Grip Size Help

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  1. creative_tennis_boy

    creative_tennis_boy New User

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    This is an opinion post. I was looking to buy a aerostorm original racquet off this guy from **** but there is just one problem that is holding me back from buying it. The grip size. I normally play with a 4 3/8 but the one posted is a 4 1/2. Is it a dramatic increase where it would be difficult to play with?

    Does that mean putting a overgrip like Tourna will make it too large for my hands.

    Thanks for all suggestions.
     
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  2. Fedace

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    ^^You can use a thin Replacement grip and it will be ok.
     
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  3. creative_tennis_boy

    creative_tennis_boy New User

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    like a leather grip? what do you recommend?
     
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  4. Fedace

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    No, Leather has traditionally been thick. I think Gamma and Wilson makes some very thin replacement grips. I have to look them up and see which ones are the thinniest. You can look it up too.
     
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  5. creative_tennis_boy

    creative_tennis_boy New User

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    thanks for your help
     
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  6. Meaghan

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    Just take of the grip and put a couple of overgrips on instead. Remember its only 1/8 inch (-- actual size).
    You can also sand or shave the grip pallet.
     
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  7. Alec78

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    Get a Laserfibre Reducer grip. It's designed to fit a half-size below an OEM grip like the Babolat Syntac, so that with an overgrip on top the stock grip size is maintained. I can attest that it works better than the thinner replacement grips from the major manufacturers. It's about 1.6mm thick out of the package, but compresses down to about 1.3mm and maintains that shape thanks to a special backing.
     
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  8. furyoku_tennis

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    Don't Babolat grips run slightly larger as well? That combined with a 4 1/2 is quite a stretch, even if you use a thin replacement grip.
     
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