips

ambro
08-18-2004, 07:52 PM
sweet. did you use a heat gun or what?Yeah. It's a Milwaukee brand one that I use for my hockey sticks as well. Any type of heat gun or hair dryer should work.

ambro
08-18-2004, 07:56 PM
i have ordered my new racquets with 4 3/8 grips.

I already ordered them so I can't go with 4 1/2. plus two overgrips dont equal a whole grip size do they?Yes, two overgrips equal one full size. But... if you use 2 overgrips and like the size and still want to use one, a half-size sleeve plus grip plus overgrip will equal the grip plus two overgrips, but not feel so soft, which is just what you want. Yay.

Miga
08-20-2004, 03:11 AM
I'm sorry, I don't speak english well.
Overgrip is less feeling your raquet.
Exact correct grip is only one replacement grip.
If you want expand your racquet grip use balsa-wood sheet under replacement grip. This is a well-tried.