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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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I NEED advice with my grip size.

I measured my hand and I am 4 5/8. I found someone willing to sell a Head Radical Youtek MP for 60, which to me is a great deal but the grip size is 3/8. Would it be ok to triple grip to get to my needed size? please respond as to any advice would help me in making my decision.

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Re: I NEED advice with my grip size.

Try not to measure your grip using a ruler, but the left hand index finger technique. Grab your racquet with the eastern forehand grip and try to fit your left hand index finger between the tips of your fingers and the palm. If it fits snugly, then you have the right grip. If it wobbles inside is too big, and if it doesn't fit is too small.

I measured my hand and I'm around 4 1/2, but with the overgrip, I find the 3/8 suits me much better. If you measured 5/8, then maybe the 3/8 will be too small for you, even with overgrips.

I remember I once got a great racquet deal but with a much smaller grip and I removed the grip completely, attached some tape to the bare grip, then reattached the original grip over it. The end result was a racquet with my grip size, but the bevels where almost gone, like holding a pipe. Not very comfortable if you ask me.
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Re: I NEED advice with my grip size.

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Try not to measure your grip using a ruler, but the left hand index finger technique. Grab your racquet with the eastern forehand grip and try to fit your left hand index finger between the tips of your fingers and the palm. If it fits snugly, then you have the right grip. If it wobbles inside is too big, and if it doesn't fit is too small.

I measured my hand and I'm around 4 1/2, but with the overgrip, I find the 3/8 suits me much better. If you measured 5/8, then maybe the 3/8 will be too small for you, even with overgrips.

I remember I once got a great racquet deal but with a much smaller grip and I removed the grip completely, attached some tape to the bare grip, then reattached the original grip over it. The end result was a racquet with my grip size, but the bevels where almost gone, like holding a pipe. Not very comfortable if you ask me.
Yeah I recommend using that technique as well.

I also don't recommend buying a racket not your grip size, for various reasons.
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Re: I NEED advice with my grip size.

On the grip problem, you have chosen the right brand. HEAD racquets have pallets in the grip so, if you want to change from one size to another you just have to take your racquet to a Head dealer to have them changed without altering weight and wieght distribution.

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Re: I NEED advice with my grip size.

Put your hand around the grip. You'll see a space where your finger and palm meet. Place your index finger from your other hand in between that space. Does it fit? Perfect! The grip is right for you. If there's too much space, the grip is too big. If there's not enough space, try something smaller.
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Re: I NEED advice with my grip size.

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Try not to measure your grip using a ruler, but the left hand index finger technique. Grab your racquet with the eastern forehand grip and try to fit your left hand index finger between the tips of your fingers and the palm. If it fits snugly, then you have the right grip. If it wobbles inside is too big, and if it doesn't fit is too small.

I measured my hand and I'm around 4 1/2, but with the overgrip, I find the 3/8 suits me much better. If you measured 5/8, then maybe the 3/8 will be too small for you, even with overgrips.

I remember I once got a great racquet deal but with a much smaller grip and I removed the grip completely, attached some tape to the bare grip, then reattached the original grip over it. The end result was a racquet with my grip size, but the bevels where almost gone, like holding a pipe. Not very comfortable if you ask me.
yeah, that's it. That's what I'm talking about.
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