Yonex grip sizing

Cyclone

Semi-Pro
Hi all, I'm about to switch from the Head Graphene XT Prestige Pro ---> Yonex Ezone DR 98. One of my buddies mentioned that Yonex grip sizes run bigger than usual. I use a 4 1/2; I'm currently demoing the DR 98, and the I can't really tell a difference between the rackets... anyone hear this before?
 

CopolyX

Hall of Fame
sure different manufacturers g size can vary. if you do a search , you will find plenty of grips sizes here..
but if you can noticed the different...then we are done....
 

Cyclone

Semi-Pro
sure different manufacturers g size can vary. if you do a search , you will find plenty of grips sizes here..
but if you can noticed the different...then we are done....
Tried to search but came up empty-handed... perhaps my search skills are lacking

I'm asking less out of neuroticism (haha) and more out of curiosity, since I'd never heard that before!
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
In comparison to most other racquet brands, Yonex frames typically have thicker bare handles. Yonex gets you the correct grip size by putting a thinner-than-typical original grip. The advantage of this method is that your racquet will better maintain the grip size in the long run.

Conversely, you will find that Head racquets have slightly thinner bare handles and slightly thicker original grips in comparison to Yonex. The advantage of this method is more cushion and comfort, but in the long run, the original grip will get compressed more than the thinner one used by Yonex, leaving you with a smaller grip size.

As long as you don’t replace the original grip on your Yonex, you’d be good to go with the same size grip in light of the fact you couldn’t tell the difference between your Head and the Yonex. But if you ever do replace the original grip, you need to do it with a very thin replacement grip.

Many people also complain about different handle shapes (Head more rectangular; Yonex more round), but since you couldn’t tell the difference, I am not worried about it.
 
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Cyclone

Semi-Pro
In comparison to most other racquet brands, Yonex frames typically have thicker bare handles. Yonex gets you the correct grip size by putting a thinner-than-typical original grip. The advantage of this method is that your racquet will better maintain the grip size in the long run.

Conversely, you will find that Head racquets have slightly thinner bare handles and slightly thicker original grips in comparison to Yonex. The advantage of this method is more cushion and comfort, but in the long run, the original grip will get compressed more than the thinner one used by Yonex, leaving you with a smaller grip size.

As long as you don’t replace the original grip on your Yonex, you’d be good to go with the same size grip in light of the fact you couldn’t tell the difference between your Head and the Yonex. But if you ever do replace the original grip, you need to do it with a very thin replacement grip.

Many people also complain about different handle shapes (Head more rectangular; Yonex more round), but since you couldn’t tell the difference, I am not worried about it.
Brilliant explanation, thank you!

Now that you mention it I do notice that the Yonex seems rounder, which seems to fit in my hand better/more securely than the rectangular Head grip (though perhaps because my Head grips are smaller than they used to be, as you explained above).
 

McLovin

Legend
As long as you don’t replace the original grip on your Yonex, you’d be good to go with the same size grip in light of the fact you couldn’t tell the difference between your Head and the Yonex. But if you ever do replace the original grip, you need to do it with a very thin replacement grip.
To add to that...good luck finding a Yonex replacement grip. I just replaced a customer's, and had to use the Tourna Pro Tour Thin, which is 1.5mm (according to this thread, the original is 1.4mm).
Many people also complain about different handle shapes (Head more rectangular; Yonex more round), but since you couldn’t tell the difference, I am not worried about it.
Additionally, Yonex grips have less 'flare' at the buttcap:



Again, that may not bother you, but it bothered the heck out of me. I got past it by going two times around at the start when wrapping my overgrip.
 

redmini

Semi-Pro
I have a Yonex Dual G 100 size 4&1/2. Measured it with tape and it’s exact to size. With a Yonex Supagrap overgrip it goes up to 4&5/8 just about. Also I agree with you as for me too the Yonex fits my hand better than the Head trad shape - FYI the Head Speed shaped ones are sort of in between the two. I. I find I prefer a slightly more flared grip but solve that by double wrapping the first part of the overgrip which gives just enough flare and leaves enough length to still cover the full length of the grip on the Yonex. Alternatively one can make the Head grips more rounded by starting with a smaller size and using 2 overgrips (or more if that suits). Or swapping the Pallets for the Speed ones (TK82S I think - TW sell them). Hope that’s not too much detail!


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tdhawks

Semi-Pro
To add to that...good luck finding a Yonex replacement grip. I just replaced a customer's, and had to use the Tourna Pro Tour Thin, which is 1.5mm (according to this thread, the original is 1.4mm).

What was the weight of the Pro Tour Thin you added? I just picked one up for my DR. I used a ResiThin for the past year but it compressed too much and my guy didn't have anymore so I went with the Tourna. They are the same thickness, curious about installed weight.
 

un6a

Semi-Pro
I have Yonex Vcore 97 Tour grip size 2 and it feels like grip size 3 from other manufacturers.
So yes Yonex grips are bigger.
 
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