How do you measure grip size?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by JediAce, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. JediAce

    JediAce New User

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    42
    I bought a used racket, but its grip is scratched off so I'm trying to figure out how to measure the size. It was listed as 3/8 but it feels a bit bigger than my other rackets so I just want to make sure. Thanks!
     
    #1
  2. scotus

    scotus Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,627
    You can wrap a measuring tape around the handle, but even if it is a bit off, it doesn't necessarily mean that the seller made a mistake.

    Grip size is measured with the stock grip on the handle. However, some companies use a thick handle and a thin grip (e.g. Yonex). Now at some point the user would replace the stock grip with a different grip, and chances are you will feel that the grip size is much bigger than the listed size.

    There are extra-thin and extra-thick replacement grips on the market, so you have some control over how to deal with this issue.
     
    #2
  3. JediAce

    JediAce New User

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    42
    It seems like that may be the case. I took off the grip and the pallet was labeled 3 with tk82 underneath it and S underneath that:

    [​IMG]

    Any idea if this is the default pallet for a Head I. Prestige MP 3/8?
     
    #3
  4. scotus

    scotus Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,627
    No, it is not the default pallet.

    i.Prestiges used TK57 pallets, and they would be grey.

    The black TK82S pallet you see is the so-called Speed pallet. Those who want a more Wilson- or Prince-type of "square" shape handles rather than Head's traditionally rectangular handles tend to have their pallets changed to the Speed pallets.

    But at least the size is correct.
     
    #4

Share This Page