make a 4 1/2 grip feel like a 4 3/8

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  1. adult_squid

    adult_squid Rookie

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    my friend gave me his old racquet but its one grip size too big for me
    is there a way to make it smaller, maybe a thinner replacement grip?
     
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  2. thebeast

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    do what some pro's do: No replacement grip, just several overgrips.
     
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  3. adult_squid

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    if i do that will i have to use some kind of glue or anything to make it stick
    are there any other ways?
     
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  4. thebeast

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    i don't think so. You could shave it down, or some other advanced ways. but i would try the two overgrip method first. Pros do it because they like the feel better and it will also make it smaller. If you don't like it, try a different method, but i think the overgrip method is the easiest.
     
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  5. adult_squid

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    yeah i will use the overgrips
    thanks for the help beast
     
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  6. newbie123

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    Ya I use two overgrips and it feels pretty nice. Dont worry about the bottom overgrip it'll stick by itself.
     
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  7. adult_squid

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    ok, now i feel like 4 1/2 was a better size than the 4 3/8
    but i like the feel of the overgrip i got
    is there a thin replacement grip i can use so that if i put one overgrip on it will feel like a 4 1/2
    i know kind of weird sorry bout that
     
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  8. Young Pete

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    dont be afraid to shave it down. remember an equal amount of strokes per side. use sandpaper and a sandpaper block. try to be accurate as you can. measure your stick periodically until it reaches 4 3/8....good luck and have fun.

    :)
     
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  9. adult_squid

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    i am afraid to shave it down cause im really bad at that type of thing
    ok i read other posts and it said that head replacement grips are thin
    so if i put one of those on and an overgrip on, will it feel like the normal 4 1/2?
     
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  10. adult_squid

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    is it possible to shave down the handle of a tt hornet?
    i read in another post that some racquets are hollow on the handle
     
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