View Full Version : Smaller Grip

02-17-2012, 11:15 PM
Oh damn.

I used a metal frame today, a really thin one, idk its a dunlop max lite or something. I play with it very well, i would say my forehand is heavier (but lacked some control) with this than my current frame but that's the only stroke thats better.

When I was playing with it my thumb started hurting so i put it down, is this because of the small grip or the frame? The grip is like 4 (smaller than 1/8). I feel like i should pull this out every time im losing to get my score back up but i can't use it for the whole match since my thumb will die.

joe sch
02-18-2012, 04:09 AM
Old school rackets with the smaller heads play best with larger grips and less western grips. IMO eastern works best. If your more western and played too small of a grip with a heavier old school racket then you will probably have some discomfort leading to pain due to the different hitting response from the racket.