Reducing Grip Size by using overgrip!

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  1. votin123

    votin123 New User

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    OK I did few research on reducing head size. But I still can't find the pro and con by using 2 or 3 over grips replace the replacement grip to make the grip smaller. If any one can point it out it will be much appreciate.
     
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  2. topher.juan

    topher.juan Rookie

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    fwiw, i have a 4 5/8 racquet that i use two overgrips on.. when i measure the grip size it is the same as my 4 3/8 with leather grip and overgrip. you feel the bevels way more with 2 over grips, which sometimes is a positive, sometimes not.
     
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    Many people say that reducing grip size by only using 2 overgrips, they can get more "wrist action." However, taking off the replacement grip makes the racquet slightly more head heavy. Also,with only using only 2 overgrips, the racquet transmits more shock to your hand when you mishit. I prefer leather grip and one overgrip.
     
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  4. votin123

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    So you are saying using a leather grip and a over grip would reduce grip size. But will it change the balance of the racket?
     
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  5. pshulam

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    very little.
     
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    Can you estimate how much it will change? Currently i am using a MG Radical MP racket which is 11oz.
     
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  7. autumn_leaf

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    this really depends on what grip in currently on the racquet and what leather grip you choose to get.

    my gamma syn. replacement grip is thick and almost as heavy as a leather grip. some leather grips were also made thinner and are of course lighter. so no one can give you an exact difference in weight without knowing the exact grips you have and will be using.

    here is a useful post :

    and the thread it came from which might help :

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=62687&highlight=weight+grip
     
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