Modern grips tend to like slightly smaller handles.I'm looking through the FOR SALE section and see the majority of frames are 3/8 and 1/4.
Back in the day, these would typically be women's and junior grip sizes.
Stiff frames, stiff strings, small grips...The sacrifices players make for a few more MPH or RPM.4 3/8 with a thick overgrip (0,7 mm). Good stability and comfort. I do not undertsand this trend towards smaller and smaller grips. In the end, you risk your arm health for just a few more rpms.
5/8 here with 0.5 size sleeve and 2 OGs directly on the handle---and yes, frustrating to see frames I've wanted to try/buy in 3/8 or 1/4--I've started going 1/2 with leather and OG to help ease the frustrationI use 4 1/2, so shopping in the classified's is a little frustrating lol.
When you grip on your 5/8, can you get your index finger in the space?I use 5/8+overgrip and honestly it still feels kinda small. Not sure how you bigger dudes are walking around playing with 3/8 or 1/2 with overgrips. I'm also weird in the sense I'm relatively younger (just turned 30) and I've always played a 5/8 whereas I feel a lot of the younger generation came up on some small grip sizes. Didn't think my hands were that large but I guess maybe so?
Nope--I can barely get half a pinky in-between. There is a little space so it's not too crazy small. When I was younger I would build up some of my grips with the shrink sleeves but eventually took those off (the old school Head 5/8's on the prestiges were quite small for the day compared to others).When you grip on your 5/8, can you get your index finger in the space?
Babolat does feel bigger than traditional Wilson and Head grip shapes, but Head has changed their grip shape recently and so, I don’t know how it compares anymore. See this article.For the same grip size, I hear that babolat's feels the biggest and Prince's the smallest. Any idea where the other brands fall among them?