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tennis005
12-18-2009, 02:34 PM
Just bought a racket that the gripsize is 4 5/8. Is there anyway I could make it a 4 1/2 without sanding it down? If I have to sand it down, anyone know a professional company that can do it?

Adam_mtl
12-18-2009, 03:42 PM
Why not just remove the stock grip and play with one overgrip wrapped directly on the handle?

tennis005
12-18-2009, 04:24 PM
Would that bring it down to 4 1/2?

Spyre
12-18-2009, 06:27 PM
There are a couple of solutions to this problem:

1. LaserFibre makes a replacement grip that claims it will make the grip size smaller by 1 size. I've never tried one, however I have heard decent feedback from people on these boards. Those can be found on their website, just google laserfibre.

2. You could use a thinner replacement grip like the Babolat Skin Feel or the thin TW Leather.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Babolat_Skin_Feel_Grip/descpageACBAB-BSFG.html

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/TW_Private_Label_Leather_Grips/descpageACZONS-TWLG.html


3. You could wrap 2 overgrips over the bare handle. I wouldn't neccesarily suggest wrapping just one OG the handle, because the handle becomes very hard, and has almost no cushion what so ever.

tennis005
12-18-2009, 06:35 PM
Actually, my optimum grip size is in between 4 1/2 and 4 5/8. Getting a thin replacement grip should put me somewhere close. I just need to cut down the gripsize by 1/16 inches. Anyone know of any professional companys that can get it professionally sanded down?

Spyre
12-18-2009, 06:41 PM
If it's that small of an amount you're looking to remove, you could honestly just do it yourself. I've done it before, and as long as you're somewhat careful, it's not extremely hard.

tennis005
12-18-2009, 08:28 PM
According to the reviews, the Babolat grip reduces it 1/2 a size which is exactly what I need. I'll give that a try.Thanks

tennis005
12-18-2009, 09:03 PM
Anyone know if RPNY or Priority 1 will sand down a racket grip? Just out of curiosity.

Spyre
12-19-2009, 03:44 PM
They can do a custom mold, so I figure the answer is yes.