PDR GT Grip Size

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  1. 2ndserveace

    2ndserveace Semi-Pro

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    I am 95% sure I'm going to get this racquet, but I'm not sure about the grip size. The demo I got was a 4 1/2 size, I didn't put an overgrip on, and it felt perfect. When I get it, I'm definately going to use an overgip since I don't want to have to replace the original grip every time. I wrapped an overgrip around it and it felt a little big. I would just use two overgrips with a 4 3/8 size, but then I don't think I would be able to feel the bevels. So, how do I get as close as possible to the 4 1/2 grip size while still using an overgrip?

    Some I've thought of:

    4 3/8 grip with one overgrip
    4 1/2 grip with one overgrip
    4 3/8 grip with two overgrips (not preferable)

    Any other suggestions to get as close as possible to 4 1/2?
     
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  2. Kirko

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    it will compress quickly >>>

    get your true grip-size.
     
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  3. 2ndserveace

    2ndserveace Semi-Pro

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    Do you have this experience with just Babolat grips or others too?
     
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  4. STi

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    I use a 4 1/2 in Wilson and just got a pair of PDR GT's at 4 3/8 and with a gamma supreme which is a thicker overgrip, it feels perfect. If I were you, I'd go with the 4 3/8. If you find it too small, its still easier to go from smaller to bigger anyways.
     
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  5. Bottle Rocket

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    Babolat has always been known to run a little large for any given size. I am not sure this still holds true as much as before, but it's probably a safe bet.

    Either way, I can gaurantee you, they do not run small. So if you want exactly 4-1/2 with an overgrip, you're only chance is to buy a grip smaller than 4-1/2". So, I vote for 4-3/8".
     
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  6. dadozen

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    Get the 3/8. You can use thick OGs and they will solve the problem. If you get the 1/2, and you already know it felt big, you'll have to use replacement grips only.
     
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  7. Rhinosaur

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    I use a PDR GT+ at 4 3/8 with gamma supreme and you can still feel the bevels. Go small and add, because you can't really go the other way.
     
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  8. 2ndserveace

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    Thanks for the help guys. Can anyone recommend any other overgrips that seem to be a little thicker?
     
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  9. FedererForehand

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    Wilson Pro overgrips are a little thicker.
     
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  10. DownTheLine

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    4 3/8 add a 1/2 shrink sleave plus an overgrip.
     
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  11. 2ndserveace

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    How do I add a shrink sleeve?
     
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  12. Kirko

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    don't fudge >>

    or "jury rig" your grip to make up for it. if you where to remove the grip babolat provides you will find a "sheet" of sticky celophane & once that s removed and a new grip is in place you will find the babolat grip to be very very true to size.
     
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