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shawn1122
09-17-2006, 10:25 AM
http://tennis.about.com/od/racquetsballsstringing/a/findgripsize.htm

Could someone please explain to me what is meant by middle crease?

vinnier6
09-17-2006, 01:17 PM
http://tennis.about.com/od/racquetsballsstringing/a/findgripsize.htm

Could someone please explain to me what is meant by middle crease?
just go to the learning center part of tenniswarehouse and use their guidlines...they have pics to aid you in your grip size...wilson also has a template you can print out and stick your hand on...

carpetgrub
09-17-2006, 05:18 PM
You can use the grip method also. Just make sure you use the witdh of the side of the index finger. Then again, I go up a gripsize because i remove the grip and use 2 overgrips. For example, I should use 4 1/4, but buy 4 3/4. I remove the original grip and replace with 2 overgrips, which is closer to the 4 1/4 that is recommended for me. Try it ans see if it works for you.

shawn1122
09-17-2006, 06:11 PM
Wow I must be some kind of mutant cause I measure exactly 4 inches. I don't think they sell rackets with handles that size.

I never realized how small my hands were compared to everyone elses.

Edit: WTF I'm so confused. When I hold my 4 1/4 handle and do the first test, my finger only barely fits in.

So according to the first test, I need a bigger grip and according to the second I need a smaller one :S

nalbandian_fan
09-17-2006, 06:35 PM
some guy like bigger grips and some guys like smaller grips, just use whatever is more comfortable.

The Dampener
09-17-2006, 07:35 PM
Shawn,

I've got the same problem. By the "index finger" method, I'm a 4 3/8. By the "middle crease" method, I'm a 4 5/8. That's a pretty fair difference.

If I were you, I'd probably go with the "finger method" because you want your fingers near to, but not touching, your thumb when wrapped around the grip.

John

vinnier6
09-19-2006, 07:07 AM
if you think your inbetween sizes then go smaller....if you decide you want bigger in the end then you can easily build up your grip...i found after using a 41/2 with overgrip for years that i really prefer a 3/8 with an overgrip which would fall inbetween the two sizes...

dacrymn
09-23-2006, 08:15 AM
i would think that the finger test is better: the ruler middle crease thingy is way too subjective. If you think about it, the longer your fingers get, the less space there would be between the palm and the end of your ring finger. So getting abigger grip would widden that gap. just think of it that way.
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kem
09-23-2006, 08:48 AM
I think the hand crease method is bogus, I measured 1/4 that way but a 4 1/2 is slightly too small for mr, I should be using a 4 1/2 with an overgrip or even a 4 5/8.

varuscelli
09-23-2006, 11:17 AM
Wow I must be some kind of mutant cause I measure exactly 4 inches. I don't think they sell rackets with handles that size.

Yes, shawn1122 -- you are some kind of mutant. :p

Actually, if you want to know about available racquets with 4-inch grips, Chris of TW provided me a list in this thread a while back:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=112059

Scroll down to reply number 3 and you'll see quite a few of the racquets that are available in 4-inch grip size, if you're actually curious about it.

tennis_hand
09-24-2006, 10:30 PM
the index finger measurement is outdated.
the gap should be about 1/2 cm.