Thickest Replacement Grip

#1
Looking for one. I'm moving away from the Wilson Contour grip that I used for years which gave me the correct grip size with the raised contours but I have started to dislike them and decided to move on. My hand grip size is 4 1/2 and I use the Yonex Super Grap on top of it. I don't want to deal with heat sleeves. Just give me a really thick replacement grip. Thanks.
 
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Looking for one. I'm moving away from the Wilson Contour grip that I used for years which gave me the correct grip size with the raised contours but I have started to dislike them and decided to move on. My hand grip size is 4 1/2 and I use the Yonex Super Grap on top of it. I don't want to deal with heat sleeves. Just give me a really thick replacement grip. Thanks.
Off the top of my head, Prince Durasoft at 2.4mm
 
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#5
I am also looking for thick replacement grip recently. Here is a list of grips I am interested in:
1. Wilson True Grip 1.9mm 20.6g
2. Wilson Shock Shield 2.0mm 24g
3. Wilson Comfort Hybrid 2.2mm 13g
4. Gamma Hi Tech Gel 1.9mm 22.0g
5. Head Hydrosorb Comfort 2.1mm 22.4g
All of them can be found and purchased easily. I am currently using Gamma Hi Tech (non-gel version), it is thick and very firm, I would also recommend it to you if you haven't tried it yet.
 

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#6
Thickest one i know is Babolats cheap uptake grips, the ones they put on their cheaper racquets. Not so comfy but certainly thick and cheaper than most.
 
#7
I haved tried the Head Hydrosorb Comfort (2.1 mm) this weekend with the yonex super grap overgrip. I feel like I have picked the exact thickness I wanted. I'm all set.
 
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I haved tried the Head Hydrosorb Comfort (2.1 mm) this weekend with the yonex super grap overgrip. I feel like I have picked the exact thickness I wanted. I'm all set.
Trying to raise this post back from the dead. I'm new to tennis but found that I need a super thick grip (5+).

Would you mind explaining what you mean by "tried the Head Hydrosorb Comfort (2.1 mm) this weekend with the yonex super grap overgrip"? Like wrapped one over the other? I'm just trying to ind out how I should build up my gip :/
 
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Trying to raise this post back from the dead. I'm new to tennis but found that I need a super thick grip (5+).

Would you mind explaining what you mean by "tried the Head Hydrosorb Comfort (2.1 mm) this weekend with the yonex super grap overgrip"? Like wrapped one over the other? I'm just trying to ind out how I should build up my gip :/
What is your grip size and what grip size are you trying to get to? There are many ways to build up a grip size - find a thicker replacement grip, a thicker over grip or heat shrink sleeve. Sometimes people use 2 over grips on top of the base grip. You can also google how to increase grip size since you mentioned you are new to tennis. There are many useful threads here as well.
 
#10
What is your grip size and what grip size are you trying to get to? There are many ways to build up a grip size - find a thicker replacement grip, a thicker over grip or heat shrink sleeve. Sometimes people use 2 over grips on top of the base grip. You can also google how to increase grip size since you mentioned you are new to tennis. There are many useful threads here as well.
3/8 or 5/8 trying to get to a true 5 or 8L as somebody in another thread suggested. I have long ass fingers.

From what I've heard, the shrink wrap method wasn't the preferred way on TW. Seems solid to me, but what do I know?

Thanks for the response.
 
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3/8 or 5/8 trying to get to a true 5 or 8L as somebody in another thread suggested. I have long ass fingers.

From what I've heard, the shrink wrap method wasn't the preferred way on TW. Seems solid to me, but what do I know?

Thanks for the response.
8L is a 4 8/8 grip size, aka a 5" grip size. The 5/8 grip is an L5 grip size by the way some people say grip sizes.

What he was saying is that he used the Head Hydrosorb Comfort grip as his base grip or replacement grip. That would be instead of the grip that the factory puts on. Then he put the Yonex Super Grap overgrip on top of the replacement grip. Most players use overgrips, which are cheaper, thinner, lighter, and usually do a better job at retaining tackiness and/or sweat absorption, on top of the base grip. They switch out overgrips whenever they feel like they need to, which can be after every match, or after 10 hours of playing, or anything, all depends on preference. The replacement grip (or base grip or factory grip) is generally bought and then stays there, oftentimes for years, before it is replaced, if it is ever even replaced at all.
 
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3/8 or 5/8 trying to get to a true 5 or 8L as somebody in another thread suggested. I have long ass fingers.

From what I've heard, the shrink wrap method wasn't the preferred way on TW. Seems solid to me, but what do I know?

Thanks for the response.
Just a bit of a way out thought really, but some bike handlebar tape is pretty thick and is similar in its construction to racquet grip tape. I've seen some handlebar tape at 2.5, 3.2 and 4.5mm thick. If you use an overgrip, it might be worth seeing if wrapping handlebar tape as your base grip helps. Easier than doing the heat shrink sleeve thing.
 
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