Longest grip?

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  1. vbranis

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    What is the longest replacement grip on the market? My friend had his N-Six-One lengthened to 29", and his current grip is way too short now. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. some6uy008

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    I am not sure what the longest one is, but the Yonex Supergrab is long enough for me to wrap all the way up to the top throat of my Kblade Tour.
     
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    Yeah, but I'm looking for a replacement grip, not an overgrip.
     
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  4. mozzer

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    How big are his hands?!
     
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    In addition the length of the handle, you have to consider the grip size. A 4 1/8 grip would require a much shorter grip vs. a 4 5/8.

    With that said, there shouldn't be a real need to cover the entire grip handle.
     
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  6. vbranis

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    He uses a 4 5/8 grip, and the 2" he added to his racquet were all in the handle, so it makes for a lot of real estate to cover.
     
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    he must have beastly hands.

    Best plan would be to get a roll of grip (I guess overgrip only) with replacement grip, he may have to just "join" 2 grips for the length, then use an overgrip to prevent the replacement grip messing up in the middle.
     
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  8. Nanshiki

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    A new replacement grip has to be cut to length... I've got mine about an inch higher than the stock grip and I still had room to go.
     
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    yonex synthetic is pretty long
     
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  10. Prince-of-Lies

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    you could pretty much wrap to the throat with yonex super grap
     
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  11. mozzer

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    Why does the grip have to cover all the handle? Just so it doesnt look bad? :S
     
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  12. vbranis

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    Yeah, personally, I wouldn't care, but he doesn't want the handle exposed at the top because it looks ugly. Anyway, what I did was wrap a complete Wilson leather grip, and then used part of another one to finish covering the entire handle. I had to use 2 grips, but it worked out all right.
     
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  13. shoesandko

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    Bjorn Borg had the longest grip he used two fairways, they were started on opposite sides and could be wrapped all the way to the throat if needed, this way he didn't need to piece two together, I tried and on an old Donnay Borg pro and it works great. There was a thread on a hybrid overwrap that could use this method as well.
     
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