Grip Advice

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by johanisk, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. johanisk

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    I recently took up the sport and upgraded from an old racket to a Head Liquid Metal racket but was wrongly advised on the size of grip (I'm 6'5" and have quite large hands). I only found out when I got a lesson and the coach pointed out that a small grip could affect my accuracy.

    He advised me to put another grip on top of the original one, which I've done and now I'm concerned that this extra weight on the grip will have unbalanced the racket. I played the other day with it and it seemed a bit strange.

    Is this something to worry about, or is it just a case of getting used to the new weight? It's annoying as the shop assistant told me he knew what he was talking about....
     
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  3. sureshs

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    See my recent thread "Please help - grip size" in the tennis tips section.
     
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    what kind of liquidmetal were you using ?
     
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  5. Jalapeno2006

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    Go to the Tenniswarehouse homepage and click on the "Learning Center" that is near the top of the page. Then, click on the link to "Measuring Grip Size". This should give you a good idea of how to select a grip in the future. Additionally, there are other links in the learning center as to how to increase a grip size.
     
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    Tha balance of the racket is not going to be affected significantly. Not even worth thinking about.

    More importantly than the change in mass is the feel. If it feels too big, get rid of it. If it's closer to the proper size and you're not used to it, maybe give it a couple more tries.

    The TW grip guide and others on the internet are helpful, see what you find.

    I am just curious, what size grip is it?
     
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  7. johanisk

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    Thanks for all the replies to my grip query - most helpful - especially the link posted by dancraig ( http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/G.../Gripsize.html ) as I now know with the grip I've stuck over my old grip, I've got the right size!

    I guess I just need to get used to the new weight.
     
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  8. johanisk

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    Thanks for all the replies to my grip query - most helpful - especially the link posted by dancraig ( http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/G.../Gripsize.html ) as I now know with the grip I've stuck over my old grip, I've got the right size!

    I guess I just need to get used to the new weight.

    I'm using a Liquidmetal Fire with the original strings on it. Sorry - don't know what all the details are that are meant to be posted here. If I did know more about it, I probably wouldn't have been sold the wrong racket in the first place!

    Also, the original grip size was 4 3/8.

    Cheers

    Colin
     
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