heat shrink sleeve

Discussion in 'Strings' started by T-fighter, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. T-fighter

    T-fighter Rookie

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    Does such a sleeve affect the angles of the bevels?

    In other words, does your handle feel more round?
     
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  2. flash9

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    Not much

    When applying one sleeve it has a very mild effect on the bevels. Any more and it can become quite pronounced.

    I took and built up two racquets for a friend from 2 (4-1/8 ) to 5 (4-5/8 ). I used balsa wood and in the end it only added an 1/8 of an ounce to the weight. The bevels were just a sharp as the originals. :)
     
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  3. YULitle

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    Yeah, the USRSA recommends that you not use more than 2 to maintain your bevels.
     
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  4. fuzz nation

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    I've gotten surprisingly great results from using just one sleeve for a build-up, but if I needed to go up a couple of sizes on a grip, the balsa wood might be the smarter option for keeping the racquet balance from altering too much.
     
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  5. Bengt

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    I found that the half size just barely rounds the bevels. However, the full size rounds them much more than I like. It also seemed like the full size sleeve made the overall feel of the grip rounder (for example: a head grip shape feels more like a prince grip shape).
     
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