INCREASE Grip from 4 1/4 to 4 5/8??

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by cdnaus76, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. cdnaus76

    cdnaus76 New User

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    Do you guys think it's worth it?

    I am eyeing a great deal on a new Prestige , but the grip size is 2 sizes too small. On my other prestiges I've got a heat shrink in the 4 1/2 (increasing it to 4 5/8), and my other prestige is a proper 4 5/8.

    Just wondering if it's worth it as all my Prestiges would have different balances. I can notice VERY slightly the diff between the natural 4 5/8 and the heat shrinked 4 1/2 now 4 5/8.

    Anybody out there done 2 grip size change?
     
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  2. Lakoste

    Lakoste Professional

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    isnt that 3 grip sizes

    1/4 - 3/8 - 1/2 - 5/8
     
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  3. cdnaus76

    cdnaus76 New User

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    yes you're right it is.

    Can it be done without completely changeing the balance of the racquet?
     
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  4. Lakoste

    Lakoste Professional

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    are you going to heat shrink itor something else?
     
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  5. cdnaus76

    cdnaus76 New User

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    i was thinking of doing that, but you'd have to use 3 heat sleeves. Don't think it's worth it.

    Who uses a 4 1/4 grip? that's so small. I can understand if it was more of a "female" racquet, but i haven't seen too many women playing with a prestige.
     
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  6. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    the rule of thumb is to increase by two grip sizes max
     
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  7. Power Game

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    Its a prestige, you can find pallets for them
     
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  8. RafaN RichardG

    RafaN RichardG Semi-Pro

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    the balance will be crazy, i dont think its worth it. if u wanna put in the extra bucks, go to www. thetennis spot.net(w/o the space) i think theyre 165
     
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  9. barry

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    cdnaus76

    When you build up grips with heat shrink, it deadens the feel of the racket. I made a mistake and order 2 rackets with small grips, built them up, but could never feel the ball on them. In addition, it becomes to head light and adds weight.
    I would sell them and buy the right size frames.
     
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  10. Richie Rich

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    Power Game is right - prestige grips are pallets so you can change grips very easy once you track down the grip pallets. Put a wanted ad in the classifieds, call other online tennis stores, search e b a y. At worst you will find 4 1/2 pallets and then you can build up one gripsize if you really want to.

    heatshrinking or building up 2-3 grip sizes will make the racquet play totally different and you won't feel the bevels on the grip.
     
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