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yonexRx32 01-19-2013 02:58 PM

Your favorite grip size
 
Lately, with the popularity of heavy topspin game, the pundits have recommended use of smaller grips. Long are gone the L6's. I am guessing the vast majority of the users would prefer L3 or L4 grips. Am I wrong? What type of distribution would this be?

L0=4 in. L1=4 1/8 L2=4 1/4 L3=4 3/8 L4=4 1/2 L5=4 5/8 L6=4 3/4

Squidward 01-19-2013 03:05 PM

I'm old school I guess. Always used an L4. Now, I usually buy L3 and the build up to just under a L4.

Say Chi Sin Lo 01-19-2013 03:21 PM

... I'm not sure if there's such a thing as a "favorite" grip size.

It's either your grip size or it's not.

pshulam 01-19-2013 03:22 PM

My grip size is between L4 & L5. I prefer L3 since I always add an over grip.

db10s 01-19-2013 03:24 PM

I didn't know there was an L6.

I use an L2 with 1 or 2 overgrips.

brianb76 01-19-2013 03:29 PM

L5 with overgrip

yonexRx32 01-19-2013 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by db10s (Post 7136601)
I didn't know there was an L6.

I use an L2 with 1 or 2 overgrips.

Once in a while you can see some older rackets in size #6 for sale. Not sure that manufacturers still produce any.

I saw two years ago an old beat up TAD Davis Imperial in size 5 inch (that would be L8?) marked "heavy". My seat of the pants estimate was it weighed over 15 oz. Somehow we're not as strong as we used to be.

Marcus 01-19-2013 10:42 PM

L5 with 2 OG's because there's no L6's anymore...

The Meat 01-19-2013 10:55 PM

L3, add 6 layers of ducktape, then 2 old overgrips, then leather grip, and finally a fresh overgrip. L6+ ?

srvnvly 01-20-2013 05:29 AM

L3, tho Babolat seems to make their grip on the APDGT larger than normal.

lim 01-20-2013 08:45 AM

L4 plus tourna.

Fuji 01-20-2013 08:52 AM

I love the feel of L4, but I get my best groundies results with L3.

-Fuji

c_hari_c 01-20-2013 08:55 AM

L4 with a tight overgrip.

NicoHK 01-20-2013 10:12 AM

Old school too, more a flat hitter, don't look for topspin, definitely L4, since the beginning I play tennis (about 20 years ago).
I have tried L3 but did not manage to get used to it.

robbo1970 01-21-2013 02:18 AM

L2 sometimes with overgrip sometimes without. I'm not sure if its too small because although there's a small gap its not enough for a finger to fit. But it just feels like I have more control over the racket with the smaller grip.

Nostradamus 01-21-2013 02:29 AM

we should also add our height and hand size to this board with the grip size. in that way, we can tell if most people are using the correct chart size or just what we like to use

TheCheese 01-21-2013 02:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Say Chi Sin Lo (Post 7136595)
... I'm not sure if there's such a thing as a "favorite" grip size.

It's either your grip size or it's not.

Not true. Nadal definitely doesn't have freakishly small hands. Also, I doubt Federer would be using 4 3/8 using the normal way of grip sizing.

mmk 01-21-2013 03:02 AM

I'm old, I still have a 4 3/4" grip Wilson Advantage that I pull out occasionally. I have average sized hands for my height, 5' 11", but started playing in the early 70s. I now play with L5 leather grips, no overgrip.

Relinquis 01-21-2013 06:59 AM

i use an L5, but file grooves into the handle in the shape of my hand...

kidding, I use L3 at the moment, but prefer L2 + leather grip and an overgrip.

yonexRx32 01-21-2013 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 7143221)
we should also add our height and hand size to this board with the grip size. in that way, we can tell if most people are using the correct chart size or just what we like to use

I don't know how to change to poll once it was initiated. Might not be feasible.


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