Wilson: butt cap change?

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  1. hedonist

    hedonist New User

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    I play with a wilson racquet grip size No.5 (4 5/8). Is it possible to change the butt cap with a No.4 (4 4/8) butt cap? Has anyone tried this yet? I like to have the 'end' a little thinner.
    Thanks.
     
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  2. stevewcosta

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    I have the same problem w/Wilson. Grip size is fine but the butt cap is too damn big.
     
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  3. ambro

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    Take off the butt cap and make your own with some kind of tape to the size that you want, then put the grip back on.
     
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  4. hedonist

    hedonist New User

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    @stevewcosta
    which manufacturer has smaller butt caps relatively to the grip size?
    Prince, Völkl or Babolat? Do you know?
     
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  5. stevewcosta

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    I know that Yonex does. I really like how there is only a slight flare to their butt caps. Well, I recently replaced my one grip with 2 overgrips. It helps alleviate the large butt caps issue, but I may be compromising some comfort (haven't played yet). I guess I'll have to suffer from blisters for a while until the hand toughens up.

    One more extreme solution would be to sand down the two side bevels on the cap. I realize this is not exactly fun or precise, but you can also buy new butt caps for a few bucks if you ruin them. I may be doing this at some point. Good luck.
     
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  6. rich s

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    Get yourself a No.4 but cap and sand each face of the handle an equal number of times until the smaller buttcap fits.
     
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  7. stevewcosta

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    Excellent idea Rich S.
     
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    Steve-
    be sure to wrap the sandpaper around a small block of wood and use short slow deliberate strokes. take your time
     
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  9. hedonist

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    Thank you guys. I may will do this experiment:)
     
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