Grip choice - MensTennisForums.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
MrExcel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London, UK
Age: 29
Posts: 782
                     
Grip choice

Hi,

I have always used a standard karakal grip with all of my rackets, but I'm now finding that my hand slips too much on the handle.

I'm considering trying out tournagrip but just wanted some advice on it first...

With tournagrip do you leave your existing cushioned grip on the racket and apply this over the top? If so, would you buy your next racket with the handle a size smaller to compensate?

I currently use a size 3 (4 3/8) handle, so if using tournagrip aswell should I be getting a size 2 (4 1/4) handle?

Thanks for any info, sorry for my grip ignorance!


MrExcel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 03:36 PM
Banned!
 
GlennMirnyi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: I'm in Porto Alegre, bitch!
Posts: 42,099
                     
Re: Grip choice

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrExcel View Post
Hi,

I have always used a standard karakal grip with all of my rackets, but I'm now finding that my hand slips too much on the handle.

I'm considering trying out tournagrip but just wanted some advice on it first...

With tournagrip do you leave your existing cushioned grip on the racket and apply this over the top? If so, would you buy your next racket with the handle a size smaller to compensate?

I currently use a size 3 (4 3/8) handle, so if using tournagrip aswell should I be getting a size 2 (4 1/4) handle?

Thanks for any info, sorry for my grip ignorance!
AFAIK, you only use a cushion to increase grip size. The tournagrip is pretty thin, so I just use it over the usual grip for my 4 1/2 and over the cushion in my 4 1/4. I've never seen anybody here using just the overgrip over the handle (there's usually some other grip, either cushion or the one that comes with the racket, that's not so thick).

I don't know if I answered your question, but I sweat a lot and use almost all the time the tournagrip, so I have some experience.
GlennMirnyi is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
MrExcel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London, UK
Age: 29
Posts: 782
                     
Re: Grip choice

Thanks.

So if I'm currently using a 4 3/8 handle and I'm happy with that size, in order to use tournagrip (or any other overgrip) should I be getting a racket with a 4 1/4 handle to compensate for the extra thickness of the grip?


MrExcel is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-29-2007, 01:55 AM
Banned!
 
GlennMirnyi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: I'm in Porto Alegre, bitch!
Posts: 42,099
                     
Re: Grip choice

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrExcel View Post
Thanks.

So if I'm currently using a 4 3/8 handle and I'm happy with that size, in order to use tournagrip (or any other overgrip) should I be getting a racket with a 4 1/4 handle to compensate for the extra thickness of the grip?
I don't think you should, as the tournagrip is very thin and gets thinner the more you use it (until it falls to pieces ).
GlennMirnyi is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-29-2007, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
MrExcel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London, UK
Age: 29
Posts: 782
                     
Re: Grip choice

Ok that's cool, I didn't know how thick it was and if it made much of a difference

Thanks for the advice


MrExcel is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome