babolat grip size: urgent help needed

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

  1. cello lover

    cello lover New User

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    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,

    Erik
     
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  2. rws

    rws New User

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    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.


    RWS
     
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  3. Cfidave

    Cfidave Professional

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    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.
     
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  4. cello lover

    cello lover New User

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    thx rws and cfidave,

    anymore thoughts anyone?

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

    Coda Semi-Pro

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    my thought is to find a fiancee that lets you buy as many rackets as you want! lol
     
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  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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