View Full Version : k90 Grip size

06-15-2008, 01:44 PM
I tried a k90 today with a bigger grip , 5/8 as opposed to my normal 3/8.. I noticed more control and a more solid feel... same string , same tension.... anyone notice the racquet plays a little more solid with a bigger grip?

06-15-2008, 01:46 PM
it runs big yeah, i dont like that..

06-15-2008, 02:16 PM
ive noticed a more solid feel if i build up a grip with more overgrips, but never with just a bigger stock grip.

06-15-2008, 02:19 PM
i have 4 k90s all 3/8's grip and id love to try the 5/8's grip

06-15-2008, 02:20 PM
I have always used 5/8 grips and in the past year have tried to go down to 1/2. No good, just don't like the twisting and the discomfort that comes with that. So now I am back to 5/8 grip PLUS an overgrip. Perfect.

el sergento
06-15-2008, 11:40 PM
Complete opposite here, I HATE playing with grips larger than my normal size (4 3/8's). I find a larger grip strains my wrist and actually makes the racquet feel heavier in the arm. It also prevents me from cocking my wrist freely on my FH so my shot is much stiffer and much less pacey.

The perfect setup for me is a leather replacement grip with a very thin over grip on top. This setup gives me optimal wrist motion and great feel and provides unbeatable bevel definition.

06-16-2008, 01:17 AM
I've always built up the grip size to my size of a 4 3/8 ( + + Slightly) and have always played better compared to a smaller grip. Anyone would recommend you to hold the largest grip that you can control the racquet with... so, no problem there eh?

06-16-2008, 01:44 AM
I seem to play best with a 4 1/2 gripsize + overgrip.

06-16-2008, 03:17 AM
I would not recommend using the largest grip you can control, that actually doesn't make any sense. As far as preference I play with a 4 1/4 grip with just two over grips and no under grip that measures more around 4 1/8. This gives me more control of the wrist and allows for faster grip changes. I don't have to worry about racquet torque because I use a heavy PS85.