Reducing grip size?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Maui19, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Maui19

    Maui19 Hall of Fame

    Sep 18, 2010
    I would like to pick up a third frame. This would be a complete luxury, so I would like to get it on the cheap. TW has several of my frames for sale in the used racquets section, but they all have handles that are 1/4" larger than my current frames. So I am wondering what options I have for reducing these handle sizes.

    I've read that you can just remove the grip and use two overgrips to reduce a grip by one size, however this would change the weight, swingweight, and head lightness of the frame.

    What other options do I have to reduce the handle size? TIA.
  2. cluckcluck

    cluckcluck Hall of Fame

    Apr 29, 2010
    Between the baseline and netcord.
    Depends on the racquet. If you have Head or Volkl, you can change the pallets.
    If you don't, you can try removing the grip and using some over grips or you can find a extremely thin replacement grip...I think it's called ResiThin that's one of the thinnest.
  3. esgee48

    esgee48 Legend

    May 30, 2010
    SF CA
    And you can use the TWU customizer and lead tape at the bottom of the handle or near the top of the handle to achieve you desired balance and SW.

    If your racquet has a foam handle, you could also try shaving foam off the handle. But this must be done VERY CAREFULLY and slowly. There are threads about users doing this.

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