Leather Grips?

pfchang

Professional
Sorry if this has been asked before, but do leather grips generally make the pallets feel smaller or bigger?

and specifically wilson leather speaking?
 

some6uy008

Semi-Pro
Don't know about Wilson Leather, but TW leather makes the girp slightly smaller, but perfect after you put an overgrip on it
 

barry

Hall of Fame
Leather gives you a much better feel, but is the grip is actually harder on the hands. I still use Fairway often, they are the thickest leather grips made. Second is Gamma, very nice grip, thick and provides some cushion. The TW grips are to thin and transmit a lot of shock to my hand. The pallet on my frames stayed about the same size as the synthetic grip.
 

Gugafan

Hall of Fame
Does anyone know if the TW ultra thin leather grip is much thinner then the babolat leather. I am currently using a 4 3/8 and the babolat leather feels far too thick with an overgrip.

Thanks
 

crazy8tiger

Rookie
Does anyone know if the TW ultra thin leather grip is much thinner then the babolat leather. I am currently using a 4 3/8 and the babolat leather feels far too thick with an overgrip.

Thanks
I have a 4 3/8 grip and after using the 1.3mm TW grip, it decreased it to somewhere in between 1/4 and 3/8. I didn't stretch too much but if you stretch it more you could probably bring it down to 4 1/4.
 

VPB

New User
Sorry if this has been asked before, but do leather grips generally make the pallets feel smaller or bigger?

and specifically wilson leather speaking?
Yu fell lije that because they are not as "soft" ..they feel thinner but i already measured a wilson k pro tour (mine) 2 1/4 (clay player here!) and a K pro open 2 1/4 (that comes with a syntetic grip) and they are exactly the same! but it really really feels smaller..no doubt. :-?
 
When you guys changed you grips to leather did you counter weight the head? Or anything else?
This may be a stupid question, but when adding a leather grip is there a general rule of thumb as to the balance change?? ie 6 pts head light with regular grip and 7 pts head light with leather grip???
 

FuriousYellow

Professional
I just replaced the stock grip on my nSix-One 95 with the Wilson leather and it definitely feels bigger. The extra weight is really noticeable as well.
 

robJAR

Semi-Pro
Ditto to what FuriousYellow said. It feels a lot better in my opinion. The stock grip that came with it makes it feel like a toy. :(

-robJAR
 

meowmix

Hall of Fame
This may be a stupid question, but when adding a leather grip is there a general rule of thumb as to the balance change?? ie 6 pts head light with regular grip and 7 pts head light with leather grip???
It really depends. The average synthetic grip is about 12g, whereas an average leather grip (uncut) is about 23 grams. That's a difference of about 11 grams. As for changing balance, that'd really depend on which grip you have, how tight you wrap it, and whether or not you're trimming the grip.
 

mctennis

Legend
I think the MAY make it a little bigger IF you use a Fairway grip. I use Fairway grips and I think that grip gives great feel and comfort.
 
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