Head grip/pallet problem solved(thx TW)

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  1. hrstrat57

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    As you can see in my sig have 2 i prestige MP's and 1 i radical MP(austrian L5 version)

    Sweet heavenly sticks but I have been having ongoing issues with grips.

    One i prestige MP is a 4 1/2....once a Babolat leather grip and full cap grommets were installed she became perfection.

    The other 2 racquets are 4 5/8...just a smidge too big for me, esp serving...the too big grip limits the snap I need to hit good slice and kick.

    I have tried to find 4 1/2 Head pallets and failed. (extremely weak that these are not readily available to the consumer, could be a huge selling point for Head frames) Watched the u tube video and tried to remove a 4 1/2 pallet of a spare chinese i radical and broke it!!!

    Grrrrrrr......

    Well in a backwards sort of way the problem is no solved...the solution?

    Tennis warehouse leather grips!!

    I installed the thinnest choice TW leather grip on the 4 5/8 i radical and it feels nearly identical to the 4 1/2 i prestige with the Babolat leather grip installed.

    The TW grip is thinner than the Babolat leather, the set up feels almost identical.....

    Kudos to TW for such a fine product. The i radical played awesome today.

    I need one more for the i prestige 4 5/8 and I will be set.

    $7 fix vs an expensive trip to the pro shop or mailing to NY....

    Thanks huge TW!!!!
     
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  2. captinsane903

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    I'm still not quite sure how changing a grip could have an impact on the shape of the pallet.
     
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    The TW leather grip is thinner than the Babolat leather grip.....thus the 4 5/8 pallet with the thinner TW grip is about the same size in the hand as the 4 1/2 pallet with the Babolat leather grip installed.

    The shape does not change.....

    Unlike many others, I like Head grips not seeking to change the shape....only the size as it feels in my hand.
     
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  4. Mansewerz

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    I like the head grip shape too! :D
     
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  5. captinsane903

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    Oh, I just misread thinking that you wanted it to feel similar to a Wilson pallet not wanting it to feel like a 4 1/2 pallet. lol.
     
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  6. hrstrat57

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    No worries.

    I am really happy to have worked this grip problem out.
     
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