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Increasing grip size
« on: March 23, 2005, 08:18:35 PM »
I dont have the exact measurement with me but i have a big hand and i think i generally use 5/8 or something.   I just broke my racket and decided to try my sisters liquidmetal radical because she never plays.  I really like the racket but the grip is way too small for my likeing.  How hard is it to make it a 5/8 grip.  I wrapped it in electric tape which is somewhat thick and it made it useable but it feels a little mushy.  Any tips?

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2005, 09:06:50 PM »
Phenomic,

What size does your sister have?  Going up one size is really easy, they have slips that go under the grip and they jump the size by one.  I have never heard anyone using 2 though, but I suppose it is possible.  I am doubting your sister uses a 4 1/2"...
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2005, 09:21:39 PM »
I like the 5/8 grip also as I have big hands.  But I buy my rackets with 1/2 grips and have a couple of wraps of grip tape to increase the size.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2005, 10:56:46 PM »
Ok i checed the sizes, my sisters is 4 3/8.
My previous racket was 4 1/2.  
The one before it was 4 5/8.

I felt most comfortable with 4 5/8 but 1/2 is fine.  Where can i get these inserts?

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2005, 07:18:41 AM »
let me check, hold on right there...

Ok.  Looks like Tenniswarehouse.com has them.  Here is their guide to increasing per what you want.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/increasegripsize/increasegrip.html
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