View Full Version : Sanding down racquet handle

06-03-2005, 09:29 AM
Yesterday I tried to bring on 4 5/8 to a 4 1/2 by sanding. Someone told me that all you have to do is take a marker, color the exposed handle, sand it until the ink is gone, and do it one more time. After this, even though it didn't feel small enough, I went ahead and put a grip on it (leather). It STILL feels too big! I am really ****ed.

Does anyone know the convention for this? I sanded it down twice with the marking. Should I do it two more times? Four more times?

I really don't want to rely on measuring tape because the kind I have is for sewing and it isn't too accurate. Then again--is pinpoint accuracy important?


Gaines Hillix
06-03-2005, 09:47 AM
kris, try this;


I saw the other post you are referring to. I believe they meant to do this on all 8 sides and then measure it.

I believe accuracy is important. People who offer this service use calipers to measure the handles.