Enlarging from size 3 to 7 !

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Bent, May 15, 2005.

  1. Bent

    Bent Semi-Pro

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    I have been playing with my Dunlop MW 95 size 3 with 2 replacement grips and 1 overgrip.

    But the rounded handle and the mushy grip started to annoy me.

    So I decided to do the build op trick with 8 pieces of 2 mm balsa wood. Glued on with contact glue. I even built up the butt cap.

    Afterwords i finished with Plastic Padding, sanded it, put on 2 layers of varnish and 1 layer of gaffa tape. Then it was ready for a overgrip.

    I am not sensitive with balance, but will maybe adjust with lead in the handle.

    My conclusion : It is possible and it is time consuming but fun.
     
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  2. newnuse

    newnuse Professional

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    You must have a very large .......ummmmm....... pair of hands
     
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  3. Speedy_tennis

    Speedy_tennis Semi-Pro

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    you have a giant hands! you are tall?
     
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  4. anirut

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    I wish I could use the same technique with MY racquet ... hehehe
     
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  5. Bent

    Bent Semi-Pro

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    1,90 m and piano fingers
     
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  6. tom-selleck

    tom-selleck Professional

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    you mentioned the rounding, but i'm wondering if you are going to lose alot of feel with the racquet too.... i think you're better to try to pick up a racquet (maybe even a cheap used one) with a 4 3/4 and build up slight from there to see if you like it.

    i have big hands (unfortunately, i don't see women staring at my hands) too where most of the conventional grip guides would say 5 inch grip, but i got really bad tennis elbow from too large a grip (i think, wrist doesn't do much with that big a grip). i've now going to 4 1/2 (babolat) and am very happy.
     
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