babolat grip size: urgent help needed

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by cello lover, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. cello lover

    cello lover New User

    Nov 2, 2004
    Hey folks,

    I'm gonna buy an aeropro drive, and L3 is too small for me. Should I go for a L4 or L3 with overgrip? I measured the distance between the top of my ring finger and the "second life-line"of my hand and it's 11,8 cm or 4,64 inch. Should I play with an overgrip?

    Please help, because after my last expensive racquet I couldn't play with (Head LM tour, great racquet if you're strong), my fiancee says it's gonna be the last racquet for a very long time (don't get me wrong, I love her very much), so this grip size should be right...

    Thanks for killing my doubts,

  2. rws

    rws New User

    Feb 23, 2004
    Babolat sizes

    Just consider - that Bab sizes seem to be larger than other racquets and take this into account when deciding if you haven't actually tried one of their racquets.

  3. Cfidave

    Cfidave Professional

    Apr 4, 2004
    The Aeropro grip sizes run more true to size then the earlier Babolats. Having said that I also found them very rectangular, long and narrow comes to mind. Again, this is for the Aeropro series. I am a full 4 1/2 grip, measure almost the same as you do. I got an Aeropro control in 4 3/8. With a Yonex overgrip, it was still a tad small. I built it up 1/2 grip size with a product called add on grip. Now with the over grip, it is just right, and has more of a Prince type grip shape (rounder). In retrospec, a 4 1/2 probably would have worked better. Just keep in mind it is easy to enlarge a grip, especially a half size, very difficult to successfully make it smaller.
  4. cello lover

    cello lover New User

    Nov 2, 2004
    thx rws and cfidave,

    anymore thoughts anyone?

    In general, is it best to play with an overgrip?
  5. Coda

    Coda Semi-Pro

    Feb 20, 2004
    my thought is to find a fiancee that lets you buy as many rackets as you want! lol
  6. lanxx

    lanxx Guest

    Just got the APD today, compared to my PD, the grip size runs more accurate then the older models.

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