Is it bad for your arm to get one grip size bigger?

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  1. EclipseRydr97

    EclipseRydr97 Rookie

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    As title says, is that bad for you in any way that I should be aware of? I'm a 4 1/2, but these rackets I got are 4 5/8 because it was too good a deal to pass up and I can't seem to find any 4 1/2's in this racket because it's a discontinued model...any thoughts or comments?
     
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  2. d_frank

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    Probably wont hurt you, but if you do feel discomfort, stop right away.
    chances are slim that 1 grip size will hurt you though.
     
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  3. goosala

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    According to the prescribed measuring method I am a 4 1/2 grip size but I for some reason like 4 5/8. It feels more solid to me and does not slip in my hand. I grew up being told by Tennis Magazine that you should use the largest grip size that is comfortable for you because it allows for more power. Go figure.
     
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  4. In D Zone

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    It all depends on the type of grip and on how to felt after playing. Ideally it is advisable to move up because you can easily add sleeves. I have noticed some racquet comes with a thinner grip so I had to get a thicker overgrip just to get the right feel for playing.

    The only down side I know is that you may tire quickly because you hand is trying to compensate for holding on the a larger handle, more evident when you are hitting a topspin or volleys. Now if you experince soreness or pain - you should stop playing.

    Hope this help. Good Luck
     
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  5. astra

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    I think it is possible to get use to. As far as arm safety, it seems to me that smaller grip is worse than a bigger one. If I evaluate Wilson grips (Head is smaller) - 41/4 not acceptable for me, 41/2 perfect, 45/8 possible to play with. With time, wearing and some "settlement", the grip will even get smaller.
    Good luck.
     
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  6. Buzzlightyear

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    I think plus or minus one grip size is not going to hurt you. Using too large a grip size may cause fatigue because you are prone to squeezing the racquet, but I just don't think it gonna cause injury.
     
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  7. tonyjh63

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    Didn't the old wooden racquets come with much bigger grip sizes than are available today? Like 5 1/4 and even larger?
     
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  8. TacoTims

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    dont use overgrip :)
     
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