Is there any alternative to a heat shrink sleeve?

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  1. cnowak1

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    Does anything else work to increase grip size?
     
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  2. Jonny S&V

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    If you don't mind more of a dampened feel, you could put a What-a-grip under your replacement grip.
     
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  3. cnowak1

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    I want to increase it by 1/8. Can I just wrap tape or something?
     
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  4. Jonny S&V

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    Yeah that works too, although you have to be careful how much you wrap.
     
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  5. diredesire

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    Yep, I prefer electrical tape to duct or masking. Heat shrink sleeves are simply more "professional," but at the end of the day, you don't see either, and electrical tape can do the job fine. I do sleeve grips now, but I rarely have to bother.
     
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  6. Loco4Tennis

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    i would not do the tape idea (altough i have tried it myself), it would take too much tape and it would make the racquet heavier with all the compacted tape,
    i forgot where i read and is actually true, 1 over grip will increase the size to 1/16 more, 2=1/8 and it makes the handle very confortable
    i did and still prefer this method, only draw back is all the over grips i have to use, but i go through overgrips quick so i have a couple old ones i used under the current one
     
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  7. ewcrider

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    why not use the heat-shrink sleeve?
     
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  8. politrix

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    Because heat-shrinks are quite heavy considering and they can substantially change the balance of your racquet.
     
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  9. Gmedlo

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    Could I get a new pallet to replace the grips on my racquets (MG Radical)?
     
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  10. PBODY99

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    I don't think you can. Head had replaceable pallets on the Ashe Comp series but I never came across any other frames in their line with this feature.
     
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  11. TennisFrkJC92

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    Overgrip.... Double overgrip... Thicker replacement grip...
     
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  12. TennisFrkJC92

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    If you only want to increase it by 1/8 get a leather grip and put an overgrip over it. Technically it should be only 1/16 bigger but it'll defiantely FEEL 1/8 bigger.
     
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  13. hmhoek

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    I cut up a bicycle tube (I sliced it lengthwise to flatten it) and wrapped the grip, then covered that with Wilson H2overgrip. It increased the size from 4 3/8 to about 4 1/2. I'm quite happy with the results. I have used the same wrapping technique for other purposes and I'm confident that it will never budge as long as it's stretched tight and held in place.

    However my tennis skill/experience relative everyone here is roughly the same ratio as my post count is, so you might take my advice with a grain of salt.
     
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  14. ShiroRm

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    Athletic cloth tape on the handle directly. I use it under a leather grip to increase the size of stock L4 handles (unfortunately, L5 racquets are difficult to find in Europe), without using overgrips. It doesn't really add weight to the racquet
     
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