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acintya
07-31-2011, 02:28 PM
Do wilson racquets got replaceable racquet handles like head? I changed my grip size 2 to 5 on my head radical OS and maybe i want change my handle size on my wilson kblade team. Please answer

Rusty669
07-31-2011, 02:37 PM
Nope, not possible as far as I know.
You'll have to use a heat shrink or tape to beef up the size if that is what you are looking for... But from a 2 to 5 might be tricky:-)

purple-n-gold
07-31-2011, 02:39 PM
build up with heat sleeves, or you could take of the existing handle and "build" a new one....this option isn't recommended for the home customizer fyi

Torres
07-31-2011, 03:06 PM
Not possible. Just sell it and buy one in the right size.

Heatshrink sleeves are a waste of time unless you're intentionally trying to add weight. 20-22g for each size increase is no joke

acintya
07-31-2011, 05:39 PM
tnx:) people .. currently i play with kblade team 4 grip but i wanna buy a new and dont know if it should be size 5 or 4.... when i hold the size 4 the finger touch each other and there is 1 mm place between so i guess i must use 5 grip but i like 4 for serves but 5 more for groundstrokes - what do you think?

NLBwell
07-31-2011, 06:02 PM
I think someone here had a method with balsa wood that wouldn't add too much weight.

Aperus
08-01-2011, 08:45 AM
I'm in the same boat as you where I'm between 4 3/8 and 4 1/2. To see what I liked best, I wrapped my 4 3/8 handle with an overgrip which took it up almost one size and was able to decide if I liked the racket better that way or not. Try wrapping your handle with an overgrip and see if it plays better for you.

VGP
08-01-2011, 10:18 AM
Remove your grip. Add material (i.e. balsa wood like NLBwell said, duct tape, plastic strips) to the sides of the handle to make it more "rectangular" to mimic the Head handle shape. Put on your replacement grip and overgrip. That will also increase the handle size.