Racket grip problem!!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by 850beast, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. 850beast

    850beast New User

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    So I bought a racket with a 1/8 grip and it is way way too small. If i put like three over grips on it looses its rectangular shape. How do can I increase the grip size and still be able to feel the bevels? Please help
     
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  2. zapvor

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    theres this product called shrinkwrap heat sleeve. google it. basically it allows you to build up a grip
     
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  4. 850beast

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    so will the bevels still be as pronounced with the shrink wrap?
     
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  5. flashfire276

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    Saved you some time.
     
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    What gripsize do you want?

    I wouldn't use more than one heat shrink sleeve since they weigh a little more than the foam material. And with 2 heat sleeves you are going to lose the bevels. So if your gripsize isn't comfortable after using 1 heat shrink sleeve + 1 thick replacement grip (Wilson Shock Sheild) + 1 thick over grip (Prince dura og) than you should try to exchange your racquet for a different size. Try the classifieds section. Keep in mind: Head, Volkl and Boris Becker racquets can have their gripsizes changed by changing pallets. So you might be in luck.
     
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  7. 850beast

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    I think bringing it up to a 1/4 size will do. so will one shrink sleve still keep the bevels pronounced? I just cannot without the bevels. Is everybody like that?
     
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  8. mrtrinh

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    YES!

    10 char
     
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  10. sepidoel

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    I had similar problem myself (needed 4 3/8, got 4 1/4). I found applying 1 good replacement grip was better than having multiple overgrips. Mine was felt like having 1 size up plus an overgrip afterward.
     
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