Tall guys grip size

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  1. fredbeer

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    Anyone know what grip size the taller guys use? I'm 6'4" with large hands and I find a 5/8 fits good. But to use an overgrip, I have to go with 1/2, otherwise it's too big.
     
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  2. bigfoot910

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    I know that Dr. Ivo uses a monster 5 1/8 grip... That's a beast...

    I think most of the other guys around our size (I'm the same size as you), use around a 4 1/2 with an overgrip...

    I use a 5/8 with an overgrip and really never had a problem...
     
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  3. ag200boy

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    im 6'0 and i use 1/2 w/ an overgrip and its too big, but i like small grips..
     
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  4. basil J

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    I just moved up to a 5/8" grip and I really like it better for everything except serving.
     
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  5. backhander

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    i'm 5'5'' and use a 4 1/2 with overgrip. I've always wondered if i was using too big of a grip. When i first started playing i actually used to use a 4 5/8 with an overgrip.
     
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  6. samster

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    I am 6'1", I use 4 5/8 with one overgrip. Perfect! Tried smaller grips but didn't like them.
     
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    6' 3" with big hands, 4 5/8 with an overgrip.
     
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  8. Tennisguy777

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    I am 5 10" use a Dunlop 4 5/8 with 3 overgrips. The Head radical 4 5/8 I put a whole new original grip on top. My friends call my racquets the "Bats" or the "Louisvilles"
     
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  10. samster

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    Very nice. Love it. At one point I had 4 5/8 with 2 overgrips, but that was over 10 years ago.
     
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  11. Voltron

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    Wow, you have huge hands, I'm 6'2" and I use a 4 3/8 with one overgrip. :shock:
     
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  12. samster

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    not huge hands but long fingers.
     
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  13. samster

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    plus larger grip tend to be stable (less twist) for me since i dont hit the sweetspot consistently.
     
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  14. Voltron

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    Ahh, yeah, I suppose that would make sense.
     
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  15. roger nadal

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    ya im six foot six and i use a 4 3/8 with a ovrgrip
     
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  16. roger nadal

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    smaller grips give you more spin and i play like nadal so i need that
     
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  17. RanchDressing

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    This is a kind of a pointless question.
    Whatever fits you.
    Me im like 5'10" (i should grow till im about 6'-6'3" maybe more) but right now a babolat 1/2 (witch is about 5/8 i think, only because babolat grips are a small amount bigger) with overgrip and its abit small.
    Nadal uses a small grip by almost anyone's standards, and he is pretty large.
    Same with federer.....
    The problem for me is on my 2hbh where the grip isnt long enough.
    Some times i end up gripping the rubber grip holder after i move it up closer to the neck off the actual grip with my top hand and put it as low as possible with my dominant hand (without coming off the racquet)
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    basically what im saying is that size doesnt always have a corralation to you hand size (which is what really correlates with grip size)
    I play pretty wristy and my grip is a tight index finger width between fingers and palm.
    ive got a bigger hand than my coach who is a very big amount larger than me (mass and height)
     
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  18. Andres

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    I won't comment on this issue :p
     
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  19. zacinnc78

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    just ordered an ag200 with 4 5/8 grip....cant wait ...ive been using 4 3/8 with 2 overgips and cant stand itcant feel the bevels and still feels too small and unstable ...im 6' (the bigger grips really feel better on the OHBH,and i imagine will help with the palm blister)
     
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  20. ag200boy

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    yeah i use a ag200 with a 1/2 grip, took off the orig grip and have 3 wilson pros


    omg i loves it
     
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  21. ClubHoUno

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    Why not, do you use 4-3/8 or :oops:
     
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  22. ClubHoUno

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    I'm 6' 4" and use 4 1/2 + 1 normal overgrip on both my Wilsons and Babolat's and 4 1/2 with 1 thin overgrip and 1 normal overgrips on my Head MG PP's.
     
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  23. Jonny S&V

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    I'm 5'10" and I use a 4 3/8 with leather replacement and 1 tournagrip XL and have never really had a problem with twisting (biggish hands and 6'2'' wingspan).
     
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  24. CyberInferno

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    That doesn't prove you can actually comfortably hit with them though :lol:

    Oh, and I'm 5'10" and use 4 1/2" with tournagrip.
     
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  25. slice bh compliment

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    I'm not that tall (just under 6 ft 1). My hands are large....I get XL or sometimes XXL ski gloves.

    By the traditional way of measuring for grip size, I ought to use a 5 and a quarter or a 5 and 3/8. Like Pete Sampras, I use a 4 and 3/4 with one overgrip. It feels small, I guess, but I love it.
     
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  26. samster

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    Man, you got big hands.
     
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  27. zacinnc78

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    6'0" tall and use 4 5/8 with overgrip and 1hbh
     
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  28. samster

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    I am exactly the same.
     
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  29. Andres

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    No, because my frames' grips are all over 6 inches :p
     
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  30. Cup8489

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    5 10 and use 4 3/8.

    hands are just randomly small. they dont match the rest of me (big forearms, upper arms, well pretty much every muscle group, big feet too. size 12 1/2)

    it's odd. but whatever works.
     
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  31. Leelord337

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    Bob Bryan uses a 4 5/8 grip w/the tournagrip overgrip
     
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    I use a yonex rdx500mp w/ 2 overgrips, but these feel like a grip size too small.
     
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  33. CyberInferno

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    That's interesting. I'm 5'10", wear size 11 shoes (I'd wear 10 1/2 but my feet are too wide for them to fit comfortably), and have a 4 1/2" grip with an overgrip that fits like a glove. And I feel my muscles and frame are pretty average sized (31" waist, small or medium shirts, etc).
     
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  34. hyperwarrior

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    I'm 6'1" and I use 4 3/8 grip with overgrip.
    Yes...I have small hand but it's good enough to hold a racquet and a woman.
     
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  35. autumn_leaf

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    5 ft 9 in. wear size 13-14 shoes (US size). when i used the measuring method on tw with a ruler it said i should use a 5/8 and that's what i currently use.
     
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  36. FedererForehand

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    I guess I'll take my 4 1/4 grips and head to another thread....
     
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