Best way to make handle bigger?

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  1. Fugue Maniac

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    Suggestions on how to make a handle bigger? Just add another grip?
    I'm not really sure what other options there are....
     
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  2. edberger

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    use heat shrink sleeves underneath the main grip. they come in full (1/8) and half (1/16) sizes.
     
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  3. Fedace

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    Send it into **** . they will remold the grip for you for only about $110
     
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  4. edberger

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    damn smilies are turned on... i meant full size is 1/8.
     
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  5. MrAWD

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    You know you could have just edit your original post...like this ( 1/8 ) or like this [1/8]. :)
     
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  6. MrAWD

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    I tried several different things and right now I have 3 layers of the duct tape on my handle and that brought it up one size and added 0.2 oz to the overall weight!

    I have never tried the sleeves that TW sells and that would be another way to go as long as the weight is not much more then 0.2 oz.

    Fedja
     
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  7. edberger

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    Sorry, I'm new to these forums and haven't figured out how to edit my posts.

    I haven't measured the weight of the sleeves but they can't be more than a few grams. I like them because they only take a few minutes to install, I get a consistent thickness for each racquet, and most importantly, they minimize the change to the grip's edges and feel.
     
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  8. MrAWD

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    You see that big "Edit" button next to the "Quote" button down in the right corner for every post of yours...

    Either way, don't worry about it! :)

    Fedja
     
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  9. psp2

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    Few grams? The black, full size heat shrink by Gamma will easily add about 12-15 grams to the handle depending on the length of your grip. So, I would say that's a significant amount of weight.
     
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  10. Harry24

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    the cheapest and easiest way to increase it is overgrips, generally two overgrips= an additional 1/8 of an inch(ex:(3/8)-(1/2)=2 overgrips)
     
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    wat happened??weird it made it smilies:-?, supposed to be 3/8-1/2 = 2 overgrips
     
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  12. String|Guru

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    But wrapping 2 overgrips really rounds out the grip. There is no way one of those shrink sleeves adds that much weight. Pus it is at the grip so it wouldn't add that much to the overall swingweight of the frame.
     
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  13. Fedace

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    I Shrink sleeve adds 0.8 OZ of weight
     
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  14. MrAWD

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    See my post from above!

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    Stick a very thin material like duct tape cut to size for each bevel. That way you can independently control the front to back(thickness), side to side(width) and diagonal bevel to diagonal bevel handle dimensions to your exact preference.
     
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  16. latinking

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    Duct tape is perfect. I use it. It doesn't add much wieght and you can still feel the bevels.
     
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    you cant edit till you have like 60 posts

    Electric tape would also work its a little thicker and heavier tho
     
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  18. MrAWD

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    Sorry, I didn't know that one!

    Thanks for the info!

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  19. MrAWD

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    One more addition for those of you planning to use a tape (duck (either type) or electrical). Try to finish your tape on the flat parts of the handle so your edges will stay intact! Basically, don't finish them off close to the edge because it will affect its shape. Don't ask how I know, though... :)

    Fedja
     
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  20. Bud

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    naw, it's .5 oz for a full black sleeve.

    You can also trim them down... they just need to cover the area where your hand contacts the grip. I used to cut them a little larger than half... and that worked fine and only added .2-.3 oz.
     
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    50 posts :p
     
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  22. Fedace

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    Wrong, for 1/2 size increase it is 0.4 oz and for full size increase it is 0.8 oz. Ask Racket tech.
     
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  24. tennisfreak3

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    easiest way

    Just put more overgrips but it will change the shape of your handle and put more weight.
     
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