Grip concern for the N90

Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by GerberBaby, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. GerberBaby

    GerberBaby New User

    May 20, 2004
    This may sound silly, but my biggest concern before I order several of the new n90s is my grip size. I've demoed the 4 1/2 which I found to be quite nice with two wilso pro overgrips on top of the leather. I'm just afraid a 5/8 would be a little too big with an overgrip as well. Any advice? I've measured myself with the wilson grip sizer in which I fall right below a 5/8's. I know the rule of thumb is to be able to stick your index finger in between your palm and ring finger when holding the racquet, but that just seems a little too big. Are more of your high level of players going a little smaller than the norm?

    I'm probably being way too picky, but thanks for the advice.
  2. TW Staff

    TW Staff Administrator

    Jan 21, 2004
    IMO you can never be too picky when it comes to grip shape and size etc. As players we feel everything through our hands, so the grip is very important. From a health point of view, you should avoid using too small of a grip.
    That being said, if you are in doubt, go with the smaller grip size. It is always easier to build up a grip as opposed to shaving a handle down. Building the grip up could be as simple as going with a cushion grip and an overgrip rather than the thin leather and an overgrip.

    Chris, TW

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