View Full Version : Help needed from Nsix one 95, grip 5 users please....

01-07-2006, 01:06 PM
Hi there,

I've got size 4 grips on my n 6.1's, over which I put a Karakal replacement grip.

This size is perfect for me right now, but I want to go to a leather grip, with thin pro over grips.

For a couple reasons, bevel feel and easier overgrip management.

I'm not sure yet how to go about it, shrink sleeves etc.

For now can I ask a question...

Can someone with a size 5 (four and five eights) grip, please measure the circumference of the handle, half way down.

Mine currently measures a little under 5 inches, or 12.5 cm's.

This will give me an idea of what I should use to build up my grip....

Thanks in advance


01-09-2006, 07:16 PM
Anyone with this grip?

Thanks in advance


andyroddick's mojo
01-09-2006, 09:03 PM
hey man, I own 2 n6-1 95's and i have one 5/8 and one 3/8, but now 1/2. I bought the 5/8 on accident, without looking at the size. haha. well I guess today's your lucky day. so i tried to measure the circumference of my grip, (right?) and it turns out to be just about 12 cm. give or take 2 mm. hope it isn't wrong. So let me get this straight, 4 overgrips + a replacement grip? isn't that bigger then a size 5?

01-10-2006, 05:44 AM
Hi Andy's RM !

Thanks for taking the time to do that, cheers...

I meant the racket grips are size 4.

Over which I put 1 replacement grip.

I'm looking to build up the grip, install a leather grip, over which I can use wilson pro overgrips...

Although by your measurement, size 5 will be a little small for me...

Thnaks again


01-10-2006, 07:51 AM
I have a size 5 n6.1. It's roughly about 12cm. I use Pacific leather and one Wilson Pro overgrip.

01-10-2006, 10:07 AM
Thanks ondray !

This is exactly the kind of info I need...

Seems to be looking like this:

If I use a shrink sleeve, or addon to build up my grip 1 size, then add a leather grip, it will still be smaller than I have now.

Which is good, cause I can build up with overgrip.

My concern was it would be bigger than I have, which would be bad :)

Thanks to those who helped...


louis netman
01-10-2006, 12:09 PM
Get the largest grip size that you can most minimally mod to get exactly what you want. All overgrips and grip sleeves will diminish bevel feel. If you need to build, use 1/32" bass, birch or balsa (if weight tolerances are minimal)... and be patient!

01-10-2006, 12:24 PM
by louis netman
"If you need to build, use 1/32" bass, birch or balsa"

Thanks Louis,

I had thought of balsa, how would one secure it?

Epoxy? Super glue?


louis netman
01-10-2006, 02:04 PM
do not use epoxy or super glue. Important: Make sure you cut the wood at exactly 90 degrees (use an xacto and metal straight edge) to insure proper bevel feel. All you will need is a good quality spray adhesive and follow directions. Apply to both surfaces for a more permanent bond, one side if you are still experimental...after gluing use a vice or clamps to temporarily set the bond. If none are available, temporarily use electrical tape in four equally spaced areas of the handle. Also be certain that the handle is CLEAN before any bonding attempts... most importantly, be patient!

01-10-2006, 03:40 PM
Thanks for that louis,

but let me tell you what I've done here tonight...

I was in the shop getting Tennis mag, when I spot a pack of book covers.

These are hard plastic, adhesive backed, protective covers for books.

So I wonder, and I buy a pack to experiment with.

I get home, drag out one of my avatar accidents, and strip the handle.

As you can see from the photos below, I cut the plastic into strips.
2 x 16mm
4 x 11mm
2 x 12mm

And attached them to the handle, I used 2 layers.

I put on a replacement grip, and a thin overgrip (to be replaced by a leather, and a wilson pro on my playing frames)

Lo and behold, it measures exactly how I want it to be....Job sorted.

I obviously dunno how the adhesive will stand up long term, but it makes a lovely job of keeping bevel definition.

Plus its all reversable...