Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by racquet_jedi, Aug 22, 2007.
Will adding 2 overgrips to your racquet drastically change it or change it all?
one overgrip weighs 2 grams
Only thing you will notice is a bigger grip size.
But if you get rid of the regular grip and just go with two overgrips on the bare handle, you'll get a better feel for the bevels. This reduces the grip size by about a half size, and gives less cushioning for your hand. It makes the racquet lighter and more head heavy, so you may want to put some lead on the handle to compensate for the weight of the missing grip. A cool extra feature is that if the top overgrip is shot during a match, you can quickly rip it off, and you're ready to go with the fresh overgrip underneath.
actually, my problem is that the grip is too small, even with overgrip. I can almost completely wrap my hand around the handle. Would it be better to use 2 overgrips or to just get a new stick?
jedi, sounds like you need a new stick - wrapping your hand all the way round won't be solved by an extra overgrip. A second grip will add, perhaps, 1/4 to the size.....
adding a second overgrip works ok to add a little size to the handle, but i don't recommend it. you lose feel of the bevels, and feel of the strings also. but if you can handle the way it feels then go for it.
I don't recommend it, no bevels... your goal is to make your grip bigger but if you use thick overgrips you loose bevels and if you use thin overgrips you don't increase the grip size too much... so you either have to add some heat shrinking sleaves (this will change the balance of your racquet a lot, plus it's a lot of work...), get the racquet to a specialist... there are people who change grip sizes or buy a new racquet... the last one is the easiest...
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