I discovered this by accident. I was using a raquet with a grip diameter of 4 1/4 with it's normal replacement grip and an overgrip on top of that (like everyone else seems to do, right?). Then, I got a second identical frame, but with a grip diameter of 4 1/2, from which I took off the replacement grip and just installed the overgrip, in order to end up with the same final diameter as with the first raquet. WOW! The feeling is so superior. And I don't miss the cushioness, at all. I did notice that my hand is developing a new callouse that wasn't there, but I don't mind. Edit: I'm very sure many pros do this, without us knowing about it. TRY IT!!!