DR 98 Grip sizing

WhiskeyEE

G.O.A.T.
I read some comments and couldn't find a consensus.

If I am not planning to change the replacement grip (which I guess is thin in Yonex), does the DR 98 run true to size or should I size down? If it runs big, is it by a full size or half size?

I normally play with 4 3/8.

Thanks.
 

Sardines

Hall of Fame
Measure your grip you like. If it's less than 113mm, which is what my 3 SV98+ are with skin feel (which is supposedly thinner than the original Yonex grip). I'd estimate with the original grip, it'll be 114-5, which is actually 4 1/2. Hope this helps.
 

heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
I read some comments and couldn't find a consensus.

If I am not planning to change the replacement grip (which I guess is thin in Yonex), does the DR 98 run true to size or should I size down? If it runs big, is it by a full size or half size?

I normally play with 4 3/8.

Thanks.
get a 1/4 and use 2 over grips
 

Anton

Legend
I read some comments and couldn't find a consensus.

If I am not planning to change the replacement grip (which I guess is thin in Yonex), does the DR 98 run true to size or should I size down? If it runs big, is it by a full size or half size?

I normally play with 4 3/8.

Thanks.
With stock grip it is true to size. Stay with 3/8
 

Gyswandir

Semi-Pro
Wasn’t the AI infamous for the too big grips and one had to go down a size? I’d think the DR would be the same?
 

Anton

Legend
Measure your grip you like. If it's less than 113mm, which is what my 3 SV98+ are with skin feel (which is supposedly thinner than the original Yonex grip). I'd estimate with the original grip, it'll be 114-5, which is actually 4 1/2. Hope this helps.
Skin feel is actually thicker than paper thin Yonex grips
 

WhiskeyEE

G.O.A.T.
So right now the vote is roughly 2-2... LOL. See what I mean.

Gotta decide within the next 4 hours since there's a once a year flash sale... would love some concrete info.
 

brkt000

New User
It should be safer to go with a smaller size in case you ever have to change the original replacement grip.

I have dr's (and several other yonex and prince rackets in size 4 3/8 and 4 1/4) and with leather the dr's are considerably thicker than the Prince ones, or even the tour g's and duel g's in the same grip size with the same leather replacement grips.

Since I always get leather in them, for the same grip, yonex is always thicker than prince, some models more than others.

Worst case scenario, you can always find a way to easily build up the grip size and still feel the bevels, but the other way around and retain some level of comfort, not so much..
 

Sardines

Hall of Fame
Skin feel is actually thicker than paper thin Yonex grips
Actually if you look at the specs of the Excel Pro synthetic leather grip that comes with the SV and DR series anyways, it's 1.6mm. Skin Feel is 1.55mm. I also measured a stock grip on my newer stick, and it's 113ishmm.

So right now the vote is roughly 2-2... LOL. See what I mean.

Gotta decide within the next 4 hours since there's a once a year flash sale... would love some concrete info.
Well, there are definitive measurements given to you from a SV98+ with stock and non-stock grips. If you measure your own stick, I think it's as concrete as taking a vote from an internet forum! haha
 
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