Your favorite grip size

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by yonexRx32, Jan 19, 2013.

?

What is your favorite grip size?

  1. L0

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  2. L1

    9 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. L2

    52 vote(s)
    18.3%
  4. L3

    128 vote(s)
    45.1%
  5. L4

    60 vote(s)
    21.1%
  6. L5

    28 vote(s)
    9.9%
  7. L6

    4 vote(s)
    1.4%
  8. Other

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  1. SCRAP IRON

    SCRAP IRON Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,027
    Location:
    Ft. Lauderdale
    My bad- The Technifibre racket grip is good. It's the "Solinco" racket grip that is terrible!
     
    #51
  2. Zouph

    Zouph New User

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Messages:
    67
    Are you feeling any bevels at all after this customization? You have rounded them off quite nicely with all the ducktape and overgrips.
     
    #52
  3. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Messages:
    12,098
    Location:
    Marietta, Ga
    For tennis there isn't an L0 either in adult frames.
     
    #53
  4. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    36,414
    Location:
    East side of San Francisco Bay
    Old daze of volleying and small headed rackets 4 3/4 was the biggest made, by Wilson anyways.
     
    #54
  5. MachiA.

    MachiA. Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Messages:
    379
    Location:
    Still first world, but moving south
    L2, with some layers of athletic tape on the repl. grip, then some over grips.

    KR
     
    #55
  6. Sparky

    Sparky Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2013
    Messages:
    575
    #56
  7. Knife

    Knife Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2013
    Messages:
    307
    Location:
    Court A
    L3 + one O,6 mm overgrip, not to tight.
     
    #57
  8. Lavs

    Lavs Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Messages:
    898
    back and forth between L3 and L4..
    Started with L3 with Wilson Pro Staff Tour 90 (13 years ago).
    Then tried L4 and it suited me pretty much..
    Then switched to Aero Pro Drive and could not utilize its spin potential till switched back to L3.
    Now am playing Aero Storm, less spin/baseline bashing - back to more all-court style which I used to play... No I am back again with L4 and happy. And it seems in all the situation L4 is what I prefer. More stability, more solid feel, less spin.
     
    #58
  9. The_Racketeer

    The_Racketeer Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2014
    Messages:
    631
    I like L5 for everything except those awful oval Head-style grips. Those need to be L4 if necessary.
     
    #59
  10. Rock Strongo

    Rock Strongo Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,690
    Location:
    Sweden
    Looking back, I definitely wouldn't do that extreme of a grip anymore. L3 to L4 is enough now.
     
    #60
  11. LapsedNoob

    LapsedNoob Professional

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2014
    Messages:
    1,376
    Location:
    Como
    What's your favorite hat size?

    Lol, either can vary by taste but are ultimately dictated by how you are shaped.
     
    #61
  12. SeeKayYu

    SeeKayYu New User

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Messages:
    13
    By "standard" measurements I could grab onto an L5 with no issues. From my wrist to tip of my middle finger is about 8.25". I typically wear L or XL gloves depending on the brand.

    But weirdly enough I can't stand using anything but L3 + overgrip. I think it's because of the way I hold the racquet. Even L4 with just the base grip makes me feel a bit uncomfortable.

    I frequently blister a part of my palm right under the part where my ring/pinky meets the palm, probably as a result of a slightly-small grip and racquet twisting on off-center hits, but I really hit better with a 4 3/8 (L3) with an overgrip.
     
    #62
  13. dnj30

    dnj30 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    424
    by the standard way of measuring I'm a 4(4 1/2) But I play a 2(4 1/4). Like many, I just feels like its easier to whip the racket with the smaller grip.
     
    #63
  14. Lavs

    Lavs Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Messages:
    898
    personally, I found myself doing more unforced errors with L3. And I hit with more confidence with L4.
     
    #64
  15. dnj30

    dnj30 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    424
    its just preference. 5 years ago i played a 4. Then I went down to a 3. And a few months ago I had my sticks reduced to a 2. All with an overwrap. At this rate I'll be hitting with a kids handle size in a few years.
     
    #65
  16. Lavs

    Lavs Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Messages:
    898
    I have poor plow through with smaller grip.
    L4 gives me good plow, but with L3 I feel less comfortable while hitting through the ball
     
    #66
  17. Capulin Zurdo

    Capulin Zurdo Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Messages:
    596
    4 5/8 (L5) is my preferred grip size as I find it comfortable for my eastern forehand grip. I can also play well with a 4 1/2 (L4).
     
    #67
  18. prjacobs

    prjacobs Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,325
    I've been told by some knowledgeable coaches that smaller grips have greatly decreased wrist injuries. Started playing with an L4. I'm now using a 2 and it works well for me.
     
    #68
  19. MarcusInKensington

    MarcusInKensington Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    570
    Location:
    London, home of the most prestigious slam.
    Depends on what company makes the bat. Usually either a 2 or 3, as I like them to feel a bit smaller in my hand.

    Current Yonex bats are a 3. Previous Pacific bats were a 2.
     
    #69
  20. Knife

    Knife Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2013
    Messages:
    307
    Location:
    Court A
    L3 with 0,75 overgrip. I try to have as big grip as possible. Prevents me from squeezing the racquet to hard.
     
    #70
  21. icepro

    icepro New User

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Messages:
    34
    Location:
    Perth, Australia
    L3 Seems the same on APD and PST
     
    #71

Share This Page