Grip size change

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by colan5934, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. colan5934

    colan5934 Rookie

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    Buying a Babolat racket from TW because it's dirt cheap and going to be used as a backup. Thing is, they only have a size 2 grip, and I use a size 4. When I used prestiges and radicals I used grip 3 and liked it. I think Babolat grips run a bit large, so would an L2 from Babolat be comparable to an L3 from Head? It's going to be the 3rd stick out of my bag, but if the grip is gonna be too small, I don't see a point.
     
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  2. db10s

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    Use one of those heat shrink wrap things.
     
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  3. colan5934

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    I should have added this. I don't want to change the specs. One of those makes it so head light
     
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  4. db10s

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    Over grips.... But they also add weight
     
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    Double post.... Err tapatalk
     
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    Not a fan of more than one overgrip. All I'm wondering is if an L2 from Babolat is similar to an L3 from Head because I've never played an L2 from Babolat. I'm not looking for suggestions on how to fix it because I'm not all the peculiar about it, I just don't want it to be so small that it's going to fly out of my hand. If you're just going to give ways to build up the grip (which I did not ask for), then please refrain from posting.
     
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  7. anubis

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    Overgrips add a good amount of weight. two overgrips or more will not only dull out the bevels to the point where you can barely feel them, it will add enough weight to significantly change the balance and overall feel. it will be like a different racquet.

    as long as you're cool with that, then more power too you. otherwise, I'd save it for only if you've broken all the strings on all your racquets and its all you have left to use...
     
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  8. colan5934

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    That's exactly what I'm doing. I don't want to change the grip size. All I want to know is whether or not a Babolat L2 is similar to a Head L3 grip size because I find that Babolat grip sizes tend to run a little large.
     
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  9. Brocolt

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    Same size. I have not seen any diffrence in grip sizes
     
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  10. oldschoolrules

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    Head 3 (assuming use of squarer and more similarly shaped "Speed" pallet) would be very, very close to Babolat 2 in my opinion.
     
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