Babolat Pure Storm Tour Grip Size Runs Big?

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  1. JediAce

    JediAce New User

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    I normally use a 3/8 in Head rackets. Would you guys recommend I go with 1/4 or 3/8 with the Babolat? I demo'd both and the 3/8 felt a bit larger, but I felt like my wrist was moving too much with the 1/4. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  2. Bartelby

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    Replace the base grip after buying your usual size if you have a problem unless that one has the skinfeel grip in which case its as small as it can go.
     
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  3. mikeler

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    They don't seem bigger than other brands to me.
     
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  4. InfCross

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    Yes its larger, go 4 1/4. Replacing the grip won't do the trick, skinfeel is one of the thinnest grips out there.




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  5. courtking

    courtking Semi-Pro

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    it seems Babolat is almost 1 size bigger than other brand.. I play 4 1/4 but I bought the new PDR 2012 as 4 1/8.. it is perfect fit after replace it with a leather grip and put on overgrip.. exact fit as 4 1/4 on KPS88 with an overgrip.. so buy one size smaller..
     
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  6. Sreeram

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    I would say buy 1/4 and then replace the skin feel grip with a cushon grip. This way it will be close to 3/8. I dint like the skin feel in PST, I love it on AST some how.
     
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  7. Power Player

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    Bab grips run big. I use a 1/4 in the PD, BUT the Pure storm comes with a skin feel grip installed. So you can stay with that and not size down.

    If you want some freedom to mess around with grips, go a size down.
     
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  8. Yourtenniscoach

    Yourtenniscoach Banned

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    My 2012 PDR doesn't feel big to me, it fees like a normal 4 1/4. Just my 2 cents.
     
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  9. JediAce

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    Ah the skin feel must have been what made it feel like it was between a 1/4 and 3/8. I plan on using a leather grip, so it sounds like I'm going with the 1/4.
     
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  10. jackcrawford

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    My experience as well - I'm comfortable with a Volkl or Wilson 1/4 (two different grip shapes), but with Babolat I use a 1/8.
     
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  11. BobFL

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    Syntec is a bit chubby when new. However, it does compress pretty fast and the grip goes to normal :)
     
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  12. Power Player

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    Regardless, it pays off to buy a size down.
     
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