Grip help!!

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  1. tennis005

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    Just bought a racket that the gripsize is 4 5/8. Is there anyway I could make it a 4 1/2 without sanding it down? If I have to sand it down, anyone know a professional company that can do it?
     
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    Why not just remove the stock grip and play with one overgrip wrapped directly on the handle?
     
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    Would that bring it down to 4 1/2?
     
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    There are a couple of solutions to this problem:

    1. LaserFibre makes a replacement grip that claims it will make the grip size smaller by 1 size. I've never tried one, however I have heard decent feedback from people on these boards. Those can be found on their website, just google laserfibre.

    2. You could use a thinner replacement grip like the Babolat Skin Feel or the thin TW Leather.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Babolat_Skin_Feel_Grip/descpageACBAB-BSFG.html

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/TW_Private_Label_Leather_Grips/descpageACZONS-TWLG.html


    3. You could wrap 2 overgrips over the bare handle. I wouldn't neccesarily suggest wrapping just one OG the handle, because the handle becomes very hard, and has almost no cushion what so ever.
     
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  5. tennis005

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    Actually, my optimum grip size is in between 4 1/2 and 4 5/8. Getting a thin replacement grip should put me somewhere close. I just need to cut down the gripsize by 1/16 inches. Anyone know of any professional companys that can get it professionally sanded down?
     
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  6. Spyre

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    If it's that small of an amount you're looking to remove, you could honestly just do it yourself. I've done it before, and as long as you're somewhat careful, it's not extremely hard.
     
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  7. tennis005

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    According to the reviews, the Babolat grip reduces it 1/2 a size which is exactly what I need. I'll give that a try.Thanks
     
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    Anyone know if **** or Priority 1 will sand down a racket grip? Just out of curiosity.
     
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  9. Spyre

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    They can do a custom mold, so I figure the answer is yes.
     
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