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09-29-2006, 11:26 AM
is it true that leather grips increase the gripsize by one size?

ex: a 4 1/4 handle with a leather grip because a 4 3/8s grip

i want to make my racquet a little bit more head light, so i was advised to use leather grip, instead of placing lead tape under the handle and then having to distribute the weight around the racquet again.


09-29-2006, 01:50 PM
I recently put a Wilson leather grip on my n6.1 95 and it actually DECREASED grip size by a bit.

09-29-2006, 02:08 PM
Leather does not compress nicely like the foam style synthetic grips do. I'd say that the leather is a very consistent size, and doesn't change (much) over time, whereas cushy foam grips may start out a little large, but may squish/deform to smaller than a leather over time.

Hope that helps.

10-01-2006, 04:18 PM
From my experience leather grips do not increase the grip size at all. If anything the I have found the grip size my decrease slightly but not by much.