What Size Grip do you play with?

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What size grip do you play with?

Poll closed Jul 3, 2006.
  1. 4 1/8

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  2. 4 1/4

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  3. 4 3/8

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  4. 4 1/2

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  5. 4 5/8

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  1. jamauss

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    I'm just curious if I'm in the minority by playing with a 4 1/4 grip.
     
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  2. rj_md

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    it doesn't matter dude...as long as you play great tennis:cool:
     
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  3. Sixpointone

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    I use a Wilson 4 1/2 Grip Size.
     
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  4. BluDiamond

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    i play with an english grip size 2 (i'm 14) what is this the american ones??
     
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  5. tennisnj

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    0=4
    1=1/8
    2=1/4
    3=3/8
    4=1/2
    5=5/8
    6=3/4
     
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  6. mislav

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    Ditto.
     
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  7. Kabob190

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    I use a 4 1/2 grip size plus a head xtreme soft overgrip.
     
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  8. serveitup911

    serveitup911 Semi-Pro

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    I use two overgrips on top of the original grip on my 4 3/8.
     
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  9. ch4ng

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    4 3/8 wid wilson pro overgrip on it
     
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  10. Andres

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    4 3/8, with two grips and two overgrips.
    Total= 6' 1/10''
     
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  11. quest01

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    I use a 4 3/8s with overgrip.
     
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  12. Rob the Tennis Player

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    4 1/2 with an overgrip
     
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  13. armand

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    jamauss: Just curious as to why you made this poll with a time limit?

    Anywayz, I prefer a HEAD size 5 - 4 5/8
     
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  14. doriancito

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    4 1/4 with a 0.66mm overgrip
     
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  15. mctennis

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    I use a 4 1/2 with an overgrip. If I use the straight 4 5/8 with an overgrip it feels like a club.
     
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  16. tpduke112

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    4 1/2 with an overgrip
     
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  17. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

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    three quarters

    Conveniently, the frames I use come in a size 6. That is a 4 and 6/8ths for us Americans.

    Guazzelli, you are a freak. A guy I hit with is your size. He uses a size 5 with two leather grips and one overgrip. Guessing that comes to about 6 or so. Still some bevels. Pretty firm, responsive feel. You would love it, man!
     
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  18. theace21

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    41/2 - sometimes I use overwrap
     
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  19. Slamm

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    guys how do i measure my grip ?
    Ive got no idea - I read the guide on tennis-warehouse I didnt get it..Im buying a new racquet and I need toknowmy grip..
     
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  20. dmastous

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    4 1/2. I should use a 4 5/8 but I prefer a smaller grip for some reason.
     
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  21. tennis_nerd22

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    4 3/8 plus overgrip
     
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  22. WayneCM

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    4 1/2 babolat with 1 overgrip...
     
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  23. slice bh compliment

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    That is very common. I do it too. I go down almost two sizes from where the "Chart" says (5 and one-8th).
     
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  24. Jess

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    I play with a 4 3/8 grip, although I can play with a 4 1/2, I just prefer my grip to be a *smidge* smaller.
     
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  25. imadeulook

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    im suppose to play with 41/2 but i use 43/8 with two overgrips because i like the extra custioning.:mrgreen:
     
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  26. slice it

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    i got small hands. what should i use?
     
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  27. slice bh compliment

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    [quote: small hands....]

    There are implants, pills...all kinds of methods out there. Just look for the ads in the sports section of your local newspaper.


    Kidding. Very juvenile of me. Sorry, slice it. Cool name BTW.
    Yeah, if your hands are small: all manufacturers make a size 2 (4 and a quarter) and even size 1 (4 and one-eighth).
     
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  28. SGrosjeanFan

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    I use a 4 3/8 with an overgrip.
     
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  29. croatian sensation

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    4 3/8 - 3 it says at the bottom of my racquet. Don't have a clue what it means. :) So I voted for 4 3/8.
    I know nothing about grip sizes. It just felt good when I tried it :) But I do have a 0.55 mm overgrip.
     
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  30. SFrazeur

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    Wilson 4 3/8 If I used a Head racquet I'd use 4 1/2.
     
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  31. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

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    It is the grip's circumference, in inches. Probably seems archaic (or at least arcane) to you Europeans ... with your metric system that makes so much damn sense.
     
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  32. Andres

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    I know I would. I still want to add one last overgrip, to get it to 6'' 1/2.
    I have the feet size (14), the wingspan (6'7'') and the hands (my ideal grip is 7'') from a 6'6 or a 6'7'' guy.
     
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  33. Andres

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    CroSen, measure the circumference of your grip.

    4 1/8 = 10,3125 = 10,3 cm
    4 1/4 = 10,625 = 10,6 cm
    4 3/8 = 10,9375 = 10,9 cm
    4 1/2 = 11,25 = 11,2 cm
    4 5/8 = 11,5625 = 11,6 cm

    Hope that helps :)
     
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  34. slice bh compliment

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    Andres, I do not know how you can perform with that. So soft and round.

    Easy man, I'm just talking about the handle on your tennis racquet.

    Seriously, before you add yet another piece of soft stuff (an overgrip), take the advice here from two fellow big-handed, big-footed brothers: please strip that thing down and use grip build-up sleeves or leather grips...then just one or two overgrips. You will feel so much more precise because you will actually feel the bevels. Not to mention the firmness.
     
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  35. Andres

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    Yeah, some guy in the tennis shop recommended the same thing, but it's out of my budget.
    Because of the money exchange in ARG, both grips + both overgrips costed me 5.5 american dollars, and the leather or the build-up would cost me at least 10 times more, and that's a lot.

    Anyway, because of the grips I use, I don't really need to feel the bevels...

    Anyway, thanks for the advices :)
     
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  36. tennis_nerd22

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    well as long as it works for you, nothing else matters ;)
     
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  37. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

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    Understood...and as tennis nerd 22 said: "as long it works for you, nothing else matters". Excellent advice there. No question about it.

    Me, I like to tinker until I find the perfect fit that works for me, so I have just one last suggestion in case you're into tinkering too. Thin strips of wood. People use balsa wood with some good glue under it. 8 thin strips. You could custom carve them. Practically free. Might take an hour or two, though.

    Well, I had to mention it. Sorry if I just annoyed tennis nerd 22.
    Enjoy.
     
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  38. croatian sensation

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    Yeah..gracias :) I measured the grip of my old racquet and it was 4 3/8, too :)
     
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  39. 300Gkid

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    4 3/8 with an overgrip
     
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  40. JRstriker12

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    4 1/2 with overgrip.
     
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  41. Mugatu

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    ditto.........
     
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  42. ravemaster806

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    1/2 babolat with overgrip
     
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  43. Oluap

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    It depends, I use 4 1/2 when I play with Head frames (wich I currently use) and 4 3/8 with other brands.
     
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  44. merlin_23

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    i play with a Wilson size 6 (4 3/4) grip with one leather and two wilson pro overgrips but it's still a bit small. There's not much else i can do to make it bigger but wait until the tennis companys realise that there are a lot of bigger players out there that need bigger grips and then they will hopefully make some bigger grip sizes.
     
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  45. Jess

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    4 3/8 with overgrip.
     
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  46. wyutani

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    I have the smallest grip, i have small hand. i cant squeeze hard...:(
     
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