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sixone90
05-14-2011, 06:58 AM
How can I make my K90 from a 4 1/2 to a 4 3/8 while maintaining a leather grip?

sixone90
05-14-2011, 02:46 PM
BUMP. Anyone?

baek57
05-14-2011, 02:53 PM
As far as I know you can't go down in grip size. Sell your racquets and buy new ones a grip size smaller or trade for a grip size smaller.

Rusty669
05-14-2011, 04:01 PM
If you have still got the original Wilson leather grip on your K90,you might want to order a Tennis Warehouse leather grip and replace it with that one.
The Wilson leather,to my knowledge, is 1,8mm thick, whereas the TW leather can be purchased in 1,3mm.

I tried this myself on my 2 racquets and it worked a treat.
Maybe the 0,5 mm will do the trick!
(Tipp:Try and pull the leather as much as you can while re-gripping, and pay attention not to overlap too much)

sixone90
05-14-2011, 09:47 PM
If you have still got the original Wilson leather grip on your K90,you might want to order a Tennis Warehouse leather grip and replace it with that one.
The Wilson leather,to my knowledge, is 1,8mm thick, whereas the TW leather can be purchased in 1,3mm.

That could be a good idea.

If I played with it enough, would it compress into 4 3/8 size?

Rogael Naderer
05-14-2011, 11:13 PM
That could be a good idea.

If I played with it enough, would it compress into 4 3/8 size?

What other option do you have? Apply and have a hit with it, you could also use thinner overgrips (assuming you use them.)

Failing that I've heard that good customisation services such as RPNY and P1 (possibly other less know customisers) can shave the handle down a grip size maintaining the grip shape and adding lead to compensate for lost weight (which shouldn't be too much at all.)

Good luck!