Is buying a smaller grip size a big deal ?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by bigant2984, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. bigant2984

    bigant2984 Rookie

    Feb 16, 2012
    Im looking to buy a racquet, my racquets are 5/8 grip size, found a good deal for a 1/2 grip, i have demod 1/2 sizes, but never purchased a smaller size, is this goin to be a problem ?
  2. wrainsberger

    wrainsberger New User

    Aug 1, 2012
    Mid GA
    I wouldn't think so, especially if you tend to use an over grip which would increase the size of the grip. I did this when I was younger and played in high school and was gifted a racquet with too small of a grip. I've also done this for my son's racquet, built it up as he's grown up.

    Just my thoughts, but I'm nowhere near expert.
  3. PKfan1

    PKfan1 Semi-Pro

    Jul 13, 2012
    no, it's much easier to make a smaller grip bigger than a bigger grip smaller.

    if it doesn't feel right try adding an extra overgrip, or you can do a heat shrink grip build up if an overgrip is not enough
  4. RackofSlamb

    RackofSlamb New User

    Aug 23, 2012
    My advice is if you find a good deal with a smaller grip, it is much better than finding a deal with a larger grip than you are used to...the grip can easily be modified to feel like a 5/8...I say go for it, and if you need help figuring out how to make your grip feel like 5/8, just return to the message boards and there's tons of people who would help. It is really easy to customize your grip to your liking.
  5. Fusker

    Fusker Rookie

    Mar 2, 2012
    I transitioned this year from a 5/8" grip to a 1/2" grip. This also coincided with a decision last year to reinvent my forehand into a more modern forehand. The smaller grip size actually lets me whip the racquet through quicker and is easier for me to maintain a loose grip. With the larger grip I had a tendency to hold the grip a little to firm in pressure moments.

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