Grip size difference: Head vs Wilson

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  1. cys19

    cys19 Semi-Pro

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    The Head grip size feels smaller than Wilson's grip size. For Head players, do you go one size smaller when buying a Wilson?
     
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  2. [d]ragon

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    i think it might be the the rectangular shape that makes a HEAD grip feel smaller than a wilsons even though they;re both the same size
     
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  3. cys19

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    Well I'm interested in other HEAD players' preferences to compensate for the missing rectangular shape in Wilsons. I personally feel that the rectangular shape allows me to pronate my arm more easily, so I was just wondering if a smaller Wilson grip could mimic that shape a little bit better.
     
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  4. tennisguy7482

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    i keep the same grip size. but thats me
     
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  5. goosala

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    Wilson grips are octagonal while Head grips are retangular in shape.
     
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  6. Blade0324

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    I am a Head player but personally feel like the Head grips seem larger than the Wilsons of the same size. Also I prefer the feel of the Wilson shape so I have sent my frames to **** and had Wilson pallets put on them. Just my $.02
     
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  7. Nellie

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    For me, it depends on the model - I have had to down size when demoing the k95, but used my regular head size when trying out the Ktour
     
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  8. diadorakuerten

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    How much did that cost you?
     
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  9. Roadway

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    I feel Head's grip smaller than Wilson's too although I know that is my illusion.
     
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  10. Arize

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    I have changed my pallets 100 times on my head i.prestiges and I now use L3 TK82S... When trying some of my stock frames in regular head L3 pallets they do feel a little bigger, if you use a SW grip I wouldn't change the size but if you play with a western grip then it may be better to drop 1 in size. There isn't much difference in the sizes but depending on the grip that you use it may bother you more and you would have to figure it out for yourself.
     
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  11. jedd

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    same. after switching from head wilson seemed smaller.
     
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  12. Fuji

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    It depends on your grip I find. With Head pallets, if you hold a full western, the grip is HUGE! Anything else, it's a bit smaller. Wilson is a pretty universal grip for me, and it's the same size on all bevels to my knowledge. :)

    -Fuji
     
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  13. The Djoker

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    thay both have L2 through L5 generally. maybe exceptions, i dunno
     
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