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yaha21
01-04-2008, 05:57 PM
is it allright for me to use 3/8 gripsize if my real gripsize is 1/4?? because most of the people here sell 3/8 gripsizes and it's hard to find 1/4... is it gonna affect my game drastically?

thanks

racquet_jedi
01-04-2008, 06:26 PM
It depends, it could/could not affect your game and it's completely fine if you like it...Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both play with smaller gripsizes (supposedly)...

RoddickistheMan
01-04-2008, 06:26 PM
It could. I read that incorrect gripsize can cause wrist and arm problems. Only way youll know is if you try. ZI would demo something in 4 3/8 first and see what happens. Make sure the racquet is similar to one you are using now. Also make sure you keep the overgrip in mind too which increases grip size.
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Alafter
01-04-2008, 06:48 PM
is it allright for me to use 3/8 gripsize if my real gripsize is 1/4?? because most of the people here sell 3/8 gripsizes and it's hard to find 1/4... is it gonna affect my game drastically?

thanks

Yeah it wil suck.

Use Prince or Head. For whatever reasons, their 4 3/8 feels the smallest.

Matt21
01-04-2008, 06:51 PM
I've used them and I think the Dunlop 3/8 grip feels smallest of all.

CAM178
01-04-2008, 07:52 PM
If your normal grip size is 1/4, why on earth would you play with 3/8?

In D Zone
01-04-2008, 08:22 PM
is it allright for me to use 3/8 gripsize if my real gripsize is 1/4?? because most of the people here sell 3/8 gripsizes and it's hard to find 1/4... is it gonna affect my game drastically?

thanks

I hear your struggles.... hard to find a 1/4 grip in this forum.

If this will affect your game? , I'd say a little but .....you'll play fine for awhile but as the game progress you'll notice you start to tire because of the grip resulting to sore wrist and/ or arm.

That's from general experince including me, however, there may be others perhaps you woud not feel the difference.

I normally play 3/8 and found playing a smaller grip (1/4)is much easier and alot better that going up 1/2.

johnv_pr
01-04-2008, 11:05 PM
Arm pain will probably follow use of a larger grip size. I have read about it and experienced it. I think it is better to go down than up. Who knows?...Maybe it'll work for you. Good luck!

Gmedlo
01-04-2008, 11:40 PM
Yeah it wil suck.

Use Prince or Head. For whatever reasons, their 4 3/8 feels the smallest.

Depends on what type of hand you have. I have huge palms and a 4 3/8 prince feels that same as a 4 5/8 Head (the opposite end of the spectrum in roundness) to me.

I recommend asking wherever you buy from if they can order a 4 1/4 for you, or just order one from TW when you know what you want.

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
01-05-2008, 12:12 AM
I use a 3/8 grip..

mdjenders
01-05-2008, 02:02 AM
To the OP, don't do it. Your frame will feel like a redwood with the larger grip, and most likely you will end up getting another new racquet due to it.

LanEvo
01-05-2008, 09:14 AM
yea for grips sizes wilson has the biggest grips, while all the others are pretty small, my M-Fil 300 is 4 1/2 and its like smaller than a 4 3/8 by wilson

Vin2
01-11-2008, 03:54 AM
hmmm... u can get the 3/8 grip then get it trimmed to 1/4... so no big deal... :)

Maestro Nalbandian
01-11-2008, 04:12 AM
hmmm... u can get the 3/8 grip then get it trimmed to 1/4... so no big deal... :)

How do you trim the grip? What kind of tools do you need?

roller~
01-11-2008, 04:22 AM
is it allright for me to use 3/8 gripsize if my real gripsize is 1/4?? because most of the people here sell 3/8 gripsizes and it's hard to find 1/4... is it gonna affect my game drastically?

thanks

IMO, it depends on your style.. :)

MichaelChang
01-11-2008, 05:02 AM
To the OP:

If you have to get a 4 3/8 because it is the racket you really want and you can't get it elsewhere, then here is my suggestion:
1. Do not get WIlson 3/8. It is gonna be big.
2. (for other brands) after you get the 3/8, remove the original grips, put on a really thin replacement grip, such as the Laserfiber Tourfit, then put on a thin overgrip, such as the Babolat VS grip. You will most likely be fine.

Doc Hollidae
01-11-2008, 09:59 AM
If it's a Head racket, RPNY tennis does pallet installation for $40 per racket. Just e-mailed them.

wao
01-11-2008, 10:03 AM
If it's a Head racket, RPNY tennis does pallet installation for $40 per racket. Just e-mailed them.

RPNY does a great job. Custom shops are the only ones that HEAD will send pallets.

svebriyos
01-11-2008, 06:18 PM
If it's a Head racket, RPNY tennis does pallet installation for $40 per racket. Just e-mailed them.

$40 for installing pallets :shock:
Sounds like a rip-off to me. Takes 5mins to change them and staple the BC back on and re-grip it. Shouldn't be more than $10.
If anybody needs Head pallets just let me know.

Vin2
01-12-2008, 12:13 AM
How do you trim the grip? What kind of tools do you need?

Just go to your local pro shop... my hitting partner changed his 1/2 to 3/8...

Maestro Nalbandian
01-12-2008, 01:14 AM
Just go to your local pro shop... my hitting partner changed his 1/2 to 3/8...

Looks like there is already a thread on this. Thanks anyway.