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jamauss
04-04-2006, 12:42 PM
I'm just curious if I'm in the minority by playing with a 4 1/4 grip.

rj_md
04-04-2006, 06:36 PM
it doesn't matter dude...as long as you play great tennis:cool:

Sixpointone
04-05-2006, 09:00 AM
I use a Wilson 4 1/2 Grip Size.

BluDiamond
04-05-2006, 09:48 AM
i play with an english grip size 2 (i'm 14) what is this the american ones??

tennisnj
04-05-2006, 06:56 PM
0=4
1=1/8
2=1/4
3=3/8
4=1/2
5=5/8
6=3/4

mislav
04-05-2006, 07:20 PM
I use a Wilson 4 1/2 Grip Size.
Ditto.

Kabob190
04-05-2006, 07:29 PM
I use a 4 1/2 grip size plus a head xtreme soft overgrip.

serveitup911
04-05-2006, 07:31 PM
I use two overgrips on top of the original grip on my 4 3/8.

ch4ng
04-05-2006, 07:33 PM
4 3/8 wid wilson pro overgrip on it

Andres
04-05-2006, 07:36 PM
4 3/8, with two grips and two overgrips.
Total= 6' 1/10''

quest01
04-05-2006, 07:42 PM
I use a 4 3/8s with overgrip.

Rob the Tennis Player
04-05-2006, 07:45 PM
4 1/2 with an overgrip

armand
04-05-2006, 08:00 PM
jamauss: Just curious as to why you made this poll with a time limit?

Anywayz, I prefer a HEAD size 5 - 4 5/8

doriancito
04-06-2006, 06:50 PM
4 1/4 with a 0.66mm overgrip

mctennis
04-06-2006, 08:12 PM
I use a 4 1/2 with an overgrip. If I use the straight 4 5/8 with an overgrip it feels like a club.

tpduke112
04-06-2006, 09:55 PM
4 1/2 with an overgrip

slice bh compliment
04-06-2006, 11:18 PM
Conveniently, the frames I use come in a size 6. That is a 4 and 6/8ths for us Americans.

Guazzelli, you are a freak. A guy I hit with is your size. He uses a size 5 with two leather grips and one overgrip. Guessing that comes to about 6 or so. Still some bevels. Pretty firm, responsive feel. You would love it, man!

theace21
04-07-2006, 06:17 AM
41/2 - sometimes I use overwrap

Slamm
04-07-2006, 01:16 PM
guys how do i measure my grip ?
Ive got no idea - I read the guide on tennis-warehouse I didnt get it..Im buying a new racquet and I need toknowmy grip..

dmastous
04-07-2006, 01:17 PM
4 1/2. I should use a 4 5/8 but I prefer a smaller grip for some reason.

tennis_nerd22
04-07-2006, 02:18 PM
4 3/8 plus overgrip

WayneCM
04-07-2006, 02:23 PM
4 1/2 babolat with 1 overgrip...

slice bh compliment
04-07-2006, 03:54 PM
4 1/2. I should use a 4 5/8 but I prefer a smaller grip for some reason.

That is very common. I do it too. I go down almost two sizes from where the "Chart" says (5 and one-8th).

Jess
04-08-2006, 02:09 AM
I play with a 4 3/8 grip, although I can play with a 4 1/2, I just prefer my grip to be a *smidge* smaller.

imadeulook
04-08-2006, 09:08 AM
im suppose to play with 41/2 but i use 43/8 with two overgrips because i like the extra custioning.:mrgreen:

slice it
04-09-2006, 06:01 AM
i got small hands. what should i use?

slice bh compliment
04-09-2006, 06:45 AM
[quote: small hands....]

There are implants, pills...all kinds of methods out there. Just look for the ads in the sports section of your local newspaper.


Kidding. Very juvenile of me. Sorry, slice it. Cool name BTW.
Yeah, if your hands are small: all manufacturers make a size 2 (4 and a quarter) and even size 1 (4 and one-eighth).

SGrosjeanFan
04-10-2006, 10:29 AM
I use a 4 3/8 with an overgrip.

croatian sensation
04-10-2006, 10:40 AM
4 3/8 - 3 it says at the bottom of my racquet. Don't have a clue what it means. :-) So I voted for 4 3/8.
I know nothing about grip sizes. It just felt good when I tried it :-) But I do have a 0.55 mm overgrip.

SFrazeur
04-10-2006, 11:08 AM
Wilson 4 3/8 If I used a Head racquet I'd use 4 1/2.

slice bh compliment
04-10-2006, 11:34 AM
4 3/8 - 3 it says at the bottom of my racquet. Don't have a clue what it means. :-) So I voted for 4 3/8.
I know nothing about grip sizes. It just felt good when I tried it :-) But I do have a 0.55 mm overgrip.

It is the grip's circumference, in inches. Probably seems archaic (or at least arcane) to you Europeans ... with your metric system that makes so much damn sense.

Andres
04-10-2006, 01:08 PM
Conveniently, the frames I use come in a size 6. That is a 4 and 6/8ths for us Americans.

Guazzelli, you are a freak. A guy I hit with is your size. He uses a size 5 with two leather grips and one overgrip. Guessing that comes to about 6 or so. Still some bevels. Pretty firm, responsive feel. You would love it, man!

I know I would. I still want to add one last overgrip, to get it to 6'' 1/2.
I have the feet size (14), the wingspan (6'7'') and the hands (my ideal grip is 7'') from a 6'6 or a 6'7'' guy.

Andres
04-10-2006, 01:13 PM
4 3/8 - 3 it says at the bottom of my racquet. Don't have a clue what it means. :-) So I voted for 4 3/8.
I know nothing about grip sizes. It just felt good when I tried it :-) But I do have a 0.55 mm overgrip.

CroSen, measure the circumference of your grip.

4 1/8 = 10,3125 = 10,3 cm
4 1/4 = 10,625 = 10,6 cm
4 3/8 = 10,9375 = 10,9 cm
4 1/2 = 11,25 = 11,2 cm
4 5/8 = 11,5625 = 11,6 cm

Hope that helps :)

slice bh compliment
04-10-2006, 02:24 PM
Andres, I do not know how you can perform with that. So soft and round.

Easy man, I'm just talking about the handle on your tennis racquet.

Seriously, before you add yet another piece of soft stuff (an overgrip), take the advice here from two fellow big-handed, big-footed brothers: please strip that thing down and use grip build-up sleeves or leather grips...then just one or two overgrips. You will feel so much more precise because you will actually feel the bevels. Not to mention the firmness.

Andres
04-10-2006, 03:00 PM
Yeah, some guy in the tennis shop recommended the same thing, but it's out of my budget.
Because of the money exchange in ARG, both grips + both overgrips costed me 5.5 american dollars, and the leather or the build-up would cost me at least 10 times more, and that's a lot.

Anyway, because of the grips I use, I don't really need to feel the bevels...

Anyway, thanks for the advices :-)

tennis_nerd22
04-10-2006, 05:24 PM
Yeah, some guy in the tennis shop recommended the same thing, but it's out of my budget.
Because of the money exchange in ARG, both grips + both overgrips costed me 5.5 american dollars, and the leather or the build-up would cost me at least 10 times more, and that's a lot.

Anyway, because of the grips I use, I don't really need to feel the bevels...

Anyway, thanks for the advices :-)

well as long as it works for you, nothing else matters ;)

slice bh compliment
04-11-2006, 03:46 AM
Yeah, some guy in the tennis shop recommended the same thing, but it's out of my budget.
Because of the money exchange in ARG, both grips + both overgrips costed me 5.5 american dollars, and the leather or the build-up would cost me at least 10 times more, and that's a lot.

Anyway, because of the grips I use, I don't really need to feel the bevels...

Anyway, thanks for the advices :-)

Understood...and as tennis nerd 22 said: "as long it works for you, nothing else matters". Excellent advice there. No question about it.

Me, I like to tinker until I find the perfect fit that works for me, so I have just one last suggestion in case you're into tinkering too. Thin strips of wood. People use balsa wood with some good glue under it. 8 thin strips. You could custom carve them. Practically free. Might take an hour or two, though.

Well, I had to mention it. Sorry if I just annoyed tennis nerd 22.
Enjoy.

croatian sensation
04-11-2006, 04:21 AM
CroSen, measure the circumference of your grip.

4 1/8 = 10,3125 = 10,3 cm
4 1/4 = 10,625 = 10,6 cm
4 3/8 = 10,9375 = 10,9 cm
4 1/2 = 11,25 = 11,2 cm
4 5/8 = 11,5625 = 11,6 cm

Hope that helps :)

Yeah..gracias :-) I measured the grip of my old racquet and it was 4 3/8, too :)

300Gkid
04-14-2006, 12:06 PM
4 3/8 with an overgrip

JRstriker12
04-14-2006, 12:28 PM
4 1/2 with overgrip.

Mugatu
04-15-2006, 03:32 PM
ditto.........

ravemaster806
04-15-2006, 05:01 PM
1/2 babolat with overgrip

Oluap
04-17-2006, 05:17 AM
It depends, I use 4 1/2 when I play with Head frames (wich I currently use) and 4 3/8 with other brands.

merlin_23
04-17-2006, 08:47 AM
i play with a Wilson size 6 (4 3/4) grip with one leather and two wilson pro overgrips but it's still a bit small. There's not much else i can do to make it bigger but wait until the tennis companys realise that there are a lot of bigger players out there that need bigger grips and then they will hopefully make some bigger grip sizes.

Jess
04-18-2006, 10:38 PM
4 3/8 with overgrip.

wyutani
04-18-2006, 10:44 PM
I have the smallest grip, i have small hand. i cant squeeze hard...:(