Is 1/4 size higher for Racquet fitment from perfect fit a problem?

Rango

New User
Hi guys. So i think i found a racquet that i am going to buy. I went and measured my grip size and it's 4 1/4 with 4 1/8 being slightly better fit then 4 1/4 but both perfect really

I was able to fit index finger perfectly in 4 1/4 and 4 1/8 with 4 1/8 being more tighter, snugger fit for my index finger. My hand size is medium when i buy gloves of any kind if that helps any.

The racquet that i found is 4 1/2 size so i'm wondering if that is going to be problem with handling it or is that too small of a size difference to notice?

Is 1/4 size higher for Racquet fitment from perfect fit a problem with handing during play?
 

Rango

New User
lol...problem is the racquet is somewhat rare so if it would work for me i wouldn't mind snagging it. I just don't want it to fall out of my hands when i play do too being too thick.

I think I can take grip wrapping off and used some thinner one or is wrapping tape pretty much same thickness?
 

kramer woodie

Professional
Hi guys. So i think i found a racquet that i am going to buy. I went and measured my grip size and it's 4 1/4 with 4 1/8 being slightly better fit then 4 1/4 but both perfect really

I was able to fit index finger perfectly in 4 1/4 and 4 1/8 with 4 1/8 being more tighter, snugger fit for my index finger. My hand size is medium when i buy gloves of any kind if that helps any.

The racquet that i found is 4 1/2 size so i'm wondering if that is going to be problem with handling it or is that too small of a size difference to notice?

Is 1/4 size higher for Racquet fitment from perfect fit a problem with handing during play?
Rango

Two ways to reduce the grip size of a 4-1/2 to feel like and play like 4-3/8. Use a Wilson Feather Thin replacement grip, this will reduce one grip size.
However, if you use an over grip, you're getting back up close to 4-/12. Plus, when changing the over grip the Feather Thin will get torn up.

The other way is to use a Kimony leather tape replacement grip. It will reduce the 4-1/2 to 4-3/8, however, will play hard and harsh, plus with an over grip you will be only a 1/2 grip size smaller. The Kimony will not be damaged when changing the over grip.

Aloha
 

1990's Graphite

Hall of Fame
Hi guys. So i think i found a racquet that i am going to buy. I went and measured my grip size and it's 4 1/4 with 4 1/8 being slightly better fit then 4 1/4 but both perfect really

I was able to fit index finger perfectly in 4 1/4 and 4 1/8 with 4 1/8 being more tighter, snugger fit for my index finger. My hand size is medium when i buy gloves of any kind if that helps any.

The racquet that i found is 4 1/2 size so i'm wondering if that is going to be problem with handling it or is that too small of a size difference to notice?

Is 1/4 size higher for Racquet fitment from perfect fit a problem with handing during play?
Tourna pro thin is your answer. Quality grip and reduces one size. Better than other thin grips IMO.
 

Rango

New User
Thanks a lot guys. That helps a lot. If there are any other suggestions for tape please post.

Wilson looks thinner then Tourna thin but i can't find wrap thickness on their packaging. Tourna says 1.25 mm.

Tourna pro thin has perforation so it has edge over Wilson but i wonder if Wilson is thinner and they didn't put holes as it so thin it will tear easily then. If that's the case i would conclude Wilson is thinner?
 

Rango

New User
Hi guys. So i got this racquet. It's Babolat Pure Drive 110. GT? What is that? Unsure on a production year?

Thoughts for fast learning beginner? It's 110 size and 4 1/2. I held it and it feels fine in my hand. The grip wrap is Head brand so it looks like it has been changed. Didn't play with it yet. I paid $150 for it. Decent price/value?

Not sure if stringing is factory and what tension is it. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.







 
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