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JTJet 10-01-2012 12:48 PM

Will a leather grip increase the grip size of my racquet?
 
I'm planning to install a leather grip on my racquet. Will my grip size be bigger with a leather grip on?

robbo1970 10-01-2012 01:08 PM

Depends what grip you have at the moment. Leather grips differ in width, I think the Prince leather is 1.4mm whereas most synth grips are around 1.6 to 1.8mm. I put on a Wilson leather grip that was about 1.8mm, it hasnt increased the grip but has improved feel.

JTJet 10-01-2012 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by robbo1970 (Post 6929850)
Depends what grip you have at the moment. Leather grips differ in width, I think the Prince leather is 1.4mm whereas most synth grips are around 1.6 to 1.8mm. I put on a Wilson leather grip that was about 1.8mm, it hasnt increased the grip but has improved feel.

Oh, I see, I'm just using the Volkl default grip on the PB10 Mid. Would you know if Volkl leather would be thicker? I want Volkl leather because I searched around and saw people saying its one of the heaviest.

Ronaldo 10-01-2012 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by robbo1970 (Post 6929850)
Depends what grip you have at the moment. Leather grips differ in width, I think the Prince leather is 1.4mm whereas most synth grips are around 1.6 to 1.8mm. I put on a Wilson leather grip that was about 1.8mm, it hasnt increased the grip but has improved feel.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/TW_P...ZONS-TWLG.html

JTJet 10-02-2012 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Ronaldo (Post 6930030)

Is the TW leather grip heavy?

Ronaldo 10-02-2012 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by JTJet (Post 6931789)
Is the TW leather grip heavy?

Contact TW, may vary. Still over 15 grams

TheLambsheadrep 10-03-2012 08:51 AM

If anything, it decreases grip size a little in my experience. Probably because it's not as "poofy" (for lack of a better word) as synthetic grips

Shangri La 10-03-2012 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by JTJet (Post 6929983)
Oh, I see, I'm just using the Volkl default grip on the PB10 Mid. Would you know if Volkl leather would be thicker? I want Volkl leather because I searched around and saw people saying its one of the heaviest.

Volkl leather is on the thicker side, and heavier than most, but only by a few grams.

slowfox 10-04-2012 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by TheLambsheadrep (Post 6933251)
If anything, it decreases grip size a little in my experience. Probably because it's not as "poofy" (for lack of a better word) as synthetic grips

I concur...

darklore009 10-10-2012 10:00 AM

only tried wilson and head. The wilson is thin, but doesn't come with an adhesive to stick when installing it. However, they're all the same to me.

djNEiGht 10-10-2012 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by JTJet (Post 6929800)
I'm planning to install a leather grip on my racquet. Will my grip size be bigger with a leather grip on?

I didn't notice if your question was addressed in regards to breaking in.

I notice that the leather grip that I've been using feels large to begin with and then it get's smaller as it breaks in and absorbs moisture...then dries.

So far have been happy with the Volkl/BB, Head, and TW.

NTRPolice 10-10-2012 06:27 PM

I liked the TW leather replacement grips, but it was such a PITA replacing them im never going to do that again lol.

They will probably make your grip a little smaller I think. Leather is kinda "think" but it doesnt have any of the cushioning.

BMWprestigem3 10-14-2012 10:05 AM

I feel like it makes the grip smaller.


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