Discussion in 'Racquets' started by hedonist, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. hedonist

    hedonist New User

    May 13, 2004
    Some Wilson racquets come with a leather replacement grip and others have a 'normal' replacement grip. Independent of the different feel is there a difference in size/dimension between them?? Thanks.
  2. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Feb 18, 2004
    Sorry, but I find this post a bit amusing and have to laugh a little because it implies that a leather grip is NOT "normal". It's just that 20 years ago, ALL tennis racquets came with stock leather grips, so it was indeed very "normal". That's why some of the older player's racquets still come with leather grips, e.g., PS 6.0, Prestige Classic, POG, etc.

    Anyway, to answer your question, personally, I do find that leather grips tend to be a bit thicker than synthetic grips so that racquets that have leather grips do feel a bit larger to me. Actually, to put it more correctly, many racquets with vinyl, rubber, or other synthetic grips tend to feel too small for their stated grip sizes to me, whereas, those with leather grips tend to feel like the correct size to me.

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