In between grip sizes? 4 9/16"?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by PrestigeClassic, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. I think I would be happiest with a grip size of 4 9/16". I believe Edberg and Courier also preferred something like this. I see the average grip size between 4 1/8 and 4 5/8 is 4 3/8, but most players I know play with 4 1/2, and this will only be moreso in the coming years of bigger players. Do you think that manufacturers should start marketing a 4 9/16"? I see Wilson meeting this shift toward larger grip sizes again by having the new ncode 6.1 available in 4 3/4" (and the HPS 6.1), but it would help even a little more by having a 4 9/16". There is just something about it where all the bevels fit perfectly within my clenched hand.
  2. tetsuo10

    tetsuo10 Rookie

    Mar 22, 2004
    If you take a 4 1/2 and use an overgrip, it'll be a 4 9/16. If you use a leather grip, it won't be very cushiony. There are also those heat shrink grips you can use to build up the grip size.
  3. Right on, but I meant grip size before putting on my TournaGrip. Now, a 4 5/8 with added TournaGrip feels a bit large, and 4 1/2 with the same overgrip feels a bit small. I've been playing with 4 5/8 for years now, and it only feels OK for me if there is no overgrip. That's another reason why I'm interested in Babolat leather grips. They sound a little thinner than most (1.60mm versus 1.80mm of Fairway?). For anyone interested in closer to an in-between size, you can look into these?
  4. mary fierce

    mary fierce Banned

    Mar 11, 2004
    You could also try Luvox.
  5. Mr. Sparkay

    Mr. Sparkay New User

    Apr 12, 2004
    The half-size heat shrink over a 1/2 should do the trick...minimal bevel loss and correct size.
  6. precision response

    precision response New User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Maybe Prozac? lol mary!

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