Grip size: How is it measured?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by nikkhasnis, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. nikkhasnis

    nikkhasnis Rookie

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    I use a racquet with grip size 4 3/8 L3. So I thought that the circumference of the handle/grip would be 4 and 3/8 inches. But when I measured it with a tape it's ~ 5 1/8 inches? Is it b'cos of the overgrips I have put? Also, what does L3, L4..mean?
     
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  2. baek57

    baek57 Professional

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    not sure about how it is measured... i think it is without any grips. but L3 is the measure of grip. 4" = L0, 4" 1/8 = L1, 4" 1/4 = L2 and so on.
     
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  3. Nitro

    Nitro Rookie

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    Of course the overgrip and grip add additional material to the handle and consequently increase the circumference.
     
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