03 hybrid tour - 2 types of grip shapes?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by CliffH, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. CliffH

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    Hey, I plan to switch to the hybrid but I thought the flat sided grip sucked
    on the 2 demos that I had - size 3/8, so I checked out a 1/2 demo and the first thing I noticed was the DIFFERENT grip shape.

    The 1/2 demo was once again the normal prince grip ,with even bevelled sides. I still have the TW demo with the odd, flatsided head style 3/8 grip, as was the other 3/8 demo. I showed the two to several other players who agreed that they were totally different.

    What's up? I will try the 1/2 grip tomorrow but I really wanted a 3/8 in the standard grip shape though I expect the 1/2 will be fine. Now I have to get my racquets in person so I get the correct grip configuration.

    Has any one else noticed this?
     
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  2. thejuice

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    Cliff, I noted that back in MasterTS' Countdown to the Hybrid Tour thread. To me, the 3/8 is closer to the traditional Prince shape (maybe even closer to the Fischer grip). One of the things that sold me was the fact that the 5/8 felt like a PK or Volkl grip.
     
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  3. BiGGieStuFF

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    I'm actually not a fan of thet volkl grip so maybe I'll stick with 3/8. Thank god it does already feel like a 1/2 though
     
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  4. CliffH

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    Thejuice, I remembered your post.

    What a deal: pick your grip shape by size! Unbelievable. I used to make grips smaller, trying to keep the original bevels by marking the whole handle with felt pen then sanding with a block or file only until the color was gone. Then repeating. This took some time but didn't screw up the shape.

    I will try out the half grip size today.

    Thank you thejuice for noticing, as I did not like the 3/8 grip.
     
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  5. CliffH

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    I talked to a local pro shop manager who said it is very normal for prince grips to differ as they get larger. Go figure.
     
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