Grip Size Question

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  1. TennisFischer85

    TennisFischer85 New User

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    I ight now I have a 4 3/8 with two overgrips on it. it is the right size but has a spongy feel because of the two overgrips. i have ordered my new racquets with 4 3/8 grips. should i try half size or full size heat shrink sleeves to equal the grip size of my old racquet with the two overgrips?
     
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  2. Virgilio

    Virgilio Semi-Pro

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    I think I would. If you like to play with overgrip u should order a half-size, if u like to play only with original grip, then try the full size. I had the same problem and ended up ordering a 4 1/2, with the idea of not playing much with overgrips anymore.
     
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  3. TennisFischer85

    TennisFischer85 New User

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    thanks. i definately will use overgrips so ill try the half size. are the sleeves easy to put on or do i need to look for a stringer or something?
     
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  4. ambro

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    They are very very easy. I put two on in less than a minute.
     
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  5. TennisFischer85

    TennisFischer85 New User

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    sweet. did you use a heat gun or what?
     
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  6. match

    match New User

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    screw the sleves just buy your rackets with 4 1/2 grips! its much easier.......btw i used to use a 4 3/8 as well ......since ive swicthed to 4 1/2 i have played much better............my 1 handed backhand is lethal now!! .......(well maybe not lethal) lol
    have fun
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  7. TennisFischer85

    TennisFischer85 New User

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    I already ordered them so I can't go with 4 1/2. plus two overgrips dont equal a whole grip size do they?
     
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  8. match

    match New User

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    not sure ...you might want to contact your local pro if you havent already on how to increase the size without using an abundance of overgrips
     
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  9. ambro

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    Yeah. It's a Milwaukee brand one that I use for my hockey sticks as well. Any type of heat gun or hair dryer should work.
     
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  10. ambro

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    Yes, two overgrips equal one full size. But... if you use 2 overgrips and like the size and still want to use one, a half-size sleeve plus grip plus overgrip will equal the grip plus two overgrips, but not feel so soft, which is just what you want. Yay.
     
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  11. Miga

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    I'm sorry, I don't speak english well.
    Overgrip is less feeling your raquet.
    Exact correct grip is only one replacement grip.
    If you want expand your racquet grip use balsa-wood sheet under replacement grip. This is a well-tried.
     
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