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Follow the instructions as outlined in Step 1 of the previous section to remove the current grip and expose the bare handle. If the old grip is a cushion grip, install a thinner replacement grip. This may reduce the grip size just enough for your needs. Remove the grip and install one or two thin overwraps onto the bare handle.
Shows a method that allows you to reduce the grip size on tennis racquets that have a molded polyurethane handle
For instance if you want to reduce the height you same as much off bevel 1 as you do Bevel 5. Let's assume you have a grip that is 35.00 mm from 1-5 and you want 34.90 mm. Shave 1/2 the total off bevel 1 so the grip is 34.95 in height then shave 0.05 mm off bevel 5.
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In this case, however, we will use it to increase the size of your racquet's grip. They are pretty thin, so generally you can increase your grip size only a little - around 1/16” (or 1/2 a grip size). You should determine in advance whether you need a one size or a half size increase. A half size change could be enough to significantly affect ...
A tennis racquet’s grip size measures the circumference or distance around the handle, including the pre-installed stock grip, ranging from 4 inches to 4 3/4 inches. There are eight available grip sizes within that range, which start at 3 7/8 inches or a size double zero and increase by 1/8 inch for each size up to 4 3/4 inches for a size six.
In fact, the majority of today's lightweight racquets' handles cannot be reduced in size. If you're between grip sizes, go with the smaller size and add an overgrip to arrive at the ideal fit. A typical overgrip will increase a grip by 1/16 inch. You can also increase grip size using a heat-shrink sleeve. One heat shrink sleeve will increase grip size by 1/8 inch.
Half size shrink sleeve. Additional weight: 7-8 grams; Change in Balance: 1/8 to 3/8 inch (1-3 points), depending on racquet weight and length; Full grip size shrink sleeve. Additional weight: 14-16 grams; Change in Balance: 1/4 to 1/2 inch (2-4 points), depending on racquet weight and length; Two full size shrink sleeves