Is it me or is this my imagination...

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by tennis005, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. tennis005

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    Is this just me or am I imagining this. I have two rackets both same gripsize. One has a normal grip and the other a leather grip. For some reason the leather grip feels smaller then the other one. Are leather grips thinner?
     
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  2. MomentumGT

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    I would assume so since I feel the same thing. Either that or it could be because the leather grip doesn't have as much give or doesn't compress as much as a synthetic grip.

    -Jon
     
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  3. tennisINmyBLOOD

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    Leather grips are generally thinner than synthetic grips. Also, the difference in grip size could be due to the different brands of the racquets. For example, I have found that Babolat grips run a bit larger than Prince grips.
     
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  4. tennis005

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    Either we are right that leather grips are thinner, or we are all imagining it...
     
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  5. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    Why not measure the grips and see what size they are?

    Irvin
     
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  6. tennis005

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    I've tried. My tape measure is one of those thick metal ones and I can't get it around the handle properly.
     
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  7. fattsoo

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    what's a leather grip?

    j/k...depending on the grip itself...some are cushion grip which will be thicker, but generally leather are on the thinner side b/c they provide max feel
     
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  8. stoble

    stoble Semi-Pro

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    u can use a string, then measure the string.

    Anyways, I've found some to be thinner than others. Babolat is on the thinner side while Gamma is much thicker. I thought Wilson and Prince were about in the middle. I like the Prince leather alot but the great thing about the TW private label ones is that they offer both thin and thick grips.
     
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  9. Marshredder

    Marshredder Semi-Pro

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    Leather grips must be thinner. Racquets with Leather grips in my size need 2 OG's, synthetic only need 1.
     
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  10. tennis005

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    Great idea
     
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  11. Irvin

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    Take a piece of string or a strip of paper and wrap it around the grip. Then measure the string or strip of paper. If you know anyone that sews they will probably have a cloth tape (see below.) Ask if you can borrow it.

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    Irvin
     
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