Grip Size of a Racquet..

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by dgrave2, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. dgrave2

    dgrave2 Semi-Pro

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    So in the past year I have bought 3 Head MG Extreme racquets with the grip size at 3/8. The grip size is too small, so I've always added an overgrip. Would it just make more sense for the next time I buy an Extreme, to just buy it sized at 1/2 instead of always just buying overgrips? Or should I keep it the same as my other racquets? Thanks for any input.
     
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  2. Cup8489

    Cup8489 Legend

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    i would just keep it the same size, and buy 4 heat-shrink wraps, to build up your grip. they come in both 1/2 gripsize increase and 1 whole gripsize increase. that way, you're consistent. because the shrink sleeves feel slightly different than a bigger grip does.

    my .02
     
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  3. Bengt

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    Heat shrink sleeves round your grip. Use them only if you don't like to feel the bevels.

    I'd throw one tournagrip on it; overlap more than normal and get used to it. Smaller grips seem to be the trend right now. I like the additional maneuverability they provide and easier wrist snap. It really helps on the serve. My fingers just barely touch my palm when I'm holding my racquet although the old rule of thumb was to allow one finger width.

    Why would someone need more than 4 or more Extremes?
     
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  4. dgrave2

    dgrave2 Semi-Pro

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    Oh. 2 of them are broken lol. so I technically only have 2 now.. was just curious if I should keep the same pattern up of my previous racquets or just buy a racquet with a bigger grip.

    thanks for the input.
     
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  5. nCode747

    nCode747 Semi-Pro

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    your going to need overgrip anyway
     
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  6. gcfalcon09

    gcfalcon09 New User

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    keep the same size. because adding an overgrip is good for the racquet handel itself. dont go bigger because you will eventually add an overgrip the 4 1/2
     
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