PDA

View Full Version : which grip size?


tennisenthusiast
06-08-2011, 04:02 PM
I am trying to buy new ProKennex 7g but not sure about the grip size. I have read TW's guide and also watched youtube videos but unable to figure out the exact grip size.

4 3/8 leaves little gap between index finger for me so, can I go for 4 1/8 and increase the grip with overgrips? i am worried if i go for 4 3/8 if it is too big i might be in trouble.

tinyman
06-08-2011, 04:11 PM
4 3/8 leaves little gap between index finger for me so, can I go for 4 1/8 and increase the grip with overgrips? i am worried if i go for 4 3/8 if it is too big i might be in trouble.

I would, personally speaking. You can also increase the size of the handle/grip using heatshrink (I want to say 1 layer is 1/16"? Check with manufacturer of heatshrink prior to application). Not sure if a PK handle can be reduced or not.

TripleB
06-08-2011, 05:21 PM
Better to go too small than too large...learn to love overgrips!

TripleB

brownsfan456
06-08-2011, 06:06 PM
I go with 3/8 and use an overgrip to make it fit right. Be careful though. Using more than one overgrip messes everything up.

mhj202
06-08-2011, 06:09 PM
I go with 3/8 and use an overgrip to make it fit right. Be careful though. Using more than one overgrip messes everything up.

What does using more than one overgrip mess up?

mhj202
06-08-2011, 06:09 PM
I am trying to buy new ProKennex 7g but not sure about the grip size. I have read TW's guide and also watched youtube videos but unable to figure out the exact grip size.

4 3/8 leaves little gap between index finger for me so, can I go for 4 1/8 and increase the grip with overgrips? i am worried if i go for 4 3/8 if it is too big i might be in trouble.

Why the need to go from 4 3/8 to 4 1/8? How about 4 1/4?

brownsfan456
06-08-2011, 06:14 PM
Well for me they make the bevels less noticeable, which makes hand positions harder to find in the heat of the moment. That said, many people use several. For a beginner, it would be pretty hard to get used to.

tennisenthusiast
06-08-2011, 06:34 PM
4 1/4 are out of stock and I will get that one only after 10 days whereas 4 3/8 are shipped in a day.

My problem is I am suffering with tennis elbow and want to be cautious about choosing 4 3/8 or 4 1/4

I went and showed my grip to a lady who is a stringer and she said that the gap in your index finger does not really matter as long as racquet feels comfortable for you.

esgee48
06-08-2011, 07:08 PM
Listen to your stringer friend. I use either my index finger or pinkie as a rough guide, but comfort and ease of grip are paramount. 4 3/8 can be decreased by changing the grip with a thinner replacement if you later find the grip to be too big. 4 1/8 with 2 overwraps (or more) will make it harder for you to locate the bevels without looking. That's not optimal when playing tennis.

tennisenthusiast
06-09-2011, 04:21 AM
thanks all... i just placed my order for 4 3/8!!